Lake Fork

Largemouth Bass, White Bass, Channel Catfish, White and Black Crappie, and Sunfish

Lake Fork is one of the best lakes in Texas for bass fishing. Fisherman from all over the South come to fish at Lake Fork. Although other species are in the lake, bass are by far the most populist of the freshwater species in Lake Fork.


Largemouth Bass

For largemouth bass, length limit is a 16-24” slot. Bass 16 inches and less or 24 inches or greater in length may be kept. Only one bass 24 inches or greater may be kept each day.

White bass

For white bass, minimum length = 10 inches and daily bag is 25.

Channel Catfish

For channel catfish, minimum length limit = 12 inches and daily bag limit = 25 .


For black and white crappie caught from DEC. 1 through the last day of FEB., there is no minimum length limit and all crappie caught must be kept. From March through November, minimum length is 10 inches. Year-round daily bag limit is 25 crappie in any combination.


There is no minimum length or daily bag limit on bluegill, redear, warmouth or other species of sunfish.

Invasive Species

  • Alligatorweed flea beetles
  • Giant salvinia
  • Zebra Muscles

ShareLunker Program

Encourages anglers who catch 13+ pound largemouth to give them to the ShareLunker program for spawning purposes. No fish have been submitted this year, but Lake Fork has the most ShareLunker bass at 257 ever.

Recent Stocking History

Last year, 317,924 fingerling-sized Florida largemouth were stocked into Lake Fork. This is the lowest total since 2001 with 218,240 added.

Texas Sate Records

Largemouth Bass- 18.18 lbs., 25.5", 1/24/92 by Barry StClair

White Bass- 5.56 lbs., 20.75", 3/31/77 by David Cordill

Channel Catfish- 36.5 lbs, 38", 3/07/65 by Mrs. Joe Cockrell