Mark & Barbara Stevenson Lake Fork Guide Service


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About Mark
I caught the Texas state record Bass on November 26, 1986, at 17lbs 10.67oz. It was the record fo over 6 years and was the first fish entered in the Lone Star Lunker Program. I have been professionally guiding fulltime since 1982, starting on Lake Lavon and moving to Lake Fork in 1984. I have fished various tournaments since 1972, ranging from local jackpot tournaments to B.A.S.S. National Tournaments and B.A.S.S. Top 100 Tournaments. In 1978 I was the I.B.A. Angler of the Year. I am happy to guide you day or night. Night trips, however, are only available June to September. We want you to catch fish. We would like to teach you the old ways and the new ways to fool that bass of a lifetime. Come go fishing with me.


About Barbara
I am a full time, Licensed Professional Guide on Lake Fork and Cooper Lake. I live about one mile from the shores of Lake Fork with my husband, my 2 Labradors and one mutt. Besides fishing, I enjoy spending time with our grandchildren, Cailean (13 years old) and Alexandra (10 years old), shooting my bow, working in the yard, and fishing with my husband. Having been raised on a farm, the outdoors is where I am most comfortable. I really love fishing and have realized that it is an awesome feeling when someone in your boat catches his or her personal best fish. And yes, I still get excited over a six or seven pound bass. We catch numbers of large bass throughout the year, but I still love to just get bit by anything that swims!

I started guiding on Lake Fork full time in 1987 and on Cooper Lake in 1991 when it first opened to the public. I am certified in First Aide, CPR, and a Boaters Education Instructor. Prior to that I was co-host of Bass N? More Outdoors TV Show. I have fished a great variety of bass tournaments, from being the first woman to fish the Texas U.S. Bass circuit then on to Bass N' Gal and Lady Bass and Anglers Choice. In 1991 I won the Lake Fork Bass N' Gal Invitational.

I want people that fish with me to learn, enjoy, and catch fish. Whether you want to just catch numbers of fish or go after the elusive big bass, I will do my best as a guide to accomplish your goal.

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Fishing Report from TPWD (Aug. 10)

GOOD. Water Stained; 84-88 degrees; 7.31 feet low. Bass continue to be shallow early in the morning in 1-4 feet of water on windblown points biting topwaters, and shad patterned square bill crankbaits. Mid morning the bite transitions to big wood in 5-7 feet of water using shaky heads with Xcite slim X in June bug, red bug are best. Carolina rigs are good in 12-16 feet of water on ridges with 7-8 inch worms in watermelon candy and June bug. Report by Lake Fork fishing guide Marc Mitchell, Lake Fork Pro. The bass fishing is slow with most catches in 1-6 feet of water and in 18-25 feet of water on points using shaky heads. Sand bass are fair in 14-16 feet of water. Crappie are good on brush piles and standing timber. Catfish are good on baited holes. Report by Jason Hoffman, Lake Fork Guide Service. Crappie continue to be stacked up in laydowns, brush piles and trees in 15-28 feet of water biting best on minnows. Report provided by Jacky Wiggins, Jacky Wiggins Guide Service.

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