Lake Fork

Current Temperature:
64°

Est Water Temperature:
65° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
29.89 (Falling)

Wind Speed:
North at 05 Knots (6 MPH)

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Lake Fork
National Pro Reports

Old Hickory Lake, TN
2015-04-15
Fishing on Old Hickory is on FIRE!!! WE have been running very successful trips over the last week with good number and quality and look for the good days to continue. The fish have made a big push u... [more]

-Ian Huey

Texas Reports

Benbrook Lake, TX
2015-04-07
Clear fork level off 377 is better today after Sunday rain. Still no sandies. Carp are spawning. Maybe another week before White bass work up from lake. April 7, 2015. ... [more]

Lake Fork, TX
2015-04-05
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 wat... [more]

Lake Mineral Wells, TX
2015-04-04
Crappie are not running like normal for this time of year, but it should hit soon. Water temp needs to come up 2 or 3 degrees. Have caught some 13-14 inch crappie close to the bank in shallo... [more]

Lake Mineral Wells, TX
2015-04-04
Crappie are not running like normal for this time of year, but it should hit soon. Water temp needs to come up 2 or 3 degrees. Have caught some 13-14 inch crappie close to the bank in shallo... [more]

Lake Mineral Wells, TX
2015-04-04
Crappie are not running like normal for this time of year, but it should hot soon. Water temp needs to come up 2 or 3 degrees. Have caught some 13-14 inch crappie close to the bank in shallo... [more]

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 Community Fishing Reports
Guest
2015-04-05
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 jjguides@hotmail.com. 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. ā€ˇThanks for putting it all together. You\'re awesome. Scott Thank you, JW Peterson www.lakeforkproguides.com 214-236-3320
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):
Largemouth bass fishing is in full spawn now the water temperature has climbed up to 65 degrees. The large female bass will be on the beds and holding tight. Spawning bass won't be feeding aggressively at this water temperature but they will be catchable. In addition, all bass don't spawn at the exact same time or water temperature. If you aren't a site fisherman, you should be able to find some larger females and male largemouth on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding so fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again.
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):
Smallmouth bass are generally their most active at 65. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the smallmouth bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day.
Lake Fork Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Lake Fork Crappie Rating:
   3.8/5
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie will be coming off of the spawn now. Fish will be feeding much more aggressively making up for lost time eating during the spawn. Crappie will start moving back to their typical structure of choice and should be getting into schools again in the old river channels. It?s time to hit the water. Have fun today!
Lake Fork Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
Lake Fork Catfish Rating:
   4.6/5
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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 water temperature is climbing and the catfish will start becoming more active now. The catfish spawn is right around the corner and generally all catfish species will be looking to spawn. Blue catfish, flathead and channel catfish spawn in much the same areas. Mostly spawning in deep tree lay downs that have lots of shade, holes in the bank, sunken barrels and tires. With baitfish becoming active, it?s time to catch some small sunfish, bluegill, shad and frogs and getting the line in the water.
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):
In the 65 degrees range, spotted bass are generally their most active at this water temperature. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the spotted bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day.
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:
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:
06:51 CST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
19:52 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/