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


Slight Chance Thunderstorms

Hi: 103

Sunday Night

Chance Thunderstorms

Lo: 73


Slight Chance Thunderstorms

Hi: 92

Monday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 67


Mostly Sunny

Hi: 92

Tuesday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 66


Mostly Sunny

Hi: 96

Wednesday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 70

Lake Fork Water Level (last 30 days)

Water Level on 6/26: 396.89 (-6.11)

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Fishing Report from TPWD (Jun. 22)

GOOD. Water Stained; 75 degrees; 5.99 feet low. The crappie bite on Lake Fork has been just a little bit finicky this past week. Best depths have been 13-23 feet with fish in brush and suspended on laydowns and trees, or holding on the bottom of underwater bridges and road beds. Minnows are still the go to bait and the smaller the minnows the better for finicky fish. Same goes for your hand ties and soft plastics. Downsizing can make the difference between a slow day and a stellar day in the heat of the summer. Report provided by Jacky Wiggins, Jacky Wiggins Guide Service. Bass are good with 3/4 ounce shaky heads or football jigs in green pumpkin and orange or June bug in 14-25 feet of water off drop-offs or channel swings. Carolina rigs are good in the same areas with a 10 inch blue fleck or LFT ring fry in bluegill color good in 15-25 feet of water. Deep crankbaits are decent over long points and channel swings. DD -22 in chartreuse and blue, TW Ghost chartreuse and blue good over 18-23 feet. Report by Lake Fork fishing guide Marc Mitchell and Jason Hoffman, Lake Fork Pro.

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