Trophy bass fishing on world famous Lake Fork

Lake Fork Report for October, with pictures

October is one of the best months of the year here on Lake Fork, and not too many folks realize that. Fishing is getting better and better, and it will continue to improve as the weather cools down. While we do catch an occasional big fish, October is more of a “numbers” month. I encourage customers with young children, or novice anglers, to come enjoy getting their line stretched this month!

The water temperature is still in the upper 70’s as I write this report, but hopefully that will drop sooner than later. The water level is holding steady near full pool, at just 0.54′ low. That’s hard to believe considering how dry the past few weeks have been here.

I wasn’t surprised that we had very little sign of a “fall turnover” on the lake. We had a lot of current with some heavy rains at the very beginning of September that probably really helped.

There are plenty of fish shallow, for those who like that style of fishing. Topwater early, then light Texas rigs, small swimbaits, and jigs are working for the shallow fishermen I know.

I’m finding a good number of fish deep, and lately they’ve been extremely deep. That is likely to change by the time this report is published. Every day has been different, but I’ve been catching some fish deeper than 30′. That’s a little deeper than usual here on Lake Fork. Look for fish out at the ends of points, on main lake humps, and pond dams. Road beds always get good in the fall as well.

If I can be of any assistance on your upcoming trip, please don’t hesitate to contact me. Good luck out there!


The following pictures are from my trips this past week!