Lake Fork Fishing Report for February 6, 2013

The lake is a Little over 4' low and surface temps are 53 in the morning to 58 in some areas in the afternoon where we have been fishing. We have had some warm nights and warmer days lately and looks to continue that way for a while. There were some rumors some time back about Fork being on the decline because of the lower number of larger fish caught this Summer and fall. Since December there have multiple double digits caught. A bass over 15 in Jan. and now a 16.04 this past weekend. This might be just the beginning of whats to come before the spawn is over because it's only early Feb. folks ! Just want say that Fork is alive and well and there are still some monsters in here! With warmers temps the fish are starting to move back to start the stage process. We have been fishing edges of creek channels and in the creek bends in 8' to 16' for a while now about half way back in the coves with 3/8 and 1/2 oz. jigs mostly. Black and blue has been the best color and Paca Craw black and blue trailers have worked well. The water clarity difference from one place to another hasn't seemed to matter with the color. Yesterday was the first day that we some unders on this jig bite. This goes to show you a lot of males are starting move back. With warmer temps you can start going back a little farther in the coves now also .Try any red or crawfish colored traps, square bills and white or white chartreuse spinnerbaits or chatterbaits on the flats and drains outside creek channels in shallow water 2' to 6'. Also fish your main lake points and secondary points and pockets leading into some of these coves that don't have the defining creeks in them with these type search baits.This time of the year the warmest water temps you can find are critical for the most active fish. When you catch one go back over that area again because more then likely there are more fish in that section of water. I am excited about this time of the year because now thru the pre spawn the fish are at their heaviest weight! Everyone thinks March is the big month but don't under estimate Feb. this year on some pigs being caught out there. I hope these tips will help you catch a few more fish! I have good days open this month but only a few in March . I am also booking dates for April now . If you need a guide and want a chance at a big fish you can email me @ [email protected] or feel free to call my cell @ 972-979-4850. As always thanks for reading my report Good Fishing! Eddie Garrett

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Lake Fork Weather Forecast


Mostly Cloudy

Hi: 62

Saturday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 39


Mostly Sunny

Hi: 66

Sunday Night


Lo: 39



Hi: 59

Monday Night


Lo: 38



Hi: 65

Tuesday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 39

Lake Fork Water Level (last 30 days)

Water Level on 12/2: 400.84 (-2.16)

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Fishing Report from TPWD (Nov. 29)

GOOD. Water Stained; 50 degrees; 2.26 feet below pool. Bass fishing has slowed after the recent cold fronts and you need to be very slow in your approach. Squarebill crankbaits and rattletraps are fair in 3-5 feet of water along the edge of grass. Texas rigs and Carolina rigs are best along the edge of grass as well in 3-7 feet of water. Suspending jerkbaits is starting to work as the water temperatures decline. Report by Marc Mitchell, Lake Fork Guide Service. Fall weather has arrived so fish will start to prepare for cold weather. Black bass are moving deep for the winter. Cast clousers, ned rigs, and large worm patterns in flooded tree tops near creeks and deep water ledges. Crappie are moving out to the open water in 30 plus feet of water biting small jig patterns. Report by Guide Alex Guthrie, Fly Fish Fork Guide Service. The crappie fishing on Lake Fork continues to be as good as ever. Look for fish in big numbers moving as they head toward the deep water winter pattern. Look for timber along main lake creek channels in 28-40 feet right now for numbers of fish and some big fish mixed in. Minnows will work well but they are biting small hand tied jigs and larger plastic baits as well now that the surface water temps have dropped. We are still seeing some fish on brush and lay downs from time to time. Bridged have been up and down the last few weeks but they can be worth checking out for numbers of black crappie. Report by Jacky Wiggins, Jacky Wiggins Guide Service.

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