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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Lo: 32


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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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