Lake Fork Guide Fishing Report 4.1.13

Welcome to Lake Fork April is here now and I think it's setting up to be a great month of fishing. We had a hard cold front come in earlier this week and slowed our fish down.There are fish spawning on parts of the lake now but the hard front held a lot of new fish back from moving up on the full moon we just had on the 27th .The bite was tougher for us the past couple of days but with temps pushing back up it's going to get real good quick and should be a strong month for numbers and size during the major spawn this month. There have been a lot of double digit fish caught here since Jan. this year and I think April will prove to be awesome! There are a lot of baits and techniques that will work this month.The best depths will be from the spawning fish that are now on beds in 1 to 4 ft. on upper end all the way to 10 to12 ft. for staging fish in mid to lower end of lake on main lake and secondary points and drops near deeper water.Theres always deeper fish but this depth will be where the most active bite is. Texas rigs, drop shots, short c-rigs, jigs, wacky worms, shaky heads,small cranks and spinnerbaits can all be fished at certain times this month.That's what is good about the month of April you can catch fish so many ways out there. A lot of boats are on the water right now so everyone needs to respect other fishermen and be very safe when running and stay in the boat lanes when up on pad.This is a very good time to come to Fork and maybe catch your personal best. I have some April dates left if you need a guide. You can reach me by email [email protected] or call my cell @ 972-979-4850. As always thanks for reading my report. Good Fishing! Eddie Garrett

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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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