Lake Fork Adventure with Cody Malone

I booked Cody originally for the previous October however due to a hurricane we had to cancel our fishing due to extreme conditions; however we changed the date to my birthday weekend.  I had fished Lake Fork the previous April; however my best friend had not so he was going to be in for a treat.  So we take off from the Oak Ridge Marina in the morning and the sun was out so I knew the day was going to be a day for some good bed fishing.  We go way back into this main lake creek and find a nice bass on a bed and in about 5 minutes (and several frustrating flips by me) I finally caught the fish.

Fork Fish

Next up was my friend Danny and he caught himself a good largemouth as well.  Then we pull around this cove and I saw Cody’s eyes light up and he got extremely excited.  He took the bait and flipped into the bed to see if this fish was a catchable. And I saw this fish roll and it had to be the largest bass I have ever seen in person (12-14 pounds).  For the next 5 hours we spent flipping to this huge bass.  This bass would go nose down to the lure but the male would come over and bumo her on the side and make her go off the bed.   We took a small break and Dan caught himself a nice 6 pounder off of a bed. Then we came back and flipped into the 12-14 pound bass for a little bit more and Cody (who was extremely frustrated) and in a last ditch effort for the day caught the male in hopes the we could then catch the female, however the female did not come back.

Bed Fish Fork

The second day started out a little different.  It started with a huge thunderstorm that delayed the start of our day.  Once the storm cleared up with ended up throwing a Carolina Rig (which I never thrown before) and Dan threw a drop shot.

Nick Dan Bed Fish

We each caught a fish on our respective techniques and by some miracle the sun came out. So we decided to go look for some beds.  We ended up nailing a lot of fish flipping on beds all over 5 pounds including a 9.6 and Dan caught an 8.

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Dan fish