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Lake Fork Anglers Major League Fishing ormat results from 8/31

Lake Fork Anglers
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.

Hard Core (Major League Fishing format) is pretty cool getting to count every fish you catch.

That was some storm we had. Many fished under bridges or out of empty boathouses for half the tournament.

Like the real TV show every fish over 10" counts. You must catch 6 LB + in one of the qualifying 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. Then in the semi-final on a portion of the lake drawn that morning:

The first ten members to catch 8 lbs will record it on the back of their score sheet and have the other person in the boat sign the sheet and record the time. They will qualify for the finals in November. Which will be held in one of the two remaining lake sections.

Today 8/31 was qualifying tournament # 11

First place went to Gary Pardini of Tyler with 6 bass for 14.49 with THE 7.41 lunker.
Second place went to Dennis Bubinas of Lake Fork with 4 bass for 9.37 with the 2.61 lunker
Third place went to Randy Steele of Sulphur Springs with 3 bass for 5.99 with a 3.79lunker.
Fourth place went to Bill Ailes from Sulphur Springs with 3 fish for 3.79 with a 1.72 lunker.

Co-Anglers (Judges)
First place went to Wallace of Yantis with 6 bass for 9.37 with a 2.49 lunker.
Second place went to Mac McDaniel of Lake Fork with 7 bass for 8.33 with THE 2.88 lunker
Third place went to Stijn Lens of Belgium with 1 bass for 2.49.
Fourth place went to Wayne Smith of Lake Fork with 1 bass for 1.17.

75 keeper bass were caught today.

Today was VERY WINDY keeping most but the biggest boats off of the main lake. Drop shots, T-rigs and c-rigs accounted for a bunch.

For info on fishing this tournament and others put on by the Lake Fork Anglers contact me at or PM me on here. 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.

All of our tournaments are priced for seniors as follows. $10 entry 100% payback, $1 for club and $1 for the Top 6 team* So Total entry of $12. Optional lunker pool 80% 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, and a team 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 every Thursday like we do. And some Fridays too. And then Opens on the weekend.

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.

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Lake Fork Fishing Report from TPWD (Oct. 17)

GOOD. Water stained; 77–82 degrees; 1.85’ low. Fall bass fishing is in full swing. Largemouth bass are fair on plastic worms, Alabama rigs, spinnerbaits, and topwaters. Lunker fisherman continue to work around 10–15 feet of depth. White and yellow bass are good on Alabama rigs. Crappie are fair on jigs and minnows in the stumps or man–made structures. Catfish are good on prepared bait and cut bait especially in the evenings.