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 8/17 was qualifying tournament # 10

First place went to Galen Smith of Alba with 5 bass for 19.87 with THE 7.68 lunker.
Second place went to Charlie Abresch of Hawkins with 4 bass for 10.82 with the 6.89 lunker
Third place went to Don Overstreet of Sulphur Springs with 8 bass for 7.54 with a 1.37 lunker.
Fourth place went to John Shinn from Van with 4 fish for 6.6 with a 3.02 lunker.

Co-Anglers (Judges)
First place went to Gen Shoemaker of Lake Fork with 4 bass for 15.18 with THE 7.41 lunker.
Second place went to Nick Tovar of Como with 6 bass for 10.73 with a 4.13 lunker
Third place went to Jerry Krone of Hawkins with 5 bass for 5.89 with a 1.45 lunker.
Fourth place went to Jackie Price of Alba with 6 bass for 5.44 with a 1.45 lunker.

75 keeper bass were caught today.

None of them on top water lures even with the heavy rain. Drop shots, T-rigs and c-rigs also accounted for a bunch.

For info on 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, 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.
Lake Fork Anglers
Faze 4 Bass Anglers: Team Competition
Hard Core..Major League Fishing format

Lake Fork Sportsman's Association

Contact me to schedule the LFSA Live Release Boat for your Lake Fork tournaments.