The weather today was great, started out fairly cool and stayed that way until about 11 AM. Then it got hot. Light winds to boot but out of the East. And you all know what that means. Lake Fork was just plain stingy today. The fish were caught on wacky rigs, little rattle traps, drop shots and t-rigs.

Hard Core is what we call this tournament, but it follows the Major League Fishing format where every fish you catch over 10" counts. With Lake Fork partitioned into three sections and the section rotates each week throughout the year. Today section 3 was scheduled. LFA Members will qualify for the semi-final in November by catching 6 lb. in one tournament and attending at least 6 tournaments. Or fish 80% of the tournaments.

All the bass are measured, recorded and released on the spot except for pictures taking of which there is a lot because of all the big fish we catch. Not bragging. It's Lake Fork man! But not this week.

Boaters Results

1st place went to Galen Smith of Alba with 5 bass for 11.15 LB with the boater lunker of 5.71 LB lunker .
2nd place went to Randy Bunch of Lake Fork with 5 bass for 9.47 LB with a 3.16 LB lunker
3rd place went to Herb Powell of Lake Fork with 3 bass for 5.59 LB with a 3.78 LB lunker.. tie
3rd place went to Tim Gold of Mineola with 3 bass for 5.59 LB with a 2.31 LB lunker.. tie
4th place went to Dennis Bubinas of Lake Fork with 3 bass for 5.31 LB with a 3.46 LB lunker.
5th place went to Richard Morris of Houston with 2 bass for 4.95 LB with a lunker of 3.25 LB

Co-Angler Results

1st place went to John Berech of Garland with 3 bass for 4.48 LB with a 3.16LB lunker..
2nd place went to Jackie Price of Alba with 3 bass for 3.61 LB with a 1.58 LB lunker.
3rd place went to Jimmy Bright of Frisco with 1 bass for 3.23 LB which is the co-angler lunker .
4th place went to Rick Wright of Royse City with 4 bass for 2.82 LB with a 0.90 LB lunker.
5th place went to John Shinn of Van with 3 bass for 2.36 LB with a 1.07 LB lunker.

42 keepers were caught and even though everyone said it was tough today there were only 2 skunks.

The Lake Fork Anglers fish every Thursday throughout the year except Thanksgiving and Christmas on 2 different formats. Members are required to fish at least 8 of the Hard Core or LFA or any combination of tournaments to maintain membership. Dues is $5 a year and tournaments are $15. Go the to view our website to read our rules and view results. E-mail to or call 903-440-2797 for info.

Last edited by Bruce Allen; 8/20 4:41 PM.

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