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Lake Fork Report 5-15-2018

Lake Fork Guide, Eric Wright
My name is Eric Wright, I am a professional tournament angler and licensed full-time guide working on Lake Fork.

I wanted to sneak in a quick report from this week with some pictures as I am starting to see a change in the pattern. Thanks to everyone who made it out last week I appreciate your business. 


I’ve still been chasing the shad spawn on main lake points early in the mornings. Seems to me the bite starts to die off around 9-10 in the morning. Overall the mornings have been really good with numbers and we are catching some larger fish on top water baits which is always a lot of fun. My go to baits have been either a Spook or Underspins.


After about 9 or 10 in the morning, I am starting to move out to deeper water. We haven’t run across any mega schools of bass yet but have been catching a few off each spot. When I’m fishing out deep, I set the boat up in 25 feet of water and cast to about 20 feet. The baits I am using right now have been a 1 oz Carolina rig with a 5’ leader and a #3 rigging hook. I have also started to throw a Storm swimbait (bunker) and some 8XD (chartreuse blue back).


The last few evenings have been really good starting anywhere from 6 to 7 pm and the fishing holds to around 8:30. Here we are fishing top water, Underspins, Carolina rigs and the drop shot right before dark. These trips are are an incredible deal and we always have a lot of fun.

I hope this report can help y'all catch a few fish on Lake Fork and for those of you looking to book a guide trip with me in June and July, I still have availability and would love to get you out on the water.

Thanks, Eric Wright 972 757 7947

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Lake Fork Weather Forecast


Mostly Cloudy

Hi: 59

Monday Night

Mostly Cloudy

Lo: 42


Mostly Cloudy

Hi: 62

Tuesday Night

Rain Showers Likely

Lo: 51


Chance Rain Showers

Hi: 61

Wednesday Night

Mostly Cloudy

Lo: 47


Chance Rain Showers

Hi: 55

Thursday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 37

Lake Fork Water Level (last 30 days)

Water Level on 12/18: 402.86 (-0.14)

Lake Fork Fishing Report from TPWD (Dec. 12)

Water lightly stained; 49–52 degrees; 0.34’ high. Black bass are slow on bladed jigs, Carolina rigged creature baits, and lipless crankbaits. White and yellow bass are good on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.