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#12249285 - 05/17/17 06:32 AM Any advice for Lake Fork
Country Fishing Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 05/16/17
Posts: 2
Loc: Flower Mound TX
Anyone have any advice for Lake Fork such as what to use for bait? Going mostly for LMB. Staying at Oak Ridge Marina for Memorial Day weekend. Plan on tent camping and fishing all weekend. Thanks in advance.

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#12249355 - 05/17/17 07:41 AM Re: Any advice for Lake Fork [Re: Country Fishing]
Fish2222 Offline
Angler

Registered: 02/28/15
Posts: 354
Loc: East Texas
I fished there on Saturday.....perfect conditions....I caught several smaller fish (under 2 lbs) close to shoreline vegetation on a weightless double fluke rig.
Stayed in Birch Creek area all day.
Good luck!
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#12249536 - 05/17/17 09:24 AM Re: Any advice for Lake Fork [Re: Country Fishing]
JD/76708 Offline
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Registered: 08/07/10
Posts: 6156
Loc: ..around the way, near Lk Waco
welcome to the TFF


Don't get spun out by the number of boats on the water, be flexible, and idle in areas outside of the boat lanes that you're unsure about. You should be able to find some fry-guarders/bluegill beds to get you started, look for a mix or transition of multiple forms of cover near a channel swing or a drop and get to work. Also wouldn't hurt to ask the guys there at Oak Ridge for some up to date intel. And my best advice: NEVER shy away from the windy side of the creeks/cuts/coves you are in. thumb
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#12249585 - 05/17/17 09:51 AM Re: Any advice for Lake Fork [Re: Country Fishing]
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Green Horn

Registered: 05/08/15
Posts: 16
Loc: Broken Arrow, OK
Just spent 4 days there. Most productive pattern was frogs (Zoom Horney Toads) around vegetation (Lily pads, flooded willows, matted floating plants). Sometimes they are waaay back in there ...sometimes they are in around 2-3 foot. Go to the back of creeks. We caught some decent fish but there are a lot of 1 and 2 pounds mixed in there. We found some on Carolina Rigs around Bird Island but not enough to put up with the smell and the squaking!

Good Luck!
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#12249594 - 05/17/17 09:57 AM Re: Any advice for Lake Fork [Re: Country Fishing]
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burro desagradable

Registered: 08/20/03
Posts: 23724
Loc: Frisco, Texas
Don't leave anything in your boat overnight, the area is crawling with meth heads who will steal you blind.

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#12249600 - 05/17/17 09:58 AM Re: Any advice for Lake Fork [Re: JD/76708]
Ken A. Offline
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Registered: 10/02/06
Posts: 9562
Loc: Trophy Club, TX
Originally Posted By: JD/76708
welcome to the TFF


Don't get spun out by the number of boats on the water, be flexible, and idle in areas outside of the boat lanes that you're unsure about. You should be able to find some fry-guarders/bluegill beds to get you started, look for a mix or transition of multiple forms of cover near a channel swing or a drop and get to work. Also wouldn't hurt to ask the guys there at Oak Ridge for some up to date intel. And my best advice: NEVER shy away from the windy side of the creeks/cuts/coves you are in. thumb


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#12249606 - 05/17/17 10:00 AM Re: Any advice for Lake Fork [Re: Country Fishing]
TBassYates Offline
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Registered: 12/21/01
Posts: 6530
Loc: Scurry, Tx - S/E of Dallas
Back in my days at Fork I always looked forward to Memorial weekend because it was when I would start night fishing. I have had some great times staying away from the daytime crowds and the night fishing is awesome this time of year. My four rigs were always Black Hilldebrandt spinnerbait with gold Colorado blade, Berkley Red Shad 10" power worm, Larew's Hawg Craw in Black Neon and Carolina rig on the 10" worm. I got pretty spoiled through the 90's and for a long time night fished that lake from Memorial weekend into the fall most of the time.
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#12249607 - 05/17/17 10:00 AM Re: Any advice for Lake Fork [Re: RedRanger]
Andrew Taylor Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/01/14
Posts: 1409
Loc: Emory, TX
Originally Posted By: RedRanger
Don't leave anything in your boat overnight, the area is crawling with meth heads who will steal you blind.
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#12250487 - 05/17/17 06:43 PM Re: Any advice for Lake Fork [Re: Country Fishing]
BarryH Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 03/03/10
Posts: 527
Loc: Lake Fork, Texas
Originally Posted By: Country Fishing
Anyone have any advice for Lake Fork...?
Originally Posted By: RedRanger
Don't leave anything in your boat overnight, the area is crawling with meth heads who will steal you blind.
Originally Posted By: RedRanger
...crawling with meth heads who will steal you blind.

Yes. My advice is: Take comments that are sensationalized for dramatic effect with a grain of salt.

It's 2017. Be smart. Don't invite theft. Don't leave anything in your boat anywhere that it's not secure.

And enjoy your time at the lake...

- From one of the MANY non-meth heads that live full time at Lake Fork with fewer theft problems here than he had in the "big city"

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#12250540 - 05/17/17 07:20 PM Re: Any advice for Lake Fork [Re: BarryH]
heybaylor Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/24/05
Posts: 1804
Loc: Lake Fork
Originally Posted By: BarryH
Originally Posted By: Country Fishing
Anyone have any advice for Lake Fork...?
Originally Posted By: RedRanger
Don't leave anything in your boat overnight, the area is crawling with meth heads who will steal you blind.
Originally Posted By: RedRanger
...crawling with meth heads who will steal you blind.

Yes. My advice is: Take comments that are sensationalized for dramatic effect with a grain of salt.

It's 2017. Be smart. Don't invite theft. Don't leave anything in your boat anywhere that it's not secure.

And enjoy your time at the lake...

- From one of the MANY non-meth heads that live full time at Lake Fork with fewer theft problems here than he had in the "big city"


yeppers, I have lived on Fork for over twenty years, have not had a problem,

lost two cars and a motorcycle in Austin
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#12251544 - 05/18/17 10:26 AM Re: Any advice for Lake Fork [Re: Country Fishing]
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Green Horn

Registered: 05/16/17
Posts: 2
Loc: Flower Mound TX
Thanks for all the advise.

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#12251572 - 05/18/17 10:40 AM Re: Any advice for Lake Fork [Re: Country Fishing]
krawlin 47 Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 02/24/08
Posts: 17309
Loc: Sachse Texas
take a wind sock! Its freaking blowing out there!
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#12251834 - 05/18/17 01:35 PM Re: Any advice for Lake Fork [Re: Country Fishing]
Doug R. Offline
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Registered: 06/11/12
Posts: 9537
Loc: back in the day
Get some onion rings @ Oak Ridge
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#12251893 - 05/18/17 02:05 PM Re: Any advice for Lake Fork [Re: Country Fishing]
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burro desagradable

Registered: 08/20/03
Posts: 23724
Loc: Frisco, Texas
Go to East Fork in the evening, lots of hawgs to be caught there........

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#12252083 - 05/18/17 04:07 PM Re: Any advice for Lake Fork [Re: Country Fishing]
iVegotGREYS Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 03/15/17
Posts: 29
Loc: The Woodlands, Tx
Watch lake fork guys YouTube videos. Tons of fork fishing with lots of advice.

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