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#12423660 - 09/12/17 09:23 AM Estimates for BBS at Fork?
Fish2222 Offline
Angler

Registered: 02/28/15
Posts: 296
Loc: East Texas
I heard there will be an estimated 2000 boats on Fork this weekend?
Is that true?

If so, it'll be a great time to hit any other lake.
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#12423675 - 09/12/17 09:33 AM Re: Estimates for BBS at Fork? [Re: Fish2222]
Ranger1 Offline
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Registered: 08/28/03
Posts: 5922
Loc: Allen, Texas
I am on Fork about every weekend. This is the weekend I strap on my shoes and run in the opposite direction. I hate being down there in all that mess.
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#12423676 - 09/12/17 09:33 AM Re: Estimates for BBS at Fork? [Re: Fish2222]
buda13 Offline


Registered: 07/02/04
Posts: 17887
Loc: NRH, TX
Yes its true... total chaos.
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#12423694 - 09/12/17 09:42 AM Re: Estimates for BBS at Fork? [Re: Fish2222]
GROD Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 09/12/10
Posts: 1382
Loc: Eagle Mountain
I'll be one of them 2000 boats! Week vacation I take every year... too bad I suck at bass fishing, but I'm pretty good at drinking beer afterwards.

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#12423700 - 09/12/17 09:43 AM Re: Estimates for BBS at Fork? [Re: Fish2222]
Slewfoot Offline
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Registered: 03/27/02
Posts: 2715
Loc: E Texas
Several years ago on the first day I counted 84 boats at daylight in Williams Creek if that tells you anything. I sat on the porch and drank coffee that day. hammer

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#12423722 - 09/12/17 09:54 AM Re: Estimates for BBS at Fork? [Re: Fish2222]
RedSkeeter Offline

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Registered: 04/12/05
Posts: 14747
Loc: Fork/Arlington some.
I'll be far away if I fish at all, usually 3000+ anglers, the skeeter had over 2200 this past June. Sealy could break the 4000 mark this year over the 3 days of competition. It really wouldn't suprise me at all.
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#12423736 - 09/12/17 10:02 AM Re: Estimates for BBS at Fork? [Re: Fish2222]
fouzman Offline
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Registered: 01/20/09
Posts: 45950
Loc: Houston, TX
I'm just praying there are no collisions and everyone has fun. We'll not be participating.
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#12423753 - 09/12/17 10:13 AM Re: Estimates for BBS at Fork? [Re: Fish2222]
JIM SR. Offline
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Registered: 09/25/06
Posts: 7075
Loc: NRH/Fork ! GET THE NET
I heard 5000... hammer


Edited by JIM SR. (09/12/17 10:14 AM)

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#12423781 - 09/12/17 10:34 AM Re: Estimates for BBS at Fork? [Re: Fish2222]
Code Offline
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Registered: 04/15/13
Posts: 37
Loc: Richardson, Texas
Staying at Hideaway Harbor for this one, I've never stayed there. How's the launch? From my quick googling, looks like no parking really other than those staying on the grounds so it shouldn't be too crowded? I'm not sure "not too crowded" is applicable to the Sealy BBS, but yeah...

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#12423817 - 09/12/17 10:49 AM Re: Estimates for BBS at Fork? [Re: GROD]
goodman1389 Offline
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Registered: 07/01/14
Posts: 342
Loc: Mansfield,TX
Originally Posted By: GROD
I'll be one of them 2000 boats! Week vacation I take every year... too bad I suck at bass fishing, but I'm pretty good at drinking beer afterwards.


I'm fishing it for the first time this year. I'm sure it's going to be chaotic but if you go in with those expectations and just go have fun I think it will be fine. Even if I'm wrong, no amount of boats on the lake can take my beer away! cheers


Edited by goodman1389 (09/12/17 10:50 AM)

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#12424263 - 09/12/17 05:15 PM Re: Estimates for BBS at Fork? [Re: Fish2222]
GROD Online   content
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Registered: 09/12/10
Posts: 1382
Loc: Eagle Mountain
Just wish the ones who have never been on the lake would wait until safe light to launch. Seems to be a lot of stopping in the middle of boat lanes when not needed... pray everyone has a safe trip this week!!!

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#12424279 - 09/12/17 05:25 PM Re: Estimates for BBS at Fork? [Re: Fish2222]
redmojo Offline
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Registered: 03/02/14
Posts: 631
People will be parked up and down the road inside Hideaway Harbor during the event. They have 3 ramps there and most people just use 1 or 2 of them. If people would just turn their lights off the line will move 3 times as fast.

