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Lake Fork #13887205 02/14/21 06:04 PM
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Anyone fish fork for blue gill? How is the size and quanity on this fishery?

Re: Lake Fork [Re: slabnut] #13887221 02/14/21 06:19 PM
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I haven't seen any reports, however, I've gotta believe that there are some huge gills in there. It supports big fish of most other species. Maybe it's being kept quiet.

Re: Lake Fork [Re: slabnut] #13887225 02/14/21 06:21 PM
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Never have fished Fork but it is one lake on my bucket list. Fork is known for it's trophy bass. Where ever you have a nice population of trophy bass you are going to have a nice population of trophy Bluegill/Sunfish. I have seen past post on other sections of this forum showing nice Bluegill and Crappie caught on Fork. thumb



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Re: Lake Fork [Re: slabnut] #13887231 02/14/21 06:25 PM
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Water body blue gill record for Fork is 1.61 pounds at 11 inches from 1995. Gotta be bigger ones in there. Fly rod record is only just above 1/2 pound. I may have to go after that one...

Re: Lake Fork [Re: slabnut] #13887239 02/14/21 06:35 PM
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Go to "Image results for Lake Fork Bluegill" on the internet...lots of nice photos.

Re: Lake Fork [Re: slabnut] #13887261 02/14/21 06:44 PM
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I know that they have some good crappie there. You have to watch out for the bucket mouth getting you on light tackle. It is fun ride...


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Re: Lake Fork [Re: slabnut] #13892430 02/18/21 04:02 PM
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Great bass lake. Should be some nice Bluegill in that lake. Let us know how you do if you get any!

Re: Lake Fork [Re: slabnut] #13893255 02/19/21 12:23 AM
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back when it had grass it was great BG lake lots and lots of big gills

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Find out the fish biologist for the lake and call him or her. They can give you a good idea what their shocking surveys say. They can also give you the general areas where they conducted the survey.

Re: Lake Fork [Re: slabnut] #13894098 02/19/21 04:40 PM
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It was awesome in the 80's and 90s. I saw a decline after the largemouth bass virus "LMV" hit and a quick overpopulation of smaller fish. Another factor for me was my primary bedding area "banks" were developed with marinas, docks and private homes which forced them out of historic spawning banks so I moved to another lake and targeted red ear. I would assume it has a strong population now since the LMB have made a great comeback. and have seen some good reports. I just need to take a trip down memory lane and go back over. I got so spoiled catching monster red ear out of a private lake over the last 20 years and couldn't talk myself into driving the extra miles. Now that I lost access to my private water I might give it a try this year.

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