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#12575273 - 01/12/18 09:51 AM A Lake Fork living legend has passed...
Gamblinman Offline
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Registered: 11/26/02
Posts: 3633
Loc: Yantis, TX
...Dean Stroman. Dean guided on lake Fork for many years.



Please say a prayer for him, and his family in their time of loss.

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#12575277 - 01/12/18 09:54 AM Re: A Lake Fork living legend has passed... [Re: Gamblinman]
Chris G Offline
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Registered: 11/16/08
Posts: 2258
Loc: Frisco, TX
[censored]! I was just saying yesterday I need to call him. This really sucks. RIP my friend and prayers for the entire Stroman family.
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#12575294 - 01/12/18 09:59 AM Re: A Lake Fork living legend has passed... [Re: Gamblinman]
Sinkey Online   content
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Registered: 08/04/06
Posts: 5083
Loc: Frisco, TX. and Lake Fork
That sucks man. Dean was a great guy and would talk to me all the time from his dock. He's truly gonna be missed.
Prayers sent to his family and friends.

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#12575301 - 01/12/18 10:02 AM Re: A Lake Fork living legend has passed... [Re: Gamblinman]
fouzman Offline
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One of the greats on Lake Fork! RIP and prayers to Dean's family and friends.
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#12575315 - 01/12/18 10:07 AM Re: A Lake Fork living legend has passed... [Re: fouzman]
forkduc Offline
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RIP Dean

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#12575316 - 01/12/18 10:08 AM Re: A Lake Fork living legend has passed... [Re: Gamblinman]
Insurance man Offline
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#12575333 - 01/12/18 10:15 AM Re: A Lake Fork living legend has passed... [Re: Gamblinman]
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Fcancer.. prayers Dean, you fought the good fight.. God bless your fine family, great people...
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#12575339 - 01/12/18 10:18 AM Re: A Lake Fork living legend has passed... [Re: Gamblinman]
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RIP and prayers for his family and friends

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#12575342 - 01/12/18 10:20 AM Re: A Lake Fork living legend has passed... [Re: Gamblinman]
RANDYSGLIDE Offline
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Registered: 02/12/04
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Loc: CORSICANA TX NAVARRO
Rest in peace. First time I ever went to fork he was the guide

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#12575405 - 01/12/18 10:59 AM Re: A Lake Fork living legend has passed... [Re: Gamblinman]
Dr. Drop Offline
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Registered: 11/19/14
Posts: 133
Loc: Lake Fork,TX.
Prayers for his family. Dean was a great fisherman.
Always willing to help you out.
He caught a lot of huge bass out of Fork.
He taught me how to fish the white jig back in the day.
After that its all I wanted to throw. Thanks Dean

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#12575455 - 01/12/18 11:21 AM Re: A Lake Fork living legend has passed... [Re: Gamblinman]
Mudbone Offline
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Registered: 07/23/03
Posts: 1314
Loc: Cuney, Texas
very sorry to hear this...he taught me a thing or two about chasing fish back when Fork was good
Prayers up for the family.

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#12575457 - 01/12/18 11:23 AM Re: A Lake Fork living legend has passed... [Re: Gamblinman]
Chris G Offline
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Registered: 11/16/08
Posts: 2258
Loc: Frisco, TX
I'm selfishly heart broken that he's gone and for not having called him in the last 2 months when I knew I should have. Dean was a amazing man, husband, father and fisherman. I've have so many memories of him in the boat and out. He introduced me to Seth's, I was in his boat with my cousin for my first and only DD and he once gave me a 5 gal bucket filled with old lures that were just hanging in his famous boathouse on Fork. Those lures, some pretty valuable, all now sit in a shadow box in my lake house. We had countless days on the water where I was happy because we were having so much fun talking thrash when the fishing sucked but he was angry because as he said, he didn't like fishing...he liked catching.

Not sure how many SAL's he ended up with in his boat but I know of at least 3 and probably 2 more that weren't turned in. His mastery of Lake Fork's massive amount of underwater bridges was second to none.

