Lake Fork Fly Fishing Report

I hope you’re doing well and enjoying this beautiful fall weather we’ve been experiencing in North Texas. We are in a typical North Texas fall fishing pattern on Lake Fork. 

We’re fishing mostly on main lake points in the morning and moving to coves and cuts in the afternoon. The fish are feeding for winter, chasing bait fish, and generally cruising from 1 to 5 feet depth. Some fish are being caught deeper on main lake points and humps.

I’m fishing more streamers and swim type baits than the summer. If we find bait fish stacked up in a cove or shoreline then it’s time for topwater action. There are large and small fish feeding on the surface in fast moving schools.

When we see them feeding, we throw into the active area, there are often stragglers hanging around ready for an easy meal of a crippled bait fish. One of my favorite patterns on Lake Fork in the fall is to throw a floating crippled shad pattern, often the fish will strike when the fly is still and not moving.

The water clarity is good and you can see the fish stalk and attack the bait.

We have plenty of dates open this month so give me a call if you want get out on the water. We’ve been spotting lots of Eagles and Deer around the lake. 

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Lake Fork Weather Forecast


Mostly Sunny

Hi: 65

Sunday Night


Lo: 38



Hi: 67

Monday Night


Lo: 43


Mostly Sunny

Hi: 71

Tuesday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 48


Mostly Cloudy

Hi: 72

Wednesday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 50

Lake Fork Water Level (last 30 days)

Water Level on 11/28: 400.19 (-2.81)

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Fishing Report from TPWD (Nov. 24)

FAIR. Water lightly stained; 62-64 degrees; 2.76 feet low. Largemouth bass are fair and clinging to the same holding pattern. Bass are biting on chatterbaits in the backs of coves in 1-3 feet of water, but we should see this bite going away soon. Viper ST jigs 3-5 feet of water and one-half ounce football jigs in 8-10 feet of water on drop-offs. Suspending jerkbaits around wood in 5-7 feet has brought several catches. Catfish are excellent on self-baited holes in 20-35 feet of water. Report by Lake Fork fishing guides Jason Hoffman and Marc Mitchell. Crappie are good chasing the shad to warmer water. Catches coming in 26-42 feet of water from the main creek and secondary channels close or adjacent to timber using minnows and soft plastics. Report by Jacky Wiggins, Jacky Wiggins Guide Service.

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