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Largemouth bass are starting to come back. Often caught on night crawlers. They have grown to about a pound. ... [more]

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!
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3-6 ft
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Paved Ramps
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State Park
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CatchTracker User
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 0
Water Temperature: 66
Crappie bite good on minnows
CatchTracker User
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 0
Water Temperature: 58
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.
CatchTracker User
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 0
Water Temperature: 58
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.
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature: 80
For bass focus on deeper channels. Early (before sunrise) you can find some in the shallows adjacent to deeper water. Crappie are killing it off deeper points!!
CatchTracker User
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 0
Water Temperature: 80
Fish deep and slow. Best chance of picking up huge fish. Some of the best fish I have caught were in the heat of summer.
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 85
7-18-2015 - Fished early on submerged pond dams with spooks, buzz baits and plastics without any luck. Changed to 20 ft of water with submerged timber or other cover near rocky points for most of the afternoon. Fished plastics, flutter spoon, and crank baits. Large 18 ft diver crank baits produced two nice sized largemouth and one white bass. Bass are scattered and staging in between. As the water warms, I expect them to group up more.
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
Lake Fork: The water level is 400.03 or three feet low and the water temperatures have ranged from the lower 60\'s to 70 degrees this week depending on where you were fishing and time of day. The water is stained in many areas from the high wind this week and the water conditions are better looking on the Southeast end of the lake. This week Bass have been caught on variety of baits and techniques in 2-12 feet of water. Shake Heads with Brush Hogs, Senkos and Flukes on short C Rigs have produced Bass up to 8 lbs. There were some numbers caught this week but for most fishermen that I talked with, 7-15 Bass per day was a good day. April will turn out to be a great month to catch some really Big Bass here at Lake Fork and the numbers should pick up as well. It\'s also the time when you can catch Trophy Bass up in shallow water spawning and later in the month the deep water bite should produce some Big Bass on Jigs, Crank Baits and Carolina Rigs. Look for May and June to be two of the best months this Spring to catch some really big fish. We have caught a lot of big Bass this month and we will be posting the pictures soon. To book a fishing trip with us contact me or text me at 214.236.3320 or email us at Again, we furnish all tackle and equipment at no additional charge. We also fish other East Texas lakes in the area upon request if we have availability. Mexico: For any of you that would like for us to arrange a fishing trip for you to Lake Picachos or El Salto we have dates available from the end of April, May and June before the rain and heat starts to set in. I just had two more groups of 10 return and they just slamed the Bass on both lakes. Both in numbers and size. For the latest updates, what to take, tips and travel arrangements give me a call. We are already planning dates for 2016 to Salto, Picachos and Comedero if you would like to get in on the fun. Book early to get the very best rates on flights, hotels and fishing dates. These trips will start to fill up early due to the amazing numbers and size of Bass that have been caught this season already. Bass Bonanzas! JW and Greg, We arrived last night. No problems traveling. We had a wonderful time even though your company was missed. Food was better! Carlos and crew where accommodating. Everyone was appreciative and happy to be there. We went straight to camp after arriving which is the best schedule if possible. As for fishing, I can\'t wait to share the reports. Our group boated over 100 each day. We down right slayed em. I found a point next to San Marcos Creek and caught 92 the first afternoon, 110 the second with Mike(from Park Place) and 103 the third with Goodall. All fish averaged 3 to 6lbs on crank baits and white Hoo Daddy\'s. It was a catch of a lifetime! So sad you guys could not make it on this trip. Fishermans dream! All want to go back. Tell you more later. ‎Thanks for putting it all together. You\'re awesome. Scott Thank you, JW Peterson 214-236-3320
Species: Largemouth Bass
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 48
Texas Dept of Wildlife Report - Water clear; 45–51 degrees; 4.40’ low. Black bass are slow on black and yellow jigs and red lipless crankbaits. Yellow bass and white bass are good on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows near bridges. Catfish are good on prepared bait.
Old Hickory Guide
Species: Largemouth Bass
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature: 55
Lake Fork fishing is starting to really heat up. Water temperature in the low to mid 50\'s. Some very nice bass starting to get caught now! Crappie fishing is getting hot also.
David Vance
Species: Largemouth Bass
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 52
