Lake Fork Anglers Results From April 14

Is it ever going to be warm in the morning? Much like 2-4 weeks ago it was still Brrrr this morning and but a little lighter.  Is Dennis Bubinas ever going to come in second? Man is that guy on fire.

The lake is still down about 6', but if you are careful and follow your trails if local or stay near the marked boat lanes you should be OK.

With today's full moon there are some bass on beds. Water temps today were between 65 and 67. I'd say since many of the fish that didn't get to spawn in February and March due to the unseasonable cold water will be catching up this week and again on the new moon (in 15.9 days) later this month.

All fish 10" and up are keepers. Only the best 5 count.



  1. First Place went to Dennis Bubinas of Lake Fork with 10 bass for 23.39 LB with the 7.68 LB boater lunker on a white chatter bait.
  2. Second Place went to Brian Malchar of Lake Fork with 4 bass for 14.85 with a 7.41 LB lunker.
  3. Third Place went to Randy Bunch of Lake Fork with 13 bass for 14.79 LB. with a 3.87 LB lunker.
  4. Fourth Place went to Curt Blount of Lake Fork with 10 bass for 10.04 LB with a 2.36 LB lunker.
  5. Fifth Place Tim Gold of Mineola with 2 bass for 4.41 LB with a 2.49 LB lunker.



  1. First Place went to Rick Wright of Rowlett with 5 bass for 12.82 LB with a 4.78 LB lunker
  2. Second Place went to Tom Black of Tulsa with 3 bass for 10.49 LB. with the 5.08 LB co-angler lunker on a white spinner bait.
  3. third Place went to Gary Gilmore with 4 bass for 9.83 LB with a 3.62 LB lunker
  4. Fourth Place went to Tom Whitrock with 2 bass for 4.76 LB a 3.62 LB lunker
  5. Fifth Place went to Alf Tuggle of Scroggins with 2 bass for 4.52 LB a 3.31 LB lunker


This week we managed 71 keepers with 6 skunks.

So, you'd like to fish at Lake Fork but don't really have the $500 for a guide. You can come and fish with us for a $20 entry fee and a $20 donation for your boater. Annual dues is also $20. Our group of boaters will be able to put you on fish most of the time.

Right now, we are looking for more Co-anglers.

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Chance Thunderstorms

Hi: 83

Monday Night

Chance Thunderstorms

Lo: 72


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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

Chance Rain Showers

Lo: 70

Lake Fork Water Level (last 30 days)

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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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