Lake Fork

Current Temperature:

Est Water Temperature:
70° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
29.94 (Rising)

Wind Speed:
South at 15 Knots (17 MPH)

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Lake Fork
National Pro Reports

Old Hickory Lake, TN
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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):
70 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.
Lake Fork Smallmouth Bass Fishing

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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass are generally their most active at 70. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the smallmouth bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day.
Lake Fork Crappie Fishing

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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.
Lake Fork Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
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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 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. Itís perfect time to get on the water and fill the freezer. Good luck out there.
Lake Fork Spotted Bass Fishing

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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
In the 70 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

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Lake Fork Striped Bass Fishing

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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.
06:18 CST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

20:21 CST

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