Fly Fishing Bass World Championship Lake Fork Results for 2015

| May 19, 2015


2015 World Championship Bass on The Fly Fishing Tournament

– by Ted Warren Lake Fork, Texas –

The weather was great but the fishing was really tough!  High muddy water, clear sunny skies  and a nearly full moon made for a lot of casting and not much catching at the 6th Annual World Championship Bass on The Fly Fishing Tournament held Saturday, May 2nd, at Lake Fork Marina.

A record 54 anglers from Texas, Louisiana, and Colorado registered for this exclusively fly fishing event. Thirty-four folks entered the boater division and there was a record 20 kayakers in the non-boater division.  The difficult conditions resulted in only 18 of the 41 teams having fish photos to submit at check in.  (This is a catch-photo-release tournament so even the “slot fish” can be utilized.)  The winning stringer consisted of 3 fish with a total length of 49” and the big bass was 21”.  By contrast, last year the winners had 5 fish with a total length of 90.5”.

The 2015 winners are:

Boater Division

1. Robert & Jason Gilbert, $510

2. Johnny Martinez & Jay Garrett, $340

3. B.C. & Benson Fowler, $170

4. Mark Ledyard &  Ben Reed, $100

5. Joe Heluvanic & Danny Sullivan $70

Big Bass – Jason Gilbert, $170

Big Bluegill – Mark Ledyard, $80

Non-Boater (Kayak) Division

1. Tray Collins, $330

2. Greg Stine, $200

3. Burton Fowler, $170

Big Bass – Greg Stine, $95

Big Bluegill – Burton Fowler, $60

(Cash payouts are determined by the number of entries in each division.)

The winners consistently reported they caught the few gullible fish they could find on poppers.  While most fish were caught by 8:00am, the Kayak winner caught his fish after Noon.

The accuracy casting contest was won by Mark Thomas and the distance contest was won by Russell Husted.  They each received the TFO NXT Combo  that was used for the respective contest.

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Category: Adventure, Culture on the Skids, East Texas, Fishing Reports, Fly Fishing for Largemouth Bass, Tournaments and Contests

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