Lake Fork Fishing Report

July 22-28


The heat continues to be a factor here at Lake Fork. The water temperatures are approaching 94 degrees and the water clarity is slightly stained.

This week was spent supporting 54 top young anglers from California to New York here at Lake Fork in Camp Bass 2018. The fishing was fare, and Bryce Toliver caught a great Lake Fork Bass that weighed 9.8 pounds, for which he was awarded the 2018 Bass Camp largest fish.

There is much more that goes into Camp Bass. The young anglers learn and graded on such things as leadership, team play, hook sets, boat control, boat electronics, attitude and responsibility. This all plays into the Bass Camp Angler of the Year Award. This year’s Angler of the Year Award went to Neil Covington. My hat is off to you Neil, great job!

The Crappie fishing was fare due to the heat and water temperatures. Look for them in 22 to 25 foot of water over and around isolated brush piles. Bubba’s Bait chartreuse and white Crappie jigs worked the best this week. Sometimes you have to tip the Crappie jig with a minnow.

The White Bass are still on a diet. The best way to catch them is to use a Bubba’s bait white with an orange tail Crappie jig tipped with a minnow. Look for them in 30 foot of water around old brush piles.

The Catfish were still hungry this week. They are in 26 to 28 foot of water around old trees. Make sure you bait the trees. Minnow were your best bet to catch a good mess of Catfish this week.

On our equipment list, this week was our Ranger Z520c powered by a Mercury 250 Pro XS, Lowrance Electronics, Duckett rods, ABU Garcia reels, Stren line, Buddy’s Custom Baits from here at Lake Fork and Strike King hard baits.

We have several days open for guided Bass trips in August. Give us a call here at J & M Guide Service at (903) 413-6919 or E-mail us at . Have a safe fishing week and stay hydrated.


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