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Enjoy Some of the Best Fishing in Texas This Summer

Great Fishing in Texas!

A beautiful sunrise while fishing at Lake Fork Texas

If you're an avid fisherman/woman and haven't yet heard of Lake Fork, Texas, now is the time! People love to say that everything is bigger in Texas - but does that extend to the fish? You'll have to visit to find out!

The Lake Fork, Texas reservoir is home to some of the best bass fishing in the state, which, perhaps surprisingly, is a superb destination for fishing. Texas is home to a vast array of lakes and rivers - 1,100 of them, to be precise. Each offers a unique range of fish, from largemouth bass and catfish to crappie and alligator gar. Largemouth bass, like those found at the Lake Fork Reservoir, is by far the most popular sportfish for anglers, as they can be fished year-round, though springtime is the best.  

Lake Fork, Texas, is located in east Texas, around 65 miles outside the Dallas area. The Lake Fork Reservoir is the go-to fishing spot in Texas for trophy-size largemouth bass. Lake Fork, Texas, is only around 30 minutes from the charming town of Mineola. Here, you can combine an epic fishing trip with a quiet, country escape at our Select Registry Bed and Breakfast located there. 

Select Registry Bed and Breakfasts, Inns, and Boutique Hotels have 50 years of expertise in the hospitality industry standing behind them and offer a dedication to excellence that is unparalleled in the industry. When you choose to Stay Select, you're choosing the opposite of a boring hotel stay. Why not start your adventure in East Texas? Book your room at Select Registry's Texas Bed and Breakfasts today!  

Bass Fishing at Lake Fork Texas

Bass Fishing at Lake Fork, Texas

The reservoir at Lake Fork, Texas, is one of the best bass-fishing lakes in the entire country, let alone the vast state of Texas. Whether you're just looking for a casual yet rewarding day on the water or a serious angler, this is a great place to consider fishing. 

The Lake Fork Reservoir is located on Lake Fork Creek, a major tributary of the Sabine River. The reservoir itself is enormous, offering 315 miles of coastline and more than 27,000 acres of fishable water. 

The large size of fish coming out of Lake Fork, Texas, is partly owed to the fishing regulations and harvest limitations in place here. The lake is frequently stocked, but it also offers an ideal habitat for largemouth bass, with slow, warm waters and plenty of vegetation. 

Though you can fish on the reservoir at Lake Fork, Texas throughout the year, the best time of year is spring, followed by fall and winter. Largemouth Bass also aren't the only fish you'll find on this Texas lake. It's also a pretty good fishing spot for crappie, white bass, and channel catfish. You'll have your best success fishing by boat, but there are also plenty of docks to fish from and bank access with plenty of hiding places for bass that offer excellent fishing. 

There are several marinas at the reservoir in Lake Fork, Texas, whether you want to bring your boat or rent one for your fishing excursions. There are also experienced fishing guides in the area for full-service trips. Fishing licenses are required to fish on the Lake Fork Reservoir, so be mindful of all related regulations. 

There are more things to do in Minneola, TX than fishing in nearby Lake Fork Texas

More Things to do in Mineola, Tx

For many, the draw to Lake Fork, Texas, is the opportunity to fish these fabled waters of the Lake Fork Reservoir. However, it's also an exceptional opportunity to escape larger cities like Dallas and experience the charms of small towns in eastern Texas like Minneola.  

Minneola, Texas, is only 30 minutes from the Lake Fork Reservoir and makes a great home base for all of your adventures and relaxation in the area. There are plenty of great things to do in Minneola, Tx, not least of which is relax and unwind at our Select Registry Bed and Breakfast.

Mineola is the perfect example of small-town Texas and a delightful place to spend a few days nestled among the Magnolias. The historic downtown offers plenty of great shopping and activities for all ages. Downtown Mineola is listed on the register of National Historic Places, and from the moment you first arrive, you'll feel as though you've stepped back in time. 

Mineola started as a railroad town, with three railways stopping there. Today, you can explore this history at the Historic Depot Museum, which also happenings to be a functioning Amtrak station. Amtrak stops in Mineola twice daily between San Antonio and Chicago. 

The Mineola area is also an outdoor lover's paradise, and it extends far beyond Lake Fork, Texas! It's the birding capital of East Texas, thanks to great areas like the Mineola Nature Preserve. The Mineola Nature Preserve on the Sabine River is a protected area that offers excellent hiking, disc golf, horseback riding, paddling, biking, and wildlife viewing. 

This year, why not let Select Registry be your guide to some of the best travel destinations in the country, starting with an unforgettable fishing adventure right here in East Texas. Book your getaway to our Texas Bed and Breakfasts today!

Places to Stay Near Lake Fork Texas

Fall Farm Country Inn

From the moment you turn into the long driveway, your stress melts away at Fall Farm Country Inn. Step into the inn, and your senses are awakened with beauty and color. A warm, gracious welcome awaits from Carol Fall and her amazing staff.

Gentle hospitality anticipates your needs, and the spacious rooms provide comfortable luxury. You'll experience tranquility and privacy in this spacious country inn! The delicious two-course breakfast also features custom blended coffee.

Only 90 minutes from downtown Dallas, the inn is located in the piney woods of East Texas. Surrounded by trees, meadows and peace & quiet, the inn feels like a world away from concrete and traffic. With a pool and hot tub, swings under the shady pavilion, a fire pit, and multiple sitting areas indoors, you may never want to leave Fall Farm. Yet just minutes away, guests enjoy the antique search, unique local restaurants, craft breweries, a natural dairy farm with bakery, famous fishing lakes, golfing, a nature preserve and so much more in the area.

Escape for your romantic getaway, celebrate a special occasion or just come to relax at Fall Farm.

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Best Places to Stay in Mineola

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Fall Farm Country Inn

Mineola, TX

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