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 (Feb. 28)

GOOD. Water Stained; 61 degrees; 0.24 feet below pool. Bass are all over the place with a good shallow bite and nice catches offshore fish utilizing live scope. Shallow fish are best on moving baits like chatterbaits and spinnerbaits and some minus ones in 1-3 feet. Edge of grass in 1-4 feet of water is still producing with ViperXP Jigs and Texas rigged creature baits. Grass in 1-4 ft best . Wacky rigs are good near edge of grass. Water temp is 56-66 depending on your location. Murky east and west but clear in the mid lake areas. Report by Marc Mitchell, Lake Fork Guide Service. Bass are in the shallows working streamers are working in 1-8 feet. Clousers should produce good results around structure. Crappie will be moving towards the banks, small patterns like wooly buggers are a good bet. Bream will also move to warmer water, a wooly bugger would be a good choice. Report by Guide Alex Guthrie, Fly Fish Fork Guide Service. The crappie on Lake Fork are spread out all over the different depths on the lake right now. You can still catch some fish out deep in 50 plus feet of water, you can catch fish up in 2 feet of water and all the depth in between. Not seeing huge numbers of fish concentrated in any specific depth yet as these fish are moving towards spawning areas. We have been seeing bigger fish this past week being caught like we normally do in the springtime. The bite should get hotter and hotter in less than 20 feet deep areas as water temperature rise over the next few weeks. With tons of rain the last few weeks the water is stained in most areas and muddy way up north close to the runoff and feeder creek areas. Chartreuse hand ties are working well for fish deeper than 25 feet right now and black and chartreuse soft plastics are working well on shallower fish where the water is more stained. Minnows will still work as well. The catfish bite is really good around roosting trees on the north ends of the lake. Timber in 13-18 feet is best and look for the birds

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