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Lake Fork Cat fishing and Crappie Fishing Report

Report Submitted 2-5-17
Lake Fork Cat fishing and Crappie Fishing Report

Ok folks. Sorry for the long time since my last update. The special time of year is here. Pre spring fishing is about the best time of the year for all kinds of species. Lets get into what is going on around Fork and other places. First up, the crappie bite!

Fork is in transition right now. Fish are beginning to make their move up the lake to the spawning grounds. We have been catching some under corks already but there are no size or numbers doing that yet. Most fish are being caught on main lake points and secondary points further up the lake. Fish are also showing up on the upper end bridges as well. Best baits for the cork fishing has been minnows. When we are out in the deeper water the best baits have been a slow slow slow moving jig! White Ice from Thermocline lures have been the ticket lately fished on a 1/16OZ pink head and again, fished extremely slow! We are fishing in 10 to 14 feet of water in these areas for out best results.

We have also been going to a nearby lake and have been putting an absolute beat down on some nice size crappie. We have been using Thermocline's Copper Mine mini tadpole fished on a 1/8OZ head at this lake. Presentation isn't really important here. Just chunk it out there, let it hit bottom and by the time you start reeling, the crappie have already slammed it. Get with me for more details on this one folks!

Lake O Pines is also in transition and fishing great. We have been going to the far upper end of the lake and catching good numbers and the size is also picking up. Best baits have been any feather jig with some white on the head or tail fishing on a retrieve pattern. We are also catching come under slip corks in 8 to 12 feet of water in this area.

White Bass:

All I can say is wow! We are smoking bigggg white bass on the Sabine. It slowed down when the river shot up but since the decline in the water levels, the fishing is as red hot as ever! This is a great time for the kiddos to come out and flat out get tired of catching fish!

Over the next month, the fishing everywhere will begin to get outstanding. If you are coming to Fork or Lake O pines or the Sabine River, give me a shout and we can load a cooler down right now.

Thanks for checking out my report!

Fishing Report by Lake Fork Guide Seth Vanover

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


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