My trip out to Lake Fork this past weekend was a relaxing experience. I finally got out of the shop and got on the water. It felt nice. While I failed to catch any bass on my fly rod on Sunday, I did however manage to pull in a 6lb fish the night before using conventional gear — something I haven’t done in years. I anticipated that some fish would have started to move up to start spawning, but after reading 58 degrees on the gps units, I’m not so sure I would have seen any. We were hoping to find water in the 62-64 degree range — even on the north end of the lake the water was cold.

It shouldn’t be too much longer before we start seeing these bass move up, and depending on the body of water they might already have started to. Travis and I have a Diablo kayak on the way, so I plan on visiting Lake Fork and surrounding bodies of water all Spring to stalk monster bass. I can’t wait.

If you’ve gotten out and caught a few fish, tell us your stories and send us some photos! We will be sure to post as soon as we get off the water!

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Matt Jones is our Texas-grown media geek. Matt is responsible for all our graphic design, web creative, and photography. In addition to traveling the globe shooting much of our travel department’s imagery, you may also recognize many of Matt’s photos published in all forms of fly fishing media including the Drake and Fly Fish Journal as well as the use of his images in marketing and media for Patagonia Clothing Company, Costa Sunglasses, Loon Outdoors, Howler Bros, and much more. Matt is an avid angler, but almost never puts down the camera for the fly rod. He lives in Dallas with his wife Andi and golden retriever, Stinkley (Brinkley).

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