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Lake Fork Fishing Report

Lake Fork Guide Eddie Garrett

Report Submitted: 5-11-18

Welcome to Lake Fork

Lake level is -48 and surface temps are ranging from 73 to 79 where we're fishing. Since everything is late this Spring we still have some fish that have not spawned on the lower end. On the upper end through mid lake their now in post spawn. Their are still a lot of males guarding fry in these areas. Their is also a shad spawn going on and this should last another week or two in certain areas. Just look for the birds on points and shell bed areas. We look for the Grey Heroins and gulls most of all. The white Egrets will lie to you most of the time. When chasing this shad spawn it's all about timing. But when your their at the right time it can be deadly. Big swim baits, small cranks , under spins with small swim bait trailers and Yellow Magic type top waters are all good. The big swim bait is the best when you see Gizzard Shad chasing. This is the time of year where you can catch them in a large variety of ways. It's just a matter of what part of the lake and cover or terrain and depth pattern you prefer to fish. The top water bite is good right now everywhere. We're mostly doing a top water if we start early enough then hitting main lake and secondary points lake points. The c- rig has really been the most consistent bite on the points with small cranks and under spins when w have a lot of wind. On the c- rig we're throwing a 3//4 oz. weight with about a 3 or 3 1/2 ft. leader in 4' to 12'. A Green Pumpkin Magic or Watermelon Magic fluke has probably has worked best overall. Shad color cranks and white or shad color trailers on the under spin. In about a week or two we will be moving out a deeper where I'm really comfortable. The rest of May is going to be good and the deep bite In June should be off the chart this year. If you need a guide I have some good days open the rest of this month and now booking June.

As always thanks for reading my report. Give me a call @ 972 979 4850 and get more info @ I would love to earn your business.

Tight lines and good fishing!
Eddie Garrett

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