Main Menu
Newest Members
Dwain Cearley, Brian73, LivinTheSaltLife87, Fish POC, raul100672
103968 Registered Users
Top Posters
TexDawg 84216
hopalong 75930
Pilothawk 74187
JDavis7873® 67380
John175 ® 62183
FattyMcButterpants 60645
Tritonman 57318
Derek 57162
SkeeterRonnie 52701
LoneStarSon® 52585
Forum Stats
103968 Members
61 Forums
835135 Topics
11918703 Posts

Max Online: 36273 @ 01/23/13 02:34 PM
Topic Options
#10791978 - 04/23/15 07:48 PM Fork boat lanes
hamm15 Offline

Registered: 04/08/11
Posts: 59
Loc: Marquez, tx
I'm about to head to lake fork for a few days and I've been hearing that the buoy system is not right? And I don't have a chart plotter or gps that can use the boat lanes of lake fork memory stick thing. Is the any other way to view the lanes?

#10791991 - 04/23/15 07:54 PM Re: Fork boat lanes [Re: hamm15]
ChrisBlackmon95 Offline

Registered: 01/31/15
Posts: 269
Loc: Tyler, Texas
Just follow the buoys. Stay close to em, that's what I do. Piece of mind for me
"When you set the hook, break the rod!"
"Every bite I've ever had has been a reaction bite."

#10791993 - 04/23/15 07:55 PM Re: Fork boat lanes [Re: hamm15]
CTA Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 04/25/04
Posts: 856
Loc: tejas
Hug the buoys and you will be fine. If your unsure idle until you learn your way around.

#10792996 - 04/24/15 08:44 AM Re: Fork boat lanes [Re: hamm15]
Jigfish Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/28/03
Posts: 2782
Loc: Tx
you will see people running them all day and your confidence will be there. I'm there about every weekend and have no problem

Kaufman High School Boat Captain

The weak call it obsession, the strong call it dedication!

#10793010 - 04/24/15 08:50 AM Re: Fork boat lanes [Re: hamm15]
Ricky Taylor Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 10/19/14
Posts: 1672
Loc: Midlothian, Texas
Went out for my first time manning the helm last weekend. I was comfortable out there, didn't have any issue running the boat lane. I was hugging the buoys though.

#10793044 - 04/24/15 09:01 AM Re: Fork boat lanes [Re: hamm15]
Andrew Taylor Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 03/01/14
Posts: 893
Loc: Emory, TX
lol idk where they are off at but ive been fishing the lake for years and never had a problem?

#10793049 - 04/24/15 09:02 AM Re: Fork boat lanes [Re: hamm15]
Andrew Taylor Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 03/01/14
Posts: 893
Loc: Emory, TX
and no i don't hug the buoys

#10793363 - 04/24/15 10:43 AM Re: Fork boat lanes [Re: hamm15]
Jpurdue Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 04/28/14
Posts: 897
Loc: NW Houston
It's a lot better at the moment with the lake nearly at full pool, but to be safe you should stay within about 20 feet of the buoys on either side. There are definitely places where venturing out from the lanes much more than that could land you in serious trouble.
"Bragging may not bring happiness, but no man having caught a large fish goes home through an alley." -A.L.

#10793403 - 04/24/15 11:01 AM Re: Fork boat lanes [Re: hamm15]
TXBeerHunter Offline

Registered: 05/01/10
Posts: 360
Keep an eye out for floating debris and logs, there were some after the last hard rain, and with this latest round, there are sure to be more.
"If worms carried pistols, birds wouldn't eat 'em."
- Darrell Royal


© 1998-2017 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide