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 Current Weather Alerts

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Lake Fork Weather Forecast

Sunday

Chance Rain Showers

Hi: 59

Sunday Night

Cloudy

Lo: 32

Monday

Chance Rain Showers

Hi: 40

Monday Night

Rain Likely

Lo: 36

Tuesday

Rain Likely

Hi: 39

Tuesday Night

Rain Showers Likely

Lo: 36

Wednesday

Rain Showers Likely

Hi: 43

Wednesday Night

Rain Showers Likely

Lo: 40


Lake Fork Water Level (last 30 days)


Water Level on 1/29: 397.82 (-5.18)



Lake Fork

Fishing Report from TPWD (Jan. 25)

FAIR. Water Stained; 56-59 degrees; 5.47 feet below pool. Bass are more active on warmer days in the backs pockets and secondary points going into the pockets. Target the warmest pockets with chatterbaits and spinnerbaits in 2-4 feet of water. Fish are traveling in the creek towards the back on warmer days and moving outwards on cooler days . Those along the creek are best on red squarebill crankbaits in a 1.5-2.5 inch around the edges and big wood 3-6 feet of water. Texas rigs with creature type baits flipped at the big wood on creeks and ditches are good in black and blue colors and June bug in 3-6 feet of water. Report by Marc Mitchell, Lake Fork Pro. Black bass are beginning the early stages of pre-spawn. Try slow moving suspending streamers and sculpin patterns in 5-7 feet of water. Crappie are deep. Report by Guide Alex Guthrie, Fly Fish Fork Guide Service. Crappie are really good around deep main lake timber in 38-56 feet along creek channels. Fish have been a little more scattered the past week, so it is necessary to cover more water to catch limits. Seeing big white crappie mixed in with lots of smaller black crappie. Minnows will work very well and small soft plastics and hand ties are working well. Best colors for my boat have been purple and chartreuse. Getting good reports of brush pile fish biting as in 20-30 feet. Report by Jacky Wiggins, Jacky Wiggins’ Guide Service.

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