Lake Fork Anglers Results From December 8

The first 5 fish limit tournament for the 2023 season is over and it was an improvement from most of the ones held since Sept 22 but the weights were light. It may have been due to the full moon, or perhaps the big warm up in December. Whatever it is we will take it.

All fish 10" and up count. Only their best five count. We are now fishing our winter hours. 8 AM to 3 PM.



  1. 1st Jack White of Farmers Branch with 3 bass for 7.77 LB with the boater lunker of 3.78 LB.
  2. 2nd Randy Bunch of Lake Fork with 4 bass for 7.70 LB. with a lunker of 2.49 LB
  3. 3rd Herb Powell of Lake Fork with 2 bass for 5.04 LB with a lunker of 3.02 LB.
  4. 4th Mike McWhorter of Lake Fork with 2 bass for 4.93 LB with a lunker of 3.39 LB
  5. 5th Robert Gayler of Lake Fork with 1 bass for 2.74 LB.


Co Anglers

  1. 1st Bill Pigg of Allen with 2 bass for 4.88 LB with the co-angler lunker of 3.99 LB. Tie
  2. 2nd Gary Gilmore of Ennis with 4 bass for 4.85 LB with a 1.72 LB lunker.
  3. 3rd Rick Wright of Rowlett with 3 fish for 4.68 LB with the co-angler lunker of 3.99 LB. Tie
  4. 4th Jimmy Bright of Frisco with 2 bass for 1.20 LB with a 0.68 LB lunker.
  5. 5th Ken Chapman of Yantis with 1 bass for 1.03 LB


32 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 $20 a year and tournaments are $15; We are currently looking for new members- Boaters and co-anglers.

Or call 214-930-6197 for info.

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Lake Fork Weather Forecast



Hi: 79

Sunday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 50


Mostly Sunny

Hi: 75

Monday Night

Chance Thunderstorms

Lo: 53


Mostly Cloudy

Hi: 68

Tuesday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 47


Mostly Sunny

Hi: 70

Wednesday Night

Mostly Cloudy

Lo: 55

Lake Fork Water Level (last 30 days)

Water Level on 3/27: 401.49 (-1.51)

Lake Fork

Fishing Report from TPWD (Mar. 22)

GOOD. Water Stained; 55-62 degrees; 1.64 feet below pool. The cold front dropped the water temperature down 10 degrees in some areas slowing the bass bite. Use a slow bait presentation with Texas rigs, baby brush hogs or beaver type baits on the outside edge of the grass. Darker colored baits like V & M chopsticks in Texas smoke have been fair in 3-6 feet. Look for the bite to improve by the weekend as the water temperature warms and bass return to beds. Frogs and baits worked on top of the grass and in the pockets of grass should be great by the weekend. Report by Marc Mitchell, Lake Fork Pro. Cooler weather is affecting the movement of the black bass, as the water cools the females are not committing to the beds, but as the water warms activity will increase. Search warmer clearer water in the backs of coves and creeks for active fish. Crappie are beginning to move towards the banks, try small bead heads fished slowly 3-4 feet. Carp and gar are spawning in shallow water. Report by Guide Alex Guthrie, Fly Fish Fork Guide Service. The crappie fishing on Lake Fork is getting really hot. Seeing great numbers and lots of big fish each day. The fish are making huge moves shallow this week and will for the next month. Areas in 2-13 feet are finally beginning to see more fish that are spawning. The 14-32 feet staging areas are also still loaded with fish and reloading daily now. Seeing lots of fish roaming in open water but the best luck is still coming on fish on timber or brush. Small hand tied jigs in chartreuse or orange are getting crushed right now, and you can still catch fish well on soft plastics and minnows. Report by Jacky Wiggins, Jacky Wiggins’ Guide Service. The crappie are biting in the main creek channels about halfway back in the creek. With the cooler weather most of the crappie are laying on the bottom. Once the sun comes out fish suspend up in the water column around 15 feet. Success with Snacky lures FS200 matched with the eye hole jig or crappie

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