Lake Fork

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LAKE FORK WEEKLY FISHING REPORT

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Lake Fork Anglers
Charter member of the Lake Fork Sportsman's Association and founder of the Lake Fork Anglers Bass Fishing club. Lives on the shores of Lake Fork in the Hideaway subdivision in Garrett Creek. Has also lived in Quitman and Yantis before moving to Emory. Lives with wife Cheryl, former pro bass fishing lady and fire fighter.




What a difference in the weather since last week. This morning started out at 65 degrees but with a very strong wind out of the south. Anglers fishing today for the most part caught fish. But was the lake crowded? You bet. Spring with every guide 2 to 3 customers, MLF practise day for 80 Pro's, general public here for the spawn and us. Pretty crowded shore lines indeed. Lake water temps in the low 60's but with a major cold front starting tonight that may not hold up.

The fish were caught between 1" and 3'.

This is a 5 fish limit, all fish count 10" up including slots since all fish are measured, recorded and released on the spot.

Boaters Results

First place went to Dennis Bubinas of Birch Creek with 9 bass for 17.63 LB with a 5.49 LB lunker caught on a Swimming Dinger.
Second place went to Jack White of Farmers Branch with 6 bass for 14.95 LB with a the Boater lunker of 8.23 LB caught on a Swimming Dinger.
Third place went to Galen Smith of Alba with 3 bass for 14.08 LB with a 8.09 LB lunker caught on a T rig worm.
Fourth place went to Scott Shrader of Mineola with 5 bass for 10.19 LB with a 4.49 LB lunker caught on a drop shop..
Fifth place went to Randy Steele of Sulphur Springs with 5 bass for 8.83 LB with a 3.46 LB lunker caught on a split shot rig.

Co-Anglers Results

First place went to Alf Tuggle of Trophy Club with 8 bass for 16.81 LB caught on a Swimming Dinger.
Second place went to Jackie Price of Alba with 8 bass for 9.64 LB with a 2.74 LB lunker caught on a T-rig worm.
Third place went to Gary Gilmore of Ennis with 2 bass for 8.46 LB with the co-angler lunker of 5.28 LB
Fourth place went to Bob Lambert of Lake Fork with 6 bass for 8.43 LB with a 2.68 LB lunker caught on a Swimming Dinger.
Fifth place went to Ken Keilbas of Arlington with 4 bass for 8.22 LB with a 2.61 LB lunker caught on a caught on a yeah you guessed it a S. Dinger.

Anglers today caught 99 fish and only three anglers got skunked.

 

The Lake Fork Anglers fish every Thursday throughout the year except Thanksgiving and Christmas on 2 different formats. Members are required to fish at least 8 of the either formats to maintain membership. Dues is $5 a year and tournaments are $15. Go the www.bassfin.com to view our website to read our rules and view results. E-mail to sjbasser@gmail.com or call 903-440-2797 for info. Right now we have openings for co-anglers.




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Lake Fork Current Weather Alerts

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Lake Fork Weather Forecast

Friday

Mostly Sunny

Hi: 84

Friday Night

Clear

Lo: 59

Saturday

Mostly Sunny

Hi: 84

Saturday Night

Clear

Lo: 61

Sunday

Mostly Sunny

Hi: 84

Sunday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 63

Monday

Partly Sunny

Hi: 87

Monday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 66


Lake Fork Water Level (last 30 days)


Water Level on 5/29: 403.24 (+0.24)



Lake Fork Fishing Report from TPWD (May 27)

GOOD. Water lightly stained; 77 degrees; 0.27’ high. Largemouth bass are good on red, purple or black plastic worms, topwater and crankbaits near roadbeds, submerged structure, and points in 8-12’ and with some action with plastic frogs in shallow grass and lily pads. White and yellow bass are good in deeper water of main lake points, flats, and humps. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows in 12-20’ in brush piles. Catfish are good on cut bait and punch bait in 8-20’.