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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Partly Sunny

Hi: 78

Sunday Night

Mostly Cloudy

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Monday Night

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Hi: 79

Tuesday Night

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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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