texasfishingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Rkless, Treverm, Team hookup, CoryCarroll, Jew Williams
111145 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
TexDawg 91,575
hopalong 81,528
Pilothawk 78,595
John175☮ 72,720
JDavis7873 67,397
Derek 🐝 62,802
Tritonman 58,744
Bigbob_FTW 58,400
Mark Perry 56,505
facebook
Forum Statistics
Forums60
Topics758,881
Posts9,533,609
Members111,145
Most Online36,273
Jan 23rd, 2013
Print Thread
Lake Fork Big Bass Tournaments? #13237531 08/06/19 02:58 PM
Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 1,874
W
westtexgolfer Offline OP
Extreme Angler
OP Offline
Extreme Angler
W
Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 1,874
We will be going down for a couple of the big bass tournaments this year for the first time and I need some insight on how bad the boat ramps are and around what time is a good time to get to the boat ramp to put in during these tournaments? We will but putting in near lake fork marina which I am assuming has plenty of parking but again I have never been. Any insight to this would be extremely helpful!

If there is a link to previous conversations please send me that direction and I can remove this. I tried to search for it and came up empty.

Bass Fishing Ad
Re: Lake Fork Big Bass Tournaments? [Re: westtexgolfer] #13237593 08/06/19 03:44 PM
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 703
M
m.sherman Online Content
Pro Angler
Online Content
Pro Angler
M
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 703
There is a ton of pay boat ramps so it is not to bad except at the public ramps go to a pay ramp it is worth a few bucks.

Re: Lake Fork Big Bass Tournaments? [Re: westtexgolfer] #13237653 08/06/19 04:19 PM
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 124
C
champ Offline
Outdoorsman
Offline
Outdoorsman
C
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 124
Stay here no crowds private ramp we stayed during highschool open t its great place and mark the owner was great. https://texasfishingforum.com/forum...386/lake-fork-room-for-rent#Post12278386

Re: Lake Fork Big Bass Tournaments? [Re: westtexgolfer] #13237655 08/06/19 04:21 PM
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 2,460
C
Chris G Offline
Extreme Angler
Offline
Extreme Angler
C
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 2,460
Lots of ramps all over the lake. My experience on the public ones for these big bass tourneys is the earlier the better unless you plan to wait in line for quite some time. LFM has some parking but not a ton as a lot of their land will be taken up by the tents, etc for the event. The public ramps all have a lot of parking available. You can also find private ramps with some of the rentals available on the lake.


[Linked Image][Linked Image][Linked Image]
Re: Lake Fork Big Bass Tournaments? [Re: westtexgolfer] #13237705 08/06/19 05:08 PM
Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 5,615
Sinkey Offline
Tidy Scoop
Offline
Tidy Scoop
Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 5,615
Most of the big bass tournaments go out of LFM. I try to stay far away from there due to the crowds unless Im weighing fish in during the tournament. But it can be a cluster over there!

Re: Lake Fork Big Bass Tournaments? [Re: westtexgolfer] #13242690 08/10/19 08:49 AM
Joined: Nov 2016
Posts: 441
F
FXfromTx Online Content
Angler
Online Content
Angler
F
Joined: Nov 2016
Posts: 441
The Lake Fork Marina area, where the tournaments are held, is so bad at times the sides of highway 17 will have boats and vehicles lined up and down both sides of the highway for a mile or so. This is caused not only by the shear number of boats, but also the fact that a large portion of the LFM grounds are taken up by the weigh in tent, vendors, etc. Unloading at the Lake Fork Marina boat ramp can be a real challenge if even possible. If you stay there you might get a boat slip depending on how early you book. That's hard to beat. Depending on how far I plan to run, I usually get to the ramp about an hour before first cast as long as there isn't a rule stating when boats are allowed to start unloading. At the pay ramps it usually isn't too hard to get there, pay and be unloaded in 30 minutes or so.


"The fishing was good; it was the catching that was bad."
Re: Lake Fork Big Bass Tournaments? [Re: Sinkey] #13242717 08/10/19 11:28 AM
Joined: May 2014
Posts: 7,235
GIG'EM AGGIES Online Content
TFF Celebrity
Online Content
TFF Celebrity
Joined: May 2014
Posts: 7,235
Originally Posted by Sinkey
Most of the big bass tournaments go out of LFM. I try to stay far away from there due to the crowds unless Im weighing fish in during the tournament. But it can be a cluster over there!

You have to see it to believe it. Understand there are sometimes 3500-4000 entries plus you have the public that comes to the weigh-in. " Cluster " is an understatement. And getting a spot to beach your boat to weigh in a fish can test your patience. Having been and experienced all this I stay away but must admit it can also be a lot of fun, just be prepared for anything.


I am a Senager. (Senior teenager) I have everything that I wanted as a teenager, only 50 years later. I get an allowance every month. I have PU truck and a bass boat, I am blessed.
Conscience never acquits, it either accuses or excuses.
Re: Lake Fork Big Bass Tournaments? [Re: westtexgolfer] #13242764 08/10/19 01:02 PM
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 957
W
westxbass82 Offline
Pro Angler
Offline
Pro Angler
W
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 957
We have always used Oakridge or Minnow Bucket. It costs a few bucks, but it’s worth it. If you go an hour or so before fishing time begins, you won’t have any problems.

Re: Lake Fork Big Bass Tournaments? [Re: westtexgolfer] #13242765 08/10/19 01:04 PM
Joined: Jun 2018
Posts: 189
B
BROWNING STRONG Offline
Outdoorsman
Offline
Outdoorsman
B
Joined: Jun 2018
Posts: 189
Guarantee 4000 for the McDonald's this year , preparation and patience . Can't wait !

Re: Lake Fork Big Bass Tournaments? [Re: m.sherman] #13243168 08/10/19 06:23 PM
Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 12,754
F
forkduc Offline
TFF Guru
Offline
TFF Guru
F
Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 12,754
Pay is usually $3, well worth it during big tourneys.

Re: Lake Fork Big Bass Tournaments? [Re: Sinkey] #13243396 08/10/19 11:14 PM
Joined: Oct 2006
Posts: 10,710
Ken A. Online Content
TFF Guru
Online Content
TFF Guru
Joined: Oct 2006
Posts: 10,710
Originally Posted by Sinkey
Most of the big bass tournaments go out of LFM. I try to stay far away from there due to the crowds unless Im weighing fish in during the tournament. But it can be a cluster over there!


Agreed.

LFM is my favorite place on the lake but I avoid it during big events. Hwy 17 Public ramp is about a mile from there and has a lot of parking. Good double-wide ramp and nice floating dock. Get your boat in the water early. If it is during Sealy Outdoors (3500+) get there by 4:30 am or you will be sorry.

Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread


© 1998-2019 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3