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#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: 263
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: 855
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: 2721
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 Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 10/19/14
Posts: 1568
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
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Registered: 03/01/14
Posts: 733
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
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Registered: 03/01/14
Posts: 733
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
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Registered: 04/28/14
Posts: 655
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: 359
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


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