Fishing Reports by Captain Tom Redington
About The Author:
Company: Lake Fork Bass Guide Service
Area Reporting: Lake Fork Texas
Bio: My mission is to help you learn the skills to catch lots of big fish on Lake Fork—skills that will also help you catch more and bigger fish on your home lake and any other lakes you fish. In addition, I will focus my efforts on your goals for our trip—whether you want to learn a new technique, find fish for an upcoming tournament, learn the current patterns for a week’s visit to Fork, or just have an enjoyable day with friends, family or a client.
[Lake Fork,TX] The spawn is still going on Fork and the big females are eating all day now to replenish as they wrap up, especially around spawning shad and bluegill.
[Lake Fork,TX] The spawn is on at Lake Fork and double digit bass are being caught in greater numbers than any year in recent memory.
[Lake Fork,TX] The prespawn is starting on Lake Fork and the biggest bass of the year will be caught in the next couple of months. It's lunker time in Texas!
[Lake Fork,TX] It's tourney season on Lake Fork, with huge tourneys with big cash and boat prizes almost every weekend. My latest report gives advice on how to take home some prizes.
[Lake Fork,TX] Fishing for big bass and numbers has been very good on Lake Fork for my clients and me the past few weeks.
[Lake Fork,TX] Bass are in summertime patterns and biting well on deep structure.
[Lake Fork,TX] Shad and bluegill have started spawning on Lake Fork and the postspawn bass are actively feeding on them in the shallows.
[Lake Fork,TX] The spawn is in full swing at Lake Fork and the bass fishing has been very good as a result.
[Lake Fork,TX] A mild winter has the bass moving shallow and getting ready for the spawn to start soon.
[Lake Fork,TX] Prespawn is about to kick off on Lake Fork and the low water has the fish consolidated in small areas.
[Lake Fork,TX] The turnover is winding down and the cooler temps have the fall pattern ready to kick off.
[Lake Fork,TX] A major cool down from the record heat has the Lake Fork bass starting to turn on again.
[Lake Fork,TX] With the hot and stable weather, the deep bite on Lake Fork is very good for both size and numbers.
[Lake Fork,TX] The spawn is winding down but the fish are starting to feed up and the bite has been good at Fork.
[Lake Fork,TX] Bass are in all 3 stages of the spawn and you can fish about any lure this month and have success if you stick with it.
[Lake Fork,TX] Water temps are heating up and the spawn is getting started on Lake Fork.
[Lake Fork,TX] Lake Fork is warming up after a couple cold weeks and the bass have started biting on a regular basis.
[Lake Fork,TX] Lots of fish are still being caught deep right now but the big prespawn fish will start coming from the shallows very shortly.
[Lake Fork,TX] Mild and warm fall weather has the bite staying very good at Lake Fork and it should stay that way for a while now.
[Lake Fork,TX] Beautiful weather and cooler temps have the bass chasing shad around the grass beds on Lake Fork.
[Lake Fork,TX] It's tourney time on Lake Fork and lots of keeper sized bass can be caught right now in the shallow grass.
[Lake Fork,TX] The hot summer weather has bass in their predictable summer patterns.
[Lake Fork,TX] With the spawn behind us (well mostly, there were still a few on beds last week!) and the weather turning hot, bass are settling into traditional summer patterns. The hot days with lots of sunshine have been best for me, grouping big schools up on deep structure.
[Lake Fork,TX] Bass fishing on Lake Fork remains smokin' hot, both shallow and deep.
[Lake Fork,TX] Lake Fork is on Fire! Some spawn action and lots of post spawn fish being caught too.
[Lake Fork,TX] The spawn is just about to get underway.
[Lake Fork,TX] Numbers run lower this time of year; however, the average size of your catch is at its highest for the year, usually in the 3.5 to 5 lb range, with a good shot at bass 7 lbs or greater. It’s also the time of year when more 10s, 11s, 12s, 13s, and bigger are caught.
[Lake Fork,TX] Heading into the New Year, the early stages of prespawn are ready to get underway in some areas of Lake Fork. Considering I’ve seen some bass on beds as early as Feb 10th in years past, spring on Lake Fork is truly just around the corner.
[Lake Fork,TX] As cold fronts make their way through Texas with more regularity in the coming weeks, look for the shad to show up in their regular cooler water spots and both the shallow and deep bites will become consistent.
