A Weekend at Lake Fork. A Few Nice Fish. A Nasty Storm.

We headed out to the lake on Friday and got all set up around 7 pm. I hit the topwater bite in the evening for just a little while and caught two small bass in the same grassy cove where I have been fishing the evening bite.

We had the two dogs so we had a motorhome full and lots of walking and peace-keeping to do as well. It was overall a very nice weekend. Fishing time was cut a little short as you will see in the video. I spent much of Sunday afternoon riding around White Oak Branch and marking creek beds and structure on my GPS. The bites I got Saturday and Sunday were on a Rogue. I prefer the non-suspending version. I was working it and keeping it no more than a foot deep. I generally like to work a Rogue where I can always at least see the flash of it. Cloudy conditions change this of course and you have to pay closer attention at that point. In this instance, I was working the Rogue over grass in about 18 feet of water. The grass seemed to come up about 8 to 10 feet high, so the fish were no doubt coming out of the grass after it. I also fished a Carolina worm and a wacky worm through the grass but the Rogue was all I could get them to bite.

All of my topwater bites were all on Yellow Magic. I caught a few Friday evening and a few Sunday evening as well, all on the same lure.

I had the pleasure of meeting many of our new neighbors at the lake. We are the new kids in town so there are lots of new names to remember. The brotherhood (and sisterhood too ladies) of people who fish never ceases to amaze me. At one point during the storm I found myself lending a hand to someone who needed it and at the end of the weekend when I went to put my boat on the trailer and realized it was completely out of gas, a neighbor was there to help me get it on the trailer. What a dummy I was to let that happen in the first place. I don’t keep a lot of gas in it because I don’t want to have gas sitting in the tank for too long. I learned a lesson here about uping the acceptable minimum fuel level :)

I hope you enjoy the video. I will be out later this week and hope to have more fishing tales and videos for you.

3 thoughts on “A Weekend at Lake Fork. A Few Nice Fish. A Nasty Storm.

  1. Very nice video. That storm looks all to familiar. lol.

    How is it that you get your video to look so clear on youtube?
    I have just bought a new sony handycam and I use windows movie maker
    Unfortunatley I have found out that is not the way to go. My video
    looks horrible when I put it on youtube. Any suggestions?

    I’m seriously hooked on your blog now.

  2. Hey Richard, the storms in this part of the country are "fun" sometimes. I am a lot better equipped for them now than I was before. I got some awesome rain gear from Cabela's and am ready for it now.
    Sometimes a storm will blow in and go just south of you or just north of you or whatever miss you all together. Usually when you notice it is coming to you it is already on you. I got soaked that day man…lol.

    As for the video, I use a Sony Cybershot camera for all of my videos on the water. I bought a nice JVC camera but it doesn't get wide enough to use it on the boat. My camera is mounted on the center console.
    Sony Vegas is awesome video software. It is easy to use and powerful enough for editing videos of this kind. It is not movie pro quality, but it is 89 bucks and works great for me.

    All I can think of on your bad video is maybe you have the cam on zoom? The better video comes from a wider angle where movements aren't as noticeable.

    Thanks for reading. I hope to get again out sooner or later. Between work and rain, I have done no fishing lately.

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