Lake Fork Report 5/29/17

Lake Fork Report


Dakota Jones Fishing

Texas Fishing Guide


Memorial Day has once again come and gone and with it, crowded boat ramps, overloaded pontoon boats and reckless swarms of jet skis. But regardless of the crowds this holiday brings to our lakes, I cannot express how thankful I am for the freedom to enjoy many days on the water doing what I love, and for the men and women in uniform that bought us the right to such freedoms. I would like to begin this report with a word of thanks to all those who have ever served our country, I am truly grateful for your sacrifice.

I hope everyone reading this had a fun and safe Memorial Day and props to those who spent it fishing! The weather is warming up and the fish are moving deep on Lake Fork. For those of you who are familiar with the legendary stories of catching monster largemouth deep on this lake, I suggest you spool your reels and rig your rods because the next few weeks will not disappoint.

Right now, you can catch fish both shallow and deep, however, the biggest fish are leaving the shallows and regrouping on deep main lake structure. You can find schools of bass in 12-20 FOW. The key is to first locate schools of shad, the bass will be below them ready to feed. Deep crankbaits and swimbaits have been my top producers. A Strike King 6XD on 12lb Hi-Seas fluorocarbon will cover the depths these fish are holding in. I Prefer a longer rod to fish this bait. A Temple Fork Outfitters TFG SRC 795-1 and 6:4:1 gear ratio reel is my go to combo for deep crankbaits. Oh, and be sure to set your drag loose! These fish are beasts and will straighten out a treble hook with just one tug.

As I mentioned in my last report, I will be in the TFO show booth during the Skeeter Boat Owners event June 8-11. Feel free to swing by and talk fishing with me. I currently have June 1st, and 3rd-7th available. If you are wanting to catch your new personal best or hook into several big fish, give me a call or shoot me an email to reserve a date!




Lake Fork | Lake Ray Roberts | Lake Palestine | Lake Athens

Phone: (509) 309-5252