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Author Topic: Lake Fork Here I Come!  (Read 1273 times)

Offline russcat

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Lake Fork Here I Come!
« on: February 25, 2011, 10:29:20 PM »
Me and my buddy Dave are heading out to Fork tomorrow.  Y'all wish me luck.  This is the time of year them big sows are starting to swell up.  I've never fished Fork this time of year but have always wanted to.  Tis the time for a wallhanger!
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Re: Lake Fork Here I Come!
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2011, 10:38:17 PM »
 @--0--0101 russcat..have a great time @--0--0118
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Re: Lake Fork Here I Come!
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2011, 07:45:45 AM »
Russcat

be careful. Fork is about 3 feet low so watch out for stumps.
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Re: Lake Fork Here I Come!
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2011, 10:13:13 AM »
Wow....I bet you are excited!!! Good luck my friend.   ##$%#1115  ##$%#1115  ##$%#1115
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Re: Lake Fork Here I Come!
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2011, 11:04:27 AM »
if you get a big sow hawg due you keep her or get measurements and make a replica of her?

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Re: Lake Fork Here I Come!
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2011, 11:54:18 AM »
  Dang wish I was going, lake fork one of the very best to catch that big one..Good luck

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Re: Lake Fork Here I Come!
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2011, 03:41:51 PM »
Good luck and happy fishing!!  @--0--0118
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Re: Lake Fork Here I Come!
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2011, 06:43:08 PM »
any up date on the fishing 
turkey season was a wet one now on to deer hunting in October





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Re: Lake Fork Here I Come!
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2011, 08:00:53 AM »
Good Luck!
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Re: Lake Fork Here I Come!
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2011, 08:30:34 AM »
 @--0--0101 and have fun!
Myself and a friend are planning on venturing out on the ice tonight for a little papermouth action ##$%#1115 ##$%#1115
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Re: Lake Fork Here I Come!
« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2011, 08:57:48 AM »
Good luck

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Re: Lake Fork Here I Come!
« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2011, 01:40:45 PM »
Lake Fork was tough y'all.  We had an absolute blast but the fishing was tough.  With the weather warming we thought they would be moving up by now.  We spent about the first half of the day near the back of a large coves chunking and winding spinner baits and rattle traps on the flats.  We didn't see any shad activity and it was dead.  So we switched gears and moved out in the creek channels.  We finally boated a few out in the channels.  All the fish we caught were on a black/blue jig and craw.  All day I only saw a handful of fish caught so it was tough going for everyone.  And there were a LOT of fishermen out.  I think last weeks cold front moved them back out because most of the fishermen were in the shallows.  But again, they weren't catching much.  The warmest water we found all day was 59 degrees.
I think we caught 6 fish all together the biggest weighing only 4-5 lbs.  It faught like an 8 pounder though.  It got wrapped up around a stump but I managed to get it in the boat.  I was very surprised it was only a 4-5 pounder after the fight it gave me.
Hawg, I don't keep anything over 3 lbs no matter where I'm fishing.  I normally don't keep any unless I'm planning a fish fry.  I have two replicas on the wall (one 10 and one 12). I believe in catch and release. Back when I fished all the time, I boated several 8 and 9 pounders, and 3 over 10 lbs.  They all got released to be caught another day.
Robert, The lake was down about 4 ft yesterday.  Most of the stumps were visible as you can see in the pic.  We didn't have any problems navigating through the stump fields.  We took our time and was very careful.  This lake has claimed a many lower units but I don't plan on donating one myself.  Thanks for the heads up though!
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Re: Lake Fork Here I Come!
« Reply #12 on: February 27, 2011, 05:40:20 PM »
 @--0--0101 hope to see pics soon
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Re: Lake Fork Here I Come!
« Reply #13 on: February 27, 2011, 06:55:00 PM »
Russ

You need to plan a trip to Ivie... Lots of SAL's coming out of it last year and this year is popping out a bunch too.
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Re: Lake Fork Here I Come!
« Reply #14 on: February 27, 2011, 10:15:38 PM »
Robert, I've always wanted to fish Ivie.  Always heard great things about it.  It's a long way from home for me though.  Maybe someday when I get these boys raised, get back to fishing reglularly, and get my mojo back I'll be able to plan a trip down there.  I love that part of the country. Did that hawg on your avatar come out of Ivey?  That is one heck of a bass. 

I only live about 60 miles from Fork but I have never fished it much.  I could count on one hand how many times I've fished it.  Every time I've been there its just covered up with boats.  Its so easy to tell the locals from the weekend warriors with boats that cost more than some houses. The really "cool" ones have not one, but 2 power poles on their boat.  I respect them all though.  They're all on the water because that is what they love to do.  However, many of them need to learn some ethics.  Yesterday the first 2 places we stopped at we quickly got cut off by power pole guys with $50k rigs.  I grew up fishing the lesser known East Texas Lakes where the fishermen respect each other and typically exercise more ethics.  Go to Fork and you will see the worst of them.  For every 10 boats you see, 1 will be the guy that thinks he owns the lake and is on his way to winning the next Bass Master Classic.

We didn't let the jerks ruin our day though.  We fished very hard, put a few in the boat, and had ourselves a blast.  We didn't put a lot of pressure on ourselves to catch a big fish.  We just took our time and had a good day. 

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