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Texas Top 40 No. 27, Lake Fork

Sportfishing rules at Lake Fork. In fact, the reservoir—which lies on the Sabine River 70 miles east of Dallas—ranks among the country’s top trophy bass lakes.

“Lake Fork is in the heart of East Texas. the area enjoys year-round visitors from many states. Located on the rim of the beautiful Piney Woods of East Texas, the lake has 315 miles of shoreline.” —DANA DONAHUE, LAKE FORK

According to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, “more than 65 percent of the Texas Top 50 largest bass” were caught here, including the No. 1 largemouth, weighing in at 18-plus pounds. Birding is big, too. Enjoy lakeside lodges, cabins, and campgrounds, along with golfing, and an assortment of diversions in surrounding towns.

For more information, contact the Lake Fork Area Chamber of Commerce or call the Sabine River Authority of Texas at 903/878-2262.

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