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#12297105 - 06/16/17 10:13 AM Lake Fork Navigation Question
Chillin Da Most Offline
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Registered: 04/11/07
Posts: 942
Loc: Toledo Bend
I am planning a trip to Lake Fork next week for a Bass Tournament and have a question relating to boat lanes. The attached map shows you can run straight into the coves below Dale from the boat lanes. Is this safe to do even though there are no bouys.


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#12297107 - 06/16/17 10:15 AM Re: Lake Fork Navigation Question [Re: Chillin Da Most]
fouzman Offline
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NO!
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#12297116 - 06/16/17 10:18 AM Re: Lake Fork Navigation Question [Re: Chillin Da Most]
Darren Heavner Offline
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Registered: 04/02/08
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Loc: Fort Worth, TX
No,no, no...Stay in the buoyed boat lanes. If there are no buoys, idle only.
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#12297142 - 06/16/17 10:30 AM Re: Lake Fork Navigation Question [Re: Chillin Da Most]
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Registered: 05/04/02
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Loc: Hurst, TX
If only it were that easy!

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#12297557 - 06/16/17 02:29 PM Re: Lake Fork Navigation Question [Re: Chillin Da Most]
Dax Davis Online   content
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Registered: 10/27/08
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Loc: Lake Fork
Watch some of the bouys they are way off! Follow the boat lane chip!
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#12297564 - 06/16/17 02:32 PM Re: Lake Fork Navigation Question [Re: Chillin Da Most]
Pumadon Online   content
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Registered: 01/29/03
Posts: 1133
Loc: Royse City, Texas
That map can get you in trouble in several different areas. If no buoys then idle. There are a whole lot of unmarked runs but if don't know them then don't risk it not worth a lower unit or worse.
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#12297592 - 06/16/17 02:50 PM Re: Lake Fork Navigation Question [Re: Chillin Da Most]
HARD WORKN HAROLD Offline
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Registered: 11/10/09
Posts: 1027
Loc: Williams Creek, Lake Fork
HUH?? eeks
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#12297799 - 06/16/17 05:30 PM Re: Lake Fork Navigation Question [Re: Chillin Da Most]
epicoutdoors Offline
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Registered: 02/18/08
Posts: 1940
Loc: On The Water NE Texas
Most of the lanes on your map are way off. They are really just going down the center of the lake and coves. If you follow it you are looking for disaster. Stay with the buoys!

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#12297926 - 06/16/17 07:10 PM Re: Lake Fork Navigation Question [Re: Chillin Da Most]
Bruce Allen Offline
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Registered: 06/11/06
Posts: 2011
Loc: Lake Fork, Texas
that is a scary map you have there. I would say the person who drew it is not your friend.
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#12297940 - 06/16/17 07:26 PM Re: Lake Fork Navigation Question [Re: Chillin Da Most]
361V Offline
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Registered: 11/21/08
Posts: 4408
Loc: somervell county
Let's say hypothetically that you had an accurate map there(you do not!) and those lines were accurate lanes(which they aren't!). How you going to follow those lines accurately? Even on the SRA buoyed lanes some areas are tight enough that if you are 10' off the lane you might find a stump. Follow the buoys closely or gat a Boatlanes Chip.
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#12297989 - 06/16/17 07:56 PM Re: Lake Fork Navigation Question [Re: 361V]
Chris B Online   content
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Registered: 05/02/03
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Loc: Prosper, TX
Is that map marking the creek channels?
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#12298059 - 06/16/17 09:17 PM Re: Lake Fork Navigation Question [Re: Chillin Da Most]
criglizard Online   content
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Registered: 05/22/08
Posts: 292
Some of those are generally okay but you shouldn't run them if you don't know them and have them marked on your gps.

Like others have said, some lanes are narrow and being off ten feet is trouble.

Many of those lanes on your map will put you in serious trouble.

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#12298088 - 06/16/17 09:44 PM Re: Lake Fork Navigation Question [Re: Chillin Da Most]
lamoon78 Offline
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Registered: 05/05/10
Posts: 4380
Loc: Livingston Tx
Thats a terrible map.

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#12298135 - 06/16/17 10:28 PM Re: Lake Fork Navigation Question [Re: Chillin Da Most]
Captain Chunk Offline
Angler

Registered: 05/14/09
Posts: 269
Loc: The Hilltop
Go and get Lance Vick's Boat Lanes. Purchase it and download to a chip. I wouldn't make that run if I were you.

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#12298234 - 06/17/17 05:28 AM Re: Lake Fork Navigation Question [Re: Chillin Da Most]
Danny L. Weems Online   content
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Registered: 03/19/14
Posts: 1279
Loc: Como, Texas
Whoever made that map must sell lower units!
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