Thought I would add a few more photos of him here. Good Bless you Dean. I miss you already.



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#12575462 - 01/12/18 11:28 AM Re: A Lake Fork living legend has passed... [Re: Gamblinman]
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Loc: Fort Worth, TX
Wow to know people like that,,, amazing. Keep the glory stories coming! he deserves it!! Awesome photos and story.

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#12575544 - 01/12/18 12:11 PM Re: A Lake Fork living legend has passed... [Re: Gamblinman]
Chris G Offline
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Loc: Frisco, TX
That day with him wearing the Hawaiian shirt, we were trolling DD22's during the heat of the day to take a break from the heat. Nothing like that feeling when an 8 pounder hammers a DD22 going 4 mph.
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#12575547 - 01/12/18 12:12 PM Re: A Lake Fork living legend has passed... [Re: Gamblinman]
fouzman Offline
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Chris, do you know the date of the Hawaiian shirt, photo? The last time I saw Dean in person was on the east side of the lake and he was wearing that same shirt and hat. Summer, two years ago, I believe.
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#12575577 - 01/12/18 12:36 PM Re: A Lake Fork living legend has passed... [Re: RedSkeeter]
SoCal Tom Offline
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Originally Posted By: RedSkeeter
Fcancer.. prayers Dean, you fought the good fight.. God bless your fine family, great people...


Couldn't agree with you more Billy. Prayers for family and friends.
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#12575592 - 01/12/18 12:48 PM Re: A Lake Fork living legend has passed... [Re: fouzman]
Chris G Offline
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Loc: Frisco, TX
Originally Posted By: fouzman
Chris, do you know the date of the Hawaiian shirt, photo? The last time I saw Dean in person was on the east side of the lake and he was wearing that same shirt and hat. Summer, two years ago, I believe.


That had to be it Chris. The date of that photo I took was April 27, 2016. It was me and a buddy in the boat with him that day. And that pic was on the East side of the lake.
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#12575602 - 01/12/18 12:56 PM Re: A Lake Fork living legend has passed... [Re: Gamblinman]
reeltexan Offline
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Loc: Ovilla, TEXAS

Used to watch him and Jerry Dean catch big ol bigguns on Honey Hole.

Guess they can catch some of the monster fish in the great beyond now.
RIP guys.
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#12575615 - 01/12/18 01:02 PM Re: A Lake Fork living legend has passed... [Re: Gamblinman]
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Well dang!! So sorry to hear that.
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#12575619 - 01/12/18 01:06 PM Re: A Lake Fork living legend has passed... [Re: reeltexan]
Gamblinman Offline
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Posts: 3633
Loc: Yantis, TX
Originally Posted By: reeltexan

Used to watch him and Jerry Dean catch big ol bigguns on Honey Hole.

Guess they can catch some of the monster fish in the great beyond now.
RIP guys.



If anyone knows of a link to any video of Dean and Jerry fishing together,or for that matter, any of Dean fishing, please post. I did a little searching and was unable to find anything.

That man caught his fair share of donkeys from Lake Fork over the years.

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#12575681 - 01/12/18 01:43 PM Re: A Lake Fork living legend has passed... [Re: Gamblinman]
Chris G Offline
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Registered: 11/16/08
Posts: 2258
Loc: Frisco, TX
Originally Posted By: Gamblinman


If anyone knows of a link to any video of Dean and Jerry fishing together,or for that matter, any of Dean fishing, please post. I did a little searching and was unable to find anything.

That man caught his fair share of donkeys from Lake Fork over the years.


I only have pictures no videos. Have more that I didn't post. Let me know if you want them sent over.
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#12575730 - 01/12/18 02:21 PM Re: A Lake Fork living legend has passed... [Re: Gamblinman]
Bobs21X Offline
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Registered: 02/27/03
Posts: 522
Loc: Irving, TX
Sad news indeed!

