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#10789550 - 04/22/15 11:50 PM why is the fishing mentality different at fork
captain-kilroy Offline
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Registered: 06/02/13
Posts: 257
Loc: laird hill, texas
I have fished several different lakes and during different times of the year. I have fished holiday weekends and during the week. But fork is the only lake I have been to where people just troll right up on top of you and fish right next to you. I don't mean run up on you with the big motor. I am talking about when you can't see another boat on the lake during the week and someone trolls along the shore toward you and fishes right up to you within about 15 yards. I am not complaining because I wasn't disturbed but, I just found it odd that at other lakes I have never had anyone get that close.

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#10789552 - 04/22/15 11:54 PM Re: why is the fishing mentality different at fork [Re: captain-kilroy]
Frank the Tank Offline
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Registered: 02/27/13
Posts: 19883
Loc: Rockwall & a lake somewhere
Lot's of reasons for that. A lot people just lose their mind when they are at Fork, and you have a lot of guys that fish 4 times a year only during the spawn or are brand new and just don't know. But you have the right attitude, don't let it bother you or ruin your day.
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#10789578 - 04/23/15 12:25 AM Re: why is the fishing mentality different at fork [Re: captain-kilroy]
bossman Offline
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Registered: 07/22/02
Posts: 127
Loc: winnsboro,tx, usa
I was fishing fork in a tournament one time. catching fish on a trap out in the middle of the lake. a boat had been fishing about 200 yards from me for quite some time. evidently they saw that I was catching fish and they proceeded to fire up their big engine and idle over to me.....and when I say idle over to me, I mean I could reach out and touch their boat with my rod (yes, 7 feet away). the driver of the boat proceeded to punch a button on his graph ( way point), put the boat in reverse to keep from hitting my boat, then turned and drove away. people just get ate up with the dumb _ _ _ when fishing fork.

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#10789580 - 04/23/15 12:36 AM Re: why is the fishing mentality different at fork [Re: captain-kilroy]
captain-kilroy Offline
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Registered: 06/02/13
Posts: 257
Loc: laird hill, texas
wow, like I said I was just shocked being I could not see another boat anywhere. They were quiet and all, but it was just weird they didn't speak just acted like we weren't there. My wife said I should have done my carl childers impression just to see what they did. lol

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#10789603 - 04/23/15 01:16 AM Re: why is the fishing mentality different at fork [Re: captain-kilroy]
estex Offline
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Registered: 01/12/07
Posts: 314
Loc: Longview, TX
you'll also notice the tag on the boat...Look at the State tag and that'll tell a lot. A lot of snowbirds this time of year and just like Frank and Bossman said.. No boat/fisherman etiquette "I own a boat and there for I am a fisherman"
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#10789856 - 04/23/15 07:58 AM Re: why is the fishing mentality different at fork [Re: captain-kilroy]
snickers Offline
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Registered: 05/08/09
Posts: 3931
I only fish fork Monday tues and wed. sometimes Thursday .Fri sat and sunday I vacate the area

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#10789893 - 04/23/15 08:07 AM Re: why is the fishing mentality different at fork [Re: captain-kilroy]
9094 Offline
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Registered: 08/11/09
Posts: 6814
Loc: Albany
That's why I don't go to Fork at all. I would jump in the guys boat that was 7 foot from me and get my but whipped! Be he would know I was mad.

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#10789901 - 04/23/15 08:11 AM Re: why is the fishing mentality different at fork [Re: captain-kilroy]
catslayer Offline
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Registered: 03/03/08
Posts: 3551
Loc: Straight outa Johnson county.....
something I have noticed....

People who go to fork basically know its going to be crowded and crazy... so people go in knowing it is going to happen, so they are TYPICALLY much nicer about the whole deal. So everybody goes in knowing its gona be a mad house and mentally get prepped for it. It is laughable at times imo... what can you do. i get less mad about it at fork than any other lake because i KNEW what i was getting into.

Idk why its that way, i guess just too many people... Keep saying i'm gona take 3 days off and go tuesday wed, thursday


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#10789930 - 04/23/15 08:18 AM Re: why is the fishing mentality different at fork [Re: captain-kilroy]
fouzman Offline
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Registered: 01/20/09
Posts: 45064
Loc: Houston, TX
Proximity to the metromess. Lots of rude people in the metromess and they bring that "me first" attitude with them to the lake on the weekends. Put 3,000 boats on 27,000 acres and you have 9 acres each. Given that not all 27,000 acres holds fish, crowding can be ridiculous this time of year.
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#10789976 - 04/23/15 08:32 AM Re: why is the fishing mentality different at fork [Re: captain-kilroy]
Doug R. Offline
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Registered: 06/11/12
Posts: 8676
Loc: On the right side of "THE WALL...
People want to catch fish. Honestly, a lot of "fishermen" do not have the ability to locate their own fish. Not sure why, it's not that hard most of the time.

So due to their desperate need to catch a fish and the fact most people do not have any scruples anymore, they will come in on you quick. It's life these days, just figure out counter measures that are entertaining and will leave them scratching their heads. laugh
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#10790209 - 04/23/15 09:54 AM Re: why is the fishing mentality different at fork [Re: captain-kilroy]
Ken A. Offline
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Registered: 10/02/06
Posts: 8207
Loc: Trophy Club, TX

1. Too close to Dallas
2. Eggheads that just fish in the spring
3. Can't fix stupid

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#10790223 - 04/23/15 09:58 AM Re: why is the fishing mentality different at fork [Re: captain-kilroy]
Bissett Offline
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Registered: 07/09/13
Posts: 4185
Loc: Broken Arrow, OK
It's gotta be something about the chance at catching a giant that gets peoples minds not right lol
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#10790237 - 04/23/15 10:02 AM Re: why is the fishing mentality different at fork [Re: captain-kilroy]
buda13 Offline


Registered: 07/02/04
Posts: 17118
Loc: NRH, TX
LOL. Its gotta be those pesky tournament guys! bolt
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#10790271 - 04/23/15 10:09 AM Re: why is the fishing mentality different at fork [Re: captain-kilroy]
fouzman Offline
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Registered: 01/20/09
Posts: 45064
Loc: Houston, TX
Them too, Matt. roflmao
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#10790285 - 04/23/15 10:12 AM Re: why is the fishing mentality different at fork [Re: captain-kilroy]
txmasterpo Offline
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Registered: 11/10/12
Posts: 4847
Loc: Emory
People need to be held accountable....on the spot... Tell them... If they act aggressively report them to LE...if the boat is wrapped call the sponsor..... Bet old Gerald had a bad day this week for being a douche!
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