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John Morris'
Lake Fork Fishing Report

FROM: J & M Guide Service
Report Submitted: 3-19-17

Lake Fork Pro Guide John Morris of J&M Guide Service with a 9.7 bass caught April 26, 2012


DATES: 13 -19 March 2017
What a beautiful week to fish Lake Fork. The water temperatures have stabilized at 61 - 63 degrees and the water clarity is continuing to improve all over the lake. The Bass fishing has been good all the week especially in the shallow water. Jerk baits and Zoom Flukes were the big producers for us this week. The green Husky jerk bait worked well but the watermelon/red Zoom fluke rigged on a split shot rig worked the best. Do not forget to dye the tail of the fluke chartreuse. The Lizard bite did slow down this week. If your fluke bite slows down go to a Lake Fork Trophy Lures watermelon/red Hyper Stick. The split shot rig is still the best way to fish the Hyper Stick. Our equipment list for this week includes a Ranger Z522, Mercury Verado 250, Duckett Ghost rods, ABU Garcia Orra SX reels, Stren line and Zoom flukes.

The White Bass fishing was also very good this week. They are up in the creeks chasing shad and getting ready for their spawn. You can use a ╝ jig head and tip the jig with a good size minnow. You will find them in 10 to 14 foot water on the creek bends.

The Crappie anglers are still having a lot of fun. Numerous limits of Crappie are still coming into the cleaning station every day. This week the chartreuse jig worked the best in 2 to 3 foot of water around stumps. Have a great time!

The Catfish were still slow this week. Most of them were caught using cut bait and minnows. The better numbers of Catfish were being caught in 8 to 10 foot of water around trees.

Lake Fork Marina continues to get new merchandise such as the Reality Shad for Bass and Casey’s Classic Runners for Crappie. Both are from Roadrunner /Blakemore, always a name you can trust. Another good Crappie jig they have is the Slaters #4 orange/black/chartreuse jig, that has been a great color combination for the Crappie anglers this year! While you are a Lake Fork Marina, check the Duckett rods and ABU Garcia reels.

The Bass spawn is on here at Lake Fork. Here at J & M Guide Service we are taking bookings for guided bass fishing trips for the remainder of the spawn. Give us a call at (903) 413-6919 or E-mail us at Have a safe fishing week.


John Morris

Fishing Report by Lake Fork Guide John Morris

J & M Guide Service
(903) 413-6919


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