Lake Fork is about 4 feet low but still in great condition, and it’s getting closer to the time of year we all look forward to when the bass start spawning in March. The Big Bass are starting to slowly make there move to the shallows, and each Angler that is looking to catch a Trophy Bass, now is the time to be on the water as much as you can. The water temperatures are making a rebound after that last bad cold front, with the weather back in the sixty’s this week the shallow water is starting warm back up some. From now through February the patterns will remain relatively the same. Shallow flats located from main lake points, and secondary points that lead into the backs of the creeks are key areas to target for per spawn bass. The grass is making a come back and when you find it Fishing a ½ and 3/4 oz. lipless Crank Baits also a Mans One Minus and a Square Bill in red & orange, and with some chartreuse in it are great. Cover a lot of water with these baits to locate the Bass; ripping the bait off the grass will produce some Big reaction strikes from these big pre-spawn Bass feeding up in preparation for the coming spawn. Also one of the best big bass baits for this time of year is a suspending Jerk Bait, fished on main lake and secondary points fished very slowly can be deadly for those Bass that will not move far to hit a bait, fish it slow with long pauses between jerks and hold on! My most productive color is black, gold & orange. Another good pattern this time of year is slow rolling a 3/4 Spinner Bait with a # 5 or 6 Willow Life Blade, you can almost fish this big Spinner Bait like a Jig pulling the bait just enough to turn the blade, this pattern works good on these windy days. This time of year can be very tough the bass are in tarnishing and starting to get in the pre spawn stage, mid Jan and early February is not the time of year to catch big numbers, you can fish a long time with out a bite, so don’t get frustrated because the next cast you make could be the bass of a life time, most of the bass over ten pounds I have caught here on Lake Fork have been now through April. Good places to try right now are North West Bay, Running Creek, Long Branch, Birch Creek, these creeks always produce big pre-spawn Bass. This weather has been a roller coaster up and down one day it’s in the thirties and the next it‘s in the sixties , but that is Texas weather I have been Guiding on this lake a long time and I have had some of my best Big Bass days on some of the worst weather days, so don’t let the cold weather keep you off the water this time of year. If you would like Book a guide trip and get in on some of this pre-spawn action now is the time to book, my Spring days are booking up fast so book early for best available dates. On my trips all Tackle is included. You can reach me at 903-629-7699 or Cell 903-629-5085 or check out my web site at e-mail Good Fishing, David Vance --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Lake Fork General Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Lots of submerged structure and at times, plenty of grass. stay in the boat lanes if you are not familiar with the lake!
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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):
74 degrees in in the largemouth bass prime water temperature range and fishing should be good right now. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the largemouth bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day. This is a great time of year to be on the water.
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be pretty slow at this water temperature. Bass will typically start moving much slower and feeding less aggressive until the water temperature starts to get back down to comfortable levels. When the water temperature is up this high, get out fishing early and late and cast in the shallows. When the sun is up it will be time to get out into deeper water, try fishing some drop offs and deep channel bends.
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie prefer this water temperature and will be actively feeding and staying in solid patterns. Baitfish are more active and schooling in all parts of the lake in this water temperature.
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Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Walleye will be starting to get a little slower in this water temperature. With walleye being a cold water fish, they will start becoming fairly lethargic in this water. With the fish slowing down the fishing will be more difficult to find and coax into biting. However they will be feeding and the walleye bite should still be good. This time of year is a good time to fall back to live bait as standard practice for the best bet at numbers and size of fish.
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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!
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The entire catfish family is very active and actively feeding in this water temperature. All catfish including blue catfish, flathead and channel catfish will be looking for their next meal. Its perfect time to get on the water and fill the freezer. Good luck out there.
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Spotted bass fishing is going to be pretty slow at this water temperature. Bass will typically start moving much slower and feeding less aggressive until the water temperature starts to get back down to comfortable levels. When the water temperature is up this high, get out fishing early and late and cast in the shallows. When the sun is up it will be time to get out into deeper water, try fishing some drop offs and deep channel bends.
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Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

The affects of the moon on freshwater fish and game are at a minimum right now. There will be another full moon coming up here in a few days. The fisherman should never use this as an excuse to not get on the water. The affects of the moon can only enhance the outcome of a day's fishing not decrease potential catch for today. On days without the new or full moon, all other factors including weather, barometric pressure, wind and cloud cover will make up today's equation for success.





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