Lake Fork Fishing Report for March 10-17, 2013

This week the wind was not our friend. Winds ranged from 10 to 30 miles an hour and air temperatures were from the upper 40's in the mornings to the mid to upper 70's in the afternoon. The water temperatures ranged from 55 to 62 degrees. The wind kept the water stained in the upper parts of the lake. The Bass fishing was tuff during the first part of the week. It picked up at the end of the week with numerous nice fish being caught. A 12.65 pound bass was weighed in at Lake Fork Marina on Sunday morning. The fish was caught in Williams Creek. Later that day a 12.9 Bass was also caught in Williams Creek. A couple of baits stayed constant for us during the week. They were a Lake Fork Trophy Lures 5 inch green pumpkin/red Hyper Stick and a watermelon/red Zoom Brush Hog. The Hyper Stick was rigged with an LO45 Eagle Claw worm hook, dead stick style, with a small 1/4 ounce split shot about 18 inches above the hook. The Brush Hog was rigged Texas style using an LO45 worm hook and a 3/16 ounce South Bend bullet weight. Both rigs were productive in 1 to 4 feet of water. The Crappie fishermen were having the time of their lives. Numerous 2 to 2 1/2 pound Crappie were being caught in 2 to 3 foot of water. Medium size minnows worked the best. Remember folks, there is a minimum size limit for Crappie in Lake Fork, 10 inches. The White Bass are also moving up into the creeks. The better fish are being caught in 12 to 14 foot of water on minnows and small white spinner baits. A small (1/2 ounce) chrome colored jigging spoon will also produce a good number of White Bass. The Catfish fishing continued to pick up this week. Punch bait was still at the top of the Catfish diet list. The good eating size of Catfish were coming out of 14 to 16 feet of water around small stumps. Lake Fork Marina has a great supply of the latest tackle needed to fish the beautiful Lake Fork. They also have a large supply of minnows for you Crappie fishermen. So while you are at Lake Fork, stop in and pick up all of your supplies and a few snacks to go, for your day on the water. If you are looking for a Bass boat or a pontoon, make sure you stop by Nichols Marine in Longview, TX and take a look at the latest Rangers Bass Boats and Bennington pontoons. Oh by the way, they have a 5 star service department. The Bass spawn is here. Here at J & M Guide Service we have several great days still open to take you on a guided fishing trip of a life time, here on Lake Fork. Give us a call Toll Free: 1-888-454-7037. Don't forget to wear your life jacket while the big motor is running. Have a great fishing week. J & M Guide Service John Morris E-mail: [email protected]

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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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