Lake Fork Fishing Report – 10/19/17

It finally feels like fall here on Lake Fork, and I couldn’t be happier.  Water temperature is sitting right around the 73 degree mark, and the water level is at 402.19 (0.82 ft below full pool) at the time of this writing.

No matter if you prefer to fish shallow or deep, this is the time of year that numbers are pretty easy to come by.

Shallow Fishing on Lake Fork

For those that like to fish shallow, there is quite a bit of coontail and other aquatic vegetation in the upper ends of the lake.  These areas are holding a lot of fish, and some big ones too.  This past week, my client boated a 7 lb 7 oz bass, and about 15 minutes later boated a 12 lb 1 oz GIANT Lake Fork bass!!  Both fish were caught in 3-4 ft of water on a Santone Lures swim jig (Mean Green color) with a Strike King Lures Rage Swimmer trailer.  Other baits that have been working well for us are a Strike King Sexy Dawg and Sexy Dawg Jr, a Lake Fork Trophy Lures Hyper Stick, and a Strike King Red Eyed Shad.

Deep Fishing on Lake Fork

For the deep bite, the fish are really starting to group up on points, ridges, road beds, and some flats at the mouths of creeks.  I’ll look in 15-30 ft of water until I dial in what depth the fish want to be in at that particular time.  It will often fluctuate a time or two during the day and depending on what end of the lake you are fishing.

For the deep fish, a Carolina rigged Strike King Caffeine Shad or Lake Fork Trophy Lures Hyper Stick or LFT Baby Ring Fry, a drop shot with Strike King KVD Finesse Worm, Santone football jig, a jigging spoon, tail spinner, and an underspin are all players depending on the day.

I still have a few open dates in November, and several in December if you’d like to come out and get in on some of the action.  It’s a great time to bring someone new to bass fishing because we typically do lots of CATCHING this time of year!!!  If i can help, please email me at or give me a call at (903) 456-3691.

Latest Lake Fork Bass Pictures

Here are a few catches from the past couple of weeks:

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Video | Evan Pennington | Lake Fork Guide Jason Hoffman

This is a video of 11 year old Evan P. catching a nice 8+ pound bass on Lake Fork while fishing with Lake Fork guide Jason Hoffman on June 29, 2012.

Lake Fork Fishing Report – July 15, 2012

Lake Fork Fishing Report – The deep bite continues to produce quality bites, and that’s where I’m spending 100% of my time. I’m starting the mornings in 20-21 ft of water using a Carolina rigged LFT Hyperstick in Chartreuse Pepper and Watermelon Chartreuse. We’ll also throw a C-rigged LFT Baby Ring Fry in the same colors if the bite is a little slower.

As the sun gets higher in the sky, the schools of fish go a little deeper and you can find them most days in 24-31 ft of water. Use your electronics to find the schools of fish and don’t stop until you see what you’re looking for. I’m staying with the C-rig throughout the day and mixing in a 1 oz Santone Football jig in Pinto Beans and Carrots with a LFT Hyper Freak as well.

We’re averaging about 15 fish per day and those numbers have been pretty consistent. We’ve also set a few new personal bests over the last couple of weeks. Here are a few pics of the fish we’ve been catching:

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Lake Fork bass

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Tips | Tactics | McDonald’s Big Bass Splash | Lake Fork | 1

McDonald’s Big Bass Splash – Tips and Tacticts – Lake Fork

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Asha | 8 pound Lake Fork Bass | Guide Jason Hoffman

Lake Fork Bass Guide Jason Hoffman