Prayers to all the friends and family
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#12575767 - 01/12/18 02:49 PM Re: A Lake Fork living legend has passed... [Re: Gamblinman]
Bass Buster1 Offline
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Registered: 08/26/04
Posts: 1758
Loc: Denton
The last time I ever fished with my grandpa was in the boat with Dean. It was a three generation trip, me, my dad, and grandpa not to mention our first time out any of us with a guide. We caught several very nice fish, it was spring of 95 or 96 I believe. It was just a special day that I will always remember, my grandpa is the one that taught me a love of fishing at a very young age! We fished Carolina rigs all day with 6 foot leaders and watermelon zoom centipedes. My grandpa was a trout fisherman from Oregon, no bait caster experience. Dean set him up with a spinning rod with braid on it and was so patient with all of us all day long. Anyway, I remember it fondly just like it was yesterday! Thank you Dean RIP sir and prayers for your grieving family!
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#12575774 - 01/12/18 02:52 PM Re: A Lake Fork living legend has passed... [Re: Gamblinman]
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Registered: 08/29/05
Posts: 2992
Loc: Mineola Tx
Condolences
Prayers for Family and friends

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#12575821 - 01/12/18 03:37 PM Re: A Lake Fork living legend has passed... [Re: Lance Vick]
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Loc: Hideaway, TX
Originally Posted By: Lance Vick
Condolences
Prayers for Family and friends
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#12575885 - 01/12/18 04:25 PM Re: A Lake Fork living legend has passed... [Re: Gamblinman]
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Loc: Eagle Mountain Lake
Prayers sent to his family and friends.
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#12575918 - 01/12/18 05:08 PM Re: A Lake Fork living legend has passed... [Re: Gamblinman]
Gamblinman Offline
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Registered: 11/26/02
Posts: 3633
Loc: Yantis, TX
Here's the details for Dean's funeral...

Visitation will be Tuesday 6-8PM at Wilson Funeral Home in Alba.

Services Wednesday, 11AM at the First Baptist Church in Alba.

Both are on Holley Street (aka Hwy. 182) in downtown Alba.

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#12575943 - 01/12/18 05:34 PM Re: A Lake Fork living legend has passed... [Re: Gamblinman]
Bruce Allen Offline
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Registered: 06/11/06
Posts: 2306
Loc: Lake Fork, Texas
Dean was the best guide on Lake Fork.
Dean had so many great stories.
Dean was our teacher when we first moved here in 02.
Dean was so supportive of his family and friends.

God bless Dean and prayers to his family from Cheryl and I.
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#12576116 - 01/12/18 07:46 PM Re: A Lake Fork living legend has passed... [Re: Gamblinman]
bbexotics Offline
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Registered: 06/11/06
Posts: 1416
Loc: albuquerque
Wow hate to hear this,Dean was a great guide and great person, I remember when he took me over to his house, showed me his dock... will surely be missed. Prayers sent to Judy and son
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#12576391 - 01/13/18 05:19 AM Re: A Lake Fork living legend has passed... [Re: Gamblinman]
PaPa@fork Offline
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Registered: 04/25/16
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Loc: Lake Fork
angel Heaven just received a great guy angel
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#12576831 - 01/13/18 12:51 PM Re: A Lake Fork living legend has passed... [Re: Gamblinman]
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Posts: 3302
Loc: Tarrant
Did not know him but always remember that picture of him in the little fishing newspaper around the lake.

RIP sir..

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#12576843 - 01/13/18 12:58 PM Re: A Lake Fork living legend has passed... [Re: SoCal Tom]
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Originally Posted By: SoCal Tom
Originally Posted By: RedSkeeter
Fcancer.. prayers Dean, you fought the good fight.. God bless your fine family, great people...


Couldn't agree with you more Billy. Prayers for family and friends.
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#12577090 - 01/13/18 04:26 PM Re: A Lake Fork living legend has passed... [Re: Gamblinman]
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I used to fish Fork a lot. I did not know him but I always heard good things about him.
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#12577311 - 01/13/18 07:08 PM Re: A Lake Fork living legend has passed... [Re: Gamblinman]
armadillo joe Offline
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R.I.P. Dean you were one of a kind and will be missed prayers for the family and friends.

