Lake Fork

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Lake Fork Anglers MLF Format begin 2020 Season on 12/5/19

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.

For December 79 degrees and light winds until past noon is totally unexpected. And the results showed that. Water temps around 58.

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. and fishing in at least 6 tournaments.

Boaters Results 

1st place went to Don Overstreet of Sulphur Springs with 14 bass for 18.02 LB with the boater lunker of 3.62 LB lunker caught on a T-rigged black worm.

2nd place went to Randy Bunch of Yantis with 5 bass for 6.10 LB with a 3.97 lunker caught on a skinny dipper.

3rd place went to Randy Steele of Sulphur Springs with 6 bass for 5.34 LB with a 1.53 LB lunker caught on a baby brush hog.

4th place went to Jack White of Farmers Branch with 4 bass for 2.87 LB with a .93 LB lunker.

5th place went to Dennis Bubinas of Lake Fork with 2 bass for 2.05 with of 1.29 LB 


Co-Angler Results

1st place went to Don Cox of Garland with 9 bass for7.30 LB with the co-angler lunker of 1.21 LB caught on a baby brush hog.

2nd place went to Gary Paris of Quitman with 6 bass for 7.27 LB with a 2.42 lunker caught on a drop shot red worm.

3rd place went to Charlie Arnold of Lake Fork with 7 bass for 6.88 LB with a 1.37 LB lunker.

4th place went to John Shinn of Van with 1 bass for 2.74 LB which is the co-angler lunker.

5th place went to Jackie Price of Alba with 2 bass for2.71 with a lunker of 1.54 LB


The guys caught 68 keepers today and there were only 2 skunks. But as you can see the big girls probably moved into deeper warmer water.

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 Weather Forecast


Chance Rain Showers

Hi: 61

Friday Night

Rain Showers

Lo: 49


Partly Sunny

Hi: 60

Saturday Night


Lo: 33



Hi: 52

Sunday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 33

Martin Luther King Jr Day

Mostly Sunny

Hi: 52

Monday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 30

Lake Fork Water Level (last 30 days)

Water Level on 1/17: 401.28 (-1.72)

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.