Lake Fork Fishing Report


It was a warm week here at beautiful Lake Fork. The water temperatures fell to the upper 80s, and water clarity remained stained. The bass fishing is fair; however, it did pick up a little this week.

Green pumpkin magic was the go-to color this week no matter what rig you were throwing. The Texas rig worked the best this week. We used the Zoom green pumpkin magic Mag II on both the Texas rig and the Carolina rig and dyed the tails chartreuse.

We also caught a few good fish shallow by using a Zoom green pumpkin magic trick worm rigged wacky style. It is noted that we were fishing heavy grass and we put a nail in the head of the wacky worm and dyed the tail chartreuse. Likewise, we also used a drop shot rig and used a Zoom green pumpkin magic Trick Worm with a dyed tail in 8 to 12 feet of water. Worked great! 

The crappie fishing was good again this week.  They were being taken in 18 feet of water with Bubba’s Bait white and orange tail crappie jig. The pure minnow rig was also working on those crappies in 20 to 22 feet of water over brush piles.

The white bass fishing cooled off this week. We had to use a crappie jig tipped with a minnow to catch them. They are still at 18 to 20 feet.  

The catfish fishing was good this week. They are in 22 to 24 feet of water around old baited trees. Punch bait was at the top of their menu.  

On our equipment list this week was our Ranger Z520c powered by a Mercury 250 Pro XS from Nichols Marine in Longview, Duckett rods, Lew’s reels, Stren line, Eagle Claw hooks, Buddy’s Custom Baits from here at Lake Fork, Bubba’s Bait crappie jigs, Zoom soft plastic’s and Strike King hard baits.

Here at J & M Guide Service we are busy getting folks read for the Berkley Bass Tournament. We have three openings left for guided Bass trips to help you get ready for the big tournament. We will use Berkley baits to help you get ready.  Give us a call at 903-413-6919 or e-mail us at Have a great fishing week.