Known as one of the best bass fishing lakes not only in Texas, but in the entire country, Lake Fork is located about 60 miles east of Dallas on Lake Fork Creek, a major tributary of the Sabine River. With 27,000+ acres and 300+ miles of shoreline, Lake Fork is one of the 10 largest reservoirs in the state.
Largemouth bass is the most popular sportfish on the lake. A combination of restrictive harvest regulations, stocking of Florida-strain largemouth, and abundant habitat has contributed to Lake Fork’s development as one of the country’s premier trophy bass lakes. More than 65% of the Texas top 50 largest bass (including the current state record) and more than half of those entered in the Toyota ShareLunker Program were caught from Lake Fork.
In addition to dozens of smaller bass fishing tournaments, a number of large, high-profile events also are held at the lake each year, including the Legend of Lake Fork Big Bass Tournament, the Berkley Big Bass Tournament, and the Skeeter Owner’s Tournament.
In addition to bass, crappie fishing at the lake is generally good, especially in standing timber and under the numerous bridges. Fishing for channel catfish has increased in popularity and notoriety in recent years. White bass have been slowly increasing in abundance and provide an additional sportfish species in the reservoir. Often caught during the winter months, yellow bass tend to be relatively small but are great table fare and are as tasty as crappie. And sunfish, primarily bluegill, offer additional opportunities for anglers during spring and summer.
So the next time you’re in East Texas and come to a fork in the road (Lake Fork, to be exact), drop everything and go fishing!
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