Lake Fork

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Lake Fork Fishing Charters

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Lake Fork: 10 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(133 reviews)
Alba
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trips from $350
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(69 reviews)
Sulphur Springs
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trips from $400
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(36 reviews)
Quitman
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trips from $350
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(42 reviews)
Emory
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trips from $250
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(42 reviews)
Alba
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trips from $400
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(6 reviews)
Quitman
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trips from $150
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(32 reviews)
Alba
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trips from $400
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(2 reviews)
Yantis
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trips from $400
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(1 review)
Emory
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
Emory
trips from $350

Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Lake Fork

According to customer reviews, JDR Fishing Adventures, Tracking Texas Trophies, and Stouts Fishin Guide Service are some of the most popular fishing charters in Lake Fork. Full list of top fishing charters in Lake Fork.

The average price for a private 4 hour Lake Fork fishing trip is $396, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $549 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

JDR Fishing Adventures, Tracking Texas Trophies, and Stouts Fishin Guide Service all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Lake Fork.

The most popular fish species you can target are Largemouth Bass, Crappie, and Catfish. Top fishing techniques include Light Tackle, Heavy Tackle, and Spinning. Lake fishing and inshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

Just outside of Dallas, you’ll find a stunning lake known for beautiful nature and record-breaking fish. Head out with one of the numerous Lake Fork fishing guides and enjoy your day exploring this prolific fishery. It’s famous worldwide for its incredible Bass fishing opportunities, so you know it’s the real deal!

This is a large lake, so it’s no surprise that it’s blessed with abundant wildlife – you’ll find the views are gorgeous and the fish delicious. While it holds most of the Texas State Records for Largemouth Bass, and this is the main target of visiting anglers, Catfish, Sand Bass, Crappie, Sunfish, Bowfin, and Bluegill are all in the cards too.

Depending on how much time you want to spend fishing, and how badly you want to find that record-breaking specimen, you can book either a half day or a full day trip. A half day trip is a great way to spend time with your family, relax, and enjoy the views. On the other hand, if you’re looking to fill your bags, consider booking a full day trip to maximize your chances.

There’s a variety of places you can visit here, and you’ll find a fishing guide ready to take you out in most of the towns around Lake Fork. Sulphur Springs, Alba, or Yantis are all great choices for starting your adventure.

Rules & Regulations

When heading out to fish in Lake Fork, you’ll have to follow Texas state regulations. This means that everyone 17 and older is required to have a Texas fishing license. The lake also has special regulations for some fish, so heading out with a reputable guide is the best way to ensure you’re fishing within the law.

Lake Fork
Excellent
4.4 / 5
Based on 27743 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

During wintertime, the fishing is a bit slower, so you’ll need to work for your catch. You can always go for Largemouth and White Bass, as well as prized Catfish.

February

Catfish is the name of the game in February. They get pretty hungry, so whether you use stink bait or nightcrawlers, you’ll get one on the end of your line in no time.

March

Come springtime, the fish come out to play. There’s a variety of creatures for you to go after, with Bass biting hot. You can target Crappie as well, so you’ll have plenty of fish fillets for dinner.

April

April brings even nicer weather to Lake Fork, and it marks the beginning of the peak season. You’ll find that Largemouth and White Bass get really hungry, and going after Catfish can yield great results as well.

May

Largemouth and White Bass are the stars of the show in May, but you can also dedicate some time to fish for Catfish. A little hint – they love frozen shrimp!

June

By now, the temperatures have gone up a notch, and this means that Bass will move to deeper waters to avoid the heat. Going after Catfish, use trotlines with live bait, and you won’t be disappointed.

July

One of the most productive months to go after Catfish is definitely July. Crappie is biting hot as well, and you’ll find that Largemouth Bass can be hooked in the middle of the lake.

August

This is a great time to go after some of those big Largemouth Bass. Break some records, and gain some bragging rights! Crappie is also in the cards, and Catfish is always ready to bite.

September

Head out on the waters of Lake Fork early in the morning and you’ll be rewarded with some trophy Largemouth and White Bass. If you’re looking for a delicious dinner, use minnows to hook into Crappie.

October

October is a great time of the year to head out on the water and target some of the prized fish that live here. Largemouth Bass are biting hot, as well as large Catfish.

November

The temperatures might be dropping, but the bite isn’t slowing down. You can cast for Largemouth Bass, but don’t be surprised if you hook into a couple of Crappie along the way.

December

With the holiday season slowly approaching, use this time to unwind and have a nice day on the water. Catfish, Crappie, and Bass are all in the cards, ready to take your bait!


