Lake Fork

Because Life is Better at the Lake


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.

FROM: J & M Guide Service 

DATES: 8 – 14 March 2020 

What a great week to fish beautiful Lake Fork. The water temperatures are in the
mid 60’s and the water clarity is getting better every day. As of the time of this
report the water clarity in the upper creeks on the Fork side of the lake is heavily
stained and the lower portion of the lake is clearing up nicely. The Bass spawn in
in full swing. Numerous buck Bass are being caught and the females are moving
in and out. The Zoom Baby Brush Hog worked the best on both males and
females in 2 to 4 foot of water. We rigged the Baby Brush Hog Texas style. The
Zoom watermelon/red fluke put numerous bass in the boat this week. We dyed
the tails of the flukes chartreuse and rigged them on a split shot rig.

The Crappie fishing also picked up this week. We found them in 3 to 4 foot of
water starting to spawn. The good ole minnow rig is the best way to put a limit in
the boat. Don’t forget to keep your receipt for the minnows.

The White Bass are still missing from action. They are still in 24 to 26 foot of
water and are on a diet. However, as the water continues to warm up this week, I
expect them to start to move up the creeks at any time.

The Catfish fishing is still slow. It is noted the Catfish started to eat more punch
bait this week. Look for them in 24 to 26 foot of water around old trees. Don’t
forget to bait your holes and trees.

On our equipment list this week was our Ranger 520c from Nichols Marine,
powered by a Mercury 250 Pro XS, Duckett Rods. ABU Garcia reels, Stren line,
Zoom soft plastics, V & M soft plastics and Buddy’s custom baits from here at Lake

Here at J & M Guide Service we still have a few dates open in April for trophy Bass
trips. Give us a call at (903) 413-6919 or E-mail us . Have a
safe fishing week and be courteous to your fellow anglers and Guides. Don’t
forget to wear your kill switch---It’s law!

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Lake Fork Weather Forecast


Mostly Sunny

Hi: 84

Friday Night


Lo: 59


Mostly Sunny

Hi: 84

Saturday Night


Lo: 61


Mostly Sunny

Hi: 84

Sunday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 63


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’.