Lake Fork Bass by James Caldemeyer – Lake Mohave

Lake Fork Fishing Report by James Caldemeyer

March 13, 2006

“March
Madness” is here and the fishing on the lake is incredible. Water temps
are into the mid 60’s and the warm conditions have brought the fish in
to start spawning. You can find a great number of these bass in the
back of the major creeks that have this warm water. Follow the creek
back to the flats and coves in which these fish are actively moving to
and look closely with your polarized glasses. The amount of fish that
some of these areas are holding is staggering!

– Lake Mohave

The
methods I am using to catch these lunkers vary. Some areas I am
throwing a weightless or slightly weighted wacky worm anywhere out in
the open flats. Best colors have been shades of watermelon, green
pumpkin or kudzo. Most of the fish are males in the 2-4 lb range with
an occasional female. To really get some big mamas in the boat, keep
your eyes peeled for them on a bed. When you find one, start pitching a
Grande Bass “Mutant” in white or watermelon red, in there. If you
haven’t seen or tried these new baits you’re missing out. They are
amazing! You can check them out at www.grandebass.com . Use a 1/8 or 1/4 ounce sinker and peg it with a toothpick while rigging the Mutant Texas style, hold on!

You
can also catch a lot of fish still staging up on main lake and
secondary points, leading to these areas, as well. I’ve been catching a
lot of fish on a 3/8 to 1/2 oz spinner bait in white or
white/chartreuse with double willow blades in nickel/gold. Fish these
over the points and close to the creek channels looking for lay downs
and ditches along the way. You’ll want to cover a lot of water in some
areas and in others the fish will be stacked up. Especially on cloudy,
windy days.

As the spawn progresses, you’ll be able to
expand the fish you’re catching to the post-spawners as well. These
fish will be catch able on a variety of top water baits as well as
crank baits in numerous colors.

If you are planning a
trip, now is the time to be here in search of some real giants. Some of
the biggest fish that will be caught this year will come right now.
With the full moon coming this week, a lot of the big females will come
too. I am currently booked for the rest of this month, but do have some
available days in April and May. These fish will be on these patterns
all the way through then, so contact me if you’d like to go after one
of these trophies together. Jeff, from Indiana, went out with me the
other day and we caught over 50 (Yes, 50!) bass, with the biggest being
a 7.6 lb bruiser. You can contact me or see photos of other fish at www.officiallakeforktrophybass.com or email me at lakeforktrophybass@yahoo.com

I’d
like to thank The Lord, first and foremost, for making “all things
possible”- As well as my sponsors. To all you “Trophy Hunters” out
there, until next time…

Good Fishing and God Bless,

James Caldemeyer

– Lake Mohave

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