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Lake Fork Fishing Report, August 2018

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.

Lake Fork water level is currently 401.72 and water temperatures have been between 84 - 86 degrees. Overall Lake Fork has been fishing solid though when these fish are suspended, they can be a little tough to catch.

I am starting out my mornings fishing in 12 - 14 feet throwing a drop shot, Carolina rig, weightless fluke and a big worm. These are primarily the only baits I have tied on and I am fishing them throughout the day and evening.

- Drop Shot - #1 rigging hook and a 5/16 oz weight. I am
  using a 14 inch leader with a finesse worm (Tomato).

- Carolina Rig - #3 rigging hook 1 oz weight and 5’ leader with
  a 10.5" Ol' Monster (Junebug).

- Weightless Fluke - #3 rigging hook ( White Pearl/Disco Violet)

After 9:00 a.m. I am heading to the bridges and have been catching some good fish either schooling or suspended around the cross-members. When the fish are suspended, the cross-members provide structure to fish - It's almost like catching them out of the tops of trees. #dropshot

In the evenings, I am able to head back out to 15-22 feet to fish the points and roadbeds where the fish are starting to set up right for me. The main thing is, I am having to run a lot to stay on fish. Hope this report can help y'all catch a few.

If you are looking to book a full day, make sure to ask about splitting the day up when you speak with me. As long as I don't have an evening trip booked, I'll do everything I can to keep us out of the heat and catching fish.

Don't forget about my Summer Evening Special $200 1 - 2 adults.


Full Day $450 1-2 anglers
Half Day $250 1-2 anglers
Evening Special $200 1-2 anglers

The best way to reach me this time of year is to give me a text or call. For more information, please visit my site

Thanks and hope to hear from you - Eric Wright 972 757 7947

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Lake Fork Water Level (last 30 days)

Water Level on 11/14: 403.36 (+0.36)

Lake Fork Fishing Report from TPWD (Nov. 8)

Water lightly stained; 62–66 degrees; 0.20’ high. Black bass are fair on bladed jigs, Carolina rigged creature baits, and shallow crankbaits. White and yellow bass are good on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and cut shad.