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John Morris'
Lake Fork Fishing Report

FROM: J & M Guide Service
Report Submitted: 3-18-18

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

DATES: 11 – 17 March 2018

The landscape around Lake Fork has taken on a spring look with all of the trees and bushes budding and leafing out. The water temperatures are in the lower to mid-60’s and the water clarity is getting better every day. The water clarity in the upper creeks is still muddy but the lower lake creeks are trying to clear up. The Bass bite is still not what it should be but it is getting better every day. I blame it on the muddy water in the upper creeks and the cool nights. The split shot rig worked the best for us this week. We split shot the Buddy’s Custom Bait 8-inch watermelon candy red lizard and the Zoom watermelon red fluke. We dyed the tails chartreuse on both the lizard and fluke. It is noted that the slower you work the lizard the better the Bass will hit it. There is never any doubt when they hit that lizard, they hammer it! I would be remiss if I did not tell you one bait that we also used. It was a black and blue Lake Fork Trophy Lures Hyper stick. It worked well in the upper creeks where it was muddy. On our equipment list this week was our Ranger 520c powered by a Mercury 250 Pro X, Duckett rods, ABU Garcia reels, Stren line, Buddy’s Custom Baits, Zoom soft plastics and Lake Fork Trophy Lures.

The Crappie fishing was very good this week. They are starting to move up the creeks to spawn. Several Crappie guides caught good numbers of great Crappie. Minnow rigs were the preferred way to catch them this week.

The White Bass are also on the move up the creeks. They are on the 4-foot deep flats in the back of creeks in the minor ditches. Minnow rigs were the best way to catch them.

Yes, the Bass spawn is finally here. We have a few open days in March and April for guided Bass trips. Give us a call at (903) 413-6919 or E-mail us at Have a safe fishing trip and be courteous to your fellow anglers.

John Morris

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


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