Located in north-central Texas, Lake Fork or Lake Fork Reservoir boasts 27,000 acres, 300-plus miles of shoreline, and a plethora of gamefish species. Spring, fall, and winter are the best seasons temperature-wise for fishing Lake Fork. Summers are scorching, but the fishing on the relatively cool summer nights can be very productive. The lake has plenty of humps, ledges, and channels where its renewed bunker largemouth bass, white bass, and hybrid stripers can be found hunting schools of baitfish. Giant catfish bite year-round, and bowfin, gar, crappie, and sunfish also reside in the lake.
Lake Fork is famous for record-breaking largemouth bass. When fishing for largemouths, use spinnerbaits, crankbaits and plastic worms. When night-fishing, use plastic worms and topwaters. For white bass, use jigging spoons and live baitfish. During winter, lucky anglers may also land a yellow bass.
Crappie fishing is good on Lake Fork. During spring and early fall, find crappie around standing timber and the Lake’s many bridges. In winter, they swim to the deeper water near the dam. Crappie respond to jigs and live minnows.
During the spring and summer, you have a higher chance of catching sunfish.
Use caution when boating on Lake Fork, because there is a lot of submerged timber. There are numerous artificial habitat structures where fish gather, as well as the plentiful cover provided by hydrilla plants, and docks and boathouses.
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Lake Fork boat ramps:
The following boat ramps provide access to Lake Fork.