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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Chance Rain Showers

Hi: 59

Sunday Night


Lo: 32


Chance Rain Showers

Hi: 40

Monday Night

Rain Likely

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Hi: 39

Tuesday Night

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Hi: 43

Wednesday Night

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Lake Fork Water Level (last 30 days)

Water Level on 1/29: 397.82 (-5.18)

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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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