Lake Fork

Current Temperature:
68°

Est Water Temperature:
59° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
30.22 (High)

Wind Speed:
South at 05 Knots (6 MPH)

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Lake Fork
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Lake Fork General Information
Welcome to FishingNotes.com 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.

 


State:
Texas

County:
Wood

Inpoundment Type:
Reservior

Surface Area (acres):
27264

Lake Management:
State Park

Latitude:
32.882421

Longitude:
-95.623626

Water Clarity:
3-6 ft

Water Temp Factors:


Maximum Depth (ft):
70

Normal Elevation (ft):
403

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:
   4.1/5
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Lake Fork Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- 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):
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!!
Lake Fork Smallmouth Bass Fishing

[ Smallmouth Bass Info ]
Lake Fork Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   1.2/5
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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!!
Lake Fork Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Lake Fork Crappie Rating:
   3.8/5
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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!
Lake Fork Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
Lake Fork Catfish Rating:
   4.6/5
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Lake Fork Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- 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

[ Spotted Bass Info ]
Lake Fork Spotted Bass Rating:
   2/5
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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.
Lake Fork White Bass Fishing

[ White Bass Info ]
Lake Fork White Bass Rating:
   4.5/5
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Lake Fork Striped Bass Fishing

[ Striped Bass Info ]
Lake Fork Striped Bass Rating:
   3.9/5
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Lake Fork Solar and Lunar Conditions
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.
Sunrise:
07:14 CST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
19:38 CST







Lake Fork Links
Guide Service
http://www.lakeforkinfo.com/  

DWP Lake Page
http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/fishboat/fish/recreational/lakes/fork/  

Camping Info
http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/fishboat/fish/recreational/lakes/fork/access.phtml  

Hook, Line, and Sinker Lodge, L.L.C.
http://www.hooklineandsinkerlf.com  

Fishing Guide Lance Vick
http://www.lakeforkbass.com/  

Fishing Guide Larry Barnes
http://www.lakeforkfishingguide.com/  

Lake Fork Texas Lures and Fishing Equipment
http://www.lftlures.com/  

Lake Fork Texas Trolling Motor Repair
http://www.trollingmotorparts.com  

Lake Fork Texas Tips and Techniques
http://www.ets-systems.com/lakefork/services/tips.htm  

Lake Fork Texas Fishing Forum
http://www.wmi.org/bassfish/reports/texas/index.html  

Professional Lake Fork Bass Guide John Tanner
http://www.lakeforkbassguide.com/  

Hideaway Harbor Lake Fork Texas
http://www.hideawayharbor.com/  

State Department of Wildlife and Parks
http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us  

State Fishing Records
http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/fishboat/fis...  

State Fishing Licensee
http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/business/lic...  

State Parks
http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/  

Texas Bass Tackle
http://www.texasbasstackle.com  

BASSMaster Fishing Membership
http://espn.go.com/outdoors/bassmaster/