Lake Fork Angler Results From September 23

Shiver, shiver.  It was 43 when I left my house at the north end of Lake Fork. And it continued to be chilly on the 70 MPH boat ride from Running Creek to Chaney. Most of the winners caught their fish pretty shallow on plastics. The full moon last night may have contributed to the slow fishing early. Also even those lot of fish were caught the weights were way down.

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



  1. First Place went to Jack White of Farmers Branch   with 3 bass for 8.38 LB with a3.76 LB lunker.
  2. Second Place went to Frank West of Alba  with 5 bass for 7.52 LB with  the boater lunker of 3.78 LB.
  3. Third Place went to Bob Roberts of Longview  with 10 bass for 7.48 LB. .with a 2.02 LB Lunker
  4. Fourth Place went to Tim Gold of Mineola  of  8 bass for 7.38 LB. with a 2.49 LB lunker
  5. Fifth Place went to Don Overstreet of  Sulphur Springs with 6 bass for 6.91 LB with a 2.02 LB lunker



  1. First Place went to  Tom Whitrock of Lake Fork with 5 bass for 11.67 LB with the co-angler lunker of 3.23 LB..
  2. Second Place went to Alf Tuggle of Cypress Springs with 5 bass for 5.80 LB with a 1.57 LB lunker.
  3. Third Place went to Bill of Allen with 3 bass for 5.23 LB. with a lunker of 2.42 LB.
  4. Fourth Place went to Rudy Hall of Mineola with 3 bass for 4.75 LB. with a lunker of 2.25 LB
  5. Fifth Place went to Jackie Price of Alba with 3 bass for3.04 LB with a 1.45 LB lunker.


We caught 81 keepers today with four anglers skunking.

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Lake Fork Weather Forecast


Partly Sunny

Hi: 90

Tuesday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 73


Slight Chance Rain Showers

Hi: 85

Wednesday Night

Mostly Cloudy

Lo: 74


Partly Sunny

Hi: 90

Thursday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 72


Mostly Sunny

Hi: 92

Friday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 73

Lake Fork Water Level (last 30 days)

Water Level on 6/18: 403.26 (+0.26)

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Fishing Report from TPWD (Jun. 12)

GOOD. Water Stained; 76 degrees; 0.36 feet above pool. Bass fishing has been slower this week than last week. Topwaters frogs, Yellow Magics, and spook type baits are fair in and around flooded grass or weeds. Texas rigs and shaky heads flipped at the edge of grass in 2-5 feet are good with creature type baits and beavers. Chatterbaits are good also in front of the shallow grass. Sunny days you can catch fish out to the first break line. Cloudy days fish are best to fish tight to the grass edges. Report by Marc Mitchell, Lake Fork Guide Service. Black bass are good morning and evening with top water frog patterns. Switching mid morning to noon streamers in shad and bream patterns. Report by Guide Alex Guthrie, Fly Fish Fork Guide Service. Lake Fork crappie fishing is getting red hot like the weather this week. Really seeing the black crappie load up in big numbers on lay downs, under docks and on other structures they like in the summer months. Look for those black crappie in 14-22 feet of water mostly. We also are seeing the white crappie loading up on brush piles and those summer time trees they like. Best depths for the white crappie have been 18-26 feet. We are still catching good numbers of crappie on small hand tied jigs and I’m sure small plastics will work as well. Did see some fish on brush piles the last few days that minnows may help with. The channel catfishing is excellent as it always is on Lake Fork. Bait you a hole near timber in 18-25 feet close to a creek channel. Use cattle cubes or sour grain to attract and hold those fish. Trees that have overnight roosting birds are a great place to make your hole. Use any prepared catfish bait of choice to load the boat once you get the fish loading up. You can still find some spawning catfish up shallow around all the new flooded grass, brush or rocks. Lake Fork catfishing continues to be superb on baited holes around roosting trees. Catfish are good in 13-25 feet with prepared bait. You can also bait holes w

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