Lake Fork Anglers Results From November 3

We've been following the MLF format for the last 7 years and at the end of each year we hold a championship. To qualify members must catch at least 6 Lbs in one tournament and fish at least 6 Hard Core tournaments. This year after a few bow outs we ended with ten boats each with a competing Boater and Co-Angler.

And in the morning prior to the event the section where we fished was drawn by the senior co-angler. And I must say just because I drew section 2 didn't mean the other sections wouldn't have been as bad.

It was BAD. As usual there were those that caught'em and those they didn't. And there were way more than did bad than good.

The top 5 in each group advances to the final in two weeks.

MLF format where every bass 10: and up counts including slot fish,


Boaters Results:

  1. 1st Place- Mike McWhorter of Lake Fork with 2 bass for 8/44 LB with the boater lunker of 7.15 LB.
  2. 2nd Place-Don Overstreet of Sulphur Springs with 5 bass for 4 LB with a 1.54 LB lunker,
  3. 3rd Place- Herb King of Lake Fork with 2 bass for 3.28 LB with a 2.36 LB lunker.
  4. 4th Place- Tim Gold of Mineola with 2 bass for 2.68 LB with a 2.02 lunker.
  5. 5th Place - Randy Bunch with 2 bass for 1.63 LB.



  1. 1st Place- Larry Kelly of Yantis with 1 bass which was also the lunker for this group for 6.64 LB caught on a chatter bait.
  2. 2nd Place- Tom Whitrock of Lake Fork 4 bass for 2.17 LB with a 0.93 lunker. I did say it was tough.
  3. 3rd Place- Tom Black of Bullard with 2 bass for 1.76 LB with 1.00 lunker.
  4. 4th Place- Alf Tuggle of Scroggins 1 bass for 0.66 LB.
  5. 5th Place- Scott Powell with no bass and no bites but because he has the highest weight in that group, he beat out the other 5 zeros.


23 keepers were caught on a day with clouds and moderate winds and the water temps of around 68 f. It should have been great.

Lake Fork Anglers fish 50 Thursday daytime tournaments every year on two different formats. Tournaments are $20 each including a 100% lunker. For more info call John at 214-930*6197 Boaters and Co-Anglers are both welcome.

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Fishing Report from TPWD (Jan. 25)

FAIR. Water Stained; 56-59 degrees; 5.47 feet below pool. Bass are more active on warmer days in the backs pockets and secondary points going into the pockets. Target the warmest pockets with chatterbaits and spinnerbaits in 2-4 feet of water. Fish are traveling in the creek towards the back on warmer days and moving outwards on cooler days . Those along the creek are best on red squarebill crankbaits in a 1.5-2.5 inch around the edges and big wood 3-6 feet of water. Texas rigs with creature type baits flipped at the big wood on creeks and ditches are good in black and blue colors and June bug in 3-6 feet of water. Report by Marc Mitchell, Lake Fork Pro. Black bass are beginning the early stages of pre-spawn. Try slow moving suspending streamers and sculpin patterns in 5-7 feet of water. Crappie are deep. Report by Guide Alex Guthrie, Fly Fish Fork Guide Service. Crappie are really good around deep main lake timber in 38-56 feet along creek channels. Fish have been a little more scattered the past week, so it is necessary to cover more water to catch limits. Seeing big white crappie mixed in with lots of smaller black crappie. Minnows will work very well and small soft plastics and hand ties are working well. Best colors for my boat have been purple and chartreuse. Getting good reports of brush pile fish biting as in 20-30 feet. Report by Jacky Wiggins, Jacky Wiggins’ Guide Service.

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