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Giant Salvinia update ...

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Tom Behrens has over 50 years experience in fishing and hunting across the United States. Much of this time was spent in Oklahoma and Texas where he became very familiar with the outdoor opportunities in these states. You may contact him by email at: tomdoglover29@aol.com




Giant salvinia is showing up in Lake Fork once more. Staff from SRA and TPWD confirmed the presence of giant salvinia in White Oak Bay and at Fisherman’s Cove Marina in Williams Creek. Other sightings were reported in Naconiche


TPWD installed a containment boom across White Oak and sprayed herbicide in the back of White Oak and at Fisherman’s Cove. Anglers are asked to be on the lookout for this menace and to report additional sightings to TPWD and SRA.


Inland Fisheries Tyler North District of TPWD said they will be doing some spraying after Thanksgiving and then re-assess the issue in winter/spring to decide if they need to hire a contractor next year.


Inland Fisheries says that a person can get a permit to treat the salvinia themselves. Check SRA for the necessary forms.


Don’t be a part of the problem. Remember to Clean, Drain, and Dry your boat to prevent transporting these invaders.




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Lake Fork Weather Forecast

Tuesday

Hot

Hi: 100

Tuesday Night

Chance Thunderstorms

Lo: 76

Wednesday

Hot

Hi: 100

Wednesday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 78

Thursday

Hot

Hi: 102

Thursday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 78

Friday

Hot

Hi: 101

Friday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 78


Lake Fork Water Level (last 30 days)


Water Level on 7/17: 401.49 (-1.51)



Lake Fork Fishing Report from TPWD (Jul. 11)

Water lightly stained; 87–89 degrees; 1.36’ low. Black bass are good on Magnum shakyheads, football jigs and Carolina rigged Flukes. White and yellow bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.