Lake Fork Report 5-21-17

Lake Fork Report


Dakota Jones Fishing

Texas Fishing Guide


It has been one crazy week on Lake Fork! To everyone who participated in the legends of lake fork tournament, I hope you enjoyed the event and congratulations to those who cashed a check. If you visited the outdoor “expo” at Lake Fork Marina, I was the man in the Temple Fork Outfitters booth. I will also be at the Skeeter boat owner’s tournament in a few weeks so plan on stopping by to say hey! I was lucky enough to sneak away each day and check up on my fish. Here is my report for Lake Fork.


Those of you who have read my past reports know I visit Fork often. It is a very interesting lake and one that should be at the top of every bass anglers bucket list. I am fortunate to live only a short drive from this legendary body of water and I enjoy every chance I get to fish it. Lake Fork is a slot lake (16-24inches) which is why most tournaments are “big bass” events with hourly – 1 fish weigh ins. These tournaments are fun to fish and have good payouts.


For those of you who do not know the lake, Fork is a man-made reservoir, impounded in 1980. It is filled with timber and lined with all kinds of shoreline cover. The real attraction here is fishing deep with oversized baits.


I am catching some fish out deep on main lake points, but I will admit we do need a few more days of warm weather to really ignite the offshore bite. The bigger fish I am catching shallow on a variety of baits. Top waters, texas rigs, flukes, and punch rigs are big producers when the fish are shallow. I would predict that those of you who plan to fish the Skeeter boat owner’s tournament will still find fish shallow, but the deep (12-25 FOW) bite will be a key player as well.


Currently I have May 25th to June 1st and June 3rd – 7th available if you are looking to make a trip to Lake Fork. Contact me so we can book the dates!


Lake Fork | Lake Ray Roberts | Lake Palestine | Lake Athens

Phone: (509) 309-5252