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Lake Fork Glory Days #13900832 02/24/21 10:07 PM
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After the events at Ivie over the last week and the social media frenzy that came with it, I started thinking about Fork. How nuts would social media have gotten then. Three Sharelunkers in less than a week is impressive no doubt. But for comparison, in ‘91 there was a week at Fork that produced seven, and I believe 21 for the year. I was pretty young at the time and fished farm ponds and creeks, so I have no idea what kind of pressure Fork got at that time, but I would think there was quite a few boats out there in those days. And with all those Sharelunkers, how many 8-12 pound fish were regularly caught? Just thought maybe some of you guys that witnessed that could compare it to what’s going on now.

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Re: Lake Fork Glory Days [Re: WacoJ-Z20] #13900864 02/24/21 10:34 PM
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No matter how busy it is in the spring these days, it was epically more so then. There would be trucks and trailers lining both sides of the road for a 1/2mile from just about any ramp.
8 pound fish were not-brag worthy back then. I can remember (and I'm sure Ken A can attest to this) getting into schools of solid 5-6 pound fish on a spook and fishing for an hour before going to find "better" fish.
With that said, I have only pulled 2 over 10lbs out of the lake in all my years of fishing it and only one was in the "glory days". My wife has a 10+ that she caught out of there on a bed about 5 years ago so they are still around.
Mother Fork is still full of good fish, she is just more grudging of giving them up now.

Re: Lake Fork Glory Days [Re: WacoJ-Z20] #13900866 02/24/21 10:34 PM
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3 a week happened often. There were times Fork was averaging 10-17 a year. Word would still get spread but nothing like today with Social Media.

Re: Lake Fork Glory Days [Re: Sinkey] #13900915 02/24/21 11:07 PM
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My fondness memory on Fork in 92 We caught 4-5 overs that mourning up the Chaney Best friend set the hook and knocked me off the front off the boat Everybody in the cut Hollered Get the Net Prob 30 boats Man I miss them days Sure nuff Cold


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Originally Posted by Txduckhunter
No matter how busy it is in the spring these days, it was epically more so then. There would be trucks and trailers lining both sides of the road for a 1/2mile from just about any ramp.
8 pound fish were not-brag worthy back then. I can remember (and I'm sure Ken A can attest to this) getting into schools of solid 5-6 pound fish on a spook and fishing for an hour before going to find "better" fish.
With that said, I have only pulled 2 over 10lbs out of the lake in all my years of fishing it and only one was in the "glory days". My wife has a 10+ that she caught out of there on a bed about 5 years ago so they are still around.
Mother Fork is still full of good fish, she is just more grudging of giving them up now.


Yessir!
My buddies and I were talking about a school we had blow up on us years ago that all looked like twins...we caught 8 fish in about 10min that were schooling between 6-7lbs each

I’m depressed now....thanks guys, LOL

Re: Lake Fork Glory Days [Re: WacoJ-Z20] #13900973 02/25/21 12:14 AM
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The new is wore off Fork a bit


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Originally Posted by Douglas J
The new is wore off Fork a bit


No doubt!

She’s not putting out the 13+ like she used too. But still a ton of 7-10 lbs. fish in there.

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Originally Posted by Sinkey
Originally Posted by Douglas J
The new is wore off Fork a bit


No doubt!

She’s not putting out the 13+ like she used too. But still a ton of 7-10 lbs. fish in there.


She didn't put out this afternoon. Tough!

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The new is wore off Fork a bit


No doubt!

She’s not putting out the 13+ like she used too. But still a ton of 7-10 lbs. fish in there.



If the timing is right she will put out like a prom queen on prom night


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There are a lot of big fish caught in Fork that most people never see, or hear about....

Re: Lake Fork Glory Days [Re: Douglas J] #13901191 02/25/21 03:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Douglas J
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The new is wore off Fork a bit


No doubt!

She’s not putting out the 13+ like she used too. But still a ton of 7-10 lbs. fish in there.



If the timing is right she will put out like a prom queen on prom night


For sure bud. I wish they’d just leave the grass alone out there.

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I can remember big groups of schoolers. Grass so thick in Birch there was paths through it. Punching jigs in the hydrilla holes, Red slugos in the rain, AC Plugs, Axtons night tournaments and Rainswood burgers!
Damn it was fun then!

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Who is this Sinkey guy .....


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Originally Posted by Sinkey
I can remember big groups of schoolers. Grass so thick in Birch there was paths through it. Punching jigs in the hydrilla holes, Red slugos in the rain, AC Plugs, Axtons night tournaments and Rainswood burgers!
Damn it was fun then!

Loved the night tournaments.

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