Lake Fork Anglers Results From April 21

This tournament emulates the Major League Fishing format where every fish you catch counts. Today a pair of our anglers met those requirements and excelled. Not fishing as a team but still sharing water and baits Randy Bunch (boater) and Scott Powell (co-angler) literally blew the doors off of our MLF stats.
With a 3+ LB. average the two caught 36 bass for 115.47 LBS. Randy's lunker was a 7.41 and Scotts was a 5.08. Oh, did I say they were all caught on a 1.5 square bills? Considering the forecast was for 18-36 MPH, but it turned out to be under 10 for a while and then picked up to about 15 it was not a bad day for most.

It was amazing the number of 20+ inch fish that were caught today.

We fish three rotating sections on Lake Fork every other Thursday daytime about 22 times a year...

We fished section 1 today. All bass 10" and up count. MLF format, where every fish you catch counts


1st Randy Bunch of Lake Forks with 24 bass for 78.41 LB with the boater lunker of 7.41 LB on a crank bait
2nd Dennis Bubinas of Lake Fork with 8 bass for 24.19 LB. with a lunker of 5.08 LB.
3rd Tim Gold of Mineola with 2 bass for 7.21 LB with a lunker of 5.08 LB.
4th Dusty Newton of Van with 3 bass for 6.25 LB with a lunker of 3.95 LB.
5th Terry Shetterly of Michigan with 1 bass for 5.94 LB.

Co Anglers

1st Scott Powell of Lake Fork with 12 bass for 37.33 LB with a 5.08 LB lunker.
2nd Ken Kielbas of Arlington with 2 bass for 11.12 LB with the co-angler lunker of 5.94 LB
3rd Gary Gilmore of Ennis with 6 fish for 8.90 LB with a2.95 LB lunker.
4th Larry Kelly of Yantis with 2 bass for 5.94 LB with a 4.87 LB lunker. .
5th Tom Black of Tulsa with 1 bass for 3.62 LB

87 bass were caught, and 2 anglers skunked.

For information on Joining the Lake Fork Anglers send an inquiry to [email protected]. We only fish on Thursdays daytime at Lake Fork. Or call 903-440-2797
New member fee is $20. Dues is $5 a year and tournaments are $15, We are currently looking for new members- Co Anglers.

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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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