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Lake Fork Fishing Report for 25 February - 3 March 2013

J & M Guide Service
Professionally fishng for 43 years. Guiding on Lake Fork for 18 years. Sponsored by Nichols Marine, Ranger Boats, Mercury Motors and Lake Fork Trophy Lures.

This week was filled with windy cold days. Water temperatures remained 52.5 to 55.3 degrees depending where in the lake you were at. The water clarity was clear in the south part of the lake and stained in the creeks. The red/orange rattle trap and the chartreuse and white chatter bait were the fish producers. The better fish were caught on the chatter bait. The fish were still hanging around wood in 3 to 4 foot of water. We found the smaller chartreuse trailer seemed to work the best.

Crappie fisherman, start rejoicing! The Crappie have start a slow migration up into the creeks. They can be found on trash (wood) piles in 10 to 12 foot of water. Some really nice Crappie were caught on Crappie jigs tipped with small minnows. Lake Fork Marina is well stocked with Crappie jigs and has great live minnows. Be sure to stock up before heading out on the water.

The White Bass fishing slowed down a little this week, but when you were able to stay out on the main lake you still could catch your limit. The better fish were in 22 to 24 foot of water on creek bends. The Barr Fish colored Joe's 1/2 ounce Flutter Spoon was still the bait of choice.

The Catfish fishing is also starting to heat up. Punch Bait is still at the top of their menus. The better Catfish were caught in 14 to 18 foot of water on baited holes. The #6 treble hook with a 1/2 ounce sinker was still the rig of choice.

While you are at Lake Fork, make sure you stop into Lake Fork Marina and chat with Cameron and his crew. They have the latest in tackle, live bait and great snacks.

If you want a great deal on a Ranger Boat, make sure you stop by Nichols Marine in Longview, TX. They not only have great prices, but they have a 5 star service department.

With the Bass spawn approaching, we are booking great trips here on Lake Fork. Give us a call at Toll Free: 1-888-454-7037. Have a great fishing week and make sure you wear your life jacket while that big motor is running.

J & M Guide Service
John Morris

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Lake Fork Fishing Report from TPWD (Jan. 17)

Water stained; 39–43 degrees; 1.17’ low. Black bass are slow on lipless crankbaits, suspending jerkbaits, and black and blue flipping jigs near timber along channel swings. White and yellow bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are good on white jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

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