Fork Lake Fishing Guide

Lake Fork offers great fishing for Largemouth Bass, White Bass, White Crappie, Black Crappie, Channel Catfish, Bluegill and Redear Sunfish.

Lake Fork Reservoir,  about 65 miles east of downtown Dallas, and located in Wood, Rains, and Hopkins counties in the state of Texas, between the towns of Quitman, Alba, Emory, and Yantis, Texas.

Lake Fork, V-shaped lake,  covers overs 27,264 acres with 350 miles of shoreline, a maximum depth of 70 feet and 403 feet in elevation.

Lake Fork has special regulations aside from the Texas Parks and Wildlife regulations, and anglers should be aware of them.

Fork Lake Fishing Regulations 

  • Largemouth Bass: 5 per day
    One bass over 24 inches.
    None between 16 -24 inches.
  • Crappie: From December 1 to last day of February
    No minimum, no culling, 25 per day.

Lake Fork Boating & Rentals
Lake Fork has alot of tree stumps are all over the lake underwater, leaving treacherous underwater hazards, but great for fishing, but do take extreme caution, and do not reply on GPS navigation systems.

Lake Fork offers fishing boat rentals for fishing boats, pontoon boats as well as new and used boat sales and boat repair services.

Lake Fork has serval park that offer boat ramps. Some of the boat ramps are free and others will charge a fee.

Lake Fork Marinas:

The Lake Fork Marinas cater to anglers can can provide a variety of: boat ramps, fish cleaning stations, temporary slip rentals, fishing piers, restaurants, stores, and fishing sales for rods, tackle, and bait, etc. Please note that these marinas are all different and don't provide the same service or products.

Fork Lake is known for trophy-sized largemouth bass fishing!


Fork Lake Fishing Videos

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Popular Types of Fish at Fork Lake

Fork Lake fishing reports offers a wide variety of fish for Anglers such as Largemouth Bass, White Bass, White Crappie, Black Crappie, Channel Catfish, Bluegill and Redear Sunfish.

Largemouth Bass Fishing

  • Locations: Reservoir during the spring, fall, and winter months.
  • Baits: Spinnerbaits, crankbaits, topwater baits, plastic worms and lizards, jigs and jerk baits

Crappie Fishing

  • Locations: Bridge pilings, submerged trees, brush piles, and from deep water near the dam, depending upon the time of the year.
  • Baits: Live minnows, crappie jigs


Catfish Fishing

  • Locations: Shallow water in early summer
  • Baits: Stink bait and cut bait

Sunfish Fishing

  • Locations: Shallow water in early summer as well as piers, boathouse, and submerged stumps.
  • Baits: Crickets, earthworms, and small spinners

Directions to Fork Lake