Lake Fork Anglers Big Bass Tournament Results From April 29

Started out coldish and warmed up nicely. The sun even showed up. Like always some really hit it big while others struggled. Lot's of boats on the water practicing for the Legend Tournament this Fri-Sat-Sun. All fish 10" and up are keepers. Only the best 5 count.



  1. First Place: Dennis Bubinas of Lake Fork went to with 5 bass for 18.21 LB with a 449 LB lunker..
  2. Second Place went to Tim Gold of Mineola with 7 bass for 17.85 LB with a 5.49 LB Lunker.
  3. Third Place went to Randy Bunch of Lake Fork with 4 bass for 14.38 LB. with the boater lunker of 6.28 LB.
  4. Fourth Place went to Jack White of Farmers Branch 6 bass for 12.08 LB. with a 4.28 LB Lunker
  5. Fifth Place went to Galen Smith of Alba with 5 bass for10.18 LB with a 3.62 LB lunker



  1. First Place went to Gary Gilmore of Ennis with 7 bass for 14.76 with the co-angler lunker of 5.28 LB.
  2. Second Place went to John Berech of Garland with 5 bass for 12.28 LB with a 3.46 LB lunker..
  3. Third Place went to Alf Tuggle of Cypress Springs with 6 bass for 8.76 LB. with the lunker of 3.02 LB.
  4. Fourth Place went to John Shinn of Van with 4 bass for 5.43 LB. with a 1.92 LB lunker.
  5. Fifth Place went to New member Marvin Carr with 2 bass for 5.31LB with a 4.39 LB lunker.

We caught 75 keepers today with 3 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. Right now we are looking for more boaters (who fish for free). For information check out our website at

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Fishing Report from TPWD (Jan. 25)

FAIR. Water Stained; 56-59 degrees; 5.47 feet below pool. Bass are more active on warmer days in the backs pockets and secondary points going into the pockets. Target the warmest pockets with chatterbaits and spinnerbaits in 2-4 feet of water. Fish are traveling in the creek towards the back on warmer days and moving outwards on cooler days . Those along the creek are best on red squarebill crankbaits in a 1.5-2.5 inch around the edges and big wood 3-6 feet of water. Texas rigs with creature type baits flipped at the big wood on creeks and ditches are good in black and blue colors and June bug in 3-6 feet of water. Report by Marc Mitchell, Lake Fork Pro. Black bass are beginning the early stages of pre-spawn. Try slow moving suspending streamers and sculpin patterns in 5-7 feet of water. Crappie are deep. Report by Guide Alex Guthrie, Fly Fish Fork Guide Service. Crappie are really good around deep main lake timber in 38-56 feet along creek channels. Fish have been a little more scattered the past week, so it is necessary to cover more water to catch limits. Seeing big white crappie mixed in with lots of smaller black crappie. Minnows will work very well and small soft plastics and hand ties are working well. Best colors for my boat have been purple and chartreuse. Getting good reports of brush pile fish biting as in 20-30 feet. Report by Jacky Wiggins, Jacky Wiggins’ Guide Service.

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