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Lake Fork Anglers MLF format results from 7/4/19 out of the Minnow Bucket

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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.

Lake Fork Anglers Hard Core (Major League Fishing format) is pretty cool getting to count every fish you catch.

As described below section 1 is all of Big Caney, Section 2 is from where section 1 ends and goes north to the FM 515 West bridge. Section 3 is everything from the 515 w bridge north.

Like the real TV show every fish over 10" counts. You must catch 6 LB + in one of the qualifying, and fish at least 6 tournaments to move into the semi-final. We set it low so most of our members would make to the second level. But there is three ways to qualify.

Today, July 4th we fished section 1. It started out around 75 with a nice breeze which turned into a not so nice breeze with heavy clod cover. We are now fishing our summer hours. 6 AM until noon to save our old brains from frying in the hot sun. Registration began at 5:45 AM and fishing started at 6:00 AM.

Fishing was tough today for most but there are always some that catch them good. Except this week good was somewhat subdued.

The winners catching all of their fish using c-rigs, t-rigs, drop shots and top waters.
Most of todays bass were caught in 10 feet or less.


First place went to Don Overstreet of Sulphur Springs with 5 bass for 8.13 LB. with the BOATER lunker of 5.08 LB. caught on a black worm
Second place went to Charlie Abresch of Hawkins with 5 bass for 9.35 LB with a 4.31 LB lunker caught on a black worm.
Third place went to Tim Gold of Mineola with 6 fish for 7.62 LB. with a lunker of 3.02 LB. caught on a drop shot..
Fourth place went to Bob Roberts of Longview with 5 bass for 7.55 LB with a 2.13 LB lunker caught on a c-rig fluke.
Fifth place went to New member Randy Bunch of Lake Fork with 3 bass for 6.92 LB. with a 2.49 LB lunker.


First place went to Don Cox of Garland with 3 bass for 8.13 LB. with THE co-angler lunker of 5.28 LB.
Second place went to John Womack of Winnsboro with 3 bass 6.29 LB with a 4.13 LB lunker.
Third place went to Steve Allen with 2 bass for 3.17 with a 1.63 LB lunker on a fluke.
Fourth place went to Tom Fisher of Mineola with 2 bass for 2.8 LB with a 1.77 LB lunker.
Fifth place went to Bob Lambert of Lavon with 2 bass for 2.44 LB with a 1.57 LB lunker caught on a T-rig BBH..

49 Total fish were caught today with 3 skunks.

For info on fishing this tournament and others put on by the Lake Fork Anglers contact me at or PM me on here. We have openings for co-anglers right now in our 50 member club.. This is a club that fishes only on Thursday daytime. Dues are $5 a year. The money winners explain their techniques and baits for the benefit of the other members at the weighin.

All of our tournaments are priced for seniors as follows. $15 entry Payback of $12. Optional lunker pool 100% payback of $5. Optional 100% payback side pot for $10 per person.

In addition to this format that we call "Hard Core" we also fish our regular every other Thursday tournament all at Lake Fork on a draw style fishing. All of our tournaments "paper" the bass and slot fish count.

If you are as "Hard Core" as some of us you can fish 50 Thursdays a year like we do. And then Opens on the weekend. But you only really have to fish 8 regular LFA tournaments to maintain membership.

Hey we are seniors and we are supposed to be doing something to keep us healthy and our minds sharp and get some vitamin D. LOL At least that is what you need to tell your wife.

Last edited by Bruce Allen; 7/5/19 8:30 AM..

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