Lake Fork Anglers Results for September 16

Starting at 6:45 AM it was still pretty dark. Water Temps are down to 80 degrees. Today was the first time we have gone back to full day fishing ending at 3 PM. The fish were biting for most. The fact that today was the day before the Sealy Outdoors tournament started there were a whole big bunch of boats on the water pre-fishing.

The MLF format counts every fish over 10" including slots . We fish three rotating sections on Lake Fork every other Thursday daytime about 22 times a year...

We fished section 2 today,



  1. 1st Dennis Bubinas of Lake Fork with 15 bass for 27.95 LB with a lunker of 5.49 LB.
  2. 2nd Tim Gold of Mineola  with 8 bass for 12.45 LB. with a 2.49 LB lunker
  3. 3rd Jack White of Farmers Branch with 4 bass for 11.44 LB with the boater lunker of 7.15 LB on drop shots.
  4. 4th Frank West of Alba with 6 bass for 10.97 LB with a 6.94 LB l
  5. 5th Dusty Newton of Canton with 5 for 8.14 LB with a 3.78 LB lunker.


Co Anglers

  1. 1st Alf Tuggle of Cypress Springs with 7 bass for 20.82 LB with a 5.49 LB lunker.
  2. 2nd Rick Wright of Rowlett with 8 bass for 10.82 LB with a 1.72 LB
  3. 3rd Gary Gilmore of Ennis with 3 fish for 8.21 LB with the co-angler lunker of 5.71 LB.
  4. 4th  Ken Kielbas of Arlington with 6 bass for 7.28 LB with a .2.02 LB lunker.
  5. 5th Jackie Price of Alba with 5 bass for 5.11 LB with a 1.92 LB lunker.


99 keeper bass were caught. and 2 anglers were skunked. We nearly doubled the fish caught from the last MLF format. Fish were caught from 6" to 5'.

For information on Joining the Lake Fork Anglers send an inquiry to [email protected]. We only fish on Thursdays daytime at Lake Fork.

Dues is $5 a year and tournaments are $15, We are currently looking for new members. Co Anglers and boaters. BOATERS FISH FOR FREE.

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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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