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Lake Fork Anglers MLF format results from 4/4/19 out of the Minnow Bucket

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Charter member of the Lake Fork Sportsman's Association and founder of the Lake Fork Anglers Bass Fishing club. Lives on the shores of Lake Fork in the Hideaway subdivision in Garrett Creek. Has also lived in Quitman and Yantis before moving to Emory. Lives with wife Cheryl, former pro bass fishing lady and fire fighter.

Like the real TV show every fish over 10" counts. You must catch 6 LB + in one of the qualifying, and fish at least 6 tournaments to move into the semi-final. We set it low so most of our members would make to the second level. But there is three ways to qualify.

Today, April 4 , they fished section 1. It started out cool and warmed up nicely, and the wind was brisk to say the least. Today was the new moon. NEW Moon in April is prime spawn time. And the number of boats on the lake was disturbing. Registration is began at 6:30 AM and fishing starts at 6:45 AM. Unlike the last week where the total fish caught was 25, they doubled that with 59.

The winners catching all of their fish using swimbaits, drop shots, and bladed jigs.
Most of todays bass were caught in 3 feet or less.


First place went to Charlie Abresch of Hawkins with 8 bass for21.43 LB. with the BOATER lunker of 8.76 LB. on a chatter bait.
Second place went to Galen Smith of Alba with 3 bass for 11.18 LB with a lunker of 7.15 LB. .
Third place went to Bob Roberts of Longview with 4 fish for 10.40 LB. with a lunker of 4.31 LB..
Fourth place went to Rick Green of Missouri with 6 bass for 9.69 LB with a 3.16 LB lunker
Fifth place went to Tim Gold of Mineola with 3 bass for.6.15 LB. with a 2.36 LB lunker.


First place went to Rick Bowman of Midlothian again with 4 bass for 12.15 LB. and a lunker of 4.49 LB.
Second place went to John Womack of Winnsboro with 7 bass for 10.08 LB with a 3.31 LB lunker..
Third place went to Jackie Price of Alba with 3 bass for 9.15 LB with THE co-angler lunker of 4.87 LB.
Fourth place went to Ken Keilbas of Arlington with 7 bass for 9.08 LB with a 3.62 LB lunker.
Fifth place went to Charlie Arnold of Lake Fork with 1 bass for 2.25 LB.

59 Total fish were caught today on what most thought was the nicest day we have fished so far this year but we still had 4 skunks.

For info on fishing this tournament and others put on by the Lake Fork Anglers contact me at sjbasser@aol. We have openings for both boaters and co-anglers right now. This is a club that fishes only on Thursday daytime. Dues are $5 a year. The money winners explain their techniques and baits for the benefit of the other members at the weighin.

All of our tournaments are priced for seniors as follows. $15 entry Payback of $12. Optional lunker pool 100% payback of $5. Optional 100% payback side pot for $10 per person.

In addition to this format that we call "Hard Core" we also fish our regular every other Thursday tournament all at Lake Fork on a draw style fishing. All of our tournaments "paper" the bass and slot fish count.

If you are as "Hard Core" as some of us you can fish 48 Thursdays a year like we do. And one Fridays too. And then Opens on the weekend. But you only really have to fish 8 regular LFA tournaments to maintain membership.

Hey we are seniors and we are supposed to be doing something to keep us healthy and our minds sharp and get some vitamin D. LOL At least that is what you need to tell your wife.

Last edited by Bruce Allen; 4/4/19 6:36 PM.

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