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Lake Fork Cat fishing and Crappie Fishing Report

Report Submitted 6-7-15
Lake Fork Cat fishing and Crappie Fishing Report

 Well folks, summer is here! The lake is at full pool and the fishing has been very good! This does mean more stumps are hidden from view so be careful when you get off the boat lanes. I have even seen some large floating trees lately from all the storms and rain that have not found their way to a bank so take it slow. Let's get to the fishing!


Pretty easy right now. Summer time brush pile fishing is the ticket. We are hitting brush piles anywhere from 20 to 33 feet of water right now. Both jig and minnow bites are good with some days the crappie prefer one or the other. The jig that's been producing the best is the Slab Bandits Texas Toast fished on a 1/8 head. We are pitching the jig out over the piles and letting it float back and you will feel the good crappie "thump".


Most of the cats have made their way from shallow water into the deep water areas. We are fishing over baited holes in 25 to 30 foot of water and catching limits of nice size channel cats right now. My go to bait is Stubby's Cheese Bait made right here on Lake Fork. If you haven't tried this bait, you need to get you some! Best stuff I have ever used!


We have been boating bass up to 11 plus pounds lately on Live Bream. With the hot summer days setting in, we are starting to only fish early morning and late afternoons for the best results. The bass have been smacking the bream. I know there are some nay sayers on the live bait issue, but if you have never done this, give it try. I can show you have to make up the correct rig and how to do the whole process where all the fish are caught and safely released.

Good luck to everyone planning a trip to beautiful Lake Fork in the future. The lake is in great shape and the fishing is even better. If you need a guide who can put you on a variety of fish, give me shout and lets get something planned. Thanks to everyone out there!

Fishing Report by Lake Fork Guide Seth Vanover

Lake Fork Guide Seth Vanover
Phone: 903-736-4557


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