Lake Fork

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Lake Fork Fishing Charters

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Lake Fork: 8 fishing charters available

JDR Fishing Adventures

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(72 reviews)
Alba
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trips from $300

Tracking Texas Trophies

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(55 reviews)
Sulphur Springs
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $325

Dblrcatfish & Crappie

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
Emory
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trips from $300

Tim May Fishing Guide Service - Lake Fork

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
Alba
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trips from $350

Stouts Fishin Guide Service

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(5 reviews)
Alba
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $300

Lake Fork Guide Service

Excellent
4.6 / 5
(28 reviews)
Alba
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trips from $350

Captain Devo's Guide Service

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(1 review)
Emory
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lake fork kings of catfish

Emory
trips from $300

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Lake Fork

To give you an idea of how much a fishing trip in Lake Fork costs, the average price for a 4 hour private trip is $343, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $463. These prices are based on trips booked on our site recently.

Prices will vary depending on trip length, fishing technique, as well as the type and size of the boat you booked. However, to give you an indication, the average boat size in Lake Fork is 22 ft and the most common vessel type is a Bass boat.

According to customer reviews, JDR Fishing Adventures, Tracking Texas Trophies, and Dblrcatfish & Crappie are some of the most popular fishing charters in Lake Fork. Full list of top fishing charters in Lake Fork.

JDR Fishing Adventures, Tracking Texas Trophies, and Dblrcatfish & Crappie all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Lake Fork.

The best way to experience fishing in Lake Fork is to book a private charter with a licensed fishing guide. See the full list of charters available for online booking here: List of fishing charters in Lake Fork.

The most popular fish species you can target are Bass (Largemouth), Catfish, and Crappie. Top fishing techniques include light tackle, heavy tackle, and spinning. Lake fishing and inshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

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! Check availability for local fishing charters in Lake Fork.

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
4.5 / 5
Based on 24785 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!