[Lake Fork,TX] Even though we’re approaching mid-October, water temps are still sitting in the mid-70s and our best fall bite is yet to come. As cold fronts roll through regularly and the water temps move into the 60s, big bass will come more consistently from the shallows and lunker fish will also group up out deep.
[Lake Fork,TX] The bass fishing over the past couple of weeks on Lake Fork has been slower than normal.
[Lake Fork,TX] Bass are settled in their summer offshore structure patterns at Lake Fork and the fishing has been good to great almost every day for the past week. Although we haven’t caught any monster fish lately, we’ve caught at least 20 fish every day and many more on the good days.
[Lake Fork,TX] The temps have turned hot here at Fork, grouping up lots of fish out deep.
[Lake Fork,TX] After a prolonged stretch of really good fishing on Lake Fork, things slowed down recently, particularly for bigger fish. Despite an overnight 2’ rise in the water after flooding rains, we could still catch good numbers of buck bass to 5 lbs.
[Lake Fork,TX] Despite very windy conditions (often 25 to 40 mph) and cold fronts passing through every few days, a lot of big fish moved up during the past week. Best of all, you can fish for quantity or quality right now.
[Lake Fork,TX] After an extended warming trend in early March brought in a big wave of spawners, a strong cold front with heavy rains muddied up and cooled Lake Fork, slowing the bite considerably last week. The water has steadily warmed again this week and that is drawing a number of fish into the shallows to start spawning again.
[Lake Fork,TX] Spring fishing is kicking into high gear at Lake Fork, with a few bass already starting to spawn. Most of the bass are still prespawn and many won’t hit the beds until April.
[Lake Fork,TX] Despite a week of bitter cold temps with sleet and ice, the fishing at Lake Fork has been good on most days. More big prespawn bass are showing up in the shallows all the time and 11+ lb fish are starting to come into marinas on a more regular basis.
[Lake Fork,TX] Fishing at Lake Fork is somewhat like the stock market lately—very volatile. We’ve had some really good days and some really slow days.
[Lake Fork,TX] After a couple of wonderful fishing trips to Mexico, I’m gearing up for another season on Lake Fork and for the start of the FLW Tour season too.
[Lake Fork,TX] The fall fishing really turned on this past week at Lake Fork with the long awaited end to our warm temps. Even after the cold fronts, numbers of bass have been good to great.
[Lake Fork,TX] Bass are settling into regular fall patterns here on Lake Fork. Normally, Iï¿½m catching fish consistently out deep at this time of year, but the offshore bite has been slow for me lately.
[Lake Fork,TX] After a couple of tumultuous weeks in early September dealing with many rainy days and Hurricanes Gustav and Ike, we’ve had several of the most consistent weeks of weather I can remember at Lake Fork.
[Lake Fork,TX] Fishing patterns are starting to change at Lake Fork, as a couple good rains and cooler temps have some fish just starting on fall patterns. September is always a popular month on Fork, as the fall tournament season really cranks up. It’s perfect timing for tournaments too, because the cooling water turns on the fishing in both the shallows and out deep.
[Lake Fork,TX] It is the normal summertime scenario on Lake Fork—lots of hot days and a lot of hot fishing action. Fishing has been good for numbers most days with some big fish mixed in, like the 10 lb 4 oz and 8 lb lunkers we had on our last trip.
[Lake Fork,TX] Bass have settled into their normal summertime patterns on Lake Fork and the fishing is pretty consistent. Grassy points produced some nice bass early and late, while I’m spending most of my days fishing deep structure for schools of big fish. Once we’ve found a school with our graph, it has been pretty easy to catch at least a few of these fish most days.
[Lake Fork,TX] Due to high water, flooded vegetation, and relatively cool water temps, the bass fishing patterns continue to be wide open at Lake Fork.
[Lake Fork,TX] With summer just around the corner, the bass fishing patterns are still wide open at Lake Fork due to a cooler than normal spring and high water.
[Lake Fork,TX] As we enter May, I’m still seeing some spawning pairs in the shallows at Lake Fork. Between the fry guarders, spawning fish and the bass chasing the hoards of shad spawning in the grass, 10’ and less has been my best depth range this week.
[Lake Fork,TX] With bass in all 3 phases of the spawn and sections of the lake that are clear, stained and muddy, it’s possible to catch big Lake Fork bass on just about any shallow water technique right now.