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#12322392 - 07/03/17 02:26 PM Fork, The Good Ol' Days
Outdoor Therapy Offline
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Registered: 06/26/06
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Loc: Royse City, Texas
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#12322411 - 07/03/17 02:44 PM Re: Fork, The Good Ol' Days [Re: Outdoor Therapy]
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Registered: 08/28/03
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Loc: Allen, Texas
I bet they made some big ole filets
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#12322442 - 07/03/17 03:00 PM Re: Fork, The Good Ol' Days [Re: Outdoor Therapy]
snickers Offline
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Registered: 05/08/09
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Jim and JW .

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#12322464 - 07/03/17 03:14 PM Re: Fork, The Good Ol' Days [Re: Outdoor Therapy]
5Redman8 Offline
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Registered: 10/15/07
Posts: 3122
Loc: Forney
Why are they holding mounts?
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#12322466 - 07/03/17 03:15 PM Re: Fork, The Good Ol' Days [Re: 5Redman8]
snickers Offline
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Registered: 05/08/09
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For a ad for Bass pro shops
Originally Posted By: 5Redman8
Why are they holding mounts?

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#12322519 - 07/03/17 03:39 PM Re: Fork, The Good Ol' Days [Re: snickers]
Outdoor Therapy Offline
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Originally Posted By: snickers
For a ad for Bass pro shops
Originally Posted By: 5Redman8
Why are they holding mounts?


Yup, a very old ad for BPS
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#12322536 - 07/03/17 03:55 PM Re: Fork, The Good Ol' Days [Re: Outdoor Therapy]
GIG'EM AGGIES Online   content
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Registered: 05/14/14
Posts: 3738
Loc: texas
Don't let'em fool ya, Outdoor they're just jealous. I didn't start fishing Fork until the summer of '86 but I can tell you this, the lake you're fishing now has zero resemblance to the lake back then. If you had a black/blue worm and a rod and reel you could catch fish especially if you knew where the old brood ponds were. I didn't have a trolling motor on my Kingfisher boat but didn't matter cause I could tie up to a tree, never move and catch bass till the world looked level. Thanks for posting those pictures, it helped me remember the "good 'ol days".
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#12322560 - 07/03/17 04:15 PM Re: Fork, The Good Ol' Days [Re: GIG'EM AGGIES]
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Back in them days I ran a dairy farm in Yantis in the back of Birch. After my work was done I would slide my little bassbuster off in the trees and fish some of them old ponds. Most of my land I had is now under water on Fork. Now those were the good ole days.
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#12322595 - 07/03/17 04:41 PM Re: Fork, The Good Ol' Days [Re: Outdoor Therapy]
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Registered: 01/20/07
Posts: 1021
Loc: panola county
Whats JW and Jims last names?

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#12322600 - 07/03/17 04:43 PM Re: Fork, The Good Ol' Days [Re: Outdoor Therapy]
snickers Offline
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Registered: 05/08/09
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Jim Purdy JW Peterson

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#12322604 - 07/03/17 04:49 PM Re: Fork, The Good Ol' Days [Re: Outdoor Therapy]
bo tbo Offline
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Registered: 03/29/17
Posts: 112
Loc: mineral wells, tx
I just wish that I could have fished the lake back then.

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#12322627 - 07/03/17 05:00 PM Re: Fork, The Good Ol' Days [Re: Outdoor Therapy]
snickers Offline
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Registered: 05/08/09
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They had a network of guides and some of them had Marine radios in their boats. It was the real deal in bass fishing

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#12322682 - 07/03/17 05:44 PM Re: Fork, The Good Ol' Days [Re: Outdoor Therapy]
bass_n_fire Offline
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Registered: 08/24/05
Posts: 292
Loc: Valley View, TX
All I can say is, WOW!I know Fork is known for big fish, but, I have yet to break the 3# mark. Too much (all) of it looks good to me, I just usually pick the wrong good looking spot.

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#12322729 - 07/03/17 06:17 PM Re: Fork, The Good Ol' Days [Re: bass_n_fire]
Chet Offline
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Registered: 02/03/06
Posts: 1542
Loc: Ft Worth
I have a video we took in 1983 and have spent many nights staring at the coves we were fishing trying to figure out where we were. Still can't just too much timber but I can tell you that it was in Mar. and we sight fished for 3 days and never caught a fish under 4lb. Our guide, I believe his name was J B Barnes had the best eyes of any man I ever fished with. He spotted nests in 5-6 ft of water. We threw plastic lizards and if the fish was big enough and wouldn't commit we'd toss a water dog on her. It was an unbelievable lake, better than 2011 Falcon, 1979 Zaza, or any other lake I have fished. Sure enough not the Fork of today.
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#12323099 - 07/03/17 10:58 PM Re: Fork, The Good Ol' Days [Re: Outdoor Therapy]
Fish2222 Offline
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Registered: 02/28/15
Posts: 506
Loc: East Texas
Like alot of others here on TFF....I fished Lake Fork regularly in the late 80's and ever since.
It's always been my gut to say fishing is "off" there due to pressure.... however, I see pics and read posts every day about huge bass still being caught there.
By the way...my PB is 11.12 from Fork on Aug. 19, 1996.
4 a.m. on a C-Rigged Berkely Power Fry in Mustang creek.
Just happened to be on my birthday.
Good old days....indeed.
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