Lake Fork

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Lake Fork Fishing Report for March 4, 2018

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 slow fishing week here at Lake Fork this week, with high muddy water over most of the lake. The water temperatures did come up to 59 to 63 degrees. The bright point of the week was Mr. Jim LaBove caught a huge Largemouth Bass. It weighed 15.24 pounds. Great job Jim! He caught the Bass on a black and blue jig. Black and blue was the color of choice for the Bass this week. We used black and blue Lake Fork Trophy Lures Hyper Sticks and Zoom black with a blue tail 6-inch lizard. We caught several small fish on a Rayburn red rattletraps and chartreuse and white chatter baits. One thing to note was that 99% of the fish we caught was by fishing slow in very muddy water. On our equipment list this week is our Ranger 520c powered by a Mercury 250 Pro X, Duckett rods, ABU Garcia reels, Stren line, Lake Fork Trophy Lures and Zoom lizards.

The Crappie fishing was also very slow. Most of them were caught on a standard minnow rig in 17 to 20 foot of water.
The White Bass fishing was very good this week. They were caught on black and chartreuse Crappie jigs, tipped with a minnow. Look for the in 19 to 20 foot of water around the main lake bridges.

No Catfish report this week.

With the water temperatures coming up the Bass spawn in right around the corner. Here at J & M Guide Service we are taking bookings for Guided Bass trips for the month of March, April and May. Give us a call at (903) 413-6919 or E-mail us at Have a safe fishing week.

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Lake Fork Weather Forecast


Slight Chance Thunderstorms

Hi: 92

Thursday Night

Slight Chance Thunderstorms

Lo: 75


Slight Chance Thunderstorms

Hi: 96

Friday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 77


Partly Sunny

Hi: 95

Saturday Night

Slight Chance Thunderstorms

Lo: 76


Slight Chance Thunderstorms

Hi: 93

Sunday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 75

Lake Fork Water Level (last 30 days)

Water Level on 6/21: 401.89 (-1.11)

Lake Fork Fishing Report from TPWD (Jun. 20)

Water lightly stained to stained; 84–88 degrees; 1.11’ low. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged craws on creek channels and docks. Football jigs and Carolina rigged Flukes are working as well. White and yellow bass are good on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows near bridges. Catfish are fair on trotlines.