Lake Fork Anglers Results From May 19

Considering the forecast was for 15-25 MPH and was all of that for most of the day., The bass are still biting pretty darn good considering the water temps are now above 80 degrees.

Not fishing anywhere near each other 1st and 2nd weights are eerily equal.

We fish three rotating sections on Lake Fork every other Thursday daytime about 22 times a year...

We fished section 3 today. All bass 10" and up count. MLF format, where every fish you catch counts



  1. 1st Tim Gold of Mineola with 12 bass for 27.29 LB with the boater lunker of 6.17 LB on a rattle trap.
  2. 2nd Randy Bunch of Lake Forks with 12 bass for 27.12 LB. with a lunker of 4.40 LB.
  3. 3rd Dennis Bubinas of Lake Fork with 11 bass for 25.76 LB with a lunker of 5.49 LB.
  4. 4th Bill Ailes of Sulphur Springs with 6 bass for 18.65 LB with a lunker of 3.78 LB.
  5. 5th Herb King of Lake Fork with 7 bass for 12.59 LB. with a lunker of 3.95 LB.


Co Anglers

  1. 1st Tom Whitrock of Lake Fork with 4 bass for 13.37 LB with a 4.13 LB lunker.
  2. 2nd Scott Powell of Lake Fork with 8 bass for 12.62 LB with the co-angler lunker of 5.08 LB
  3. 3rd Ken Kielbas of Arlington with 4 fish for10.64 LB with a 3.16 LB lunker.
  4. 4th Rick Wright of Rowlett with 4 bass for 10.19 LB with a 4.58 LB lunker. .
  5. 5th Randy Whitaker of Carrolton with 4 bass for 8.87 LB with a 3.95 LB lunker.


90 bass were caught, and 2 anglers were skunked.

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Lake Fork Current Weather Alerts

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Lake Fork Weather Forecast


Chance Thunderstorms

Hi: 83

Monday Night

Chance Thunderstorms

Lo: 72


Chance Thunderstorms

Hi: 85

Tuesday Night

Mostly Cloudy

Lo: 71


Chance Thunderstorms

Hi: 85

Wednesday Night

Mostly Cloudy

Lo: 70


Chance Thunderstorms

Hi: 85

Thursday Night

Chance Rain Showers

Lo: 70

Lake Fork Water Level (last 30 days)

Water Level on 7/22: 402.88 (-0.12)

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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