Lake Fork Angler Results From February 10




Sure, wish we had more water, but it really did not affect the fishing today for the "haves". As opposed to the have-nots. Generally, the have nots are mostly the co-anglers and that depends on how successful their boaters are. For mid-February the weather was pretty darn good with some cloud cover starting at about 40 and rising to 70 by quitting time at 3 PM.  By the results it looks like the big girls are starting to show up. Water temps in the high 40's.

 

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

 

Boaters

  1. First Place went to Don Overstreet of Sulphur Springs with 5 bass for 21.66 LB with a 5.49 lunker.
  2. Second Place went to Dennis Bubinas of Lake Fork with 7 bass for 20.43 with a 7.41 lunker.
  3. Third Place went to Randy Bunch of Lake Fork 4 bass for 17.44 LB. which is the 7.81 LB boater lunker.
  4. Fourth Place went to Dusty Newton of Van (with his first win) of 3 bass for 15.71 LB with a 7.41 lunker.
  5. Fifth Place went to Tim Gold of Mineola with 3 bass for 9.74 LB with a 4.31 lunker.

 

Co-Anglers

  1. First Place went to Tom Whitrock of Lake Fork with 2 bass for 6.73 LB with a 5.28 LB. is the co-angler lunker.
  2. Second Place went to Alf Tuggle of Scroggins with 2 bass for 5.23 LB. with a 3.78 LB lunker.
  3. third Place went to Scott Powell of Lake Fork with 3 bass for 4.67 LB with a 2.13 LB lunker.
  4. Fourth Place went to Rick Wright of Rowlett with 1 bass for 3.87 LB.
  5. Fifth Place went to Jackie Price of Alba with 1 bass for 2.88 LB.

 

So, we thought 17 caught the last time was really bad. This week we managed 49 keepers with only 7 skunks.

 

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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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