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#11132457 - 09/28/15 10:30 AM Lake Fork Report
Guide Richie White Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 11/13/02
Posts: 1129
Loc: Lake Fork, Texas
Lake Fork had a great spawn this spring. In fact, 2015 may be the best spawn Lake Fork has seen since it was impounded. We had several years of low water, so the weeds and brush grew thick on the bank. Then, it went from over 7 feet low in February to a foot high in May. So all that brush and weed got covered up and gave the bass plenty of cover to thrive. Now, we have more bass in the 6 to 10 inch range than I can recall ever seeing. The future of Lake Fork looks better than ever.
According to TPWD, bass grow 4-6 inches in the first year and 8-12 inches in the second year. Lake Fork is definitely a special lake because these fish are already eating 6" worms and 3/4 oz lures, and I'm pretty sure they are only 5-6 months old.
We also apparently had a great shad and yellow bass (barfish) spawn. I'm seeing big balls of shad just about every where I look and I'm finding more tiny yellow bass than I recall seeing in a long time. Yet, I don't think the white bass had such a good spawn. There are still tons of them from last year and previous years. But I'm not seeing the tiny white bass that I saw last year. Almost every white bass I'm catching this year is a keeper. Last year, we could catch 300 of them in a trip and most would be about 6-9 inches long. This year, those fish are in the 12 inch range, and the older ones are pushing 3 pounds. On my last few trips, the majority of the white bass we caught averaged about 2 pounds. What a blast!
I'm optimistic that in a couple of years most of the white bass we're seeing now will die out and the largemouths will once again be the primary schooling fish. But I like to see my clients to catch fish - and I don't mind taking a bunch white bass off the hook. So I will fish for them. In the Fall, I typically target the deep spots where the majority of fish are white and yellow bass. Normally there will be some big bass feeding with them (or on them). On my last few trips, I got into some big schools of fish. We were throwing my homemade spoons and catching 2-3 pound white bass most every cast. In those schools, we got some 5-7 pound bass and several catfish up to 14 pounds.
I still have lots of openings in October and November. Those are without a doubt the best 2 months of the year for numbers. It is definitely the best time to take a beginner or child. Most of my Saturdays are booked, so book ASAP if you want one in the Fall. I just opened up Sundays for afternoon 1/2 day trips. I don't normally do trips on Sundays because I go to church AM and PM. But this year, I have a new boat payment and both kids need braces - and my 15yo braniac son is a senior in hs. So, I am offering 12:15 PM to 5:15 PM trips between services for additional income.
Book your trip online at

I try to post a couple of pictures to my Facebook page every trip. So keeping up with that page is a much better report than what I can do in front of my computer at home. If you follow my Facebook page (actually, the Facebook term is "like"), you can get my posts without delay. I often post pictures as soon as we catch them - and almost always post the same day. So if you see several big fish in the same day, you can rest assured the fishing is good then. If you wait until I post a fishing report, you can be sure that it has slowed down enough for me to leave the lake. Go to and click the "like" option to get the posts.

Here are a few of the things that I put on the Facebook Page:
1) Pictures of clients holding fish (of course)
2) Pictures of landscapes around the lake.
3) Pictures and videos of wildlife around the lake
4) Fishing Reports
5) Updates about pages on my website
6) Updates when someone catches a giant bass on Fork
7) Basslog information
I plan to query the basslog at least once a month and post my results on Facebook. So, if you want to know the best baits to be using (for example) or you just like to see statistics, then you should "like" the Facebook page so you can get instant updates.
The link to remember for my Facebook page is But now you don't have to remember that because you can just go to any page on and you will find the feed.
Be sure to "like" the page so you can get the information as soon as it gets posted.

If you would like to receive my fishing report notifications by email, go to
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Good fishing and good luck. You can't catch them if you don't go.

#11132476 - 09/28/15 10:39 AM Re: Lake Fork Report [Re: Guide Richie White]
Donald Harper Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 01/25/08
Posts: 14456
Loc: Justin, TX.
Nice report Mr. White. Thanks for sharing.
Each person you work with holds some promise to your future success. - Staying Hydrated - Booking Mexico Trips
Shallow Water Mapping - Custom Spinner Baits - Jigs -Spooks
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#11132485 - 09/28/15 10:42 AM Re: Lake Fork Report [Re: Guide Richie White]
Bobby Milam Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 07/13/14
Posts: 3389
Loc: Arlington
Congrats on the new boat. Richie is a good guy and you'll have a good time and he goes out of his way to figure out what techniques he can help you out with. He not only just goes you on Fork but tries to explain how to put those techniques to use on your home lakes.

#11132545 - 09/28/15 11:13 AM Re: Lake Fork Report [Re: Guide Richie White]
ddmm Offline

Registered: 01/05/12
Posts: 318
Loc: Haslet, TX
Great info, thanks for sharing.

#11132597 - 09/28/15 11:30 AM Re: Lake Fork Report [Re: Guide Richie White]
arbassangler78 Offline

Registered: 12/20/14
Posts: 50

#11136316 - 09/30/15 12:16 AM Re: Lake Fork Report [Re: Guide Richie White]
Mega23 Offline

Registered: 12/26/10
Posts: 161
Loc: Texas
Thanks for information. Good Read

#11136581 - 09/30/15 08:44 AM Re: Lake Fork Report [Re: Guide Richie White]
Rudy Lackey Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 03/03/02
Posts: 8106
Loc: N. Richland Hills Texas USA
Thanks for sharing

#11137240 - 09/30/15 01:33 PM Re: Lake Fork Report [Re: Guide Richie White]
Dr JL Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/01/11
Posts: 1583
Loc: Aledo, Texas
Thanks Richie!!!

#11137269 - 09/30/15 01:51 PM Re: Lake Fork Report [Re: Guide Richie White]
BassColonel Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 07/21/08
Posts: 804
Loc: Texas A&M University
I caught about 30 schooling black bass on Saturday morning. I left them biting or could of caught a bunch more. Almost all of the schooling bass were under 1 pound and nothing was over about 1.5 pounds. Good sign for the future!
The Bass Colonel

#11137407 - 09/30/15 02:39 PM Re: Lake Fork Report [Re: Guide Richie White]
ko bass attack 27 Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 01/05/12
Posts: 9009
Loc: Fritch, Tx. - Alba, Tx.
I've never had a guide work harder for me than Richie. I will be booking him again in the future.


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