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Lake Fork Report 9/6/2018

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 would like to start out by thanking everyone who made it out to Lake Fork so far this season. I have been blessed to earn your business and hope to see all again soon.

As of this post, Lake Fork water level is 400.65 and the water temperature is at 83. As you can see from the above pictures, Lake Fork is especially beautiful this time of year.

The numbers of fish we are catching have been good to great but the bigger bites have been a little tough which is common this time of year. We’ll soon be catching fall giants here on Lake Fork.

What has changed from my last report is I am starting to find some fish up shallow in the grass in the back of creeks. I am catching these fish on a Yellow Magic (bone), Limit Getter Spinner Bait, Underspins with a Skinny Dipper (white) and Weightless Fluke (dip tail or solid white). There’s a lot of little shad that have started to move up in the grass.

Out deep they have been more scattered. I may catch them off one spot in 12-15 feet and the next spot in 20-22 feet. Some of these fish are coming off road beds while others are on main lake points.

- Drop Shot - #1 rigging hook and a 5/16 oz weight. I am using a 14 inch leader with a finesse worm (Tomato).

- Carolina Rig - #3 rigging hook 1 oz weight and 5’ leader with
a 10.5" Ol’ Monster (Junebug).

- Weightless Fluke - #3 rigging hook ( White Pearl/Disco Violet)

- KT jigging spoon.

If you are planning to come out in September and October, please make sure to get your dates booked in advance. I still have days open and would love to have y’all out.

Thanks, Eric Wright 972 757 7947

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Lake Fork Weather Forecast


Slight Chance Thunderstorms

Hi: 85

Monday Night

Patchy Fog

Lo: 70


Slight Chance Thunderstorms

Hi: 89

Tuesday Night

Slight Chance Thunderstorms

Lo: 70


Chance Thunderstorms

Hi: 83

Wednesday Night

Slight Chance Thunderstorms

Lo: 65


Slight Chance Thunderstorms

Hi: 83

Thursday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 66

Lake Fork Water Level (last 30 days)

Water Level on 9/24: 401.11 (-1.89)

Lake Fork Fishing Report from TPWD (Sep. 19)

Water lightly stained; 81–85 degrees; 2.36’ low. Black bass are slow on Carolina rigged creature baits, flutter spoons, football jigs and deep diving crankbaits. White and yellow bass are fair on slabs. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs on brush piles and bridges. Catfish are fair on trotlines.