Well, we survived one of the worst cold snaps in Texas history! I never thought I would see negative zero temperatures in our area. Now that the ice has melted and normal east Texas temperatures are back, we’re starting to see the fishing pick up on Lake Fork.
The fish here have been through a lot lately… After the record breaking freeze that hit our area the week of Valentine’s Day, we had some heavy rains. That brought the lake level up to full pool, but it also muddied up a lot of good areas. Another challenge for the fishing is the flood gates being open at the dam. It sounds like an old wive’s tale around here when you hear the locals talk about how tough the fishing is when the gates are open, but you quickly realize it’s a fact when you experience it. An example is the Bass Champs tournament held here on Saturday, February 27. There were 314 two-man teams of the best anglers in Texas, and there were 249 zero’s and only 9 five-fish limits weighed in. That’s tough!
Don’t get discouraged though! Lake Fork lives up to her reputation and produces big fish still. The water is looking better every day and warming up nicely. Here are some pictures of my clients with recent catches!