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Lake Fork Guide David Vance Bass Fishing Report April 4th 2019

David Vance, Professional Lake Fork Fishing Guide
Since Lake Fork opened, David Vance has been a professional guide on this world-famous lake. David Vance's Guide Service is well known across the country, and has been featured on Bassmaster TV, Jimmy Houston Outdoors, The Bass Class with Denny Brauer, Fishing with Orlando Wilson, ESPN Sportsman's Challenge with Lonny Stanley, and ESPN Outdoors.

April is in with a bang!  Another wave of bass have made a major move to shallow water to spawn. I saw a lot of new beds today. The fishing will get even better as April rolls on. The fishing conditions have been good to great at Lake Fork, with many big Bass being caught on a daily basis. Water temps are now in the upper sixty's in most places. Water is clear to stained in some areas due to the recent rain and winds. But if you don't mind a little wind and an occasional storm trying to blow in, the fishing can be tremendous this time of year.

My pattern to fishing for these April Bass hasn't changed too much from March. I am catching a number of bass fishing wacky rigged Trick Worms, best colors have been green pumpkin and Watermelon Candy red, also a Brush Hog and a lizard are working good. Good creeks to try now Rogers Creek, Glade Creek, Long Branch, Wolf Creek and Chaney Branch. If you would like to book a guide trip and get in on the action April, May and June  are going to be the best fishing of the year. You can reach me at 903-629-5085 or check out my web site

Good Fishing,
David Vance

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Chance Thunderstorms

Hi: 84

Monday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 70


Mostly Cloudy

Hi: 89

Tuesday Night

Slight Chance Thunderstorms

Lo: 73


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Hi: 91

Wednesday Night

Chance Thunderstorms

Lo: 74


Partly Sunny

Hi: 93

Thursday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 76

Lake Fork Water Level (last 30 days)

Water Level on 6/18: 403.18 (+0.18)

Lake Fork Fishing Report from TPWD (Jun. 13)

Water lightly stained; 78–83 degrees; 0.11’ high. Black bass are fair on Texas rigged creature baits, flutter spoons and deep diving crankbaits. White and yellow bass are good on slabs and topwaters. Crappie are good on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines.