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Lake Fork Fishing Report for March 12, 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.

It was a much better week for fishing here at Lake Fork. The water is still badly stained but the water temperatures are starting to warm up into the lower 60’s. There was several fish caught over 10 pounds and one over 13 pounds this week. For those who like to fish a plastic lizard, I have some great news for you. I have found the best lizard that I have seen since Zoom brought the 8-inch lizard. This new lizard is made by Buddy’s Custom Baits here at Lake Fork. This lizard has a larger head and a thicker body with ribs to move more water without moving the bait very much. This lizard is a full 8-inchs long, which means that you can dye at least an inch and a half of the tail chartreuse. The colors that I tested were watermelon candy red and Texas smoke. They both catch fish! Again, fish it slow. The other baits that we used were the Lake Fork Trophy Lures black and blue Hyper Sticks and chartreuse/white/orange spinner bait. A great week of fishing! On our equipment list this week was our Ranger 520c powered by a Mercury 250X, Duckett rods, ABU Garcia reels, Stren line, Buddy’s Custom Baits, and Lake Fork Trophy Lures Hyper Sticks.

The Crappie fishing was slow this week. The best way to catch them was by using a black and chartreuse crappie jigs in 18 foot of water over brush piles in the mouth of creeks.

The White Bass starting to move up the creeks. Look for the in 12 to 14 foot of water. Black and chartreuse Crappie jigs tipped with minnows were the baits of choice for us.

With the Bass spawn here, we are taking reservations for guided Bass trips for the rest of March and April. Give us a call at (903) 413-6919 or E-mails us at Have a safe fishing.

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Mostly Sunny

Hi: 75

Thursday Night

Partly Cloudy

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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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