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

We decided to split Fork into 3 sections. From the left side of the spillway up Big Caney is 1. From the right side of the spillway including Little Caney up to the 515 west bridge is 2, From the the north side of the 515 bridge including Birch is 3.

Section 1 was pulled out of the hat. Big Caney it is.

So when we got to the 515 East ramp you'd think it would be quiet, except for us. Not so there were a whole bunch of kayaks launching for practise for some kind of championship to be held on the weekend. And while it was still dark a few didn't have any lights on that you could see from the back side. Dangerous. They probably didn't like the stiff north wind that was blowing too. That is probably why they were on every bank in every cove.

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. And so they did with ten qualifying but only 6 were boaters and 4 co-anglers. They will qualify for the finals on Dec 2nd. Which will be held in one of the two remaining lake sections.

So two other members will be picked to fill the other two co-angler spots based on the most accumulated weight over the course of the season counting this event.

Those members who are qualified for the Lake Fork Cup championship are Boaters: Bob Roberts 25/27.63; Mark Talley 26/22.96; Jack White 12/14.28; Steve Chick 12/13.53; Dennis Bubinas 12/10.56; and Don Overstreet 11/9.19.

Co-Anglers Jerry Krone 23/22.01; Charlie Abresch 15/16.41; Gene Shoemaker 7/10.35 and Doug Watson 10/10.25

Just in case you are wondering a 1.1 lb fish on our sheet is 12 7/8" long. They are getting bigger.

Members in the running for the two remaining slots are: Chuck Roy 57.71, Galen Smith for 51.87, and Brian Dick at 49.73

Lunkers for the day were won by Steve Chick, boater with a 3.31 and Gene Shoemaker with a 3.81 on the co-angler side.

For info in fishing this tournament and others put on by the Lake Fork Anglers contact me at sjbasser@aol.com 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 all at Lake Fork on a draw style fishing. All of our tournament "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.

Edited by Bruce Allen (11/05/16 09:25 AM)
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