When I arrived at Lake Fork I knew I would be here a month or more without my boat. I knew that would drive me crazy and, yes, it did. Fortunately there are boat rental places all over the lake. Tom, a neighbor in the RV park, and I decided to rent a boat and give it a go on Lake Fork a few weeks back. The results of that trip are below.
We fished for two days and came up with a few things about fishing Lake Fork this time of year. Look for water about 3-6 feet deep and grass, they are in the grass.
I caught this 8 lb. 3 oz. bass on my first full day of fishing Lake Fork. It was 22 1/2 inches long and we released to be caught another day. I caught it on a 1/2 ounce crawfish color rattle trap.
Tom caught this 5 lb. 2 oz. bass the following morning. Notice how the tail on this bass is worn and bloody. He has been making a bed. The time for big bass on Lake Fork is very near. He caught this on a Yamamoto Senko.
Overall, we caught 15 and missed about 4 or 5. The two largest fish are shown. Most of the others were in the 3-4 pound range and I think we caught one small fish that was under the slot. All fish were released.
Special thanks to Rick at Ricky’s Lake Fork Boat Rentals for a great boat, perfectly equipped. When you are looking for a boat rental on Lake Fork, check out Rick’s web site.
Video recap of Tom’s and my trip.