Lake Fork

Because Life is Better at the Lake

Mark & Barbara Stevenson Lake Fork Guide Service





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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Lake Fork Weather Forecast

Friday

Mostly Sunny

Hi: 84

Friday Night

Clear

Lo: 59

Saturday

Mostly Sunny

Hi: 84

Saturday Night

Clear

Lo: 61

Sunday

Mostly Sunny

Hi: 84

Sunday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 63

Monday

Partly Sunny

Hi: 87

Monday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 66


Lake Fork Water Level (last 30 days)


Water Level on 5/29: 403.24 (+0.24)



Lake Fork Fishing Report from TPWD (May 27)

GOOD. Water lightly stained; 77 degrees; 0.27’ high. Largemouth bass are good on red, purple or black plastic worms, topwater and crankbaits near roadbeds, submerged structure, and points in 8-12’ and with some action with plastic frogs in shallow grass and lily pads. White and yellow bass are good in deeper water of main lake points, flats, and humps. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows in 12-20’ in brush piles. Catfish are good on cut bait and punch bait in 8-20’.