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1st trip to fork. #14069030 07/21/21 04:55 PM
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I'm going to fork for my first time. Putting in at Popes. Mostly gonna fish with my son who is on HS. Bass team. But if the daughter wants to tube...is that possible??? Dam area??

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Re: 1st trip to fork. [Re: justin45] #14069043 07/21/21 05:10 PM
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Yes. Take them over in front of the dam. You will most likely see other boats with kids tubing over there.

Re: 1st trip to fork. [Re: justin45] #14069058 07/21/21 05:31 PM
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Be careful. That lake is FULL of stumps.


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Re: 1st trip to fork. [Re: SteezMacQueen] #14069069 07/21/21 05:38 PM
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Originally Posted by SteezMacQueen
Be careful. That lake is FULL of stumps.


FULL is an understatement!

Make sure you get a lane chip or follow the main lake buoys the idle after that.

Re: 1st trip to fork. [Re: justin45] #14069112 07/21/21 06:22 PM
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I would say don't tube or ski ANYWHERE except in front of the dam to be safe. There's other open areas, but on your first trip down there just stay at the dam for tubing or skiing.


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Re: 1st trip to fork. [Re: justin45] #14069143 07/21/21 06:51 PM
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You're about 25 years too late but have fun anyways.....


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Re: 1st trip to fork. [Re: justin45] #14069650 07/22/21 02:59 AM
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Enjoy the fishing. Can't wait till I get to spend some more time on Fork...


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Re: 1st trip to fork. [Re: justin45] #14069716 07/22/21 08:51 AM
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Just watch for the long extended point off the dam. I wouldn’t tube anywhere on that lake personally. Just not worth it.

Re: 1st trip to fork. [Re: justin45] #14069812 07/22/21 12:51 PM
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Thanks. I think the more I read about fork the more nervous I am about running it. I will probably troll the whole thing....lol.

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Re: 1st trip to fork. [Re: justin45] #14069823 07/22/21 12:56 PM
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Originally Posted by justin45
Thanks. I think the more I read about fork the more nervous I am about running it. I will probably troll the whole thing....lol.


Some people tend embellish quite a bit, if you stay in marked lanes and idle what is not marked you will be okay


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Re: 1st trip to fork. [Re: justin45] #14071238 07/23/21 05:53 PM
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Originally Posted by justin45
Thanks. I think the more I read about fork the more nervous I am about running it. I will probably troll the whole thing....lol.


Definitely get one of the boat lane chips or both. It’s worth the peace of mind and time savings. Right now the lake is at a dangerous level. High enough all the stumps are still hid but low enough to come into play if you don’t know the lanes. There are a bunch of guys running what they think is wide open water that are about to have issues as the lane comes down so don’t follow any random person thinking they know the way. The lake has been full or high most of the year and a lot of the stumps have broke off 1-3 foot below normal pool (403). I watched a guy run far right off the boat lane across bell hump wot and missed a stump by inches that is just peaking out of the water in wave troughs and he ran to the bank side of it where there are some massive stumps underwater.

Re: 1st trip to fork. [Re: Okie Poke] #14071502 07/23/21 10:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Okie Poke
You're about 25 years too late but have fun anyways.....


Right on time...as always. Being negative on every fork thread. Have fun fishing grapevine and Lewisville buddy
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Re: 1st trip to fork. [Re: justin45] #14071622 07/24/21 12:56 AM
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The main boat lane, marked with buoys, is several hundred yards wide. Stay within and have a good time. Dam area is open from the dam to approximately the mouths of the major creeks. Be careful on the far east and west ends though. Have Fun!


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