We have had a great start to the early spring fishing here on Lake Fork. Early last week, we experienced a really nice warming trend that saw us with a high of 80 degrees on Wednesday. Our water temps on Lake Fork warmed into the low 60s in a few areas, and the fish really responded to it. Unfortunately, we had a pretty big cold front that followed bringing with it a decent amount of cold rain, and the water temp in those areas are back into the 49-50 degree range.
Those fish won't go too far, but they won't be quite as eager to feed. Best baits will still be chatterbaits, lipless crankbaits, jerkbaits, and jigs.
Look for available cover such as lily pad stems, coontail grass, and stumps near creek channels, drains, and ditches. The fish will use these to move in and out of the spawning areas, and they are great places to look for the many BIG, FAT, Lake Fork females that we are famous for.
Here are a few pics of recent catches. If you are looking for a bass fishing guide on Lake Fork, I would love the opportunity to earn your business. If I don't have an open date that will work for you, I will happily help you find another great guide on Lake Fork that does. I work with many of the best that Lake Fork has to offer, and we all want to see you have a successful trip. Thank you!