Lake Fork Anglers MLF Format Semi-Final Results From November 4

Cold fronts are the worst. At least for many but as usual not for all. We all had our winter wear on for the expected 40's all day long. But the promised cloud cover all day long lasted until around 9 AM. And it appears part of the lake is still turning over.

In the semi-final the top ten boaters and top ten co-anglers fished to see who will qualify for the final in two weeks. All the men listed here qualified for the final even me who just squeaked in.

This morning a section was drawn to decide where we will be fishing. All fish 10" and larger are considered keepers. MLF Format all keepers count towards your total weight.

We fished section 1 today.


  1. 1st Dennis Bubinas of Lake Fork with 13 bass for 18.37 LB with a lunker of 2.25 LB
  2. 2nd Gary Pardini of Tyler with 6 bass for 11.46 LB. with the boater lunker of 5.94 LB
  3. 3rd Jack White of Farmers Branch with 5 bass for 10.98 LB with a 3.02 LB lunker.
  4. 4th Randy Bunch of Lake Fork with 10 bass for 9.16 LB with a lunker of 1.58 LB
  5. 5th Burt Roan of Emory with 3 for 8.85 with a lunker of 4.87 LB

Co Anglers

  1. 1st Jimmy Bright of Frisco with 4 bass for 4.97 with a 2.13 LB lunker
  2. 2nd Bill Ailes of Sulphur Springs with 2 bass for 3.98 LB with the co-angler lunker of 2.61 LB.
  3. 3rd Ken Kielbas of Arlington with 2 fish for 3.26 LB with a 2.19 LB lunker
  4. 4th Alf Tuggle of Cypress Springs with 3 bass for 3.25 LB with a 1.37 LB lunker.
  5. 5th Bruce Allen of Emory with 3 bass for 2.37 LB with a 1.00 LB lunker.

65 bass were caught, and 2 anglers were skunked.

We only fish on Thursdays daytime at Lake Fork. Dues are just $5 a year and tournaments are $15, We are currently looking for new members, and boaters fish free.


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Chance Thunderstorms

Hi: 83

Monday Night

Chance Thunderstorms

Lo: 72


Chance Thunderstorms

Hi: 85

Tuesday Night

Mostly Cloudy

Lo: 71


Chance Thunderstorms

Hi: 85

Wednesday Night

Mostly Cloudy

Lo: 70


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Hi: 85

Thursday Night

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Lake Fork Water Level (last 30 days)

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Lake Fork

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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