Lake Fork

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Lake Fork Report 7/15/20


Lake Fork Guide Notes - 7/12/2020

As of this post the water level on Lake Fork is 402.60 and the surface temperature is ranging from 85 to 88° -

I've been catching all my fish on main lake structures such as humps, points, roadbeds and pond dams and am focusing on depths ranging 15 to 25 ' depending on the area.

As I have said many times in the past, the key to fishing these areas is timing. If the fish don’t bite within 15-20 minutes, it’s time to move on to another spot because they are biting somewhere. It's important to remember that you may try an area that doesn't produce in the early part of the day and come back a couple hours later to find it loaded up.

My two best baits have been a drop shot and a Carolina rig. Here's how I set these baits up.

Drop Shot: #1 rigging hook made by Owner - 1/4 oz weight with a 16 inch leader. I am throwing a Zoom finesse worm (Plum Crazy) (Tomato) on 20 lb braid with a 10 lb fluorocarbon leader.

Carolina Rig: 7.3 Falcon Expert Series Rod - 3/0 hook - 1 oz weight with a 4 - 5 foot leader. I am throwing a Zoom Fluke (Watermelon Magic) on 20 lb fluorocarbon.

Typical for summer fishing on Lake Fork, I am starting to catch a few schooling fish as well. The three baits you will want to have tied on are:

Spooks (bone), KT Spoons, and weightless flukes (disco violet). I prefer to use 15 lb Seaguar fluorocarbon for these baits.

I am sure this report can help you catch some fish during your next visit to Lake Fork and would appreciate it if you could share it with your friends. If you are looking to get out on a guided trip in July / August, I still have plenty of days open and would love the opportunity put y'all on some fish. The best way to reach me is to give me a call.

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Thanks, Eric Wright 972 757 7947


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.

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Lake Fork Weather Forecast


Partly Sunny

Hi: 92

Tuesday Night

Slight Chance Thunderstorms

Lo: 69


Chance Thunderstorms

Hi: 91

Wednesday Night

Slight Chance Thunderstorms

Lo: 73


Mostly Cloudy

Hi: 94

Thursday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 75


Partly Sunny

Hi: 96

Friday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 75

Lake Fork Water Level (last 30 days)

Water Level on 8/5: 402.00 (-1.00)

Lake Fork Fishing Report from TPWD (Jul. 29)

GOOD. Water lightly stained; 85-89 degrees; 0.77 low. Largemouth bass are good on blue fleck, purple and dark green plastic worms, diving crankbaits, bladed jigs and chatter baits near deep structure, points and humps in 14-28’. Some topwater action early with plugs and buzz baits. White and yellow bass are good in the deeper waters of main lake drop-offs, flats and humps. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows in 18-25’ in brush piles and standing timber. Catfish are good on cut bait and live bait in 10-20’.