Ram Trucks Mega Bass on Lake Fork draws 1,802 anglers




Robert Stover of Clifton, TX topped a record field of 1802 anglers with a 10.65 lb bass at the the 5th annual RAM Mega Bass on Lake Fork. He took home a new RAM truck and a new Skeeter-Yamaha-Minn Kota-Humminbird rig valued over $60,000. The tournament is touted as the richest one day hourly big bass tournament in the world. Every hour a Dodge Ram pickup truck is awarded to the lucky angler that weighs in the largest bass of the hour. Second through 15th places received cash awards. At the end of the day the person who caught the biggest bass of the day additionally receives a brand new Skeeter ZX190 bass boat. The first angler to win a truck was Joe Bray of Marble Falls, TX. He bass weighed 9 lbs, 24 ozs. "I came up with a friend," said Bray. "We went to a creek channel that had a straight line of stumps. We decided to slide in behind there, and within about 30 minutes I got the bite." He was using a Carolina rigged watermelon red lizard with a chartreuse tail. "I had 65 lb. test braid line on, and she tried to break it off!" Bray's catch was looking good to hold up as big bass of the day. Robert Stover of Clifton, TX who was fishing with his son Robert Jr. pulled in to an area they had never fished before to make their last casts. "We had fished a lot of different areas throughout the day, and had caught three or four in the slot." They were using a Texas rigged Lake Fork Tackle Hyper Worm. "We were looking for a spot that the wind was blowing into, and there weren't many boats in." At 2:15 Robert flipped his bait to just the right tree and a monster bass latched on. They quickly made their way to the weigh in and with only five minutes left on the clock. His bass weighed 10.65 lbs to win the hour, the truck and the Skeeter ZX190 bass boat package. "Dad was just trying to hold the tears back. He was screaming and yelling," Robert Jr recalled. "It was great! This has been a long time coming for my dad. He's been dreaming about it for a long time. I'm just glad I was here to witness it with him!"




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Tuesday

Partly Sunny

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Tuesday Night

Partly Cloudy

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Wednesday

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Lake Fork

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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