Archive for March, 2016

Eric Wright Lake Fork Report 3/17/16

March 17, 2016

For the last week or so I have been sight fishing 90% of the time  and we are catching about 15-25 a day. I am starting to see some bigger fish come up on beds this week.

The water temps are starting out around 60-61 degrees and warming up to 68 where I have been fishing. I am spending a lot of time around mid-lake but these fish are locking on beds everywhere right now. If I was coming out to Lake Fork all I would be doing is sight fishing. The water is stained but you are still able to find the fish.

My two main baits are a texas rigged #7 hook with a 1/4 oz weight any craw type bait(Okeechobee Craw) for bed fish and when I am searching I am throwing a weightless fluke (watermelon colors with dipped tail) or a frog.

I have several dates open at the end of April but as we get closer I will probably get those booked. If you are looking to come out and experience some incredible sight fishing please give me a call and I would love to have y’all out.

I am also starting to book up May and June so if you are looking to come out and throw some swimbaits, c-rigs and drop shots out in deeper water for some giants, book your trips soon! My full day prices will be going up to 400$, but if you get your trips booked before May 1st I will honor my current price 350$ for the day you come out to fish.

Eric Wright 972 757 7947                                                                                                                      





March 17, 2016

FROM:  J & M Guide Service

 6 – 12 March 2016

This week was a very wet week.  We saw almost 6 inches of rain and the lake came up to 1 and a 1/2 foot over full pool.  The water clarity remained heavily stained to muddy over most of the lake.   The water temperatures remained in the lower 60’s and the Bass were on the move into their spawning areas.   We caught a lot of small fish but a few between the 7 to 9 pound range.  The spinner bait, jig and fluke bite was the best for us this week. The Spinner bait of choice was a 3/8 ounce with a chartreuse/white/orange skirt, gold Colorado blades with a fire perch color Lake Fork Trophy Lures “Live” Magic Shad as a trailer.  “Great combination”!  Our jig combination was a ½ ounce jig with and Zoom Brush Hog as a trailer.  I take a full size watermelon red Brush Hog and pinch the top half off just below the wings and put the bottom half on the jig as a trailer.  One more trick, I dye the tails of the Brush Hog chartreuse.  The Zoom fluke was a great fish catcher this week.  We used the watermelon red fluke and dyed the tail chartreuse.  We rigged it split shot style.  Our rod and reel combination this continued to be Duckett rods and ABU Garcia Orra SX reels, spooled with Stren 17 pound test line.

The White Bass are starting to move up the creeks to spawn.  They can be found in 6 to 8 foot of water staging in front of sandy flats getting ready to move in to spawn.  Minnow rigs are the best way to catch them for the next few weeks.

Ok you Crappie fishermen, the Crappie are moving into the shallow water in the creeks to spawn.  They are in just about every creek on the lake and are really easy to catch with a minnow rig.  Have fun!

Lake Fork Marina has a great selection of Zoom baits, Duckett rods and spinner baits.  So when you are a t beautiful Lake Fork, make sure stop in and say hello and pick up all of your latest tackle needs.  You Crappie fishermen you can get the best minnows on the lake at the friendly Lake Fork Marina.

The Bass spawn is on!  I have a few open days in March and April for guided Bass and Crappie trips.  So give me a call at (903) 413-6919 or E-mail us at: .  Have a great fishing week.


March 8, 2016


FROM:  J & M Guide Service

DATE:  28 February – 5 March 2016

Lake Fork bass fishing is starting to pick up in a big way. We saw water temperatures rise to a great 62 degrees and the big Bass are starting to move up in creeks in a big way.  The water clarity is still highly stained to muddy in the back of creeks and stained in the main lake. We caught several good Bass on the good “ole” jig and the spinner bait was also working well.  The jig color was very critical.  We used a black and chartreuse ½ ounce jig with a watermelon red Zoom Brush Hog as a trailer.  Now about that Brush Hog, we dyed the tails chartreuse and cut the body off just below the wings, then put it on the jig hook.  The spinner bait combination was basically the same as I used last week. It was a 3/8 ounce spinnerbait body with a chartreuse/white/orange skirt with gold Colorado blades.  Now here is the twist!  I added a Lake Fork Trophy Lures “Live” Magic Shad in the fire perch color as a trailer.  A great combination!  Our rod and reel combination for the week was a Duckett Ghost 7.6 rod with an ABU Garcia Orra SX reel lined with Stren 17 pound test Line.  While you are at Lake Fork stop in Lake Fork Marina and see their great line up of new lures and check out their selection of Duckett rods and ABU Garcia reels.

The White Bass were driving the Crappie fishermen crazy.  The Crappie fishermen and the White Bass were using straight minnow rigs for bait.  So bottom line is when you are fishing for White Bass you might get a bonus with a large Crappie.

On the other hand you Crappie fishermen you might also get a surprise while using a Crappie jig or straight minnow rig, “a magnum White Bass”.  I noted the Crappies are still moving up in the water column.  There were in 12 to 14 feet over my brush piles.  Lots of fun!

The Lake Fork bass spawn is quickly approaching.  We have a few open dates for guided Bass and Crappie trips in March and April.  Give us a call at (903) 413-6919 or E-mail us at: .  Be a line watcher and have a great fishing week. 

Brian Duplechain

March 1, 2016

Congratulations to Lake Fork Guide Brian Duplechain on catching this amazing 12.6 MONSTER!

Lake Fork 2/25/16 on a white 3:16 Weedless Rising Son!

Brian Duplechain




Mark and Barbara Stevenson

March 1, 2016

This is such a great video by Ozarka and a must see for all the Lake Fork fans. Thank you all for putting together such a great video!  If you would like to learn more about Mark and Barbara Stevenson please visit their site.

On a side note, the Rusty Nail Lodge at Lake Fork Marina looked awesome!


Quick Fork Report 3-1-2016

March 1, 2016

These fish are about to be locked on beds VERY quickly.  The water temps are starting out around 54-55 in the morning and getting up to 60-61 later in the afternoon. As of this post the lake level is 403.25 –  If you love sight fishing now is a great time to get your trips planned.

My better fish have been caught in 1-5 foot of water in the backs of the creeks next to spawning flats. I have mainly been fishing a 3/8oz  Chatterbait  (White) with a Skinny Dipper (White) for a trailer. As it warms up I am also throwing a weightless fluke on a #3 rigging hook in (watermelon magic or watermelon candy) with a dipped chartreuse tail.

If any of y’all are looking to book a trip on Lake Fork, I would love the opportunity to show what this great lake has to offer.

Lake Fork Guide Eric Wright 972 757 7947