Looking for Great Bass Fishing?
Lake Fork is one of the most popular
bass fishing lakes in Texas.
Fishermen are catching more bass over 8
pounds at Lake Fork than just about any lake in Texas. Lake Fork ranks very high on
the Texas Top 50 Big Bass List.
A sample of Largemouth Bass and Crappie Fishing on Lake Fork
The largest recorded largemouth bass caught from Lake
Fork is 17.67 pounds, and when it was caught in November, 1986, it was a state
record. Anglers say that crappie fishing is also excellent at Lake Fork.
provides the ideal habitat for fish; 80% of the standing timber was left intact, and
duckweed, milfoil, and hydrilla provide vegetation for the fish.
Texas Parks and Wildlife says that fishing
on Lake Fork for largemouth bass and crappie is excellent, and fishing for channel catfish
and sunfish is good. Largemouth bass is the most popular sport fish in Lake Fork.
Because of the great fishing, over 300,000 people
visit the lake each year. Lake Fork is one of the newer lakes in Texas and has only
been opened to the public since 1980. It has 315 miles of shoreline. The
surface area of Lake Fork is normally 27,680 acres and has a maximum depth of 70 feet.
The dam is over 12,400 feet in length.
Lake Fork is located on Lake Fork Creek, a major
tributary of the Sabine River 5 miles northwest of Quitman. The reservoir is owned and
operated by the Sabine River Authority of Texas. The lake is in Wood, Rains and Hopkins
The towns around Lake Fork include: Quitman, Alba,
Ginger, Emory, Salem, Gunter, Hogansville, Shady Grove, Dougherty, Bonanza, Arbala,
Grubbe, Poole, Gamblin, Yantis, Black Oak, and Coke.
Rental Cabins and a Lodge on Lake Fork
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In the vicinity of Lake Fork you can find a selection
of motels, cabins for rent, lake rental houses, RV sites, tent camping. There are
also fishing piers, convenience stores, bait and tackle shops, gas stations and
The Sabine River Authority operates four public boat
ramps, and a free day use park
on the northwest end of the SH-154 bridge.
Sabine River Authority
Lake Fork Map
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