Lake Fork

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You can judge a buck by its antlers

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Tom Behrens has over 50 years experience in fishing and hunting across the United States. Much of this time was spent in Oklahoma and Texas where he became very familiar with the outdoor opportunities in these states. You may contact him by email at: tomdoglover29@aol.com




Texas Parks & Wildlife Department reminds hunters that in some counties you can only take a buck if its antlers have an inside spread of 13 inches or more, or if it has an unbranched antler.


This regulation is intended to allow the majority of bucks to grow older and create a more natural age structure in the herd, with mature bucks doing most of the breeding.


To help you estimate if a buck has 13 inches between the main beams, look at his ears. If an alert buck’s antler beams don’t extend beyond its ear tips, it’s probably not legal.


Refer to your Outdoor Annual for information on antler restrictions, bag limits and other need-to-know regulations.


Photo courtesty: TPWD




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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.