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How accurate are Lake Fork maps? #12417132
09/07/17 01:56 AM
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I have fished Lake Fork a handful of times but not enough to be familiar and confident on the lake due to uncertainty of where the submerged timber is. So my question is how accurate are the lake maps of Fork as to the location of flooded timber? I bought one of the "Fishing Hot Spots" lake maps for Lake Fork. The map shows the flooded timber locations but how accurate is that map? Also, is there a lot of timber that is just below the water surface or should most of the timber a few feet or more below the surface. I'd rather not be hitting timber even at a slower speed. Any help is greatly appreciated.


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Re: How accurate are Lake Fork maps? [Re: Lollygagger] #12417407
09/07/17 10:49 AM
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The boat lanes chip is accurate. If you're in an area that isn't in the boat lane and you're not familiar with the lake, consider it to be stump and timber infested. Lots of the timber has fallen or broken off at or just below the water level.

Re: How accurate are Lake Fork maps? [Re: Gamblinman] #12417704
09/07/17 03:10 PM
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Any time on Fork that you're not in a boat lane....consider it dangerous if you're not familiar with the lake. Much of the standing timber is just under the surface, and it's hard not to hit some of it. So be careful. As for the boating lanes; Gamblinman had it right, the chip is accurate as it represents the buoys as they were first set and recorded....BUT, the wind and wave action has moved some of them as much as 50' off course, so follow the chip and NOT the floating buoys. Good luck


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Re: How accurate are Lake Fork maps? [Re: Lollygagger] #12417975
09/07/17 06:59 PM
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The areas on the map that show standing timber are accurate. But not all standing timber areas are shown. There are small areas with tree lines that may not be on the map. If the lake is normal level, most timber is 1-2 ft below the surface with very few trees exposed. As mentioned, be careful and come off plane to idle speed if you're not familiar with the area.


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