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#12709843 - 04/09/18 05:35 PM Another BUNK Fork trip
SwampyMan Offline
Angler

Registered: 02/28/12
Posts: 448
Loc: Fort Worth
Granted the weather was [censored] this past weekend, but I've never had much success at Fork. Don't know what I'm doing wrong there, but I struggle at that lake and it's apparently really good. I have no trouble at any other lakes, but Fork stumps me, no pun intended.

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#12709846 - 04/09/18 05:35 PM Re: Another BUNK Fork trip [Re: SwampyMan]
SwampyMan Offline
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Registered: 02/28/12
Posts: 448
Loc: Fort Worth
BTW we caught 1 fish Saturday and 1 fish Sunday.

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#12709861 - 04/09/18 05:41 PM Re: Another BUNK Fork trip [Re: SwampyMan]
slim 285 Offline
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Registered: 08/25/05
Posts: 5463
Loc: Squeezepenny
My advice is too hell with Fork. Go somewhere and save your sanity. I think the pressure has taking its toll.

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#12709918 - 04/09/18 06:29 PM Re: Another BUNK Fork trip [Re: slim 285]
361V Offline
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Registered: 11/21/08
Posts: 5025
Loc: somervell county
Originally Posted By: slim 285
My advice is too hell with Fork. Go somewhere and save your sanity. I think the pressure has taking its toll.
Pressure at Fork? Like thatís a new thing. Some people always catch em. Many, many do not. It can be humbling even at times people(a few people) are bragging about their results. Best advise? Either SLOW down your fishing or rent a guide......or do this^^^^^^and go somewhere else. laugh


Edited by 361V (04/09/18 06:31 PM)
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#12709942 - 04/09/18 06:41 PM Re: Another BUNK Fork trip [Re: SwampyMan]
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Registered: 02/27/18
Posts: 36
Iíve been fishing it weekly for the past six weeks and have noticed a decline in numbers. Started off catching 20 to 30 fish a trip. 3 to 6 in the last couple of trips. Size has increased however. I spent this past weekend on PK. Even with the bad weather it was well worth the three hour drive to the other side of DFW. Most fish caught were still prespawn including a 7 pounder.

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#12709991 - 04/09/18 07:18 PM Re: Another BUNK Fork trip [Re: slim 285]
Chris_K Offline
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Registered: 01/14/15
Posts: 1367
Loc: TX
Originally Posted By: slim 285
My advice is too hell with Fork. Go somewhere and save your sanity. I think the pressure has taking its toll.


Iíve made two trips and have two zeros. #drainit

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#12710002 - 04/09/18 07:25 PM Re: Another BUNK Fork trip [Re: TajChauvin]
GIG'EM AGGIES Online   content
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Registered: 05/14/14
Posts: 3411
Loc: texas
Originally Posted By: TajChauvin
Iíve been fishing it weekly for the past six weeks and have noticed a decline in numbers. Started off catching 20 to 30 fish a trip. 3 to 6 in the last couple of trips. Size has increased however. I spent this past weekend on PK. Even with the bad weather it was well worth the three hour drive to the other side of DFW. Most fish caught were still prespawn including a 7 pounder.


Good advice here. Go to PK where the water is clearer and the fish bite. May be a longer drive like it is for me but worth it. During the week hardly see more than 6-7 boats and the scenery is outstanding. Half the time I catch stripers mixed in with the bass.
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#12710071 - 04/09/18 08:05 PM Re: Another BUNK Fork trip [Re: SwampyMan]
Larry M Offline
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Registered: 03/02/16
Posts: 131
Loc: Earth, For Now
I lived on Fork for a couple years in my opinion you have to spend alot of time on that lake.


Edited by Larry M (04/09/18 08:06 PM)
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#12710081 - 04/09/18 08:11 PM Re: Another BUNK Fork trip [Re: SwampyMan]
redmojo Offline
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Registered: 03/02/14
Posts: 751
I think everyone should go to any other lake, especially when the shad spawn starts. Fork is just a social media driven lake and the 3 true Sharelunkers were a hoax!

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#12710211 - 04/09/18 09:30 PM Re: Another BUNK Fork trip [Re: SwampyMan]
patriot07 Offline
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Registered: 04/20/10
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Loc: chateau d'if
You gotta spend a lot of time on Fork to do well. I have never done much good there myself outside of some guide trips or the one summer we fished 3-4 times a month back in 2013.

For the most part, I am lucky to catch anything when I go. I try to do stuff different than what I know the crowds are doing, but it rarely works out very well.
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#12710248 - 04/09/18 09:57 PM Re: Another BUNK Fork trip [Re: SwampyMan]
Rog Offline
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Registered: 03/08/05
Posts: 538
Loc: Carrollton
Donít sweat it swampy. I fish it nearly every week and for me this has been the toughest spring since the first year or two I started fishing it. My ďnormalĒ spots havenít been holding them and with the high water I was never able to find them really staged up in big numbers like years past. Sunday was slow until around 5 and then all of a sudden the shad started coming randomly to the surface all over my buddies cove and we put 6 in the boat just piddling around. Before that I had 1 from 11 till about 2:30. Took a couple hour break to visit and went back out around 4:30. All fish came on flukes fished slow. Had a big one wake a chatterbait that had been busting shad in front of alligator grass by a ramp and turn away right when he got to it. Followed up with fluke and nothing so kinda wierd bite.

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#12710276 - 04/09/18 10:16 PM Re: Another BUNK Fork trip [Re: SwampyMan]
bradnitro175 Offline
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Registered: 07/11/08
Posts: 4938
Loc: Dallas,tx
I remember when a man could hit fork with a frog and a 10 in power worm and have a good day.now a days its 10 lb test and weightless sinkos.ain't nobody got time for that

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#12710300 - 04/09/18 10:52 PM Re: Another BUNK Fork trip [Re: bradnitro175]
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Registered: 01/09/04
Posts: 52817
Loc: Highway 1
Originally Posted By: bradnitro175
I remember when a man could hit fork with a frog and a 10 in power worm and have a good day.



You still can.

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#12710422 - 04/10/18 07:03 AM Re: Another BUNK Fork trip [Re: SwampyMan]
LaRon Offline
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Registered: 05/01/14
Posts: 66
Loc: Newellton, Louisiana
Fork was fishing a lot better three weeks ago.The shallows were a lot warmer. The last few weeks the rain has been cold, making the backs of the creeks cooler than the main lake and muddier. I think the rain and the cold fronts need to stop ,then the bite will pick back up. Think maybe the temp needs to be high 60's to 70.Here lately I have been baffled like most folks, grinding out 8 to 10 fish on a long day.

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#12710512 - 04/10/18 07:59 AM Re: Another BUNK Fork trip [Re: SwampyMan]
SwampyMan Offline
Angler

Registered: 02/28/12
Posts: 448
Loc: Fort Worth
Yea highest water temp I could find was 64 on Sunday. We fished basically sun up to sun down and managed 1 fish. Had to have been the cold front that completely shut then off, but you would think I would have gotten lucky throwing that many casts

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