Lake Fork crappie fishing remains good and the crappie have moved into their winter patterns. I am catching crappie at the 33-37 foot depth and the best baits have been minnows and electric chicken colored jigs.
Lake Fork Crappie Fishing:
Lake Fork crappie fishing remains good and the crappie have moved into their winter patterns. I am catching crappie at the 33-37 foot depth and the best baits have been minnows and electric chicken colored jigs. This is the time of year you must keep your first 25 crappie you catch. So you will have different sized in your catch. But if you decide to try Lake Fork crappie fishing during the months of March through November the length is 10 inches or better. This time of the year is no secret where everyone is looking for crappie.
Check out the areas around the damn and the mouth of Little Caney on the deeper flats. You will see the bait fish on your electronics and you will also see the crappie around them. Just look for all the boats in those areas and you will also find where everyone is fishing for the crappie.
Time to come crappie fishing on Lake Fork and catch some deep water crappie. December and January is the time to enjoy catching a good mess of crappie to take home. I am catching crappie on humps in 33-36 feet of water. They would normally be deeper but the water has not really cooled of enough to send them into the true deep winter pattern.
Once they close the bite will improve. The bass bite has also been good and I am now throwing a black/blue jig with a #11 black pork trailer around the deeper creek channels. I am targeting the bigger stumps and working the jig slow. If you are planning a crappie fishing trip next year I am now doing my crappie fishing, sand bass fishing, and catfishing trips out of my 22 foot bay boat.
Summer Crappie & Sand Bass Fishing
Summer crappie & sand bass fishing on Fork is something the family can do and have a real blast!! Kids can catch fish and you can take a mess of fish home to eat at the same time. Check out my guide service, I furnish everything for your trip no matter if we are bass, crappie & sand bass fishing.
Since the water came up seven feet, the bass fishing has been slow. We had 5 years of growth on the banks and now its in the water and the bass are really scattered. It has not been hot enough to start the schooling process which usually takes place this time of year. I am finding a few bass deep but not the numbers we should be finding this time of year. A chrome rattletrap, swim bait, and spoon are catching what bass have moved deeper.
Fall is almost here and the bass & crappie fishing on Fork will just get better as we go. Cooler weather is suppose to be here tonight which will start dropping the water temperature just in time for the Big Bass Splash which is next weekend. The bass bite has been some what slow but I expect the cooler weather to wake them up.
I have been catching bass several ways. Starting with a spook early in the morning, as soon as it is light enough to see. Make sure it has a white belly. Once the sun gets up, I am throwing a Carolina rig and keeping the spook handy incase of a blow up with in casting distance. I am fishing the Carolina rig out to about 18 ft using a watermelon red baby brush hog.