Lake Fork Anglers Results From December 30




tt has been hot all week and today supposed to be in the mid 70's once again with light winds. And it was but that didn't improve the fishing in any way. Perhaps the fact that the lake is down almost 6' may have something to do with the tough fishing. Looking at the number of skunks you have to figure the water level change has the fish upset. But out of all those fishing there were only 5 limits caught. Most of the fish caught were deeper than normal in 5 to 10'.

Today is the first 5 fish limit format (known as the LFA) tournament. All fish 10" and up are keepers. Only the best 5 count.

 

Boaters

  1. First Place went to Dennis Bubinas of Lake Fork with 11 bass for 15.38 LB with a 4.49 LB lunker
  2. Second Place went to Robert Gaylor of Lake Fork with 6 bass for 14.17 LB with the boater lunker of 5.28 LB.
  3. Third Place went Tim Gold of Mineola 7 bass for 13.01LB. with a 4.04 LB lunker
  4. Fourth Place went to Herb King of Alba of 5 bass for 8.77 LB. with a 2.74 LB lunker
  5. Fifth Place went to Bill Ailes of Sulphur Springs with 5 bass for 8.30 LB with a 4.13 LB lunker

 

Co-Anglers

  1. First Place went to Alf Tuggle of Scroggins with 4 bass for 15.94 LB. with the co-angler lunker of 5.60 LB.
  2. Second Place went to Jackie Price of Alba with 4 bass for 6.21 LB with a lunker of 2.81 LB
  3. Third Place went to Rick Wright of Rowlett with 3 bass for 4.66 LB. with a lunker of 2.55 LB.
  4. Fourth Place went to Gary Gilmore of Ennis with 3 bass for 2.91 LB. with a lunker of 1.72 LB
  5. Fifth Place went to Hohn Berech of Garland with 3 bass for 2.90 LB with a 1.03 LB lunker.

 

We caught 68 keepers today with seven anglers skunking.




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Lake Fork Current Weather Alerts

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Lake Fork Weather Forecast

Sunday

Partly Sunny

Hi: 78

Sunday Night

Mostly Cloudy

Lo: 62

Monday

Slight Chance Thunderstorms

Hi: 79

Monday Night

Chance Thunderstorms

Lo: 60

Tuesday

Partly Sunny

Hi: 79

Tuesday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 55

Wednesday

Mostly Cloudy

Hi: 75

Wednesday Night

Chance Rain Showers

Lo: 58


Lake Fork Water Level (last 30 days)


Water Level on 3/3: 402.71 (-0.29)



Lake Fork

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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