Lake Fork Anglers Results From August 18

They said it might rain. At Last. And about 10 AM we got a pretty good shower. Water temp at 86 and for us it was a struggle. The story on the water was all about the haves and have not.

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

We fished section 3 today. All bass 10" and up count. MLF format, where every fish you catch counts including slots.



  1. 1st Dusty Newton of Van with 7 bass for 18.72 LB with a lunker of 5.18 LB.
  2. 2nd Jack White of Farmers Branch with 7 bass for 16.27 LB. with the boater lunker of 7.41 LB.
  3. 3rd Dennis Bubinas of Lake Fork with 3 bass for 9.67 LB with a lunker of 4.68 LB.                                        
  4. 4th Tim Gold of Mineola with 4 bass for 9.65 LB with a lunker of 4.68 LB.
  5. 5th Bill Ailes of Sulphur Springs with 2 bass for 9.41 LB. with a lunker of 5.08 LB


Co Anglers

  1. 1st Scott Powell of Lake Fork with 5 bass for 15.67 LB with a 4.87 LB lunker.
  2. 2nd Alf Tuggle of Scroggins with 3 bass for 11.16 LB with a 4.68 LB lunker.
  3. 3rd Ken Kielbas of Arlington with 4 fish for 9.69 LB with a 3.87 LB lunker.
  4. 4th Jerry Gaither of Lake Fork with 3 bass for 8.53 LB with a 3.95 LB lunker.
  5. 5th Jackie Price of Alba with 3 bass for 6.69 LB with a 2.55 LB lunker.

Rick Wright of Rowlett caught the co-angler lunker of 5.94 LB.


51 bass were caught, and 5 anglers were skunked. For information on Joining the Lake Fork Anglers send an inquiry to [email protected]. We only fish on Thursdays daytime at Lake Fork. New member fee is $20. Dues is $5 a year and tournaments are $15; We are currently looking for new members- Boaters and co-anglers. Call 903-440-2787 for info.

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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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