Archive for March, 2014

Lake Fork Guide, Eric Wright

March 19, 2014

Wind was blowing hard yesterday ( 3/18/14) on Lake Fork but we still managed to whack ‘em on a wacky rig. We had a solid 20+ fish day.

The pattern I wrote about Here is still producing.

Here’s a tip for those of you who have been struggling. If you’re not going to the very, very backs of the creeks you may not be going far enough back. When we had those few days of warm weather the bait fish moved back as far as they could go and the fish followed. So go all the way to the backs of the creeks until you can’t go no more.

If you’re coming to the lake this weekend these tips will help.

Here are a few of the pictures from yesterday.




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Guide Tony Clark had a monster today!

March 12, 2014

Double digit fish that doesn’t touch 22″!  That is one fat framed girl!


Lake Fork Report Early March Report with John Morris

March 12, 2014


FROM:  J & M Guide Service


This week started off with one of the most pleasurable fishing days a guide could have.   I had two young fishermen as clients River Lee (13 Years old) and Tyler Evans (10 years old).  Tyler being the youngest at the ripe old age of 10, put everybody to shame.  He landed an 8.9 pound Largemouth Bass on his favorite Rattletrap.  Great job Tyler!   The Bass fishing continued to be great all week.  Water temperatures varied from 50.1 to 58.5 degrees.  The water clarity varies from lightly stained to stained in the back of creeks.  However we had an ice storm on Sunday which stirred up the lake and dropped the water temperatures.  Most fish were being caught in 3 to 7 feet of water on Rattletrap’s and white spinner baits with gold blades.  We used Ardent APEX Tournament reels and Ardent Denny Brauer signature Rods, a great combination to catch these Lake Fork trophy Bass.

The White Bass were still slow, but could be caught on Crappie minnows and small jigs.  I did notice that they are moving out of the real deep water into 10 to 14 foot of water.

The Crappie are also starting to move up creeks in preparation for their spawn.  Small Crappie minnows are the best bait at this time.  Keep a good eye on your rod because with the Bass on the move also and you might get a very large surprise.  Remember the lake record Bass was caught by a Crappie fisherman.

The Catfish fishing was fair this week, using Punch bait.  Most of the Catfish are being caught in 18 to 20 foot of water on baited holes.

Lake Fork Marina has added “Ardent reels” to their great inventory of fishing equipment for 2014.  They also have a good selection of spinner baits, Crappie jigs and minnows.

The Bass spawn has started here at Lake Fork.  Here at J & M Guide Service we have some openings during March and April for the Spring spawn.  So give us a call at Toll Free: 1-888-454-7037 or E-mail us at:   Have a safe fishing week and wear those life vest if the big motor is running and take a kid fishing.

John Morris Fishing Report 3-12-14

March 12, 2014


FROM:  J & M Guide Service

DATE:  3 – 9 March 2014

This week the water temperatures  dropped backed into the high 40’s to lower 50’s due to the ice storm we had last Sunday.  We were finally able to get back into the water on Tuesday when the ramps thawed out.  Fishing on Tuesday and Wednesday was slow, but it really picked up on Thursday thru Saturday.  We expect warming water temperatures this week with the air temperatures getting into the 70’s.  This week we were able to catch some really nice Bass on red Rattletraps and white spinner baits, but as the week progressed we started catching some really nice Bass (3 – 6 pound) on Zoom Mag II watermelon/red lizards.  We fished them Texas rigged.  By the way don’t forget to dye the tails chartreus.  All the fish were caught using Ardent Apex reels and Ardent Denny Brauer rods, a great combination!

The White Bass Have retreated back to the bridges.  Minnows and Crappie jigs were the key to catching them.  Look in about 16 to 20 foot of water depending on the bridge your fishing.

The Crappie fishing was also slow.  A few were being caught under the 514 bridge and on deep creek bends.  Live minnows were the bait of choice.

The Catfish have a case of lock jaw.  Very few were being caught, but the few that were being caught, were caught by using Punch bait in 20 24 foot of water on baited holes.

While you are at beautiful Lake Fork, stop into Lake Fork Marina and check out the latest Ardent Apex reels.  They have a good selection of white spinner baits and Crappie jigs and minnows.

The Bass spawn has started here at Lake Fork.  We have a few openings in March and April for guided fishing trips for those trophy spawner’s.  Give us a call, Toll Free; 1-888-454-7037 or E-mail us here at:  .  Have a great fishing week and wear those live vests while the big motor is running.

Andrew Grills Lake Fork Report

March 4, 2014

As usual, February was great for big fish. I haven’t had the time to post pictures as often but it was a good month. A few of the fish pictured were caught in the last two days, but the rest are from the past couple weeks. We caught big fish as deep as 40′ suspended, and some as shallow as 3′. Numbers have been low, but heck, my numbers are almost always on the low side this time of year. Fortunately, we often get a big one that makes the day.

It looks like another severe cold front is coming in, and that’s right down my alley. It will position the fish in the deepest water nearby. They wont bite as good, but at least I’ll know where they’re at. It seems like the biggest fish come on the worst days weather-wise this time of year, so I never let the weather bother me as long as its safe.

Right now, I’m catching fish in 3-10′ on structure near spawning areas. Moving baits have been most productive, but on some days we have to slow down with a shaky head or an M-Pack Lures jig.

James Caldemeyer Lake Fork Report & Pics 3/4/2014

March 4, 2014
I had the pleasure of taking Steve and his son-in-law, Bobby, fishing this past Saturday. It was a beautiful day and the fish were active. We had a lot of fun and caught some nice bass. Steve even managed to catch a real nice under that weighed 2.70 and measured 15 7/8.(last pic) Thanks Bobby and Steve for sharing the day with me!
The cold front is definitely going to knock em back a bit but as you can tell from the pics, these fish are about to bust loose and spawn. As the weather warms again late this week, look for Lake Fork to turn on quick! If you are headed to Lake Fork this month be sure to check out my current fishing reports and updated Lake Fork fishing info at