Lake Fork Angler Results From November 11

COLD FRONTS sure give us a pause when it comes to fishing success. Ole Mother nature did a shutdown on most of the field. But as usual there are always a few that catchem. Looking at the number of bass caught you can see what the cold front did. Only four limits in the whole club. Have you ever wondered why that is? Well, now that I was in the group that did catch them today. I still don't know the answer except maybe the location of where I was fishing or the persistence of my boater to find pods of fish that we could catch. Unfortunately for him while I was able to squeak out a limit he only caught one keeper. This was LFA 23 of 23. New year starts in December. November is primarily made up of the MLF format semi and final championships that we call Hard Core. Which it is because getting seniors safely out on the water 50 weeks out of the year is our goal.

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



  1. First Place went to Randy Bunch of Lake Fork with 6 bass for 7.99 LB with a 2.68 LB lunker.
  2. Second Place went  to Tom Charlbois of Winona with 3 bass for 5.46 LB with a 2.61 LB lunker
  3. Third Place went to Richard Morris of Houston with 2 bass for 4.29 LB. .with the boater lunker of 2.74 LB.
  4. Fourth Place went to Bob Roberts of Longview of 2 bass for 3.94 LB. with a 2.02 LB lunker
  5. Fifth Place went to Bill Ailes of Sulphur Springs with 2 bass for 3.90 LB with a 2.13 LB lunker



  1. First Place went to Bruce Allen of Emory with 5 bass for 8.15 LB .with the co-angler lunker of 2.61 LB.
  2. Second Place went to Ken Kielbas of Arlington with 5 bass for 7.28 LB with a lunker of 2.49 LB
  3. Third Place went to Alf Tuggle of Cypress Springs with 4 bass for 5.97 LB. with a lunker of 2.49 LB.
  4. Fourth Place went to Rick Wright of Rowlett with 5 bass for 5.05 LB. with a lunker of 1.49 LB
  5. Fifth Place went to John Shinn of Van with 3 bass for 3.12 LB with a 1.63 LB lunker.


We caught 49 keepers today with four 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 10 sitting out from Covid exposure (down from 20),

Right now we are looking for more members, both boaters and co-anglers. Boaters fish for free. For information e-mail me at [email protected] or call 903-440-2797. You can check out our website at

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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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