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

JDR Fishing Adventures
JDR Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in Alba
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(72 reviews)
Had a great time this morning! Jimmy was very friendly and knowledgeable! We had a great time!
Charles  C.
Charles C. Webb City, MO
JDR Fishing Adventures
JDR Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in Alba
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(72 reviews)
We did not catch any fish, which was disappointing; however, Captain Jimmy tried really hard for us, they just weren’t biting on a hot and windy afternoon. We got a few bites, but weren’t able to set the hook and catch them since we are new to bass fishing.
Ronald  W.
Ronald W. Georgetown, TX
JDR Fishing Adventures
JDR Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in Alba
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(72 reviews)
Weather was perfect, fish weren’t biting at least I couldn’t get them in the boat. All in all very nice trip. Thank you!
Carol  S.
Carol S. Quinlan, TX
Tracking Texas Trophies
Tracking Texas Trophies
Fishing charter in Sulphur Springs
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(55 reviews)
We had a great time. Got into a mess of fish and had a blast. The captain was a great guide and was very knowledgeable, the trip was a blast
Tim  N.
Tim N. Aztec, NM
Stouts Fishin Guide Service
Stouts Fishin Guide Service
Fishing charter in Alba
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
Stoney knew where the fish were and was a great help with using the right bait and getting the fish landed. Bass fishing was fun and we will do it again.
John  C.
John C. Bountiful, UT
JDR Fishing Adventures
JDR Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in Alba
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(72 reviews)
Could not be better. Caught our limit in fish. Beautiful weather. Professional captain. Will be using again
Randy  L.
Randy L. Lone Oak, Texas
Lake Fork Guide Service
Lake Fork Guide Service
Fishing charter in Alba
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(28 reviews)
Jay is knowledgeable and just good dude. Will definitely fish w him again.
Eric  A.
Eric A. Frisco, TX
Tracking Texas Trophies
Tracking Texas Trophies
Fishing charter in Sulphur Springs
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(55 reviews)
We had a Great trip 5 fish by my wife that would never fish before for 21 lbs. Fantastic Guide and one of the nicest men I have ever met
Larry  H.
Larry H. The Colony, Texas
Stouts Fishin Guide Service
Stouts Fishin Guide Service
Fishing charter in Alba
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
Took my grandson with Capt Stoney. He did a great job, put us on the fish, and worked really hard! I reccomend him highly!!
Kevin  G.
Kevin G. Fate, TX
JDR Fishing Adventures
JDR Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in Alba
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(72 reviews)
It was a great trip. Jimmy is very knowledgeable, he kept us on fish all day. We fought the 25 to 30 gust winds, and still round up with a great mess of crappie. I would highly recommend him for a great experience, of fun fishing.
Rhonda  H.
Rhonda H. Princeton, TX
Dblrcatfish & Crappie
Dblrcatfish & Crappie
Fishing charter in Emory
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
We had a great time out with Russell on a half day trip, he hit some hot spots and we were able to land several crappie’s. We didn’t hit our limit, winds got high and he was still able to hit some coves to get out the wind and land more crappie’s. We had a great time!
Dennis  A.
Dennis A. Round Rock, Texas
Dblrcatfish & Crappie
Dblrcatfish & Crappie
Fishing charter in Emory
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
Russell made the trip easy and fun. We didn’t boat all over the lake. We worked a couple places and spent most of our time fishing and enjoying our time (and we caught a mess of large crappie).
Phillip  C.
Phillip C. Grapevine, TX
JDR Fishing Adventures
JDR Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in Alba
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(72 reviews)
My son loves fishing. Been planning a trip to Lake Fork to give him a an experience with large mouth. We caught some early but the large mouth bite got a little slow. We switched gears and Jimmy worked hard to make sure 13 year old was entertained and caught a mess of crappie and sand bass. He had great time and learned some different fishing technics for different species. Had a great trip!
Scott  M.
Scott M. Forney, TX
JDR Fishing Adventures
JDR Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in Alba
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(72 reviews)
Had a great experience on Lake Fork. Even with the water low we still caught some good fish.Jimmy is a great guide.
Bill  M.
Bill M. Eudora, AR
JDR Fishing Adventures
JDR Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in Alba
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(72 reviews)
Had a great day of fishing with JDR yesterday. He put us on some nice beds of crappie and some bass were in the mix also. When the spots went cold, he moved us around the lake to the next potential hot spot. I like the way he interacted with my 7-year-old grandson. He was patient and allowed him to 'catch' a mess of fish. 🙂 This was a great outing with my son and grandson.
Damon  M.
Damon M. Lucas, TX
Tim May Fishing Guide Service - Lake Fork
Tim May Fishing Guide Service - Lake Fork
Fishing charter in Alba
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
It started out as a cool morning. Was down to 38 degrees causing the lake temps to drop a bunch. These Florida Bass do not like a big change in temperatures. So it made for a hard day catching fish. Captain Tim is a very knowledgeable guide. More important, where most guides quit a full day at 4:00 in the afternoon, Tim fished with us until 7:00 that night. No extra charges. That was awesome. If you are looking for a solid guide, than Tim May is your man.
Ted  F.
Ted F. Weston, WI
Tracking Texas Trophies
Tracking Texas Trophies
Fishing charter in Sulphur Springs
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(55 reviews)
Went above and beyond to catch fish on a day when the conditions were horrible. Dennis is friendly and courteous- had a blast.
Olin  C.
Olin C. Denton, Texas
JDR Fishing Adventures
JDR Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in Alba
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(72 reviews)
Little Jimmy readon killed it. Found the fish and tought me alot. Landed some really nice bass even put me on my p.b can't waite to hook up next year. Thanks Jimmy.
Mike  M.
Mike M. Warren Air Force Base, WY
Tracking Texas Trophies
Tracking Texas Trophies
Fishing charter in Sulphur Springs
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(55 reviews)
Great day with my girlfriend and Dennis made sure we had a-lot of fun. If your looking for someone that will catch fish and make the experience enjoyable, he’s amazing!! Thanks again Dennis!
Steven  G.
Steven G. Plano, TX
Tim May Fishing Guide Service - Lake Fork
Tim May Fishing Guide Service - Lake Fork
Fishing charter in Alba
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
Booked two 8 hour days fished at least 10 hrs . Caught 25 large mouth hung many more that got off . Caught several other species of bass and crappie that bit our bass lures.
Bo  C.
Bo C. Talking Rock, GA