Lake Fork Anglers Results From June 9

Light winds out of the east (you know east is usually least) was a big change after weeks of strong winds and storms.
The lake is still down about 6'. The recent rains didn't help at all.

We need to announce of longtime charter member Bob Roberts passing this past week of heart issues. Bob was an institution at Lake Fork fishing in many open tournaments with great success. In our club he was instrumental in changing our rules making them better for all the members.

And riding with him was a thrill because he rarely followed the boat lanes, instead following trails he had in his finders and in his mind. Doing that in the dark was just plain scary for his co-anglers. Rest in peace old friend.

All fish 10" and up are keepers. Only the best 5 count. Starting last week, we went onto our summer hours. 6 AM to noon so as not to fry our old brains.


  1. First Place went to Bill Ailes of Sulphur Springs with 7 bass for 20.38 LB with a 6.90 LB lunker.
  2. Second Place went to Dennis Bubinas of Lake Fork with 10 bass for 19.35 LB with the 7.16 LB boater lunker on a crank bait.
  3. Third Place went to Jack White of Farmers Branch of Lake Fork with 7 bass for 17.98 LB. with a 5.25 LB lunker.
  4. Fourth Place went to Robert Gaylor of Lake Fork with 5 bass for 14.19 LB with a 4.83 LB lunker. on a T rig.
  5. Fifth Place went to Brian Malchar of Alba with 4 bass for 13.82 LB with a 3.98 LB lunker.


  1. First Place went to Gary Gilmore of Ennis with 9 bass for 18.01 LB with a 5.35 LB lunker
  2. Second Place went to Zack Smith of Oklahoma with 5 bass for 15.12 LB. with a 6.77 LB lunker on a crank bait
  3. Third Place went to Tom Black of Tulsa with 6 bass for 13.82 LB with the co-angler lunker of 3.98 LB.
  4. Fourth Place went to Ken Kielbas of Arlington with 7 bass for 12.93 LB with a 3.90 LB lunker
  5. Fifth Place went to Larry Kelly of Yantis with 6 bass for 9.49 LB a 2.88 LB lunker

This week we managed 113. keepers with one skunk. 3 less 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 Co-Anglers. For information e-mail me at [email protected]. Call 903-440-2797 You can check out our website at

Every Thursday, Daytime Tournaments. Lake Fork Anglers 5 fish format and Hard Core MLF format.

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Lake Fork Weather Forecast


Partly Sunny

Hi: 89

Wednesday Night


Lo: 68



Hi: 90

Thursday Night


Lo: 68



Hi: 92

Friday Night


Lo: 69


Mostly Sunny

Hi: 94

Saturday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 73

Lake Fork Water Level (last 30 days)

Water Level on 6/12: 403.36 (+0.36)

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Fishing Report from TPWD (Jun. 5)

GOOD. Water Stained; 76 degrees; 0.86 feet above pool. Lake Fork is high with all the recent rains and gates are open. Bass are good on top waters frogs early in the morning over grass, and Yellow Magics along the edge of the grass Texas rigs and Carolina rigs good around bream beds 3-7 feet. Squarebill crankbaits are good around bream beds 2.5 model bream patterns. Flukes are good on the edge of grass in watermelon candy . Report by Marc Mitchell, Lake Fork Guide Service. Black bass are challenging with constant weather extremes, look for the clearest water you can find. Fish points and main lake cuts. Top waters are working in the shallow grass, streamers are working in the shallow banks 0fished slow. Bream are excellent in the shallows, wooly buggers and small poppers should bring a strike. Report by Guide Alex Guthrie, Fly Fish Fork Guide Service. The crappie fishing on Lake Fork was definitely moving into the steady summer pattern this week. We are still seeing great numbers of black crappie on lay downs and certain trees in 14-28 feet. You can also find black crappie on certain docks and bridges over the next few months. We have been seeing lots of small white crappie on brush piles but some bigger keepers showed up the last few days. These will continue to get better and better over the next few weeks. Focus on brush piles in 14-22 feet for the best fish. Some summer time trees are also holding white crappie and that will also get better over the next few weeks. Minnows are working well and small hand tied jigs in neutral colors are working just as well when you pitch and swim them over fish. Soft plastics will also get you a bite. The channel catfishing is excellent as it always is on Lake Fork. Bait you a hole near timber in 18-25 feet close to a creek channel. Use cattle cubes or sour grain to attract and hold those fish. Trees that have overnight roosting birds are a great place to make your hole. Use any prepared catfish bait of choice to load the boat o

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