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


Partly Sunny

Hi: 90

Tuesday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 73


Slight Chance Rain Showers

Hi: 85

Wednesday Night

Mostly Cloudy

Lo: 74


Partly Sunny

Hi: 90

Thursday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 72


Mostly Sunny

Hi: 92

Friday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 73

Lake Fork Water Level (last 30 days)

Water Level on 6/18: 403.26 (+0.26)

Lake Fork

Fishing Report from TPWD (Jun. 12)

GOOD. Water Stained; 76 degrees; 0.36 feet above pool. Bass fishing has been slower this week than last week. Topwaters frogs, Yellow Magics, and spook type baits are fair in and around flooded grass or weeds. Texas rigs and shaky heads flipped at the edge of grass in 2-5 feet are good with creature type baits and beavers. Chatterbaits are good also in front of the shallow grass. Sunny days you can catch fish out to the first break line. Cloudy days fish are best to fish tight to the grass edges. Report by Marc Mitchell, Lake Fork Guide Service. Black bass are good morning and evening with top water frog patterns. Switching mid morning to noon streamers in shad and bream patterns. Report by Guide Alex Guthrie, Fly Fish Fork Guide Service. Lake Fork crappie fishing is getting red hot like the weather this week. Really seeing the black crappie load up in big numbers on lay downs, under docks and on other structures they like in the summer months. Look for those black crappie in 14-22 feet of water mostly. We also are seeing the white crappie loading up on brush piles and those summer time trees they like. Best depths for the white crappie have been 18-26 feet. We are still catching good numbers of crappie on small hand tied jigs and I’m sure small plastics will work as well. Did see some fish on brush piles the last few days that minnows may help with. The channel catfishing is excellent as it always is on Lake Fork. Bait you a hole near timber in 18-25 feet close to a creek channel. Use cattle cubes or sour grain to attract and hold those fish. Trees that have overnight roosting birds are a great place to make your hole. Use any prepared catfish bait of choice to load the boat once you get the fish loading up. You can still find some spawning catfish up shallow around all the new flooded grass, brush or rocks. Lake Fork catfishing continues to be superb on baited holes around roosting trees. Catfish are good in 13-25 feet with prepared bait. You can also bait holes w

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