Lake Fork

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Lake Fork Fishing Report for June 2, 2019

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.

This week met us with more storms and rising water. However, it did not affect the fishing very much. The water temperatures remained in the upper 70’s and the water clarity remained stained. Three different patterns worked well this week. The first was a watermelon/red Zoom Baby Brush Hog fished on a Carolina rig in twenty foot of water on main lake points and creek sub points. The next was the good ole Texas rig. We used California 420 Zoom Mag II worm with a 3/16 South bend slip sinker and an Eagle Claw L 045 worm hook to make up our Texas rig. We also dyed the tail of the Mag II worm chartreuse. The Bass wanted the worm moved very slowly. The final good technique this week was the wacky worm. We fished the chartreuse/pumpkin Zoom trick worm with a nail in the head in the duck week and Hydrilla. Again, you have to be very slow with your movement of the wacky worm.

The Crappie anglers had to work for keeper Crappies this week. The Bubba’s Bait 1/8 ounce chartreuse Crappie worked the best all week. The 515 bridges seem to be the best place to find keeper Crappie this week.

The White Bass fishing slowed down this week. They are still stacked up main lake humps. We found that if you used a black and chartreuse Bubba’s Bait crappie jig tipped with a minnow you still could catch a limit of White Bass.

The Catfish anglers are struggling to catch good Catfish this week. Most of the good catfish anglers went to cut bait this week and moved into 15 to 18 foot around baited trees.

On our equipment list this week was our Ranger Z520c powered by a Mercury 250 Pro XS, Duckett rods, ABU Garcia reels, Stren line, Zoom Soft plastics, Buddy’s Custom Baits, Bubba’s Baits Crappie jigs and Strike King hard baits.
Here at J & M guide Service we still have a few dates left open in June for guided Bass trips. Give us a call at (903) 413-6919 or E-mail us at Have a safe fishing week and be courteous to your fellow anglers and guides.

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Lake Fork Weather Forecast

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Hi: 53

Monday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 30


Partly Sunny

Hi: 50

Tuesday Night

Chance Rain Showers

Lo: 36



Hi: 45

Wednesday Night

Rain Showers

Lo: 42


Rain Showers Likely

Hi: 54

Thursday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 38

Lake Fork Water Level (last 30 days)

Water Level on 1/21: 401.29 (-1.71)

Lake Fork Fishing Report from TPWD (Jan. 15)

FAIR TO GOOD. Water stained; 50-54 degrees; 2.03’ low. Largemouth bass are good on crankbaits in 2-8 feet of water. In Lake Fork tradition, there have been several over 10lb largemouth caught in recent weeks. White and yellow bass are fair on Alabama Rigs around timber. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows around any structure. Catfish are fair on prepared bait and cut bait.