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Lake Fork Fishing Report for June 12, 2017

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.

t was a great week to fish Lake Fork. The water temperatures are in the upper 80’s and the water clarity is still stained. The Bass fishing was really good with the top water bite being outstanding. The Land2Sea #90 Whopper Plopper was the outstanding bait again this week for the top water bite. The top water bite best times were from daylight to about 7:30 AM. Once the top water bite slowed down, we went the chartreuse/pumpkin Zoom Trick worm rigged wacky style. The Lilly Pads were the key factor this week. We continue to add a nail to the head of the Zoom Trick Worm to get it down thru the pads. The Skeeter Owners tournament went on this last weekend. There were 2300+ entries with a 9.36-pound Bass taking home a new Skeeter boats. On our equipment list this week was Duckett rods, ABU Garcia Orra SX reels, River2Sea #90 Whopper Ploppers, Zoom soft plastics and of course, you cannot forget our 2017 Ranger 520C and the Mercury 250 Pro XS from Longview Nichols Marine that got us to the fish.

The White Bass once again were going crazy. We caught them early on top water baits in shallow water and then later on in the day it was back to the 24 foot of water using Joe Spaits chrome/chartreus flutter spoon and white/black ½ ounce Flashtail jigging spoon. The kids are having a ball!

The Crappie bite was still good in 22 foot of water using the white and orange Bubba’s Bait 1/8 ounce crappie jigs. They wanted it really slow this week. Your best bet is fishing directly over isolated brush piles.

The Catfish bite was a little slow this week. Punch bait continued to be your best bet to catch Catfish in 24 foot of water. Do not forget to put some corn mesh around those isolated trees the day before.

Lake Fork was really busy this week with the Skeeter Owners Tournament, but the Lake Fork Marina personnel handled it like the professionals they are! You need to stop in to Lake Fork Marina and check out the newly remolded Tackle Shop.

Yes, the Summer Top water bite is on! Here at J & M Guide Service, we have some openings for Bass, Crappie and White bass Guided trips. Give us a call at (903) 413-6919 or E- mail us at . Have a safe fishing week.

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Lake Fork Water Level (last 30 days)

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Lake Fork Fishing Report from TPWD (Feb. 14)

Water stained; 47–50 degrees; 1.01’ low. Black bass are fair on lipless crankbaits, bladed jigs, and black and blue flipping jigs near timber along channel swings. White and yellow bass are good on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and white jigs along bridges. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.

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