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Lake Fork Fishing Report

Lake Fork Guide Eddie GarrettReport Submitted: 4-16-17
Welcome to Lake Fork
 Water level is 0.05 over full pool and surface temps are ranging from 69 to 72 degrees. Early in the week we had about 6" of rain and lake came up 22" over night from run off and we also had a gate open. These bass don't like that much water coming in here a one time which made the bite tough for a few days. They are taking to the new water well now the bite has really improved and will continue to. This now will be the third year in a row in which it's been full during the spawn process. The fry survival rate will be awesome once again because of new cover which is great for the lake! With the warmer surface temps now the top water bite is Really starting to be good. Also the shad spawn is going on which the swim bait has come into play We should see the frog bite also get going shortly with all the new cover like it di last year. The last few days we have been catching our fish on a c-rig with a 3/4 oz. weight and about a 25" leader on longer main lake points in 2' to 8'. Xcites Hawgalicious and flukes both in Watermelon Candy have been the ticket for us. Shallow cranks, chatter baits and swim baits will fish well on the same points now with shad spawn happening. Now that fish have taken to the new water as it has stabilized we will concentrate a little more on the flooded cover. Senkos, flukes, Xcites Slim X wacky rigged and top waters will be the baits of my choice in these areas. Some pad stems are starting to bloom in some areas now also and last year the Spro popping frog was off the chart in this high water once they developed. I expect the same this year. We should be seeing some big fish coming in starting this week with the lake being in such great shape! If you need a guide I have a few dates open the rest of this month. Also start booking your May and June dates now. In a couple weeks we will start moving to the deeper water haunts in which that's where I'm very comfortable. Will be happy to let you understand your electronics better and show you deep water techniques that work here on Fork.. You can email me or call my cell @ 972-979-4850. More info @  As always thanks for reading my report.
Good fishing!
Eddie Garrett

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