Lake Fork Guide Fishing Report 3.13.13

Welcome to lake Fork Surface temps are varying from 52 in the morning to 59 in the afternoon depending on part of the lake your on. The water gets warmer and another cold front comes through. There are several bass on the beds in a few areas already and with warmer temps forcasted for the rest of the week we will see the first large wave of fish start to get on in the warmer spawning areas. The fishing has been off and on from day to day lately with the fronts coming in and out. With the warmer temps coming now I think it's about to bust loose out there!! There are several ways to catch them right now. Lots of fish in different stages but we have concentrating on the very shallow water in 2" to 7" of water. Shaky heads, light weight short c-rigs, jigs ,texas rigs,wacky rigs and drop shots will all work on most days with soft plastics. If throwing a wacky rig I suggest you try Bayou Tackles Wacky Wedge hook. This small weighted hook in 1/16 or 1/8 oz. works great on trick worms or senko type stick baits. Just experiment on all these type baits mentioned above and see what presentation they want on that particular day or the area your fishing in . On real windy days shallow square bill cranks in reds and oranges or shad colors and white or white and chartreuse spinnerbaits will work well around timber. Green pumpkin lightly tipped with chartreuse in the stained water and watermelon seed and watermelon red has worked for us in the more clear water. You really don't need to change or try a lot of different colors right now. Location of the fish is the main key .The warmer water you find the better it willl be at this time of Spring where there is just 2 degrees in surface temps can make a difference in the bite. With the lack of grass a lot of fish will spawn not only on regular spawning flats adjacent to creek channels or deeper water drops but also in the tree roots on some of the long extended main lake shallow points and secondary points. On your spawning flats key on north or northwest banks or pockets for these type areas are the warmest . With the water about to warm up good now thru April is going to be some awesome shallow water spawn fishing and there will be a lot of big fish caught ! Hope these tips will help you catch a few more fish.!I don't have any dates left in March but do have some great days in April left . If you need a guide contact me by email [email protected] or call my cell @ 972-979-4850. Good Fishing! Eddie Garrett

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Lake Fork Current Weather Alerts

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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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