Trophy bass fishing on world famous Lake Fork

October 22, Lake Fork Report

The fishing on Lake Fork is pretty good right now. I’ve been having great numbers of 1-4lb bass on most days. I know they’re not giants, but they can sure be fun to catch and are hard fighters for their size. I’m targeting the numbers earlier in the day and looking for a few big bites in the afternoons. We’ve been lucky to catch some big fish later in the day this past week. The afternoon bi much slower than the morning for now.

The water temperature is in the mid 70’s and the water level is about 2′ low.

I’m primarily fishing deeper offshore structure now. October is a fun month because you can normally catch them deep or shallow. After working the shallow pattern on a daily basis for the past month, I was relieved to see some bass showing back up in deep water. That is where my heart is at, I love finding bass on my electronics on points, humps, roadbeds, and ledges.

I’m fishing a carolina rig and a small spoon for my numbers. These fish would probably hit a drop shot well too. In the afternoons when I try for a bigger fish, I’m using the big Joe Spaits flutter spoon, a football jig, and a swimbait on 1oz jig head. There aren’t a ton of big fish back out deep yet, but there are some and I feel like that is the best chance for a big bass.

Hopefully this helps and let me know if I can be of any assistance on your upcoming Lake Fork fishing trip.

Here are some nice ones from our past couple Lake Fork guide trips…