Fun day on Fork, Denton Creek

aamikeyThe LSON team was out and about earlier this week on area lakes.

Craig Nyhus, executive editor, and Mike Hughs, operations manager, headed to Lake Fork in pursuit of the largemouth bass on Thursday.

Mike said the recent cold fronts have hurt the bite around the lake. The recent weather has cooled the water, causing the bass to back out of the shallows and hang in prespawn areas close to spawning flats.


Winds were high but not a factor when back in the coves.

Craig caught the first bass of the day in 8 feet of water near timber using a shaky head presentation.  The second bass was in the slot weighting 4 1/2 pounds and was caught on a jig.

Mike and Craig then moved shallower to find bass that might have moved closer toward spawning areas in the afternoon sun.

The last two fish caught were caught north of the 515 bridge. They were both caught on a Lake Fork Magic Shad on the flats. The trip ended with four fish, but Mike was still optimistic that the fishing would pick up by the weekend.

“This weekend they will be biting,” he said.

Conor Harrison, managing editor, and I kayaked up Denton Creek the same afternoon, launching at Trophy Club Park.

The water was cold and muddy when we put in at 4 p.m. While paddling down, I caught a 7-inch male white bass on a pumpkin-colored roadrunner and an 11-inch crappie on a red and green roadrunner — both in the middle of the creek under the shadows of the trees.

Conor caught his crappie near fallen timber on a pumpkin-colored roadrunner. The other anglers were fishing for crappie and white bass and were having about the same success as we were — not a lot of bites, but a whole lot of fun.