Lake Fork Anglers Results From March 31




The day started out pretty cold but with light winds and transitioned into a total blowout with winds pretty steady at 30, Today was different because it is a 5th Thursday special. And this format was ONE fish. Your biggest.

So, one would think with the water temps at about 60-63 the "ladies" would be headed to the bank. That really didn't happen for most of us. Even catching a suitor (male bass) was difficult for most today.

One bass over 10" is all you need. Slots included. Paying 4 places on each category.

 

Boaters

  1. First place Dennis Bubinas of Lake Fork with a 6.89 LB Lunker caught on a chatter bait.
  2. Second place Terry Thompson of Sulphur Springs with a 5.08 LB
  3. Third place Curt Blount of Lake Fork with a 4.31 LB TIE
  4. Fourth place Don Overstreet of Sulphur Springs with a 4.31 LB TIE.
  5. Fifth place Randy Bunch of Lake Fork with a 4.04 LB

 

Co-Anglers

  1. First Place Gary Gilmore of Ennis with a 3.95 LB
  2. Second Place Terry Shetterly of Michigan with a 3.78 LB
  3. Third Place Rick Wright of Rowlett with a 2.31 LB
  4. Fourth Place Bruce Allen of Lake Fork with a 1.87 LB caught on a dinger.
  5. Fifth Place Alf Tuggle of Scroggins with a 1.49 LB.

 

So, we didn't write down any fish except to step up in weight. With the wind we still had 8 members zero.

The LFA fishes 50 Thursdays a year, except for bad weather issues. We are currently looking for new co-anglers. You get to fish with experienced boaters in a friendly atmosphere while sharing techniques, baits and spots for the benefit of all. E-mail Bruce at [email protected] for info on joining.




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Lake Fork Weather Forecast

Friday

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Hi: 67

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Saturday

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Hi: 58

Saturday Night

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Lo: 48

Sunday

Partly Sunny

Hi: 63

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Mostly Clear

Lo: 46

Monday

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Hi: 69

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Lake Fork

Fishing Report from TPWD (Apr. 17)

GOOD. Water Stained; 60 degrees; 0.20 feet above pool. Fork has been good with fish in just about every stage of the spawn. Lots of fish are shallow in 1-4 feet with Texas rigs, yum dingers, chatterbaits, flukes, and swim jigs. Offshore bass are good on humps and points in 5-7 feet of water with Carolina rigs with light weights, mid-running crankbaits, and shaky heads. Report by Marc Mitchell, Lake Fork Guide Service. Changing weather means changing bite. First phase bass spawners are now in a post spawn pattern and aggressive. Frog pattern topwaters are excellent in the grass and brush. Casting into the pockets and letting the frog sit for a few seconds is a good idea. Crappies are shallow, small fish patterns like wooly buggers are a good bet. Bream are beginning to make themselves known in the shallows, wooly buggers and small poppers should bring a strike. Report by Guide Alex Guthrie, Fly Fish Fork Guide Service. Crappie are great with some pre-spawn fish, some fish actively spawning and some post spawn. Fish can be found in a few feet of water to 30 feet of water. All crappie on Lake Fork do not go shallow to spawn and we catch fish in 18-20 feet that are spawning on timber. You can also find some fish on brush, lay downs, bridges and docks. It is a very versatile time to catch crappie with multiple patterns. Minnows will work great right now but any crappie baits will catch fish. Try small hand tied jigs and soft plastics. Catfishing is excellent right now on Lake Fork around timber in 12-20 feet. Still seeing loads of fish around roosting trees. Lots of birds in the shallow areas close to the bank in the early mornings chasing shad spawns. The catfish are also up there feeding on shad as well. Use any prepared catfish baits or cut shad on baited holes in the timber. Use a cork with anything a catfish will bite up shallow. Minnows and cut shad will work great on this shallow fish. Report by Jacky Wiggins, Jacky Wiggins Guide Service.

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