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Lake Fork Cat fishing and Crappie Fishing Report

Report Submitted 1-30-19

Lake Fork Cat fishing and Crappie Fishing Report

Ok folks. The special time of year is just about here! The spring spawn is just around the corner!! If you like slinging slabs using a cork, the time is very near!! Let’s go to the lakes and give you some current reports and what to expect!

Lake Fork:

The lake is in great shape and this years spawn will be out of sight. Right now, the Crappie are starting to makes moves from the deep winter spots and moving up the lake. Lately the best depth has been around 13 to 16 feet on brush and standing timber. White and chartreuse jigs have been producing best but you can still catch em on minnow rigs. Once it gets to around late February you can start catching crappie under corks in 3 foot or less. Just find some grass lines and start working your way until you get bit. Once you get bit, stay in that area. There will be more crappie very close! Usually the best results for fishing corks is using the minnows, but there are times the jig under a fork works just as good!

Lake O Pines:

Right now, Pines is falling and approaching normal pool which is a welcomed blessing. It’s been high most of the winter and that made fishing spotty, but still had some really good days. As the early spring approaches, the Crappie will start moving towards the main creeks like Alley, Johnson and Copeland. Now that the lake is getting to normal pool, be sure to watch for the stumps on the south shoreline!! Currently you can still catch a good mess of crappie on submerged timber along the main river and the flats closer to the dam. This nite will last about another two weeks before the fish start to move so get in on it before it changes!

I have recently outfitted my new Nautic Star 244 XTS with the new Garmin Live scope. For those of you who are skeptical about this new technology, I was with you until I bought one and started using it. I’m here to tell you folks, the hype is real! This unit is amazing and I cannot wait to use it in the shallow spawning grounds! That will be a hoot!!

If you’re looking for a fun, safe trip on Lake O Pines or Lake Fork this spring, get with me ASAP. I have a few prime days left!!

Tight lines everyone!


Fishing Report by Lake Fork Guide Seth Vanover

Lake Fork Guide Seth Vanover
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