Lake Fork

Lake Fork is one of the top bass fishing lakes in Texas. Here are some quick facts about the lake.

Lake Characteristics:
Location: On the Sabine River in Hopkins, Rains and Wood Counties, 5 miles northwest of Quitman
Surface area: 27,264 acres
Maximum depth: 70 feet
Impounded: 1980

Predominant Fish:
Largemouth bass
White & black crappie
Channel catfish
White bass

Fishing Opportunities:
Largemouth bass are the most popular fish in Lake Fork. Lake Fork is one of the country’s top bass lakes because of restrictive harvest regulations, stocking of Florida strain largemouth, and abundant habitat.

Did you know that greater than 65% of Texas’s 50 largest bass (including the current state record) were caught from Lake Fork?

Crappie fishing is also good on Lake Fork, especially in timber and under bridges. Channel catfish are also numerous in Lake Fork and catfishing has increased in popularity lately. White bass have been slowly increasing in abundance and Sunfish, primarily bluegill, are additional fish that are caught during spring and summer.