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#8418524 - 01/06/13 12:09 AM Fork Guide vs. Elite Angler Academy
bigbass1236 Offline
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Registered: 02/23/09
Posts: 654
Loc: Mansfield, Tx
I got the money for christmas to do a guide trip on fork so I can learn more deep water fishing and electronics. Now I read about the angler academy taught by Clark Rheem. What to do?!? What do yall think. Guide or Academy. Price is about the same and the academy sounds like a great learning trip. Not sure which way to go.

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#8418667 - 01/06/13 04:05 AM Re: Fork Guide vs. Elite Angler Academy [Re: bigbass1236]
The Fishing Physicist Offline
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Loc: Château d'If
There are *some* guides on Fork that are excellent when it comes to teaching fishing techniques. There are others that de-emphasize this aspect of their service.

I would likely go with finding an excellent teaching guide at Fork.


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#8418675 - 01/06/13 04:39 AM Re: Fork Guide vs. Elite Angler Academy [Re: bigbass1236]
JLP Offline
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Registered: 03/20/10
Posts: 86
Loc: Seabrook, Texas
I took the class from Clark. It depends on what you want to do. Go catch fish with someone who knows where they are or learn how to locate the fish on your own on any lake in the country. Speaking only for myself the class made the lightbulb come on for me for as eliminating water to find the fish.

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#8419253 - 01/06/13 10:24 AM Re: Fork Guide vs. Elite Angler Academy [Re: bigbass1236]
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Class with Clark.
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#8419290 - 01/06/13 10:38 AM Re: Fork Guide vs. Elite Angler Academy [Re: bigbass1236]
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Registered: 10/15/07
Posts: 2423
Loc: Forney
Clark

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#8419347 - 01/06/13 10:52 AM Re: Fork Guide vs. Elite Angler Academy [Re: bigbass1236]
zcblue Offline
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Registered: 03/21/11
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Loc: Tx
You have to do what's best for you and what you feel would be the most enjoyable but I think jlp summed it up, I would go with clark

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#8419491 - 01/06/13 11:35 AM Re: Fork Guide vs. Elite Angler Academy [Re: JLP]
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Registered: 08/13/07
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Originally Posted By: JLP
I took the class from Clark. It depends on what you want to do. Go catch fish with someone who knows where they are or learn how to locate the fish on your own on any lake in the country. Speaking only for myself the class made the lightbulb come on for me for as eliminating water to find the fish.


I did the trip with Clark yesterday, no brainer.
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#8420117 - 01/06/13 03:27 PM Re: Fork Guide vs. Elite Angler Academy [Re: bigbass1236]
Chris Coufal Offline
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Registered: 09/04/09
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Loc: Austin, Tx
Dang I need to go do this class. I tournament fish from a kayak, but I am wanting to get off the banks and find fishable water that replenishes.

LOL....Wonder if Clark will conduct if from a yak smile
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#8420287 - 01/06/13 04:20 PM Re: Fork Guide vs. Elite Angler Academy [Re: zcblue]
JD/76708 Offline
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Originally Posted By: zcblue
You have to do what's best for you and what you feel would be the most enjoyable but I think jlp summed it up, I would go with clark


+1


You never know, Chris....send him a PM...he looks like he's in pretty good shape...and might even own a kayak...
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#8432705 - 01/09/13 11:09 AM Re: Fork Guide vs. Elite Angler Academy [Re: bigbass1236]
bigbass1236 Offline
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Registered: 02/23/09
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Just booked my trip for Feb. 12th. Can not wait!!! If I can catch on to what he teaches, my club better watch out.. Let you know how it goes. Hopefully the weather wont be too bad then.

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#8432829 - 01/09/13 11:31 AM Re: Fork Guide vs. Elite Angler Academy [Re: bigbass1236]
Chris Coufal Offline
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Registered: 09/04/09
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BB1236.....how long was it after the email that he contacted you? I emailed him a few days ago.
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#8433401 - 01/09/13 01:21 PM Re: Fork Guide vs. Elite Angler Academy [Re: bigbass1236]
madermu Offline
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Registered: 06/26/07
Posts: 970
Hey Chris, I bet he answers soon. I went out on the trip with him and his phone was constantly going off. The one thing I really liked was, he never even looked at....

Clark's instruction was really good....made alot of the mapping and sonar concepts really easy to understand. I know I definitely benefitted from the trip. The other thing that I liked is he made u feel like he had known you for a long time, felt like fishing with a friend. I've had good guide trips and trips where u were along for the ride.

Clark is a good dude.

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#8434533 - 01/09/13 04:46 PM Re: Fork Guide vs. Elite Angler Academy [Re: bigbass1236]
bigbass1236 Offline
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Registered: 02/23/09
Posts: 654
Loc: Mansfield, Tx
It took a couple days to get back to me. He responded to the inquiry on his web page. I assume he is pretty busy with the classic coming up and the upcoming season.

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#8434544 - 01/09/13 04:48 PM Re: Fork Guide vs. Elite Angler Academy [Re: bigbass1236]
bigbass1236 Offline
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Registered: 02/23/09
Posts: 654
Loc: Mansfield, Tx
Really looking forward to the map/sonar part. I think that is my weakest area. I feel I can catch them if I find them, just not sure I am always on them. Hoping this will help with that. Should be fun.

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#8435665 - 01/09/13 08:55 PM Re: Fork Guide vs. Elite Angler Academy [Re: bigbass1236]
cchoww Offline
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Registered: 04/13/05
Posts: 235
Loc: Denton, TX
About how much does a session cost with Clark and is it a full 8 hr day?

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