Bassmaster Elite Tournament


Lake Fork
Quitman, Texas

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2022 Simms Bassmaster Elite will be held at Lake Fork on May 19-22 of 2022.

Thursday & Friday, May 19 & 20

7:00 a.m. CT The full field of 93 anglers launch from the SRA. Public launch viewing is available each day.

7:00 a.m. CT Live broadcast coverage begins on

3:10 p.m. CT Official weigh-in takes place at SRA

Saturday, May 21

7:00 a.m. CT The Top 47 anglers launch

7:00 a.m. CT Live broadcast coverage begins on FS1 &

10:30 a.m. CT Bassmaster Outdoors Expo opens

Hawg Trough Bass Tank & Texas Parks and Wildlife Catfish Tank
Military & First Responder Appreciation Day: Show military or first responder ID to a staff person in the Bassmaster merchandise booth for a free hat
NEW Bass University Seminars featuring Mike Iaconelli & Pete Gluszek
NEW exhibitors, including Strike King & Daiwa
Free demo boat rides from Nitro/Ranger/Mercury & Skeeter/Yamaha
Activities, food & more
11:00 a.m. CT The Great Dam Race 5K & Fun Run

1:00 p.m. CT Bobby Irwin concert

3:10 p.m. CT Semifinal Saturday weigh-in

Sunday, May 22

7:00 a.m. CT The Top 10 anglers launch

7:00 a.m. CT Live broadcast coverage begins on FS1 &

10:30 a.m. CT Bassmaster Outdoors Expo & associated activities open

1:00 p.m. CT Bellamy Brothers concert

3:10 p.m. CT Championship Sunday weigh-in

Live coverage for all four days of the event can be streamed on and the FOX Sports digital platforms. FS1 will also broadcast live with the tournament leaders beginning at 7 a.m. CT on Saturday and Sunday.

The event is free and open to the public.

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Lake Fork Current Weather Alerts

Lake Fork Weather Forecast


Mostly Sunny

Hi: 54

Sunday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 33


Partly Sunny

Hi: 60

Monday Night

Mostly Cloudy

Lo: 46


Slight Chance Rain Showers

Hi: 65

Tuesday Night

Slight Chance Rain Showers

Lo: 61


Mostly Cloudy

Hi: 80

Wednesday Night

Mostly Cloudy

Lo: 65

Lake Fork Water Level (last 30 days)

Water Level on 3/20: 401.36 (-1.64)

Lake Fork

Fishing Report from TPWD (Mar. 15)

GOOD. Water Stained; 63 degrees; 1.69 feet below pool. Bass are good on topwater frogs in the flooded grass. Flukes and senkos have been really good along the edge of the flooded grass in 2-4 feet. Darker colors are best such as black and blue and June bug. Texas rigs are good with beaver type baits in black and blue along the edge of the grass and some stumps 2-4 feet. Main lake points with spinnerbaits are good on windy points. Report by Marc Mitchell, Lake Fork Pro. Cooler weather is affecting the movement of the black bass, as the water cools the females are not committing to the beds but, as the water warms activity increases. Be ready with a slow subsurface presentation in 3-4 feet or weedless topwater in flooded grass. Crappie are beginning to move towards the banks, try small bead heads fished slowly 3-4 feet. Carp and gar are spawning in shallow water. Report by Guide Alex Guthrie, Fly Fish Fork Guide Service. The crappie fishing on Lake Fork is getting really hot. Seeing great numbers and lots of big fish each day. The fish are making huge moves shallow this week and will for the next month. Areas in 2-13 feet are finally beginning to see more fish that are spawning. The 14-32 feet staging areas are also still loaded with fish and reloading daily now. Seeing lots of fish roaming in open water but the best luck is still coming on fish on timber or brush. Small hand tied jigs in chartreuse or orange are getting crushed right now, and you can still catch fish well on soft plastics and minnows. Report by Jacky Wiggins, Jacky Wiggins’ Guide Service.

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