May 19, 2019 – Lake Fork

Another trip to Fork due to high water at my lake. Found a few more catfish shallow, but not as many as last time. Using worms to locate bluegills followed by secret7 for the catfish.

I fished the shallow cove on the opposite side of the boat ramp. Cats have apparently gone to deeper water, so my next trip will be out on the lake. There is some structure in 30ft of water that is just over 100 yards away from this spot.

I did not try the bridge for crappie, since there were already five boats over there already. I threw a plastic frog around a little, but did not get any bites.

I plan on replacing my trailer with one of those “T bar” connectors that extends the truck bed. I seemed to work ok, once I figured out how to strap it down. (end of video)

May 13, 2019 – Lake Fork Catfish.

Bluegills and catfish out at lake fork. Joe Pool is 7.5 feet over pool, which means most of the launch areas are closed.

Lake Fork is 1 foot high, and the fish are shallow. I tried jigging for crappie and chasing cats on the brushpiles. Nothing worked until I went shallow (4ft) looking for bluegills.

Using Secret 7 catfish bait and (real) worms.

May 4, 2019 – Joe Pool Lake.

Two straight weeks of rain has Joe Pool almost 3ft high. The kayak launch was closed due to flooding, so I had to paddle a quarter mile to get to the creek.

The water on the lake and in the creek was a light brown color. This usually means only the catfish will bite. I threw the spinner bait, and a few plastic craws, but did not find any bass. (I didn’t bother trying for crappie.)

I anchored up near a bank and threw the secret 7 in water that was 8 feet deep. Caught a few cats. I went back to mono line on my catfish pole. The string that I use as a bobber stop was becoming to difficult to move with braided line. I prefer the bobber with catfishing.