Lake Fork report

TXI 10354Hello everyone and greetings from the great Lake Fork.

Here is the fishing report for the week — The current surface temps are ranging from 87 to 88 degrees in the mornings and then up into the low 90s in the afternoon. That is pretty normal for this time of year. The lake level is running a little over 2 ½ foot low, and with the hot days we are having it should reach 3-feet low pretty soon.

The last few days have been a blast here on Lake Fork as schooling activity has picked up a bunch. Early in the morning, and even during the day, there has been a large amount of schooling fish in certain locations. Good baits for us have been crankbaits and top-water plugs. Baits like the Sebile Flatt Shad and top-waters like the Sebile Slim Stick walking bait have been working well.

We have also been catching fish on swimbaits like the new Berkley Havoc Subwoofer. Schooling activity had slowed down some but the last few days it has been crankin’!

There are tons of baitfish running just below the surface, making perfect conditions for schooling bass. During the day the deep bite has been pretty tricky as most of the fish have been suspended way up during the midday. The best bottom bite out deep has been later in the afternoon and evening on Carolina rigs and Texas-rigged 10-inch Berkley Power worms rigged on 5/0 Mustad mega Wide Gap hooks. Late in the evening there has been some good feeding activity up in shallower water on some of the main lake points.

We are catching fish on Texas-rigged Berkley Havoc Pit Boss in watermelon color as well as Berkley Havoc Bottom Hoppers rigged on a drop-shot in the Shady watermelon candy color. We are fishing the weed beds and stick ups on main lake points with deep water adjacent to them. Keep your top-waters and crankbaits handy as the schooling fish have been running in the shallows in the evening, as well.

We are having blast this summer on Lake Fork. If you want to book a trip and learn how to catch them our deep and learn how to use your electronics properly or bring the kids out for one last trip before school starts give us a ring or drop us a line at or call (903) 569-7451.

A lot of people do half-day morning trips to beat the heat, or we also do night trips. From the beginner to the expert we will make your trip to Lake Fork one to remember.

For more booking info check us our on line at . Be sure and click on all of the awesome photo pages to take a look at a ton of happy folks holding their Lake Fork Giant Bass. Also check out the cool fishing videos and see what Lake Fork is all about.

If you are in the area, be sure and swing by our local Ranger Boat dealer Diamond Sports Marine over on Highway 154. They are a full-service Ranger and Mercury dealer and have a full parts and service department. Tell ‘em Tanner sent ya’! Also check out our other website at You can also find us on Facebook under John Tanner. I post photos just about every day and keep you up to date on what is happening on Lake Fork.