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Lake Fork Fishing Report for June 17, 2019

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 another awesome week to fish Lake Fork, TX. The water clarity is stained, but the clarity is starting to clear up. The water temperatures are in the lower 80’s. The Bass fishing was very good this week with three distinct patterns leading the way to success. The best way to catch these Florida strain Bass this week was with a Carolina rigged Buddy’s Custom Baits from here at Lake Fork watermelon/candy/red Boss Hog. Note: we dyed the tails of the Boss Hog chartreuse. The best water depth was 16 to 18 foot of water around creek channel bends and creek sub-points. You can use this pattern in the early morning hours on main lake points that have some brush on it. The second pattern was using a Strike King KVD 1.5 and a 8.0 square bill crankbait on main lake points and around creek entrances the have weeds on them. The sexy shad pattern on the crankbaits work the best. Third but not the least is the wacky rig. We continue to use the Zoom chartreuse/pumpkin trick worm rigged wacky style and put a nail in the head of it. This pattern works the best around docks that have weeds around them.

The Crappie fishing remained good this week. The Bubba’s Bait 1/8 ounce chartreuse Crappie jig worked the best in 20 to 24 foot of water over the top of isolated brush piles. The Crappie fishing around the bridges slowed down this week.

The White Bass fishing remain good this week. The best bait to use for the White Bass this week was the chrome and chartreuse ½ ounce Joe Spaits Flashtail jigging spoon. The White Bass remained in 20 to 24 foot of water on main lake humps.

The Catfish anglers had good success this week on punch bait in 18 to 20 foot of water around baited old trees.

On our equipment list this week is our Ranger 520c powered by our Mercury 250 Pro XS, Duckett rods, ABU Garcia reels, Stren Line, Eagle Claw hooks, Strike King hard baits, Buddy’s Custom Baits, and Bubba’s Crappie jigs.

Here at J & M Guide Service we have 2 dates left open in June for guided Bass trips. Give us a call at (903) 413-6919 or E-mail us at Have a safe fishing week and stay hydrated.

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Hi: 99

Thursday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 76


Slight Chance Thunderstorms

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Friday Night

Slight Chance Thunderstorms

Lo: 75


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Saturday Night

Slight Chance Thunderstorms

Lo: 75


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Sunday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 77

Lake Fork Water Level (last 30 days)

Water Level on 8/23: 401.85 (-1.15)

Lake Fork Fishing Report from TPWD (Aug. 21)

Water lightly stained; 88–92 degrees; 1.07’ low. Black bass are fair on flutter spoons, football jigs and deep diving crankbaits. White and yellow bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are slow on minnows. Catfish are good on trotlines and prepared bait.