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Lake Fork Anglers Major League Fishing Format Results from 3.5.20 out of the Minnow Bucket

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.

Today started out warm for this time of the year in the upper 50's, It turned out to be beautiful day with light winds but tough fishing due to yesterdays heavy rains and brown water. Today most of the winners reported using jigs, chatter baits, red rattle traps and drop shot finesse worms to catch their fish.

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 October by catching 6 lb. and attending at least 6 tournaments. Or fish 80% of the tournaments. Top 50% move on to finals in November.

Boaters Results

1st place went to Jack White of Farmers Branch with 9 bass for 13.09 LB with a 3.02 LB lunker finesse worm.

2nd place went to Curt Blount of Lake Fork with 5 bass for 12.24 LB with a 5.08 LB lunker caught on a drop shot.

3rd place went to Jim DeVore of Arizona with 7 bass for 8.36 LB with a 2.55 LB lunker caught on a senko .

4th place went to Randy Bunch of Lake Fork with 3 bass for 8.02 LB with the boater lunker of 5.82 LB lunker caught on a rattle trap.

5th place went to Charlie Abresch of Hawkins with 4 bass for7.54 LB with a 4.49 LB lunker.


Co-Angler Results

1st place went to Doug Haeusler of Garland with 4 bass for 10.25 LB with the co-angler lunker of 3.95 LB caught on a black jig.

2nd place went to John Berech of Garland with 4 bass for 6.70 LB with a 3.23 LB lunker caught on a baby brush hog.

3rd place went to Bob Lambert of Lake Fork with 2 bass for 3.25 LB with a 2.13 LB lunker.

4th place went to Rick Wright of Rowlett with 2 bass for 2.04 LB with a lunker of 1.02 LB caught on a baby brush hog.

5th place went to Tom Whitrock of Lake Fork with 1 bass for1.92 LB on a T-rig.


63 fish caught today with only 4 angler skunks today.


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 Fishing Report from TPWD (May 27)

GOOD. Water lightly stained; 77 degrees; 0.27’ high. Largemouth bass are good on red, purple or black plastic worms, topwater and crankbaits near roadbeds, submerged structure, and points in 8-12’ and with some action with plastic frogs in shallow grass and lily pads. White and yellow bass are good in deeper water of main lake points, flats, and humps. Crappie are good on jigs and minnows in 12-20’ in brush piles. Catfish are good on cut bait and punch bait in 8-20’.