Lake Fork Fishing Report – 03-22-18

Tough day over all, we did manage to catch Nine fish, Mostly on Stick Baits (Black Blue Flake & Junebug) and couple on a small Neon Pumpkin jig. I had bunch of hits on a C-Rigged 8″ Watermelon Candy Lizard, but none in the boat. Our biggest was around 5 lbs. It was very windy, water clarity is still poor, but clearing up in the back of small & secondary coves and around docks protected from the wind.
The wind was a definite factor today, thank the Lord for my Minn Kota Ultrex Trolling Motor. We fished mostly out of the wind, but those gusts were something even out of the wind.
The water temps, we saw were between 58′ – 64’f, the fish were more active in the warmer water. From the Social Media pictures and reports I’ve seen, Sight fishing is on now!!! Though, We saw no bedding fish in the water that was clear enough to see them. The biggest fish we caught appeared to be a female that had already spawned out. She was over 21″ but only about 5 lbs, absolutely no belly. So, the Fork Bass might be further along in the spawning process than most folks think, despite the colder water temps & poor water clarity we have had the early spring thus far.

1st Bass of the day

Lake Fork’s BASS CHAMP’s Mega Bass Tournament 03-17-18

 

Record field at Bass Champs Mega Bass event – Garrett Hall wins by 4/100ths of a pound!

By: Patty Lenderman
It was a sight to be seen on Lake Fork March 17, 2018 as Bass Champs hosted their 10th annual Sportsman’s Auto Network Mega Bass tournament – the worlds’ richest one day hourly big bass event. Setting new records, over 1900 anglers from Canada and 23 states spanning from Ohio to Texas converged at Lake Fork Marina where three eleven pounders were weighed throughout the day, and over $100,000 was won in cash and prizes to top hourly winners. Garrett Hall of Kilgore, TX caught THE mega bass of the day to win the grand prize of a new Skeeter ZX200 powered by a Yamaha SHO and equipped with Lowrance and Power Pole.

$20,000 was guaranteed to be up for grabs every hour of the day. The person weighing in the biggest bass of each hour won $15,000! You rarely see any bass weighed in between four and just over eight pounds. Those fish generally measure in the ‘slot’ and must be released immediately. Only bass under 16” or over 24” can be retained and brought in to weigh.

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Top hourly $15,000 winners include:
08:00 – 8.40 lbs. Anthony Jones, Irving TX
09:00 – 11.34 lbs. Owen Rowland, Bearden AR
10:00 – 2.50 lbs. Richard Michaels, Alba TX
11:00 – 2.55 lbs. Alan Swarts, Mt Vernon, TX
12:00 – 9.65 lbs. Eric Worley, Fort Worth, TX
01:00 – 11.38 lbs. Garrett Hall, Kilgore TX
02:00 – 11.13 lbs. Bryan Toombs, Royse City, TX

Complete Hourly Results

http://www.basschamps.com/resultsBigBass.cfm?tournament_id=44&payout=hourly&type=bigbass&yearSelected=2018

Lake Fork Bass Fishing: High, Dirty, Spring Water!

Lake Fork Bass Fishing: High, Dirty, Spring Water!

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Published on Mar 5, 2018

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