Lake Fork Anglers MLF Format Results from 7.16.20

The weather today started out fairly cool mainly because of the heavy cloud cover which hung around to about 10 AM. Then it got hot. The fish were caught by wacky, c-rigs, drop shots and t-rigs.

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 1 was scheduled. LFA Members will qualify for the semi-final in November by catching 6 lb. in one tournament and attending at least 6 tournaments. Or fish 80% of the tournaments.


Boaters Results

1st place went to Don Overstreet of Sulphur Springs with 6 bass for 13.70 LB with the boater lunker of 4.49 LB lunker .

2nd place went to Charlie Abresch of Hawkins with 8 bass for12.19 LB with a 3.52 LB lunker

3rd place went to Galen Smith of Alba with 5 bass for 11.92 LB with a 4.49 LB lunker..

4th place went to Jack White of Farmers Branch with 6 bass for 11.52 LB with a 2.88 LB lunker.

5th place went to Randy Bunch of Lake Fork with 5 bass for 11.45 LB with the boater lunker of 6.40 LB lunker


Co-Angler Results

1st place went to John Berech of Garland with10 bass for 11.28 LB with a 1.92 LB lunker..

2nd place went to Gary Gilmore of Ennis with 5 bass for 10.83 LB with a 2.91 LB lunker.

3rd place went to Jimmie Bright of Frisco with 5 bass for 10.27 LB with a 3.45 LB lunker.

4th place went to Jackie Price of Alba with 5 bass for 8.65 LB with a 2.74 LB lunker.

5th place went to Rick Wright of Royse City with 3 bass for 6.85 LB with the co-angler lunker of 4.13 LB.


85 keepers were caught and even though everyone said it was tough today there were no 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 8 of the Hard Core or LFA or any combination of 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 [email protected] or call 903-440-2797 for info.


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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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