Lake Fork Characteristics (from TPWD site)
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
Conservation Pool Elevation: 403 ft. msl
Fluctuation: Moderate, 2-4 ft.
Normal Clarity: Moderately clear
Reservoir Controlling Authority
Sabine River Authority of Texas
Quitman, TX 75783
Hydrilla, Eurasian milfoil, coontail, American lotus, water primrose, water hyacinth and pennywort
Predominant Fish Species
White & black crappie
Flooded timber is found throughout Lake Fork and provides excellent fish habitat. Although access through the reservoir is provided by numerous buoyed boat lanes, submerged timber represents a substantial hazard, so care should be exercised while boating in all areas. Areas containing hydrilla, boat houses and docks, and lake points have historically provided some of the best fishing for largemouth bass.
**This information was obtained from the TPWD site (http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us) on 12/5/05. Neither the site owner nor the information, as it is presented, is endorsed by the State or any state agency.