Lake Fork Anglers Results From March 31




The day started out pretty cold but with light winds and transitioned into a total blowout with winds pretty steady at 30, Today was different because it is a 5th Thursday special. And this format was ONE fish. Your biggest.

So, one would think with the water temps at about 60-63 the "ladies" would be headed to the bank. That really didn't happen for most of us. Even catching a suitor (male bass) was difficult for most today.

One bass over 10" is all you need. Slots included. Paying 4 places on each category.

 

Boaters

  1. First place Dennis Bubinas of Lake Fork with a 6.89 LB Lunker caught on a chatter bait.
  2. Second place Terry Thompson of Sulphur Springs with a 5.08 LB
  3. Third place Curt Blount of Lake Fork with a 4.31 LB TIE
  4. Fourth place Don Overstreet of Sulphur Springs with a 4.31 LB TIE.
  5. Fifth place Randy Bunch of Lake Fork with a 4.04 LB

 

Co-Anglers

  1. First Place Gary Gilmore of Ennis with a 3.95 LB
  2. Second Place Terry Shetterly of Michigan with a 3.78 LB
  3. Third Place Rick Wright of Rowlett with a 2.31 LB
  4. Fourth Place Bruce Allen of Lake Fork with a 1.87 LB caught on a dinger.
  5. Fifth Place Alf Tuggle of Scroggins with a 1.49 LB.

 

So, we didn't write down any fish except to step up in weight. With the wind we still had 8 members zero.

The LFA fishes 50 Thursdays a year, except for bad weather issues. We are currently looking for new co-anglers. You get to fish with experienced boaters in a friendly atmosphere while sharing techniques, baits and spots for the benefit of all. E-mail Bruce at [email protected] for info on joining.




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Lake Fork Weather Forecast

Monday

Chance Thunderstorms

Hi: 83

Monday Night

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Lo: 72

Tuesday

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Hi: 85

Tuesday Night

Mostly Cloudy

Lo: 71

Wednesday

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Hi: 85

Wednesday Night

Mostly Cloudy

Lo: 70

Thursday

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Hi: 85

Thursday Night

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Lo: 70


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Lake Fork

Fishing Report from TPWD (Jul. 17)

GOOD. Water Stained; 81 degrees; 0.09 feet above pool. Bass are fairly slow in the mornings, but there is a shaky head bite with yum dingers in both sizes on timber in 5-7 feet on breaklines. Best bite is Carolina rigs offshore in 15-25 feet on humps, road beds, points, all are producing. Big worms like blue fleck, tequila sunrise and plum seem to be best 10-12 inches. Crankbaits are still good over channel catfish bends deep humps and road beds. Shad patterns and chart blue back XD 6 - XD 8 are best, Report by Marc Mitchell, Lake Fork Guide Service. Black bass are chasing topwater patterns early in the day and later in the day when it is dark. Check out the brush piles as big bass are using them to feed on crappie. Bream are excellent in the shallows on wooly buggers and small poppers. Report by Guide Alex Guthrie, Fly Fish Fork Guide Service. Lake Fork crappie fishing is in full time summer pattern. Huge numbers of black crappie are loading up at the base of trees, on main lake points and lay downs. There are still good numbers of white crappie on brush piles and in trees. Focus on areas in 14-22 feet for the most fish. The bite has been finicky when fishing for schools of fish. Minnows on very small gold Aberdeen hooks and 6-8 pound test fluorocarbon line has been the go to set up. Small hand tied jigs in natural colors are also working if you swim them over and get those fish to chase and grab. Even if you see a hundred fish in a group just catch the few more aggressive fish and move on if you want to catch numbers. Larger soft plastics should still work on bigger white crappies that are solo on timber. The catfish bite is still red hot. You can load the boat fast in roosting areas that have overnight birds in the trees. We are also seeing big numbers of catfish on main lake points in 14-28 feet around timber. If you find an area with lots of bait the catfish will be close by. Bait an area with cattle cubes or sour grain to group those fish up. Then use your pre

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