Lake Fork

Because Life is Better at the Lake

The Lake Fork Anglers are back!

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.

The Lake Fork Anglers are back! After a 2 month hiatus due to Covid 19 we are back to fishing but with restrictions. 90% of our members are 60 or older with some in their 80's so taking precautions is very important.

We have set it up so only the co-angler registers, wearing masks, in the morning paying both entry fees and picking up their score sheets. The setup for fishing is a five fish limit tournament boaters fish against boaters and co-anglers fish against co-anglers. So the co-angler then meets the boater either at the ramp or at a pre-determined location. And the end of the tournament the co-angler brings the score sheet back and presents it to the scoring person. IN this case president Galen Smith.

Once the winners are declared their prizes are put into a envelope and given to their co-angler for the following Thursday when they come in to register.

So because there is no revealing of what the fish were caught on I can only tell you what I "heard". Which is not much. Crankbaits, Texas rigged worms and drop shots.

All of my bass for the last three weeks have come on one crankbait also including 3 catfish, 3 sand bass and a turtle, except for a 6+ caught on a drop shot. LOL


All fish 10" and up count as well as slot fish. Only their best 5 count.




First Place went to Curt Blount of Lake Fork with 7 bass for 18.28 LB. with a 5.08 lunker caught on a drop shot.

Second Place went to Jack White of Farmers Branch with 8 bass for 15.84 LB. with a 6.64 LB lunker.

Third Place went to Dennis Bubinas of Lake Fork with 5 bass for 15.20 LB with the boaters lunker of 7.95 LB.

Fourth Place went to Tim Gold of Mineola with 9 bass for 14.66 LB> with a 4.31 LB. lunker

Fifth Place went to Bill Ailes of Sulphur Springs with 8 bass for 14.24 LB. with a 4.87 LB. lunker.




First Place went to guest Jimmy Bright of ?? with 6 bass for 14.35 LB. with the co-angler lunker of 5.08 LB.

Second Place went to Doug Haeussler of Royce City with 8 bass for 10.63 LB. with a 4.49 LB. lunker.

Third Place went to Gary Gilmore of Ennis with 7 bass for 10.50 LB. with a 2.88 lunker.

Fourth Place went to Butch Grove of Sulphur Springs with 10 bass for 10.25 LB. with a 3.95 LB. lunker.

Fifth Place went to Jackie Price of Alba with 3 bass for 7.19 LB. with a 3.02 LB. lunker.


So even thought the complaints of "tough fishing" are still circulating the guys managed to catch 135 keepers. There were three skunks, all co-anglers.


The LFA fishes every Thursday except T-Day and Christmas on 2 different formats. A 5 fish limit we call LFA and a MLF style format where every fish counts we call Hard Core, 3 special tournaments and an end of year dinner. We are a club of 50+ seniors (Mostly) and are very liberal on members being for off vacations and medical issues.

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Lake Fork Weather Forecast


Partly Sunny

Hi: 92

Thursday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 73


Partly Sunny

Hi: 93

Friday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 73


Mostly Sunny

Hi: 95

Saturday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 73


Partly Sunny

Hi: 94

Sunday Night

Slight Chance Thunderstorms

Lo: 74

Lake Fork Water Level (last 30 days)

Water Level on 6/5: 403.11 (+0.11)

Lake Fork Fishing Report from TPWD (Jun. 3)

EXCELLENT. Water lightly stained; 81-85 degrees; 0.17’ high. Largemouth bass are fair on plastic worms, topwater and crankbaits near roadbeds, submerged structure, and points in 8-12’ and with some action with plastic frogs in shallow grass and lily pads. White and yellow bass are excellent in the deeper water of main lake points, flats, and humps. Crappie are excellent on jigs and minnows in 12-20’ in brush piles. Catfish are good on cut bait and punch bait in 8-20’.