Lake Fork Anglers Results From August 12

Fishing is definitely getting tougher for the bank beating anglers. But at least it wasn't as hot as it could have been. Overall the fish caught this week were smaller than anytime so far this year.  A record number of anglers fished today since we have resumed after the worse of covid. We have a good setup for social distancing while still being able to fish and enjoy the day.

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


  1. First Place went to Bill Ailes of Sulphur Springs with 3 bass for 8.83 LB with he boater lunker of 3.16 LB.
  2. Second Place went to Tim Gold of Mineola with 5 bass for 7.58 with a 2.88 LB Lunker
  3. Third Place went to Dennis Bubinas of Lake Fork with 6 bass for 7.05 LB. .with a 2.02 LB Lunker
  4. Fourth Place went to  Galen Smith of Alba 6 bass for 6.59. with a 2.74 LB lunker
  5. Fifth Place went to Curt Blount of Lake Fork with 10 bass for 5.73 LB with a 1.45 LB lunker


  1. First Place went to Ken Kielbas of Arlington with 6 bass for 13.70 LB with the co-angler lunker of 5.28 LB.
  2. Second Place went to Bill Pigg of Allen with 2 bass for 6.25 LB .with a 5.08 LB lunker .
  3. Third Place went to  Jimmie Bright of Frisco with 4 bass for 5.44 LB. with the lunker of 2.49 LB.
  4. Fourth Place went to Jackie Price of Alba with 1 bass for 3.46 LB.
  5. Fifth Place went to John Shinn of Van with 3 bass for 2.79 LB which a 1.37 LB lunker.

We caught 80 keepers today with two anglers skunking. No stories about the big one that got away again.

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Lake Fork Current Weather Alerts

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Lake Fork Weather Forecast


Chance Rain Showers

Hi: 59

Sunday Night


Lo: 32


Chance Rain Showers

Hi: 40

Monday Night

Rain Likely

Lo: 36


Rain Likely

Hi: 39

Tuesday Night

Rain Showers Likely

Lo: 36


Rain Showers Likely

Hi: 43

Wednesday Night

Rain Showers Likely

Lo: 40

Lake Fork Water Level (last 30 days)

Water Level on 1/29: 397.82 (-5.18)

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Fishing Report from TPWD (Jan. 25)

FAIR. Water Stained; 56-59 degrees; 5.47 feet below pool. Bass are more active on warmer days in the backs pockets and secondary points going into the pockets. Target the warmest pockets with chatterbaits and spinnerbaits in 2-4 feet of water. Fish are traveling in the creek towards the back on warmer days and moving outwards on cooler days . Those along the creek are best on red squarebill crankbaits in a 1.5-2.5 inch around the edges and big wood 3-6 feet of water. Texas rigs with creature type baits flipped at the big wood on creeks and ditches are good in black and blue colors and June bug in 3-6 feet of water. Report by Marc Mitchell, Lake Fork Pro. Black bass are beginning the early stages of pre-spawn. Try slow moving suspending streamers and sculpin patterns in 5-7 feet of water. Crappie are deep. Report by Guide Alex Guthrie, Fly Fish Fork Guide Service. Crappie are really good around deep main lake timber in 38-56 feet along creek channels. Fish have been a little more scattered the past week, so it is necessary to cover more water to catch limits. Seeing big white crappie mixed in with lots of smaller black crappie. Minnows will work very well and small soft plastics and hand ties are working well. Best colors for my boat have been purple and chartreuse. Getting good reports of brush pile fish biting as in 20-30 feet. Report by Jacky Wiggins, Jacky Wiggins’ Guide Service.

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