Good luck!

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#12424404 - 09/12/17 07:00 PM Re: Estimates for BBS at Fork? [Re: Fish2222]
KB1953 Offline
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Registered: 06/29/12
Posts: 2648
2,600-2,700 average.

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#12424588 - 09/12/17 08:56 PM Re: Estimates for BBS at Fork? [Re: Fish2222]
Bruce Allen Offline
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Registered: 06/11/06
Posts: 2115
Loc: Lake Fork, Texas
I think the flooding in Houston will effect his overall numbers this year. Pretty hard to tell the wife your going to fish the McDonald's when the house is still underwater.
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#12424595 - 09/12/17 09:05 PM Re: Estimates for BBS at Fork? [Re: Fish2222]
Sinkey Offline
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Registered: 08/04/06
Posts: 4640
Loc: Frisco, TX. and Lake Fork
This will definitely be the toughest tournament I've fished with everything going on in my life right now. But I'm really looking forward to it. Was on some good ones a week ago. We will see!
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#12424731 - 09/12/17 11:40 PM Re: Estimates for BBS at Fork? [Re: Sinkey]
Cameron Offline
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Registered: 08/03/04
Posts: 13396
Loc: Lake Fork, Texas
Sinkey- When you are weighing in this weekend, I will be in the crowd waving a sign with this picture on it.



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#12424965 - 09/13/17 09:24 AM Re: Estimates for BBS at Fork? [Re: Fish2222]
Sinkey Offline
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Registered: 08/04/06
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Loc: Frisco, TX. and Lake Fork
roflmao
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#12424977 - 09/13/17 09:32 AM Re: Estimates for BBS at Fork? [Re: Fish2222]
HARD WORKN HAROLD Offline
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Registered: 11/10/09
Posts: 1054
Loc: Williams Creek, Lake Fork
May be down a little, I know some that just like to fish one day but fees went up $50 ea day, with the add ons I think it's like $185 per day.
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#12425016 - 09/13/17 10:00 AM Re: Estimates for BBS at Fork? [Re: Code]
SkeeterEater Offline
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Registered: 09/16/04
Posts: 1320
Loc: Keller
nice ramp.. It will be used heavily though.
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#12425017 - 09/13/17 10:01 AM Re: Estimates for BBS at Fork? [Re: HARD WORKN HAROLD]
SkeeterEater Offline
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Registered: 09/16/04
Posts: 1320
Loc: Keller
Originally Posted By: HARD WORKN HAROLD
May be down a little, I know some that just like to fish one day but fees went up $50 ea day, with the add ons I think it's like $185 per day.


nope... same entry fee its been as long as I can remember
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#12425356 - 09/13/17 02:56 PM Re: Estimates for BBS at Fork? [Re: Fish2222]
CHUNK-N-WINDING Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 01/04/08
Posts: 707
Loc: Sulphur Springs
Two years ago was my last one, I dropped my trolling motor from the ramp and headed around a point to go talk to my father before the tournament started (it was like 5 a.m.)and I noticed a boat about 75 yards out in the middle of the cove where a brush pile was that I knew of that I thought he was camped out over, granted this cove is 150 yards wide at its furthest point. As I rounded the corner he hollers out "hey are you blind" then grabs a buzz bait and hurls it toward my boat and it falls 20 yards short of my boat, he then reels it back in and hurls it even harder and I hear the bait take off for a second and comes to a bird nesting stop. Of course me laughing didn't help the situation but I have tournament fished all my life and am very respectful of others spots (unless its RedSkeeters spot) but this guy took the cake. I should have fired up the ole 250 SHO after that fiasco. Not again even though I have cashed a few checks in it.


Edited by CHUNK-N-WINDING (09/13/17 02:57 PM)
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#12425392 - 09/13/17 03:31 PM Re: Estimates for BBS at Fork? [Re: Fish2222]
TEXASJIGSTER Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 02/01/11
Posts: 156
Loc: CADDO LAKE
I think the numbers will be down too.

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#12425420 - 09/13/17 03:55 PM Re: Estimates for BBS at Fork? [Re: Fish2222]
Frank the Tank Offline
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Registered: 02/27/13
Posts: 21620
Loc: Rockwall & a lake somewhere
That many people doesn't sound very fun ....... sounds like a great weekend to avoid Fork.
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#12425421 - 09/13/17 03:56 PM Re: Estimates for BBS at Fork? [Re: Fish2222]
TEXASJIGSTER Offline
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Registered: 02/01/11
Posts: 156
Loc: CADDO LAKE
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