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Fork Information #13405247 01/15/20 04:37 PM
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Gents / Ladies / Whatever you want to be called...

I have great friend of mine coming into town from Indiana and our bucket list lake is Fork and Rayburn. I keep reading wind is a killer on both as is low waters.

I'm looking for a website, something, someone, etc. that would be a great resource to use before we make a trek from DFW and realize we're hosed.

What should I look for?

Wind
Water Levels
Fees
Launch Locations
Etc...

Any advice you can provide is greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance for help to a newb at Fork / Rayburn.

Oh, I'm already working on getting a lane chip from Lance Vick's Boat Lanes. So I know this word of caution.

Thanks in advance...AJ

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Re: Fork Information [Re: avid_basser] #13405251 01/15/20 04:38 PM
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You can always to go TPWD fishing website for both lakes and there will be a link to current lake level.

Here is current for Fork.

https://www.waterdatafortexas.org/reservoirs/individual/fork


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Just stop at Lake Fork Marina and get a chip from the tackle shop, they have several versions on hand

Re: Fork Information [Re: avid_basser] #13405303 01/15/20 05:10 PM
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Lakes are fine. Ma nature is your biggest obstacle. From mood of the fish to safety on the water. Just make your plans and monitor the weather idiots. Maybe contact a few guides.

Re: Fork Information [Re: avid_basser] #13405319 01/15/20 05:34 PM
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Fork can be 100% wind friendly... be smart, launch out of the wind and fish there. Want a change? Trailer and launch somewhere else!!!


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Re: Fork Information [Re: avid_basser] #13405326 01/15/20 05:45 PM
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You can launch and stay at Oak Ridge marina on the east side of the lake. They've got great food and a big tackle shop.


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Originally Posted by David Burton
Fork can be 100% wind friendly... be smart, launch out of the wind and fish there. Want a change? Trailer and launch somewhere else!!!


Exactly this. Don't worry to much about the wind on Fork, you can work around it. Just know both lakes get a ton of pressure, so the bass won't jump in the boat.

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Originally Posted by LakeForkGroupie
Originally Posted by David Burton
Fork can be 100% wind friendly... be smart, launch out of the wind and fish there. Want a change? Trailer and launch somewhere else!!!


Exactly this. Don't worry to much about the wind on Fork, you can work around it. Just know both lakes get a ton of pressure, so the bass won't jump in the boat.



Wait, they won't jump in the boat. That's it trip cancelled!


So far the weather, as unpredictable as it is calling for 8-10 SE on Thursday 1/22 & 8-10 NNW on Friday 1/23. I'll keep watching this and look into those ramps and other things.

I can't thank you all enough.

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that's about as calm as it gets.


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I think the current lake level is the best level for navigating. All my my hazard waypoints are visible now. Catch'em!

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Im fishing all weekend........I'll let you know.

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Originally Posted by avid_basser
Originally Posted by LakeForkGroupie
Originally Posted by David Burton
Fork can be 100% wind friendly... be smart, launch out of the wind and fish there. Want a change? Trailer and launch somewhere else!!!


Exactly this. Don't worry to much about the wind on Fork, you can work around it. Just know both lakes get a ton of pressure, so the bass won't jump in the boat.



Wait, they won't jump in the boat. That's it trip cancelled!


So far the weather, as unpredictable as it is calling for 8-10 SE on Thursday 1/22 & 8-10 NNW on Friday 1/23. I'll keep watching this and look into those ramps and other things.

I can't thank you all enough.


Unless your fishing out of a yak, that's not wind. Even on Rayburn, esp not on Fork.

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Originally Posted by bassmanrudy
You can launch and stay at Oak Ridge marina on the east side of the lake. They've got great food and a big tackle shop.

Order the grill chicken sandwich. Thank me later.

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Originally Posted by bassmanrudy
You can launch and stay at Oak Ridge marina on the east side of the lake. They've got great food and a big tackle shop.

Order the grill chicken sandwich. Thank me later.

Rudest bunch of folks I've ever met. I'd stay away from this place. Tiffany's at LFM is great.


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