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Lake Fork Report 7/1/18

by
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.




Lake Fork Report 7-1-2018


Here we are in July and Lake Fork has been fishing phenomenal. The numbers have been great and we're seeing some big Lake Fork bass caught! As of this post, the water level is at 401.65 and temps have been 82-84 degrees.


This time of year I always keep a weightless Fluke (white/disco violet) tied on. Don't be caught without this bait ready to go! Right now there are a lot of fish suspended and some are starting to school up. These fish are schooling anywhere from 15-24 feet in the morning for about the first 1-2 hours of fishing.


I also like to start out fishing the drop shot in 15-18 feet. I rig this up with a #1 rigging hook and a 5/16 oz weight. I am using a 14 inch leader with a finesse worm (Tomato). There are other colors that work but Tomato is a confidence bait for me.


Another bait I have been fishing is a 6XD in (Tennessee Shad or Chartreuse Blue Back).


I like to set up my Carolina Rig with a 1 oz weight and 5' leader with a #3 rigging hook. I set this up with a Fluke (Mardi Gras).


I've been staying anywhere from 20-24 feet after the morning and won't head back up until the evening right before dark. I move up to about 15 feet in the evening but I'm fishing all the same baits.


Locations /Timing


Right now I am fishing main lake points, roadbeds and a few brush piles. The key is timing. You may pull up on a spot and not get bit and come back 2 hours later and the fish are loaded up. If the fish don't bite within 15-20 minutes, it's time to move on.These fish are feeding all day but you have to keep moving and find them.


I hope this report can help you catch some fish during your next visit to Lake Fork. If you are looking to get out in July / August, please give me a call for a guide trip. I know during these hotter months it's difficult for some people to stay out all day. I just want to remind everyone if you book a full day with me and I do not already have an evening trip we can split up the day. I would love to have the chance to work with anyone looking to come out. Here's a few recent photos.


Thanks, Eric Wright 972 757 7947


 




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Lake Fork Weather Forecast

Tuesday

Hot

Hi: 100

Tuesday Night

Chance Thunderstorms

Lo: 76

Wednesday

Hot

Hi: 100

Wednesday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 78

Thursday

Hot

Hi: 102

Thursday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 78

Friday

Hot

Hi: 101

Friday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 78


Lake Fork Water Level (last 30 days)


Water Level on 7/17: 401.49 (-1.51)



Lake Fork Fishing Report from TPWD (Jul. 11)

Water lightly stained; 87–89 degrees; 1.36’ low. Black bass are good on Magnum shakyheads, football jigs and Carolina rigged Flukes. White and yellow bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are fair on minnows. Catfish are fair on trotlines and prepared bait.