Well at least the lake is not falling after a consecutive second week of 3.4 of rain on the day before our tournament. And because the water is up so it seems are the bass. Right in the shoreline vegetation.
Members bagged 120 bass this week and many were of a quality nature.
Unlike the Bassmaster tournament that concluded on Monday our anglers did not have to go deep to find quality bass.

The Lake Fork Anglers Twice monthly daytime results for May 9th, the water temps were in the mid 70's due to a second week of receiving 3.4 inches of rain on Wednesday . This was tournament 9 of 22.

The big girls are still showing themselves both on top waters, plastic worms and creature baits..

The bass were caught on drop shot finesse worms, plastic craws, BBH's and wacky style stick worms.. Lake Fork anglers format is a draw style paper tournament where slot fish count. All fish are measured, recorded and released on the spot year round.

Each boat has a boater and a co-angler.

Only the best five count.

Boater Results .
1st place goes to Randy Steele of Sulphur Springs with 6 bass for 22.57 LB with THE boater lunker of 7.95 LB lunker caught on pegged worm.
2nd place goes to John Berech of Garland with 7 bass for 20.31 LB with a 6.40 LB lunker caught on a fluke.
3rd place went to Tim Gold of Mineola with 7 bass for 20.23 LB. with a 6.28 LB lunker..
4th place went to .Curt Blount of Lake Fork with 6 bass also for16.12 LB with a 4.49 LB lunker..
5th place went to Dennis Bubinas of Lake Fork with 8 bass for 13.49 LB with a 4.87 LB lunker.

Co-Angler Results
1st place goes to Mac McDaniel of Sulphur Springs with 7 bass for 14.08 LB with the lunker of 4.68 LB caught on a Black and blue worm in 1' feet of water.
2nd place goes to Don Cox of Garland with 5 bass for 12.20 LB with a lunker of 4.49 LB .
3rd place went to Jackie Price of Alba with 2 bass for 12.12 LB with a 3.95 LB lunker.
4th place went to George McCane of Dallas with 4 bass for 10.66 LB with a 5.08 LB lunker..
5th Place went to Tom Whitrock of Lake Fork with 5 bass for 9.64 LB with a 2.25 LB lunker.
The co-angler lunker was caught by Wes Brown of North Shores with a 5.94 LBer.

A total of 120 bass were caught today, and only 2 members were skunked on a much improved day of fishing..

The LFA fishes every Thursday during the month on two different formats. The as described LFA twice monthly format where there are declared cash winners fishing for "Angler of the Year" points and plaques.

On the 1st and 3rd Thursdays members fish what we call "Hard Core" which follows the Major League Fishing TV show format where every fish you catch counts. Like MLF members we try to qualify for the semi-final that will be held in Nov by catching at least 6 LB in any of the qualifying tournaments' Also In Nov members those that have quailified are paired and the top 50% by weight will advance to the championship round when announced.
Winning members are rewarded with "Bass Fishing Innovations" plaques and a cash benefit.

Not all of our 50+ members fish every week or even both formats on a regular basis. We are seniors and fish when we have the time. But we do have a core group of about 30 that fish on a regular basis. And because we are mostly seniors we are adamant in making sure there is always two anglers in a boat. Both for safety and for sharing ,learning and making an enjoyable day of it.
Annual dues is $5 and tournaments are $15 with $12 paid back. There is an optional $5 lunker pool and an optional $10 big bag pool.
E-mail me at sjbasser@aol.com for info. Or call at 903-440-2797. We only fish at Lake Fork because the chance for that fish of a lifetime is always there.

Every Thursday
Daytime Tournaments.
Lake Fork Anglers 5 fish format and
Hard Core. .MLF format

Lake Fork Sportsman's Association

We are VERY PROUD of our Induction into the
Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame.

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