Emory is a very nice town. Good food and a short drive to a few wineries. It offers something for everyone.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Emory is a very nice town. Good food and a short drive to a few wineries. It offers something for everyone.
Jody  M.
Jody M. Keller, TX
If you have a choice, go when temps are above 60, and little to no wind, and sunny.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
If you have a choice, go when temps are above 60, and little to no wind, and sunny.
John  D.
John D. Fort Worth, Texas
It’s the land of the giants. In March and the spawn in general you could easily catch the bass your lifetime. Great place.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It’s the land of the giants. In March and the spawn in general you could easily catch the bass your lifetime. Great place.
Richard  C.
Richard C. New York, New York
I would recommend staying at Axtons Bass City and using Russell as your Guide.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would recommend staying at Axtons Bass City and using Russell as your Guide.
Austin  G.
Austin G. Belton, TX
We were fishing lake fork in Aug. Capt Jimmy was able to put us on the fish. They were tough to pull out of the cover but he was great in showing us how to get them to bite
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We were fishing lake fork in Aug. Capt Jimmy was able to put us on the fish. They were tough to pull out of the cover but he was great in showing us how to get them to bite
Ronald  R.
Ronald R. Hastings, Michigan
Get a guide! They will help you understand the lake .and get on fish. If you take your boat on Lake Fork for the 1st time...beware of stumps. Be VERY careful when you leave the boat lanes.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get a guide! They will help you understand the lake .and get on fish. If you take your boat on Lake Fork for the 1st time...beware of stumps. Be VERY careful when you leave the boat lanes.
Ann  P.
Ann P. Emory, Texas
If you are into big bass there is no place like it. Bass capitol of the world. No need to say much more. Make sure you book with Jimmy reardon.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you are into big bass there is no place like it. Bass capitol of the world. No need to say much more. Make sure you book with Jimmy reardon.
Mike  M.
Mike M. Warren Air Force Base, WY
Dress appropriately according to the weather and fish with a knowledgeable guide.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Dress appropriately according to the weather and fish with a knowledgeable guide.
Rey  R.
Rey R. Burkburnett, TX
The bite may be difficult but you will definitely learn new techniques for dealing with less than ideal fishing conditions.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The bite may be difficult but you will definitely learn new techniques for dealing with less than ideal fishing conditions.
Marrisa  D.
Marrisa D. Hobbs, NM
Our destination changed to Lake Bob Sandlin at 6:30am. This was a little further out but worth it.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Our destination changed to Lake Bob Sandlin at 6:30am. This was a little further out but worth it.
Lori  D.
Lori D. Rowlett, TX
Not use to a bunch of county roads that were covered with trees, I'm from Lubbock; but everything you need is there, Stay at one of the two main Lake Resorts, good Italian restaurant just block from them.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Not use to a bunch of county roads that were covered with trees, I'm from Lubbock; but everything you need is there, Stay at one of the two main Lake Resorts, good Italian restaurant just block from them.
David  P.
David P. Brownfield, TX
Decide if you want big bass or just a lot of bass. If you want big bass then you will not catch many and you need to be prepared for just a couple at best. If you want a lot of bass make that known ahead of time. If you want a lot of fish period then go for crappie.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Decide if you want big bass or just a lot of bass. If you want big bass then you will not catch many and you need to be prepared for just a couple at best. If you want a lot of bass make that known ahead of time. If you want a lot of fish period then go for crappie.
Barry  B.
Barry B. Aurora, IL
I would utilize the services of an experienced fishing guide like Russell Rollins
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would utilize the services of an experienced fishing guide like Russell Rollins
John  F.
John F. Nitro, WV
Be ready with essentials as nearby stores are far and few, good food is hard fine and logging needs much improvement.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Be ready with essentials as nearby stores are far and few, good food is hard fine and logging needs much improvement.
Alex  R.
Alex R. Chicago, IL
Definitely yes but you need a great guide such as Tim to put you on the fish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Definitely yes but you need a great guide such as Tim to put you on the fish!
William  K.
William K. Rockwall, TX
Don’t go in March wait till at least April due to weather but that’s never gauratee that weather be corporate
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don’t go in March wait till at least April due to weather but that’s never gauratee that weather be corporate
John  W.
John W. Dallas, TX

