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#11513997 - 03/31/16 01:00 PM Need help on where to and not run on Fork
tbucket101 Offline
Angler

Registered: 03/19/13
Posts: 395
Loc: Saginaw
Getting the chance to go to Fork Sarurday morning and looking for suggestions on boat ramps, maybe how to run it, where not to, etc . Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks
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#11514023 - 03/31/16 01:10 PM Re: Need help on where to and not run on Fork [Re: tbucket101]
David Burton Online   confused
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Registered: 07/14/11
Posts: 1924
Loc: McKinney, TX
If you don't have the boat lane chip and aren't sure, DON'T RUN!!!!
The boat lanes are marked with buoys down the center. Stay in them and follow from buoy to buoy.

Launch at any of the main launches. And you'll be close to a lane. You can run parallel to the bridges along the old road beds and clear-cut areas. Don't get too close, and be courteous of anglers under the bridges.

All bridges are no-wake zones. Shut down before the bridge and idle under!
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#11514037 - 03/31/16 01:19 PM Re: Need help on where to and not run on Fork [Re: tbucket101]
DedShort Offline
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Registered: 04/18/06
Posts: 1955
Loc: Decatur, TX
Even if an area looks clear, use caution. There is a lot that you cant see with the lake full.
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#11514043 - 03/31/16 01:22 PM Re: Need help on where to and not run on Fork [Re: tbucket101]
TxFisherman03 Offline
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Registered: 04/07/10
Posts: 465
Loc: Arlington, Tx
Which end of the lake would you like to focus more on? LFM doesn't have any marked buoy lanes near it(FYI). There are many locations that do have the marked buoys real close to launch though jst depending on which end you are wanting to fish.
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#11514315 - 03/31/16 03:28 PM Re: Need help on where to and not run on Fork [Re: tbucket101]
tbucket101 Offline
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Registered: 03/19/13
Posts: 395
Loc: Saginaw
Well maybe I used the wrong word..."run" to me with a new to me boat and on a lake like Fork just means launching and beating the bank, docks, creeks. I don't have any interest in running wide open on the first time to Fork, just want to wear my TM batteries out. That's why I ask about ramps and their location near the areas I deacribed. Appreciate all the feedback so far.
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#11514332 - 03/31/16 03:33 PM Re: Need help on where to and not run on Fork [Re: tbucket101]
buda13 Online   happy


Registered: 07/02/04
Posts: 17521
Loc: NRH, TX
Put in at the 515 East Ramp, when pulling away from ramp turn right, drop trolling motor and fish. Theres some pockets, creeks, and docks as far to the south from there as you wanna go. Wont ever need to put the boat on pad, just idle and TM. thumb
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#11514356 - 03/31/16 03:50 PM Re: Need help on where to and not run on Fork [Re: tbucket101]
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Registered: 08/03/12
Posts: 181
Don't be afraid to run wide open as long as you are hugging those buoys. They are true. However if you hit the last buoy in a cut or all the sudden you get off course. SHUT ER DOWN. Saw a guy out there make a wrong turn at a buoy (i guess he thought he was good) and not 4 boat lengths off course he plowed a stump. Luckily he was in an aluminum boat, and somehow he missed it with the lower unit. Lucky sucker.

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#11514522 - 03/31/16 05:23 PM Re: Need help on where to and not run on Fork [Re: tbucket101]
tbucket101 Offline
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Registered: 03/19/13
Posts: 395
Loc: Saginaw
Thanks Buda! SeaA...just curious why you said "luckily he was in an aluminum boat". Because that's what I have
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#11514605 - 03/31/16 06:18 PM Re: Need help on where to and not run on Fork [Re: tbucket101]
Rog Offline
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Registered: 03/08/05
Posts: 464
Loc: Carrollton
Put in at Popes, Oak Ridge or Minnow Bucket. I hate public ramps .....all those marinas have easy access to boat lanes and good spots close by. Do not follow anyone off the marked lanes if you do not know them and/or they do not know lake well. Many out of towners running dangerous water right now WOT since the lake is up and stumps are hidden.

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#11514619 - 03/31/16 06:28 PM Re: Need help on where to and not run on Fork [Re: tbucket101]
JIM SR. Online   sick
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Registered: 09/25/06
Posts: 6857
Loc: NRH/Fork ! GET THE NET
sent ya a PM,.. fish

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#11514635 - 03/31/16 06:38 PM Re: Need help on where to and not run on Fork [Re: tbucket101]
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Registered: 07/11/08
Posts: 4464
Loc: Dallas,tx
Oak Ridge is perfect spot for a first time out there and there can run to Caney or fish that area pretty easy.

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#11514648 - 03/31/16 06:47 PM Re: Need help on where to and not run on Fork [Re: bradnitro175]
David Burton Online   confused
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Registered: 07/14/11
Posts: 1924
Loc: McKinney, TX
Originally Posted By: bradnitro175
Oak Ridge is perfect spot for a first time out there and there can run to Caney or fish that area pretty easy.


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