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Lake Fork Fishing Report for February 25, 2018

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.

The Spring rainy season has started here at Lake Fork. This week was plagued with heavy rain and dense fog. The lake came up to full pool and all five-flood gates are open. The water temperatures are still in the lower 50’s. Bass fishing was slow with the rising muddy water. A few good bass were caught on chartreuse and white chatter bait and black and blue Lake Fork Trophy Lures Hyper Stick. We rigged the black and blue Hyper Stick on a split shot rig in 4 foot of water. We noted that both of the above mention baits had to be moved very slowly. As the weather stabilizes this week, you should see the spinnerbait, chatter bait and the Rayburn red Rattle Trap bite pick up. On our equipment list this week was our Ranger 520c powered by a Mercury 250 Pro XS, Duckett rods, ABU Garcia reels, Stren line, and Lake Fork Trophy Lures Hyper Sticks.

The Crappie Fishing was also fare this week. We went to a black and chartreuse Bubba’s Bait Crappie jig tipped with a minnow. The bite was very light. We are still finding them around the bridges and brush piles in 27 foot of water.

The White Bass bite was pretty good this week. We used Bubba’s Bait white with orange tail Crappie jig tipped with a minnow. They were in 19 to 20 foot of water around the bridges.

No Catfish report this week.

The Bass spawn is almost here. Here at J & M Guide Service, we still have a few days in March and April open for guided Bass trips. Give us a call at (903) 413-6919 or E-mail us at Fish slow and have a safe fishing week.

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Lake Fork Weather Forecast


Mostly Sunny

Hi: 75

Thursday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 56


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Friday Night

Mostly Cloudy

Lo: 63


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Hi: 81

Saturday Night

Mostly Cloudy

Lo: 64


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Hi: 76

Sunday Night

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Lake Fork Water Level (last 30 days)

Water Level on 3/23: 402.70 (-0.30)

Lake Fork Fishing Report from TPWD (Mar. 21)

Water lightly stained to stained; 59–63 degrees; 0.25’ low. Black bass are fair on bladed jigs, Texas rigged creature baits and spinnerbaits. Some fish being caught on beds. White and yellow bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows along bridges, docks and brush piles. Catfish are fair on trotlines.

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