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LAKE FORK FALL REPORT 2017

by
Lake Fork Guide, Eric Wright
My name is Eric Wright, I am a professional tournament angler and licensed full-time guide working on Lake Fork.




As of this post, the water level is sitting at 401.86 and the temps are right around 64 degrees. I have been fishing both shallow and deep and the numbers have been very good. We've been having 30+ fish on good days and around 15 on slow days.


SHALLOW BITE


I am fishing in the backs of main feeder creeks, right in the creek or very close to it, and there needs to be grass and bait fish around... I am fishing anywhere from 1 to 5 foot, throwing a lot of different baits.
Weightless Fluke (mardi gras)


Top Waters ( shad color)
Spinner Baits (white)
Skinny Dipper (white)
T-Rig with a speed worm (watermelon and green pumpkin)


DEEP BITE


I am fishing in 15 to 20 foot on main lake points in areas where I am seeing a lot of fish on the graph. I am really just throwing two different baits right now.The Carolina Rig has been very good to me this fall. I am rigging it with a 1 oz weight, 5 foot leader and a #3 rigging hook. My best results have come on Flukes (mardi gras) and 7 inch Power Worms (pumpkin seed).


The other bait I am throwing out deep has been a Drop Shot with a #1 rigging hook, a 5/16 oz weight with 4 inch finesse worm (mardi gras) and (red.)


I hope this information will help anyone coming to Fork. I also have days available this fall and winter and would love to have the chance to try and put you on a fish of a lifetime. I will also be running trips on a few hot water lakes this fall and winter if any of y'all are interested.


FULL DAY1-2 Anglers $350


HALF DAY 1-2 Anglers $250


Thanks, Eric Wright 972 757 7947


 




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Lake Fork Weather Forecast

Monday

Partly Sunny

Hi: 95

Monday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 71

Tuesday

Mostly Sunny

Hi: 93

Tuesday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 69

Wednesday

Mostly Sunny

Hi: 93

Wednesday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 71

Thursday

Partly Sunny

Hi: 95

Thursday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 74


Lake Fork Water Level (last 30 days)


Water Level on 8/20: 400.96 (-2.04)



Lake Fork Fishing Report from TPWD (Aug. 15)

Water lightly stained; 84–87 degrees; 1.94’ low. Black bass are fair on flutter spoons, football jigs and swimbaits on jigheads. White and yellow bass are good on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows on brush piles. Catfish are good on trotlines.