Lake Fork Anglers Results From June 23

No wind at the 6 AM start was a first for us in 2022. But thank fully, we did get a nice breeze out of the north around 8 AM when the temperature was climbing.

The lake is still down about 6' and dangerous if you don't know where to drive. But seeing all the stumps exposed is a help for some. I noticed more fish were caught on square bills, big worms, and shakey head rigs.

All fish 10" and up are keepers. Only the best 5 count.



  1. First Place went to Galen Smith of Alba with 4 bass for 13.11 LB with a 6.94 LB lunker.
  2. Second Place went to Randy Bunch of Lake Fork with 6 bass for 12.55 LB with a 3.23 LB lunker.
  3. Third Place went to Herb Powell of Lake Fork with 6 bass for 11.76 LB. with a 4.40 LB lunker.
  4. Fourth Place went to Bill Ailes of Sulphur Springs   with 3 bass for 11.64 LB with the 8.23 LB boater lunker.
  5. Fifth Place went to Robert Gaylor of Lake Fork with 3 bass for 11.37 LB with a 4.97 LB lunker.



  1. First Place went to Tom Whitrock of Lake Fork with 2 bass for 10.42 LB with the co-angler lunker of 6.64 LB.
  2. Second Place went to Scott Powell of Lake Fork with 4 bass for 6.99 LB. with a lunker of 2.13 LB.
  3. Third Place went to Alf Tuggle of Scroggins with 3 bass for 6.94 LB with a lunker of 3.62 LB.
  4. Fourth Place went to Rick Wright of Rowlett with 3 bass for 5.66 LB with a 2.74 LB lunker
  5. Fifth Place went to Bruce Allen of Lake Fork with 2 bass for 3.64 LB a 1.92 LB lunker


This week we managed 48 keepers with just three skunks. Less than half the keepers than last time.

So, you'd like to fish at Lake Fork but don't really have the $500 for a guide. You can come and fish with us for a $20 entry fee and a $20 donation for your boater. Unless you are a boater. Annual dues are also $20. Our group of boaters will be able to put you on fish most of the time.

The LFA fishes every Thursday except T-Day and Christmas on 2 different formats. A 5 fish limit we call LFA and a MLF style format where every fish counts, we call Hard Core, 3 special tournaments and an end of year dinner. We are a club of 53+ seniors (Mostly) and are very liberal on members being for off vacations and medical issues.

Right now, we are looking for more Boaters and Co-Anglers.

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Fishing Report from TPWD (Jan. 25)

FAIR. Water Stained; 56-59 degrees; 5.47 feet below pool. Bass are more active on warmer days in the backs pockets and secondary points going into the pockets. Target the warmest pockets with chatterbaits and spinnerbaits in 2-4 feet of water. Fish are traveling in the creek towards the back on warmer days and moving outwards on cooler days . Those along the creek are best on red squarebill crankbaits in a 1.5-2.5 inch around the edges and big wood 3-6 feet of water. Texas rigs with creature type baits flipped at the big wood on creeks and ditches are good in black and blue colors and June bug in 3-6 feet of water. Report by Marc Mitchell, Lake Fork Pro. Black bass are beginning the early stages of pre-spawn. Try slow moving suspending streamers and sculpin patterns in 5-7 feet of water. Crappie are deep. Report by Guide Alex Guthrie, Fly Fish Fork Guide Service. Crappie are really good around deep main lake timber in 38-56 feet along creek channels. Fish have been a little more scattered the past week, so it is necessary to cover more water to catch limits. Seeing big white crappie mixed in with lots of smaller black crappie. Minnows will work very well and small soft plastics and hand ties are working well. Best colors for my boat have been purple and chartreuse. Getting good reports of brush pile fish biting as in 20-30 feet. Report by Jacky Wiggins, Jacky Wiggins’ Guide Service.

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