While the deepest part of the lake is about 70 feet, the average depth is only 12 -15 feet and flooded timber is found throughout Lake Fork which 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.
Darlene grew up fishing from the age of three and says her dad was her biggest influencer and it shows. In a 2021 special report youth and adolescent fishing skyrocketed with 13.5 million youth ages 6-17 hitting the water. And according to another report, if a child hasn't been introduced to fishing by age 12, it's unlikely they will ever fish.