Happy New Year! Hope everyone had a great Holiday Season.
This week on Lake Fork the water temp is back up into the low 50’s and the lake is full and in great shape with the grass still green. The weather is to say the least interesting. We fished two days after Christmas and the temp. was 27 degrees to start out. This morning it was 70 degrees. This warm trend is supposed to continue for at least another week if the weathermen are right. I won’t bet on that!
The deep bite has been the stable bite. As long as the wind doesn’t blow, we have been concentrating on it. Drop shot, Carolina rigs and hardware like spoons- tailspinners and swim baits are the ticket. If it stays cloudy look for the big girls to move from the deep to points near creeks. Some will start to show in the back of creeks near bends and deep water. The last deep turn of a creek should be the best spot. A ½ ounce black and blue jig and pig should do the trick. Use a double skirt and rattle and work the timber and shore line. I have caught some hawgs in a foot of water this time of year. Suspending jerk baits wouldn’t be a bad choice either around points, grass and creek backs.
The RED rattle trap is about to earn its keep. The trap is one of the most effective reaction baits there is. Fish it around grass and use a rip and stop retrieve. If this isn’t effective try different speed retrieves until the fish tell you what speed they prefer. I also use a deep retrieve with a trap. Fish it in 8-10 feet of water and kinda slow roll it. Fish a spinnerbait the same way. Fish either slow for a feeding bite or fast and deflect for a reaction strike. Either way Fork is the place. Expect big fish, not numbers. See you on the lake!
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