Lake Fork Anglers Results From August 11




What a perfect morning for mid-summer. Nearly no wind, clouds, and fairly cool right up until the heavy fog started. But the fish were biting. for most. And the co-angler winner caught most of his fish including his lunker in under a foot of water. But the boater winner caught his fish in at least 15-20'.

The lake level is a problem. Not so much for fishing but finding workable ramps. Usually there are at least 10 good ramps around the lake. With only about 4 still working that is a lot of crowding.   If this draught continues until the Sealy tournament the lake is going to be a real mess.

 

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

 

Boaters

  1. First Place went to Robert Gaylor of Lake Fork with 3 bass for 13.10 LB with the 5.28 LB boater lunker. Tie
  2. Second Place went to Mike McWhorter of Lake Fork with 5 bass for 12.06 LB with a 3.46 LB lunker.
  3. Third Place went to Dusty Newton of Van with 5 bass for 10.11 LB. with a 3.62 LB lunker.
  4. Fourth Place went to Tim Gold of Mineola with 3 bass for 9.26 LB with the 5.28 LB boater lunker. Tie
  5. Fifth Place went to Dennis Bubinas of Lake Fork with 3 bass for 7.85 LB with a 3.78 LB lunker.

 

Co-Anglers

  1. First Place went to Ken Kielbas of Arlington with 5 bass for 12.22 LB with the co-angler lunker of 5.49 LB.
  2. Second Place went to Tom Black of Lake Palestine 3 bass for 10.73 LB. with a lunker of 4.87 LB.
  3. Third Place went to Bob Lambert of Lake Fork with 2 bass for 4.79 LB with a lunker of 3.62 LB.
  4. Fourth Place went to Scott Powell of Lake Fork with 3 bass for 4.64 LB with a 2.88 LB lunker
  5. Fifth Place went to Jackie Price of Alba with 1 bass for 3.46 LB

 

This week we managed 56 keepers with 3 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. Unless you are a boater. Annual dues are also $20. Our group of boaters will be able to put you on fish most of the time.

 

The LFA fishes every Thursday except T-Day and Christmas on 2 different formats. A 5 fish limit we call LFA and a MLF style format where every fish counts, we call Hard Core, 3 special tournaments and an end of year dinner. We are a club of 53+ seniors (Mostly) and are very liberal on members being for off vacations and medical issues.

 

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

For information e-mail me at [email protected]. Call 903-440-2797 You can check out our website at www.bassfin.com/

 

Every Thursday

Daytime Tournaments.

Lake Fork Anglers 5 fish format and

Hard Core. . MLF format




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Lake Fork Current Weather Alerts

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Lake Fork Weather Forecast

Wednesday

Partly Sunny

Hi: 89

Wednesday Night

Clear

Lo: 68

Thursday

Sunny

Hi: 90

Thursday Night

Clear

Lo: 68

Friday

Sunny

Hi: 92

Friday Night

Clear

Lo: 69

Saturday

Mostly Sunny

Hi: 94

Saturday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 73


Lake Fork Water Level (last 30 days)


Water Level on 6/12: 403.36 (+0.36)



Lake Fork

Fishing Report from TPWD (Jun. 5)

GOOD. Water Stained; 76 degrees; 0.86 feet above pool. Lake Fork is high with all the recent rains and gates are open. Bass are good on top waters frogs early in the morning over grass, and Yellow Magics along the edge of the grass Texas rigs and Carolina rigs good around bream beds 3-7 feet. Squarebill crankbaits are good around bream beds 2.5 model bream patterns. Flukes are good on the edge of grass in watermelon candy . Report by Marc Mitchell, Lake Fork Guide Service. Black bass are challenging with constant weather extremes, look for the clearest water you can find. Fish points and main lake cuts. Top waters are working in the shallow grass, streamers are working in the shallow banks 0fished slow. Bream are excellent in the shallows, wooly buggers and small poppers should bring a strike. Report by Guide Alex Guthrie, Fly Fish Fork Guide Service. The crappie fishing on Lake Fork was definitely moving into the steady summer pattern this week. We are still seeing great numbers of black crappie on lay downs and certain trees in 14-28 feet. You can also find black crappie on certain docks and bridges over the next few months. We have been seeing lots of small white crappie on brush piles but some bigger keepers showed up the last few days. These will continue to get better and better over the next few weeks. Focus on brush piles in 14-22 feet for the best fish. Some summer time trees are also holding white crappie and that will also get better over the next few weeks. Minnows are working well and small hand tied jigs in neutral colors are working just as well when you pitch and swim them over fish. Soft plastics will also get you a bite. The channel catfishing is excellent as it always is on Lake Fork. Bait you a hole near timber in 18-25 feet close to a creek channel. Use cattle cubes or sour grain to attract and hold those fish. Trees that have overnight roosting birds are a great place to make your hole. Use any prepared catfish bait of choice to load the boat o

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