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Lake Fork Anglers Hard Core (MLF Format) Results for 12.19.19

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Charter member of the Lake Fork Sportsman's Association and founder of the Lake Fork Anglers Bass Fishing club. Lives on the shores of Lake Fork in the Hideaway subdivision in Garrett Creek. Has also lived in Quitman and Yantis before moving to Emory. Lives with wife Cheryl, former pro bass fishing lady and fire fighter.

It has been cold for the last several mornings and this morning was no difference, We started out with the temps at 28 degrees but no wind. Water temps down another 5 degrees since last week to 53. Lake down another 1/2 foot. We need rain.

Hard Core is what we call this tournament, but it follows the Major League Fishing format where every fish you catch over 10" counts. With Lake Fork partitioned into three sections and the section rotates each week throughout the year. Today section 2 was scheduled. LFA Members will qualify for the semi-final in November by catching 6 lb. and attending at least 6 tournaments. Or fish 80% of the tournaments.


Boaters Results

1st place went to Tim Gold of Mineola with 7 bass for 17.99 LB with the boater lunker of 3.95 LB lunker caught on a drop shot.

2nd place went to Jack White of Farmers Branch with 6 bass for 10.68 LB with a 2.49 lunker.

3rd place went to Don Overstreet of Sulphur Springs with 5 bass for 4.81 LB with a 1.72. LB lunker .

4th place went to Dennis Bubinas of Lake Fork with 2 bass for 3.57 LB with a 2.81 LB lunker.

5th place went to Bill Ailes of Sulphur Springs with 1 bass for 1.82 LB


Co-Angler Results

1st place went to Gary Paris of Quitman with 2 bass for 6.95 LB with the co-angler lunker of 5.18 LB caught on green pumpkin craw.

2nd place went to Charlie Arnold of Lake Fork with 2 bass for 4.87 LB with a 2.74 lunker caught on a drop shot ..

3rd place went to Bob Lambert of Lake Fork with 2 bass for 3.07 LB with a 2.36 LB lunker.

4th place went to Tom Thompson of Alba with 2 bass for 2.83 LB with a 1.54 LB lunker.

5th place went to John Berech of Garland with 2 bass for 2.58 with a lunker of 1.37 LB


The guys caught 32 keepers today and there were 4 skunks.

The Lake Fork Anglers fish every Thursday throughout the year except Thanksgiving and Christmas on 2 different formats. Members are required to fish at least 4 of the Hard Core or 4

of the points tournaments to maintain membership. Dues is $5 a year and tournaments are $15. Go the to view our website to read our rules and view results. E-mail to or call 903-440-2797 for info.

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Lake Fork Fishing Report from TPWD (Jan. 15)

FAIR TO GOOD. Water stained; 50-54 degrees; 2.03’ low. Largemouth bass are good on crankbaits in 2-8 feet of water. In Lake Fork tradition, there have been several over 10lb largemouth caught in recent weeks. White and yellow bass are fair on Alabama Rigs around timber. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows around any structure. Catfish are fair on prepared bait and cut bait.