Lake Fork Anglers 5th Thursday Results From July 29

Like all of our Thursday daytime tournaments we try to give our members something different and unusual on three 5th Thursdays through out the year. Today was our annual team tournament. In this case it is a 5 fish limit paying 4 places with 2 lunker payouts and added money from the treasury. The team members are made up starting with the boater that is 1st on the AOY race with the co-angler who is at the bottom of their AOY race and progressing down the list until all are seated.

So what we are scoring is the best 5 fish 10" and longer. As with all of our tournaments the fish are caught, measured, recorded, pictures and then released. Slots count.

  1. First Place Team goes to Don Overstreet (first tournament back from knee replacement surgery) and partner Bill Ailes both from Sulphur Springs with 5 for 15.70 LB with the boater lunker of  6.89 LB.
  2. Second Place went to Dennis Bubinas and Tom Whitrock both from Lake Fork with 5 for 15.27 LB with  Co-Angler Lunker (Tie) for 4.31 LB.
  3. Third Place went to Charlie Abresch of Hawkins and Scott Powell of Lake Fork with 5 fish for 11.93 LB and a co-angler lunker (tie) for 4.31 LB.
  4. Fourth Place Galen Smith of Alba and Jimmy Bright of Frisco with 5 fish for 11.25 LB. with a 3.62 LB lunker.

58 fish were caught and there were no skunks.

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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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