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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 or call 903-440-2797 for info.


Lake Fork Anglers
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.

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Lake Fork Water Level (last 30 days)

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Lake Fork Fishing Report from TPWD (Jul. 29)

GOOD. Water lightly stained; 85-89 degrees; 0.77 low. Largemouth bass are good on blue fleck, purple and dark green plastic worms, diving crankbaits, bladed jigs and chatter baits near deep structure, points and humps in 14-28’. Some topwater action early with plugs and buzz baits. White and yellow bass are good in the deeper waters of main lake drop-offs, flats and humps. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows in 18-25’ in brush piles and standing timber. Catfish are good on cut bait and live bait in 10-20’.