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Lake Fork, TX
2017-02-20
19 Feb 2017 Caught 5 today. Fishing slow. 2 ft of water or less. Siw bait electri shad and Lake Fork Hyper Stix Black Majic.... [more]

Lake Fork, TX
2017-02-20
Feb 19 2017. Fishing slow. Caught 5 under the slot. All in Brushy Creek. 1 on Electric shad swimbait and 4 on Hyper Stix (Lake Fork lures) Black Majic color. Shallow less than 2 foot on water.... [more]

Lake Tyler, TX
2017-02-16
Caught 15 bass catch and release 20 to 30 feet from bank edge near grass stickups. Water temp was 59-62 degrees. Using ratl-trap and zoom plastics.... [more]

Welcome to FishingNotes.com Joe Pool Lake fishing report page. Here you will find all the information you need to make the best decisions for today's fishing. Current weather including air temperature, barometric pressure, wind speed and direction are continuously updated throughout the day. Joe Pool Lake water temperature is one of the vital statistics included on this page. We also include the moon phase as full and new moons are generally better fishing times. Help in choosing what time to hit the water with daily sunrise and sunset times plus moon rise and moon set times. We would love to hear how your fishing trip went, feel free to share your days success on the community report page. Good luck and we hope you catch a full bag today!
State:
Texas
Latitude:
32.586609
Maximum Depth (ft):
44
County:
Dallas
Longitude:
-97.027602
Normal Elevation (ft):
522
Inpoundment Type:
Lake
Water Clarity:
1-3 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
7470
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
No Restrictions
Lake Management:
Army Corps
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Guest
2016-01-07
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 55
Crappie getting slayed on jigs caught some huge slabs recently
Guest
2014-04-15
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 58
JOE POOL Water clear; 57-60 degrees; 1.35' low. Black bass are slow on shallow crankbaits and white spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are good on slabs. Catfish are fair on prepared bait.
Guest
2014-03-19
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 55
Water clear; 52-57 degrees; 1.33' low. Black bass are good on lipless crankbaits and white spinnerbaits. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. White bass are good on slabs. Catfish are good on prepared bait.
Guest
2014-03-11
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 47
JOE POOL Water clear; 44-49 degrees; 1.27' low. Black bass are fair on lipless crankbaits and white spinnerbaits. Crappie are fair on minnows. White bass are good on slabs. Catfish are good on prepared bait.
Guest
2013-02-23
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 5
Water Temperature: 55
Fishing was good February 23 2012 caught a total of 56 pounds today with 2 big fish. One was a 6 pounder & a 9 pounder. 17 total fish caught today.
Guest
2011-03-28
Species: Crappie
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature:
I have been on the lake 10 times in the last 2 weeks and the crappie are biting pretty good. We have pulled in 200 keepers in 10 days on top of one brush pile. If you can get on top of the brush in about 12 feet of water you should catch 15-20 keepers in a 3hr period on live bait. Good luck.
Joe Pool Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
3.5
Joe Pool Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Go to the TPWD TX site for current fishing reports at Joe Pool Lake. Best bet is to ask fisherman hanging round at the Marina (Lynn Creek) for some feedback. Don't bother asking the Marina staff many on the night shift are very grouchy. Some longtime employees have lost their sense of courtesy when asked about fishing tips. The fisherman getting ready to go out are the best source.

Steve at Joe Pool Lake
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
At 59 degree water temperature largemouth bass fishing is in pre-spawn now. It's time to get fishing. Female bass are going to be moving up to the spawning beds. Male largemouth bass will be starting to build the spawning nests in protected coves. Bass prefer to spawn in weedy and woody cover deep in coves that will be protected from the wind and other elements. This is the best time to catch the lake record bass. The female bass will be feeding until they reach the beds and start the spawn. The smaller male bass will be attacking lures also. It is on like donkey kong!!! Hit the water NOW, we can?t believe you are reading this and not fishing right now. GET OUT!!
Joe Pool Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
1.5
Joe Pool Lake Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- No smallmouth bass stokced in this lake. Rarely will one evr be caught. Possibilty might exist in oneof the small creeks feeding theLake. No word this year of any?
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The smallmouth bass spawn is in full swing now. Fishing will become slower but won't turn off completely. If you are fishing for female bass go with plastics and really slow your presentation and stay around the spawning beds. You should be able to find some larger females and male bass on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding and the fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again. Hit the water NOW, we can?t believe you are reading this and not fishing right now. GET OUT!!
Joe Pool Lake Crappie Rating:
3.5
Joe Pool Lake Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- They are in my secret brush piles.... you are nuts if I am tellin' anyone where they are
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The crappie spawn should be really heating up now. Crappie prefers to spawn on gravel bottom typically with brush and/or emergent vegetation for cover. If the lake is void of gravel bottoms, find the rocks or rip rap. Crappie will use the larger structure rocks for cover. Cast some small grub baits in the shallows looking for the spawning crappie. Good luck today!
Joe Pool Lake Catfish Rating:
3.5
Joe Pool Lake Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Fish with fresh baby shad catch all the catfish right where i put the marker caught a nice 3.5pounder
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Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The catfish family comprises of blue catfish, flathead catfish and channel catfish. Since catfish are warm water fish, they arenít going to be very active in this water temperature. They will still be feeding, but catfish will only be found very deep and feeding very slowly. Your best bet is give some of the more active fish species in your lake a shot until the cats are active again.
Joe Pool Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
3.5
Joe Pool Lake Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The spotted bass spawn is in full swing now. Fishing will become slower but won't turn off completely. If you are fishing for female bass go with plastics and really slow your presentation and stay around the spawning beds. You should be able to find some larger females and male bass on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding and the fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again.
Joe Pool Lake White Bass Rating:
3
Joe Pool Lake White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Fish ealry morning or early evening. Since white bass like to school if you find them you should be able to catch them. Best found in 30-40 feet of water with schools found at 22-27 feet deep. Use a jig and minnow or a jig and spoon.
Colors should resemble shad.

Steve at Joe Pool Lake
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White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Joe Pool Lake Striped Bass Rating:
2
Joe Pool Lake Striped Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- No strppers are stocked in this Lake.
Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):

Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

New Moon fishing can be at its best. The gravitational pull on the earth is at its peak when the moon and sun are rising and setting at the same time of day. This combination can generate extraordinary fishing opportunities especially if combined with perfect weather variances. The new moon may have the fish extremely aggressive and actively hunting for food. Try fishing a little faster today and with several different baits and techniques. When fish are more aggressive, its always fun to fish a little more aggressive. Watch the peak fishing times and make sure you are on the water during that part of the day to take full advantage of today?s solar/lunar peaks. Have a great day!

Sunrise:

08:01 CST

Sunset:

19:20 CST

Moon Phase:


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