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Air Temp: 92, Water Temp: 85, Water Clarity: 2
Submitted by lakeforkdayandnight (220.127.116.11) from TEXAS on 7/03/06 12:19:18 am:
Lake Fork Day and Night Guide Service
Licensed Guide Clint Wright
We fished Lake Fork 01JUL06 and 02JUL06. I had the opportunity to take Bruce (the chef at Oak Ridge Marina) fishing on Saturday. He really needed the break as busy as they are at the restaurant. We really had a good time, even though his big hawg got hung up in a brush pile and got off. We did manage to catch several fish in the middle of the day, deep. My deep water bite has been wonderful, until today. I could not find them. So we went hunting. Ended up in 4 foot of water w/ grass and timber on a flat (the last place I would look in the middle of the day this time of year). But, they were there we caught 25 fish with the biggest at 8.5 lb., lots of smaller fish too. All these fish came on a jig and drop shot dead sticking. I donít have a night report because both evenings the wind has ran us off the lake before dark. Even though the Triton I bought handles it very well. I really enjoy night fishing this time of year, not as hot and most of the time better fishing. We don't have to fish as deep at night either. The best tip I can give today is to upsize the weight on your drop shot to ĺ ounce. This allows the bait to stay in one place longer. The fish would not bite light rigs, had to be the fact that it wants to wonder along the bottom. Same with jigs, we had best luck with 1 ounce jigs just twitching it. The best colors seem to be any green type on the drop shot and blk/blue jigs with the net bait craw for trailer.
This weekend was very busy at Oak Ridge Resort and Marina. July 4th holiday was expected to be. While I was in and out of the Marina, I had several people asking me for tips because they were not catching fish. Many of the folks were from out of state. I donít mind at all telling them what to use, but this really donít help. Location, location, location. This is where guides are very helpful, whether you hire me or any other of the great guides on the lake. This with out a doubt is the most helpful tool anyone could have. There is so many what we call good looking spots on this lake. But, being a guide allows us to stay on a pattern at certain locations. Putting time in always raises your chances of success.
By the way, Oak Ridge Marina and Resort is where I guide out of. They are under new ownership and everything there is going great. The new owners Bob, wife Lisa and Rooster are wonderful people and will go to great lengths to make your stay with them enjoyable and fun. The entire staff treats everyone wonderfully.
If you find yourself planning a trip to Lake Fork, give me a call at (903-342-3497 or 903-918-9469). I would like to have the opportunity to fish with you and show you this wonderful Lake. We will arrange the dates of your trip to fit as perfect as we can. I just got my Triton TR-21 X Series with a 225 Mercury Optimax. This boat has the best Lowrance electronics and Motorguide 82lb. trolling motor. Breelan at R&R Marine, (903-855-8585) Pittsburg TX, is great. Also, my Nissan Titan is working great. Louann at Peltier Nissan, (903-720-7786) Tyler Tx. is wonderful also.
I welcome beginners, experts and children. Sorry no catfish trips, I like my new boat smell!
Good Luck and stay safe,