Lake Fork Anglers (LFA) Bass Fishing Club End-of-Year Awards Ceremony (2022)

My first post since taking over the Lake Fork Anglers (LFA) Bass Fishing Club ‘Secretary’ position from the club founder and former club President and Secretary - Bruce Allen.

The Lake Fork Anglers (LFA) Bass Fishing Club, held their annual awards ceremony at the Hwy 154 Sabine River Authority Park on Thursday afternoon, December 26, 2022.  Numerous awards were presented during the ceremony by Galen Smith, Club President. 

Awards included:

  • LFA Angler-of-the-Year:  Dennis Bubinas
  • LFA Co-Angler-of-the-Year:  Rick Wright
  • LFA Championship Tournament Winners:  Robert Gaylor (Angler); Gary Gilmore (Co-Angler)
  • LFA Lunker:  Dusty Newton (8.52 / Angler); Kenneth Chapman (7.41 / Co-Angler)
  • Hard Core Angler-of-the-Year:  Randy Bunch
  • Hard Core Co-Angler-of-the-Year:  Scott Powell
  • Hard Core Championship Tournament Winners:  Randy Bunch (Angler); Tom Whitrock (Co-Angler)
  • Hard Core Lunker:  Bill Ailes (8.09 / Angler); Jackie Price (8.38 / Co-Angler)

Bruce Allen was awarded a special Club Founder plaque. Bruce established the LFA Club in 2014, serving as President and retiring as Club Secretary.  In addition to a retirement plaque, Bruce was also presented with a custom made LFA Club jacket.  Bruce was also honored with the establishment on an annual Club Founders Tournament in his name.

The LFA club fishes every Thursday with afternoon weigh-in at the SRA Park on Hwy 154 @ 3:00 pm. Two club tournament formats are rotated weekly. 

  • LFA – Best 5 fish format – 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month
  • Hard Core – MLF format –  1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month

All club tournaments are two-person catch and release tournaments with an angler and a co-angler per boat.  Anglers compete against anglers and Co-Anglers compete against co-anglers.

LFA members are mostly retired anglers who can fish weekly tournaments each Thursday. Membership is open to all persons who are physically able to fish and function independently in a boat, whether alone, or as a team member during scheduled Thursday fishing tournaments.

Information about club membership can be obtained at LFA - Lake Fork Anglers Bass Fishing Club or by sending an email to [email protected].

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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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