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 Thunderstorms

Hi: 83

Monday Night

Chance Thunderstorms

Lo: 72


Chance Thunderstorms

Hi: 85

Tuesday Night

Mostly Cloudy

Lo: 71


Chance Thunderstorms

Hi: 85

Wednesday Night

Mostly Cloudy

Lo: 70


Chance Thunderstorms

Hi: 85

Thursday Night

Chance Rain Showers

Lo: 70

Lake Fork Water Level (last 30 days)

Water Level on 7/22: 402.88 (-0.12)

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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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