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#12015319 - 01/01/17 10:01 PM Truck broken into on Tawakoni
Dad2rlkm Offline
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Registered: 01/14/16
Posts: 87
Loc: Maypearl, TX
Went to try and catch some of the big cats on Lake Tawakoni on Saturday morning had my 3 month old F250 broken into. I was at the boat ramp by the bridge on 751. They broke into it in broad daylight between 7AM and 9AM. Smashed the drivers window with a crowbar and banged up the door too. Took about $1500 worth of stuff out of my truck. I know they used a crowbar because they pryed the door open and smashed the window on a 1 week old Denali that was parked next to me. After looking around I saw that this is a regular occurrence at that ramp. Glass everywhere.
I have learned my lesson. I will not launch at anything other than a marina on Tawakoni.
Beware and keep an eye out!

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#12015334 - 01/01/17 10:18 PM Re: Truck broken into on Tawakoni [Re: Dad2rlkm]
hornedfrog Offline
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Registered: 03/13/10
Posts: 846
Loc: Crowley, TX
That Stinks....sorry to hear this---yur best bet is state park. Very clean and good ramp.
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#12015346 - 01/01/17 10:29 PM Re: Truck broken into on Tawakoni [Re: Dad2rlkm]
Smoky Offline
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Registered: 04/25/10
Posts: 2564
Loc: Lake Texoma
Meth Head capitol of Tx! I know of several people that have had all their fishing stuff stolen at tournaments and fishing trips on Tawakoni. Hopefully you have receipts and your insurance will pay for it


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#12015357 - 01/01/17 10:36 PM Re: Truck broken into on Tawakoni [Re: Dad2rlkm]
Wildman of the navidad Offline
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Registered: 11/11/16
Posts: 816
Loc: La vernia tx
The jackers are lurking sorry to hear that bud
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#12015360 - 01/01/17 10:38 PM Re: Truck broken into on Tawakoni [Re: Dad2rlkm]
Txmedic033 Offline
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Registered: 08/13/13
Posts: 4064
Loc: Longview, Tx
That sucks. I pretty much only use the state park anymore for that reason.

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#12015414 - 01/01/17 11:37 PM Re: Truck broken into on Tawakoni [Re: Dad2rlkm]
Capt. Michael Littlejohn Offline
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Registered: 02/04/04
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Loc: Lake Tawakoni, Tx
The public 751 ramp is super sketchy. Sorry to hear about that.
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#12015658 - 01/02/17 08:42 AM Re: Truck broken into on Tawakoni [Re: Dad2rlkm]
tgravley aka lewisvillecatfish Offline
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Registered: 02/06/09
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Loc: highland village/lake Lewisvil...
If you launch at 751, use an older vehicle if possible, don't leave anything in it and leave the windows down and doors unlocked!!
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#12015774 - 01/02/17 09:34 AM Re: Truck broken into on Tawakoni [Re: Dad2rlkm]
Andrew Taylor Offline
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Registered: 03/01/14
Posts: 1389
Loc: Emory, TX
i hate 751 ramp, i did notice the broken glass last week and didn't think anything of it! makes sense now
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#12015798 - 01/02/17 09:51 AM Re: Truck broken into on Tawakoni [Re: Dad2rlkm]
Bob Landry Offline
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Registered: 08/10/11
Posts: 2661
Loc: Austin, Tx
If it's a known problem why can't LE get out of the coffee shops and fix it? If it's a privately maintained ramp, a couple of well placed law suits would go a long way. So would someone in the bushes with a good 1911.
What about the surveillance drones we have heard so much about? There is really no rational excuse for this to continue unchecked.
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#12016341 - 01/02/17 03:17 PM Re: Truck broken into on Tawakoni [Re: Dad2rlkm]
Dad2rlkm Offline
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Registered: 01/14/16
Posts: 87
Loc: Maypearl, TX
Thank you all for your suggestions. That was my first time on Tawakoni. I will make sure and use the park launch from now on. I agree about it probably being meth heads. Whoever did it was filthy. It looked like Pigpen had crawled through the window.
Now to figure out where I should be fishing for the big cats on that lake....

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#12016593 - 01/02/17 05:49 PM Re: Truck broken into on Tawakoni [Re: Dad2rlkm]
uncle_bagster Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/12/07
Posts: 2637
Below is an old story that has nothing to do with fishing. It's how one sheriff in OK caught a thief.

http://www.geek.com/gadgets/gps-used-to-catch-hay-thieves-red-handed-1531447/

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#12016645 - 01/02/17 06:21 PM Re: Truck broken into on Tawakoni [Re: uncle_bagster]
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TFF Team Angler

Registered: 03/26/15
Posts: 3125
Loc: Jack County
Sounds like you have already got it figured out, I hate to hear about your misfortune. I can say that Holiday Marina and the State Park have been trouble free for me.

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#12018038 - 01/03/17 12:26 PM Re: Truck broken into on Tawakoni [Re: Dad2rlkm]
Big Sam Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 08/20/08
Posts: 798
Loc: Arkansas
I have had two separate friend gear stolen when down for a tourney...one was at the restaurant by the Chinese place and the other was getting gas at the 4 way stop...


someone who lives close by..... probably pretending to fish from the bank...someone has to be the lookout its wide open area
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#12019941 - 01/04/17 12:34 PM Re: Truck broken into on Tawakoni [Re: Dad2rlkm]
flexpress Offline
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Registered: 02/04/02
Posts: 5960
Loc: Terrell Tx
751 is a no no ! sorry for your lost ! sorry awholes
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#12021827 - 01/05/17 10:17 AM Re: Truck broken into on Tawakoni [Re: flexpress]
Vess Offline
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Registered: 01/04/13
Posts: 1904
Loc: Haslet, TX
Wow! I just used it for the first time last Friday! Guess that will be my last time too! No issues but reading this post I guess anchor inn or state park from now on
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