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.



  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.



  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.

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Lake Fork Weather Forecast


Partly Sunny

Hi: 55

Thursday Night

Mostly Cloudy

Lo: 47



Hi: 67

Friday Night

Mostly Cloudy

Lo: 51


Mostly Cloudy

Hi: 60

Saturday Night

Slight Chance Rain Showers

Lo: 48


Chance Rain Showers

Hi: 61

Sunday Night

Chance Rain Showers

Lo: 55

Lake Fork Water Level (last 30 days)

Water Level on 12/1: 397.19 (-5.81)

Lake Fork

Fishing Report from TPWD (Nov. 30)

FAIR. Water Stained; 65 degrees; 5.81 feet low. The bass bite should change after the rise in water. Suspending jerkbaits are still best worked over 7-10 feet around ditches and creeks. Spinnerbaits have been good in the same areas, slowly rolled near big wood. Viper XP jigs in sourgrape, PBJ, Purple Passion, are still good on big wood near the edges of the creeks 8-10 feet. Report by Lake Fork fishing guide Marc Mitchell, Lake Fork Pro. Bass are slow on Carolina rigs, dropshots, and jigging spoons in 15-18 feet of water, and squarebill crankbaits in 3-6 feet of water. Report by Jason Hoffman, Lake Fork Guide Service. Rising water level will bring feeding bass shallow. Fish newly flooded grass and timber with streamers for bass chasing shad. Some bream will be mixed in on warmer sunny days. Crappie will be moving towards wintertime schools in the open water and deep pockets, beaded woolies fished with a 5 wt rod and sinking lines. Report by Guide Alex Guthrie, Fly Fish Fork Guide Service. The bite is getting better and better going into the winter months. Big crappie are beginning to show up in numbers as the water temps continue to drop into the 50s. Catches over two pounds are landed each day with some fish closer to the three pound range. Timber on flats and along the main lake creek channels in 28-50 feet all seem to be holding good fish. We are seeing a good balance of white crappie and black crappie both being caught each day. Minnows still seem to be the dominant bait, but the jig bite is coming around finally on Lake Fork. Report by Jacky Wiggins, Jacky Wiggins Guide Service.

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