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Lake Fork Fishing Report for March 03, 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.

It was a cold and wet week here at Lake Fork. The water temperatures are still in the low 50s and the water clarity is stained to muddy. Bass fishing is slow, however, a few 10-pound Bass were caught using black and blue 3/8 jigs, Joe Spaits chatter baits and a split shot rigged Zoom fluke. We found that the best color of chatter bait was black and blue this week. The orange Joe Spaits chatter bait worked well also.

The Crappie fishing was also slow this week. The weather kept them from moving up from 18 foot of water. Bubba’s Bait black and chartreuse Crappie jigs worked the best. It is noted that we had to tip the Crappie jig with a minnow.

More and more White Bass are showing up in 18 to 20 foot of water over isolated brush piles. We caught the White bass on Bubba’s Bait 1/8-ounce black with a chartreuse tail Crappie jig.

On equipment list this week was our Ranger 520c powered by a Mercury 250 Pro XS, Duckett rod, ABU Garcia reels, Stren line, Eagle Claw hooks, Joe Spaits chatter baits and Zoom plastic baits.

Here at J & M Guide Service we still have a few days for guided Bass trips for trophy Bass in March and April. Give us a call at (903) 413-6919 or E-mail us at Have a great fishing week.

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Lake Fork Weather Forecast


Mostly Sunny

Hi: 69

Tuesday Night


Lo: 46


Mostly Sunny

Hi: 72

Wednesday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 50


Partly Sunny

Hi: 73

Thursday Night

Mostly Cloudy

Lo: 57


Chance Thunderstorms

Hi: 74

Friday Night

Chance Thunderstorms

Lo: 52

Lake Fork Water Level (last 30 days)

Water Level on 3/26: 402.81 (-0.19)

Lake Fork Fishing Report from TPWD (Mar. 20)

Water lightly stained; 57–60 degrees; 0.24’ low. Black bass are slow on Texas rigged craws, weightless Senkos and bladed jigs. White and yellow bass are good on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.