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: 29 March – 4 April 2020

It was a cloudy and rainy week here at Lake Fork. The water temperatures are
still in the mid 60’s and the water clarity is stained to muddy. The bass fishing
was fare this week due to the rain and north east winds. The Bass are still in
spawning and are in 2 to 4 foot of water. We had to change our bait colors back
to a darker color like black/blue and Tilapia. The Zoom Fluke was still the best
Bass producer this week and the Zoom Baby Brush was a close second. A black
and blue bladed jig also worked well. If you use a Tilapia colored Zoom Fluke
make sure you dye the tails chartreuse and fish it very slowly.

The Crappie fishing also slowed down this week. A lot of Crappie are still in the
shallow water trying to spawn. The ole fashioned minnow rig worked the best.
The White Bass are 4 to 6 foot of water on main lake points spawning. We found
if you use a Bubba’s Bait black and chartreuse Crappie jig tipped with a good-sized
minnow you will be able to get a good limit.

The Catfish anglers were happy campers this week. They are catching them on
minnows in 4 to 8 foot of water. They are also getting ready to spawn.

On our equipment list this week is our Ranger 520c powered by a Mercury 250
Pro XS from Nichols Marine in Longview, TX, Duckett rods, ABU Garcia reels, Stren
line, Bubba’s Baits Crappie Jigs, Buddy’s Custom Baits from here at Lake Fork, X-
VIII Custom Baits and Zoom soft plastics.

Here at J & M Guide Service, we are taking reservations for the rest of April and
May for guided Bass trips. Give us a call at (903) 413-6919 or E-mail us at . Have a safe fishing week and wear your kill switches, it’s

Tell us what you think!

Bent Tree Motel - Emory TX

Lake Fork Email Updates


Lake Fork on Social Media


Lake Fork Current Weather Alerts

There are no active watches, warnings or advisories.


Lake Fork Weather Forecast


Mostly Sunny

Hi: 93

Friday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 73


Mostly Sunny

Hi: 95

Saturday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 74


Mostly Sunny

Hi: 95

Sunday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 73


Chance Thunderstorms

Hi: 87

Monday Night

Slight Chance Thunderstorms

Lo: 72

Lake Fork Water Level (last 30 days)

Water Level on 6/5: 403.11 (+0.11)

Lake Fork Fishing Report from TPWD (Jun. 3)

EXCELLENT. Water lightly stained; 81-85 degrees; 0.17’ high. Largemouth bass are fair on 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 excellent in the deeper water of main lake points, flats, and humps. Crappie are excellent on jigs and minnows in 12-20’ in brush piles. Catfish are good on cut bait and punch bait in 8-20’.