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#12578194 - 01/14/18 01:31 PM Re: A Lake Fork living legend has passed... [Re: Gamblinman]
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#12578259 - 01/14/18 02:22 PM Re: A Lake Fork living legend has passed... [Re: Gamblinman]
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Prayers up to his family and friends.

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#12578281 - 01/14/18 02:39 PM Re: A Lake Fork living legend has passed... [Re: Gamblinman]
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Very nice man, would gladly offer advice from his dock and even through baits in my boat. Sad, He will be missed.

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#12578399 - 01/14/18 03:43 PM Re: A Lake Fork living legend has passed... [Re: Gamblinman]
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#12579121 - 01/15/18 12:03 AM Re: A Lake Fork living legend has passed... [Re: Gamblinman]
JVB Offline
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Brannans Bass Shop sends prayers to the family of Dean. He will be missed.

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#12579356 - 01/15/18 08:55 AM Re: A Lake Fork living legend has passed... [Re: Gamblinman]
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Prayers for the family. He always came out on his dock to talk to you. He would scorn us for using finesse baits and line.
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#12579369 - 01/15/18 09:00 AM Re: A Lake Fork living legend has passed... [Re: Gamblinman]
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One of the great guides and gentleman of Fork.
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#12579416 - 01/15/18 09:38 AM Re: A Lake Fork living legend has passed... [Re: Big Red 12]
Chris G Offline
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Registered: 11/16/08
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Loc: Frisco, TX
Originally Posted By: Big Red 12
Prayers for the family. He always came out on his dock to talk to you. He would scorn us for using finesse baits and line.


This is sooooo true!!! Made me laugh reading your post. We were fishing together one day several years ago when I hooked into a good one (don't think it was a giant but was a good one) and I broke off. He turns to me and say "Chris, what pound line are you using?" I say 15#....instant response "This is Lake Fork son....don't ever bring 15# line in my boat again!" That was followed by a chuckle only Dean could give, but he was dead serious. Landed a 7+ on that same line a few hours later, turned to say something to him about it and he said "well you got lucky on that one".

Just loved the man....one of a kind. Sure hope this supposed winter storm doesn't prevent us from getting to the funeral service Wednesday morning.
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#12579451 - 01/15/18 10:06 AM Re: A Lake Fork living legend has passed... [Re: Chris G]
Sinkey Online   content
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Loc: Frisco, TX. and Lake Fork
Originally Posted By: Chris G
Originally Posted By: Big Red 12
Prayers for the family. He always came out on his dock to talk to you. He would scorn us for using finesse baits and line.


This is sooooo true!!! Made me laugh reading your post. We were fishing together one day several years ago when I hooked into a good one (don't think it was a giant but was a good one) and I broke off. He turns to me and say "Chris, what pound line are you using?" I say 15#....instant response "This is Lake Fork son....don't ever bring 15# line in my boat again!" That was followed by a chuckle only Dean could give, but he was dead serious. Landed a 7+ on that same line a few hours later, turned to say something to him about it and he said "well you got lucky on that one".

Just loved the man....one of a kind. Sure hope this supposed winter storm doesn't prevent us from getting to the funeral service Wednesday morning.


Yes! And he used to call "doggy lipstick" my drop shot rod a Buggy Whip! roflmao

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#12579568 - 01/15/18 11:31 AM Re: A Lake Fork living legend has passed... [Re: Gamblinman]
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Registered: 11/26/02
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Loc: Yantis, TX
I can't name the times I would be fishing and hear this beeping sound coming down the lake..yep..Dean is low on oil again.
I don't know how many hours were on that old EFI Merc he had on his Ranger...had to be near a record.

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#12581021 - 01/16/18 10:35 AM Re: A Lake Fork living legend has passed... [Re: Gamblinman]
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Good Man,Good Guide,Good Friend. He will be missed.
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#12581310 - 01/16/18 01:12 PM Re: A Lake Fork living legend has passed... [Re: Gamblinman]
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Rest in piece Dean, a special prayer to the Family. angel
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