Lake Fork Angler Results From August 26




For the first time in a while some of the fish were caught on deeper humps. However first place boater came out of 1-2 feet. Finally around 10 AM a breeze picked up to make it a little cooler. Some fish were caught on c-rigged baby brush hogs.

All fish 10" and up are keepers. Only the best 5 count.

Boaters

  1. First Place went to Dennis Bubinas of Lake Fork with 9 bass for 13.05 LB with a 3.46 LB Lunker
  2. Second Place went to Bob Roberts of Longview with 6 bass for 8.91 with the boater lunker of 3.95 LB.
  3. Third Place went to Bill Ailes of Sulphur Springs with 3 bass for 6.24 LB. .with a 2.61 LB Lunker
  4. Fourth Place went to Scott Shrader of Mineola  4 bass for 6.02. with a 2.49 LB lunker
  5. Fifth Place went to Jack White of Farmers Branch  with 3 bass for 4.75 LB with a 1.62 LB lunker

Co-Anglers

  1. First Place went to Gary Gilmore of Ennis with 4 bass for 4,28 LB with a 1.77 LB lunker.
  2. Second Place went to Rick Wright of Rowland  with 1 bass for 4.04 LB which was the co-angler lunker .
  3. Third Place went to Jimmie Bright of Frisco with 2 bass for 3.81 LB. with the lunker of 2.74 LB.
  4. Fourth Place went to Bob Lambert of Lake Fork with 1 bass for 3.62 LB.
  5. Fifth Place went to  Rudy Hall of Mineola with 2 bass for 2.99 LB with a 1.92 LB lunker.

We caught 63 keepers today with three anglers skunking.

The LFA fishes every Thursday except T-Day and Christmas on 2 different formats. A 5 fish limit we call LFA and a MLF style format where every fish counts we call Hard Core, 3 special tournaments and an end of year dinner. We are a club of 56+ seniors (Mostly) and are very liberal on members being for off vacations and medical issues. Even though we are practicing social distancing and wearing masks, we have about 13 sitting out from Covid exposure,

Right now we are looking for more members.... BOATERS FISH FOR FREE.




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Lake Fork

Fishing Report from TPWD (Jul. 17)

GOOD. Water Stained; 81 degrees; 0.09 feet above pool. Bass are fairly slow in the mornings, but there is a shaky head bite with yum dingers in both sizes on timber in 5-7 feet on breaklines. Best bite is Carolina rigs offshore in 15-25 feet on humps, road beds, points, all are producing. Big worms like blue fleck, tequila sunrise and plum seem to be best 10-12 inches. Crankbaits are still good over channel catfish bends deep humps and road beds. Shad patterns and chart blue back XD 6 - XD 8 are best, Report by Marc Mitchell, Lake Fork Guide Service. Black bass are chasing topwater patterns early in the day and later in the day when it is dark. Check out the brush piles as big bass are using them to feed on crappie. Bream are excellent in the shallows on wooly buggers and small poppers. Report by Guide Alex Guthrie, Fly Fish Fork Guide Service. Lake Fork crappie fishing is in full time summer pattern. Huge numbers of black crappie are loading up at the base of trees, on main lake points and lay downs. There are still good numbers of white crappie on brush piles and in trees. Focus on areas in 14-22 feet for the most fish. The bite has been finicky when fishing for schools of fish. Minnows on very small gold Aberdeen hooks and 6-8 pound test fluorocarbon line has been the go to set up. Small hand tied jigs in natural colors are also working if you swim them over and get those fish to chase and grab. Even if you see a hundred fish in a group just catch the few more aggressive fish and move on if you want to catch numbers. Larger soft plastics should still work on bigger white crappies that are solo on timber. The catfish bite is still red hot. You can load the boat fast in roosting areas that have overnight birds in the trees. We are also seeing big numbers of catfish on main lake points in 14-28 feet around timber. If you find an area with lots of bait the catfish will be close by. Bait an area with cattle cubes or sour grain to group those fish up. Then use your pre

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