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Lake Fork Fishing Report

Report Submitted 4-13-17

Lake Fork Pro Guide Marc Mitchell

Wow what a week. This week Lake Fork has reached it's full level. The recent rain has brought the lake up big time. I have heard of several areas around the lake got up 5-7 inches. We had around 3.5 north of the lake. In my opinion this could not have came at a better time.

We are only about 40% into this years spawn so this new water will give the new fry places to hide and have a chance of surviving. Last couple of years we had a good spawn. What spawn that has taken place as already been very good for us.

I look forward to this next wave of fish cause it will be a huge wave of fish pulling up to spawn. Right now I am seeing signs of a shad spawn but it is hit or miss and it has been that way for a couple of weeks. The weather has just been crazy and the wind 20-25 mph more days that I want to remember.

So here are some things to try next time you are at Lake Fork. Early morning look for windy points. Square bills and chatter baits are very good early on windy points in 1-5 ft. Shad patterns are best. That will last for 1-2 hours. Then I start running into spawning flats and throw chatter baits and flukes in 1-4 ft.

This has been my main game for a while now. If you can pitch or flip you need to hit the bushes. Lots of fish under the willows and in them. Best baits are TX rigged Xcite Raptor Craws in green pumpkin and watermelonred. These colors also good on flukes.

Other baits like beavers and senkos also good. There are some main lake points starting to have some groups of fish on them in 4-8 ft. Carolina rigs with Xcite hawgalious, lizards,rattle snakes, are good. Same colors as above. I expect the swim bait bite and the buzz bait bite to start up when the water climbs above 70 degrees.

Right now lots of 65-68. When the temp hits 70 degrees it will open up a bunch of different ways to catch them. Just spend your time inside 10 ft and be ready. The hawgs are going to be moving up in the next couple of weeks. I hope this helps you on your next trip on Lake Fork.

If you are ever interested in a guide trip on Lake Fork I would like to be your guide and show you a great time. You can reach me at the contact info listed below.

Thanks for stopping by and reading my report.

May God Bless You.

Have A Great Day... Go Fishing `~<""><


Fishing Report by Lake Fork Guide Marc Mitchell

Marc Mitchell's Lake Fork Guide Service / East Texas Lakes Also.
Marc Mitchell's Lake Fork Guide Service (since 1982)

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