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 (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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