Lake Fork Report 4/15/17

Dakota Jones Fishing

Texas Fishing Guide


Greetings to all my fellow anglers reading this report. I am filled with excitement as I write this for it will officially be my first report on the legendary Lake Fork reservoir.


If you have not already visited Lake Fork, it is truly a bucket list worthy trip every angler must cross off their list at some point in their lifetime. Lake Fork was impounded in 1980 by Texas Parks and wildlife for the soul purpose of creating a world class bass fishery. Most would say it is an absolute success, consistently ranking high in the Bassmaster top 100 lakes year after year.


Fork covers 27,690 acres and is filled with timber and vegetation, prime habitat for some of the biggest fish in Texas. The lake does have a “slot limit”. You cannot keep (or livewell) a fish over 16 inches and under 24 inches.


I am starting to see some post spawn fish moving deep, but the active fish are still shallow. You can find schools of fish chasing shad in the morning. You cannot go wrong with a top water or weightless fluke. The shad spawn seems to slow down after the first few hours of daylight but you can still find bass in 1-5 FOW. Plastics and slow moving baits are my go too when I need to pick apart cover, but if I feel the fish are active and roaming I do not shy away from big swimbaits (this is without a doubt one of the most thrilling bites you will ever experience in freshwater!).


If you are searching for your next personal best or are hooked on catching giant bass, Lake Fork is a trip you need to make. My schedule is currently open during the week. Please call of email me to book your trip to this awesome bass fishery.



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