Lake Fork

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Lake Fork Fishing Report for June 9, 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.

Wow what a great week to fish beautiful Lake Fork. The water temperatures are in the lower 80’s and the water clarity over most of the week is stained. However, the water clarity is getting better day by day. The Bass fishing was outstanding this week. There were three good patterns to catch Bass on this week. The first is the Carolina rig. We used a Buddy’s Custom Baits from here at Lake Fork watermelon/candy/red Boss Hog with dyed chartreuse dyed tails on the Carolina rig in 18 foot of water. The second pattern was the Boss Hog rigged on a ¼-ounce shaky head jig. You had to move the shaky head jig extremely slow with very little movement. Our best shaky head bite came in 6 foot of water. The third pattern was the chartreuse/pumpkin Zoom trick worm with a nail in the head fished wacky style. With the air temperatures reaching the upper 80’s and the lower 90’s every day make sure you stay hydrated. Drink a lot of water!

The Crappie fishing picked up this week. The chartreuse Bubba’s Bait 1/8 ounce Crappie jig did the trick most of the week. There were a couple of day’s we needed to tip the Crappie jig with a minnow. We found them in 22 to 24 foot of water on brush piles and around the 515 bridges.
The White Bass fishing slowed down this week. They are still on the main lake humps and on old sharp creek bends. The best bait this week for the White Bass was the Joe Spaits white and black Flashtail jigging spoon.

The Catfish anglers had a good week. They went back to punch bait in 18 foot of water on main creek brush piles and old trees that were baited.
On our equipment list this week was our Ranger 520c powered by a Mercury 250 Pro XS, Duckett rods, ABU Garcia reels, Stren line, Buddy’s Custom Baits, Zoom soft plastics, Bubba’s Baits Crappie jigs and Joe Spaits spoons.

Here at J & M Guide Service we have a few days 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 stay hydrated.

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Lake Fork Weather Forecast

Martin Luther King Jr Day


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: 401.28 (-1.72)

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.