Tracking Texas Trophies
Tracking Texas Trophies
Fishing charter in Sulphur Springs
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(69 reviews)
Dennis is a great guy and extremely knowledgeable. I can’t imagine another guide having more experience on Lake Fork. We had a great time and we’re already planning a return trip in the Spring. Catch ‘em up!!!
Timothy  B.
Timothy B.
Stouts Fishin Guide Service
Stouts Fishin Guide Service
Fishing charter in Quitman
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(36 reviews)
Caught quite a few fish and 4 or 5 good ones in the slot limit. One of the better guide trips we’ve had. Yes I would book with Stoney again next time we come to Lake Fork
Greg  W.
Greg W.
Dblrcatfish & Crappie
Dblrcatfish & Crappie
Fishing charter in Emory
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(42 reviews)
This was a very good fishing trip. I have one son that is 23 and one that is 9. Russell was good with both of them. I recommend this trip to all experience levels. Very good trip and we left with plenty of fish.
Jody  M.
Jody M. Keller, TX
Stouts Fishin Guide Service
Stouts Fishin Guide Service
Fishing charter in Quitman
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(36 reviews)
My husband and son n law had a wonderful time !! Next time they need to do one of your night fishing tours !!
James  S.
James S. East Tawakoni, TX
Lake Fork Guide Service
Lake Fork Guide Service
Fishing charter in Alba
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(42 reviews)
We loved our first lake fork experience with Jay! We had a great time and will definitely be back.
Kelly  L.
Kelly L. Atlanta, GA
Stouts Fishin Guide Service
Stouts Fishin Guide Service
Fishing charter in Quitman
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(36 reviews)
I absolutely enjoyed my time with Stoney! He did his best to get me on big large mouth and I’ve never seen a guide use his GPS fish finder to scout big large mouth. He also helped me land my PB! I’ll definitely be back when the temps cool down!
Skyler  K.
Skyler K. Dallas, Texas
JDR Fishing Adventures
JDR Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in Alba
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(133 reviews)
Had a great day on the lake, captain was knowledgeable about the lake and all types of fish. Was able to limit out on crappie. Will definitely be going again.
Chris  R.
Chris R. Brashear, TX
Crappie Freaks Guide Service
Crappie Freaks Guide Service
Fishing charter in Quitman
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(6 reviews)
Donnie is great! Had a great time and looking forward to booking our next trip
Gary  S.
Gary S. Lewisville, TX
Tracking Texas Trophies
Tracking Texas Trophies
Fishing charter in Sulphur Springs
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(69 reviews)
Great guide, highly recommend. Fishing was slow, Dennis definitely went way above and beyond to get fish in the boat. Not only did he guide but he taught along the way which was great for a novice like me. If you want a guide who is passionate about his work and still knows how to have fun, then Dennis is your guy, I will 100% book him again when we come down next. Thanks again for a memorable day on the water.
Jason  G.
Jason G. Mason City, IA
Stouts Fishin Guide Service
Stouts Fishin Guide Service
Fishing charter in Quitman
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(36 reviews)
Mr. Stout did his best to keep us on the fish all day long. Temps were in the upper 90s all day but he kept working to keep us where the fish were. Professional, personable, and a great teacher. We will most definitely be booking again!
Michael  F.
Michael F. The Woodlands, TX
JDR Fishing Adventures
JDR Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in Alba
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(133 reviews)
Jimmy was great. We limited out with 50 crappie in 3 hours. Fun trip. We will be booking with him again.
Phillip  G.
Phillip G.
Crappie Freaks Guide Service
Crappie Freaks Guide Service
Fishing charter in Quitman
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(6 reviews)
We had the best time rippin lips with Donny! He is an expert in his trade, and super informative and gracious with his tech equipment. 5 stars!
Cassie  H.
Cassie H. Northlake, TX
JDR Fishing Adventures
JDR Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in Alba
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(133 reviews)
I knew it was going to be a tough day of fishing due to conditions but it was the only chance I had. Jimmy worked hard to get us on fish. We only caught a couple but he was great conversation and I had a great time. Would definitely go again anytime I am back in the area
Rich  O.
Rich O. St. George, UT
JDR Fishing Adventures
JDR Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in Alba
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(133 reviews)
While we didn’t catch anything due to extremely hot weather, we still had an enjoyable day on the water. Captain Jimmy is very knowledgeable and we learned a lot! His patience to constantly get my unhung from anything and everything is also unparalleled! We hope to come back during better fishing weather.
Shanna  W.
Shanna W. Garland, TX
JDR Fishing Adventures
JDR Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in Alba
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(133 reviews)
A little too expensive, but it was worth it. Jimmy was very knowledgeable. We had a very good time, and we all caught some fish. Steve
Steven  T.
Steven T. Richardson, TX
JDR Fishing Adventures
JDR Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in Alba
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(133 reviews)
We had a great time with Jimmy. It’s too bad the Skeeter fishing tournament was going on. There was so much activity that it was hard to catch fish, but Jimmy took us to a bunch of nice spots and we ended up catching one. Nice bass will be back in the future. Had a great time. Thank you.
Paul  F.
Paul F. Monticello, New York
JDR Fishing Adventures
JDR Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in Alba
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(133 reviews)
Weather played a part in our day but captain Jimmy put us on some fish despite all the skeeter boat for their tournament very knowledgeable about the lake and really a great guy highly recommend using him. He will put on the fish and can help you with any questions you have.
Mike  W.
Mike W. Trent, TX
JDR Fishing Adventures
JDR Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in Alba
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(133 reviews)
Captain Jimmy was excellent both as guide and as a teacher. Regardless of your skills or knowledge level this Captain can show you critical information about how to fish Lake Fork effectively. Great guide with a great personality!
Jon  H.
Jon H. Dallas, Texas
JDR Fishing Adventures
JDR Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in Alba
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(133 reviews)
We limited out in 2 hrs! Jimmy was very knowledgeable and just an all around great guy. Booking again soon
Jesse  F.
Jesse F. Lone Oak, TX
Dblrcatfish & Crappie
Dblrcatfish & Crappie
Fishing charter in Emory
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(42 reviews)
Very fun,convenient and well organized. Russel made it look so easy teaching myself and my family the art and fun of crappie fishing. Thank you sir. We had a blast! Highly recommend!
Tommie  H.
Tommie H. Lantana, TX