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John Morris'
Lake Fork Fishing Report

FROM: J & M Guide Service
Report Submitted: 11-8-2021

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

DATES: 1 – 8 November 2021

What a beautiful week to be fishing here at Lake Fork, TX. With the cool nights it helped bring the water temperatures down to the upper 60’s and the water clarity is still stained too lightly stained. The Bass fishing still remained slow. There have been a few good fish caught but the vast majority is still under the slot fish. We did notice that the jig bite picked up this last week and the small crankbait bite was still your best bet to catch the Lake Fork finicky Bass. It is noted that the best color jig is black and blue with an Okeechobee color trailer. Swim the jig don’t hop it! As far as the crankbait goes, we went back to the Strike King KVD 1.5 square bill in the chartreuse with black stripe on the back pattern.

The giant Lake Fork Crappie were still feeding mostly on minnows this week. More and more Crappie are showing up on the bridges, however if you want to catch 2-pound plus Crappie you want to fish around old standing timber. One thing I noticed this week that a few nice Crappie have started relating to brush piles in 20 to 22 feet of water. By the way anglers, the jig bite started picking up this week especially on the brush piles. Have fun!

The White Bass have decided to eat this week again. They are chasing shad in the upper creeks. We caught them on Strike King KVD 1.5 crankbaits and rattle traps.

The Catfish anglers were having good success this week. Minnows seemed to be the best bait; however, punch bait was a close second. The best water depth to find good Catfish was 18 to 20 feet.

On our equipment list this for 2021 season is our Ranger 520c powered by a Mercury 250 Pro XS from Nichols Marine in Longview, TX, Duckett rods, ACC Crappie Stix, ABU Garcia reels, Stren line, Strike King hard baits, V & M and Zoom soft plastics.

Here at J & M Guide Service we still have a few days open for guided Bass and Crappie trips in November and December. We are also taking bookings for next year’s spawn (March, April and May 2022). Give us a call at (903) 413-6919 or e-mail us at Have a great fall fishing experience.

John Morris

Fishing Report by Lake Fork Guide John Morris
J & M Guide Service
(903) 413-6919


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