Lake Fork

Current Temperature:

Est Water Temperature:
52° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
0.00 (Low)

Wind Speed:
North at 00 Knots (0 MPH)

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Lake Fork
National Pro Reports

Old Hickory Lake, TN
There has not been much change over the last month or so in the fishing on Old Hickory but I believe that is about to change. After this weeks absolutely frigid weather and all the snow melt it will b... [more]

-Ian Huey

Texas Reports

Lake Fork General Information
Welcome to Lake Fork 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. Lake Fork 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!

Lake Fork General Information:

Lake Fork in Texas has proven year after year that this lake give big bass hunters a chance to catch a real Trophy.  Ten pound plus bass are a common occurance at Lake Fork.  The Lake Fork largemouth bass record is 18lbs 3oz and 26inches long. This Texas lake holds more than trophy largemouth.  Lake fork is an excellent lake to get some crappie fishing and catfishing in.

 Lake Fork Fishing Information:

when lake fork was flooded, it was created to be a blueprint for trophy bass lakes.  The initial stocking of hundreds of thousands of Florida Strain Black Bass set Lake fork on a path to become the premier bass fishing reservoir in the nation.   The Florida Black Bass were stocked from the lake 1970's through the late 1980's.  The fish habitat is set up perfectly for largemouth bass fishing.  All fisherman have to love to fight trees if they want to fish this lake.  With practically every inch of this lake full of flooded timer.  To be at full speed on this lake with a bass boat takes some stones.  Throw in the hydrilla, milfoil, and duckweek, and the abundance of baitfish for largemouth to grow huge including shad, minnows, crawfish, sunfish and bluegill.  To preserve the excellent fishing at Lake Fork, the Texas Parks and Wildlife implemented a slot limit of no bass between 16 and 24 inches will be kept. A 5 bass per day limit can be kept, consisting of 5 under 16 inches, or 1 over 24 inches, and 4 under 16 inches.




Inpoundment Type:

Surface Area (acres):

Lake Management:
State Park



Water Clarity:
3-6 ft

Water Temp Factors:

Maximum Depth (ft):

Normal Elevation (ft):

Boat Access:
Paved Ramps

Boat Limits:
No Restrictions

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Lake Fork Largemouth Bass Fishing

[ Largemouth Bass Info ]
Lake Fork Largemouth Bass Rating:
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- This Cove looks like an awesome Largemouth fishing spot. But it's not, it's actually quite aweful.
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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Largemouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 52 degrees. If you have a chance to get out on the water, you are going to have to fish deep and slow. Jig fishing and Plastic baits may be your best bet this time of year for largemouth bass. You may also try fishing some sinking jerk baits.
Lake Fork Smallmouth Bass Fishing

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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With the water temperature at 52 degrees smallmouth bass fishing is ready to heat up for spring. The bass will be starting to move into their spawning area. Smallmouth bass will generally spawn on rock and gravel bottoms that are protected from the elements. It's time to get fishing and look for staging bass in deeper water.
Lake Fork Crappie Fishing

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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie should be getting ready to spawn. Stay out in deeper water and look for schools. Schooling shad will be harder to find with this water temperature so when you find it, stay on it. Crappie schools will be breaking up quite a bit getting ready for the spawn. Also try fishing shallower with small crank baits and spinners on the warm banks with direct sunlight. This is a great time to be on the water.
Lake Fork Catfish Fishing

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- Fishing for catfish is great if your using stink bait or minnows we caught alot under the bridge and by 29 ft. deep stumps!
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.
Lake Fork Spotted Bass Fishing

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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Spotted bass fishing is ready to heat up for spring. The bass will be starting to move into their spawning area. Spotted bass will generally spawn on rock and gravel bottoms that are protected from the elements. It?s time to get fishing and look for staging bass in deeper water.
Lake Fork White Bass Fishing

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Lake Fork Striped Bass Fishing

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Lake Fork Solar and Lunar Conditions
Current Lunar Fishing Tip:
The full moon is right around the corner. The gravitational pull is starting to increase with the moon and sun being on opposite sides of the planet. 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. It's always fun trying something new at the peak times to change things up a bit and test out the Lunar Theory each time you hit the water in close to full and full moon situations. Good luck you there.
07:49 CST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

19:18 CST

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