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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Partly Sunny

Hi: 90

Tuesday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 73


Slight Chance Rain Showers

Hi: 85

Wednesday Night

Mostly Cloudy

Lo: 74


Partly Sunny

Hi: 90

Thursday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 72


Mostly Sunny

Hi: 92

Friday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 73

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Fishing Report from TPWD (Jun. 12)

GOOD. Water Stained; 76 degrees; 0.36 feet above pool. Bass fishing has been slower this week than last week. Topwaters frogs, Yellow Magics, and spook type baits are fair in and around flooded grass or weeds. Texas rigs and shaky heads flipped at the edge of grass in 2-5 feet are good with creature type baits and beavers. Chatterbaits are good also in front of the shallow grass. Sunny days you can catch fish out to the first break line. Cloudy days fish are best to fish tight to the grass edges. Report by Marc Mitchell, Lake Fork Guide Service. Black bass are good morning and evening with top water frog patterns. Switching mid morning to noon streamers in shad and bream patterns. Report by Guide Alex Guthrie, Fly Fish Fork Guide Service. Lake Fork crappie fishing is getting red hot like the weather this week. Really seeing the black crappie load up in big numbers on lay downs, under docks and on other structures they like in the summer months. Look for those black crappie in 14-22 feet of water mostly. We also are seeing the white crappie loading up on brush piles and those summer time trees they like. Best depths for the white crappie have been 18-26 feet. We are still catching good numbers of crappie on small hand tied jigs and I’m sure small plastics will work as well. Did see some fish on brush piles the last few days that minnows may help with. The channel catfishing is excellent as it always is on Lake Fork. Bait you a hole near timber in 18-25 feet close to a creek channel. Use cattle cubes or sour grain to attract and hold those fish. Trees that have overnight roosting birds are a great place to make your hole. Use any prepared catfish bait of choice to load the boat once you get the fish loading up. You can still find some spawning catfish up shallow around all the new flooded grass, brush or rocks. Lake Fork catfishing continues to be superb on baited holes around roosting trees. Catfish are good in 13-25 feet with prepared bait. You can also bait holes w

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