Welcome to Lake Fork
Welcome to Lake Fork!
Lake Fork was created as a premier bass fishing destination by the Texas Parks and Wildlife in 1979. The 28,000-acre lake provides 315 miles of scenic shoreline with most of the timber still standing, making it an ideal destination for camping. Lake Fork is just 65 miles east of Dallas.
Fishing on Lake Fork
Lake Fork is an outstanding fish habitat and holds records for the Texas State Record Largemouth Bass. Anglers will find other species at the lake, including bluegill, catfish, sunfish and black and white crappie. Crawfish, shad and minnows are the main food source for large fish.
To protect Lake Fork bass fishing, the Texas Parks and Wildlife put into place a protected slot limit. Bass measuring from 16 to 24 inches are required to be returned to the waters of Lake Fork upon capture, and there is a 5 bass limit per day for fish between 5 and 16 inches or 1 over 24 inches.
Professional Fishing Guides
Vacationers who want to make the most of their time bass fishing on Lake Fork can hire a professional fishing guide out on the lake. Fishing guides may provide all necessary tackle, reels, rods, lures and anything else you will need for trophy big-mouth bass. Guides can provide instruction for beginning anglers, and offer special tips and techniques for those more experienced in fishing for big bass. Ask your guide about seasonal patterns and the location of the best deep-water fishing. Some guides have been featured on TV shows ranging from local programming to ESPN.
There are several marinas around the lake, many with overnight accommodations. Stay at tent campsites, an RV Park or an onsite motel or cabin featuring air-conditioning, microwaves and barbecue grills. Look for area marinas with amenities like boat ramps, docking slips, picnic areas and shops for bait, clothing and supplies. Some offer restaurants, swimming pools and amphitheaters for entertainment. Fishing licenses are available at many lakeside marinas.