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Old 04-23-2013, 01:14 PM   #1
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Anybody have any advice about the lake. Have a tourney out there this weekend and I have never fished the lake before. Any advice is welcome
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Old 04-23-2013, 01:17 PM   #2
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Live bait .... Be carefull LOTS of stumps and trees in that lake but as you know some big fish too.
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Old 04-23-2013, 01:20 PM   #3
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Old 04-23-2013, 01:22 PM   #4
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Fork can be a tough lake the first time u fish it. Not sure I would even want to fish a norm tournament out there the slot sucks for a tournament
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Old 04-23-2013, 01:25 PM   #5
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Don't hit a stump!!!
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Old 04-23-2013, 01:26 PM   #6
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Don't hit a stump!!!
Michael is driving the boat so he better not hit a stump
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Old 04-23-2013, 01:31 PM   #7
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Line up on the Floating buoys and do not stray off them, they are your highway to run up and down the lake, running outside the Floating buoys is very very bad.
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Old 04-23-2013, 01:32 PM   #8
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Michael is driving the boat so he better not hit a stump
That's going to be a h*** of a ride... Hang out tight and pray you don't hit a stump.
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Old 04-23-2013, 01:34 PM   #9
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the golf course is a really good area we caught sevral nice fish outta it and saw some as well.. the very back of old caney there is a creek with a bridge its very shallow but if you can get under the bridge then it opens up into a pond and there were some bigg mommas up in there 2 weeks ago so take your time and fish slow and if you see a ood one on a bed throw at her until she hits it may take 30 or 40 cast but it will eventually irritate her into biting.
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Old 04-23-2013, 01:35 PM   #10
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Are you fishing the Lake Fork Classic?
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Old 04-23-2013, 01:48 PM   #11
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That's the one
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Old 04-23-2013, 01:58 PM   #12
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Fish the lilly pads, caught this girl on a black skeleton torpedo right after sun up.

Just like everyone else said, watch for stumps.
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Old 04-23-2013, 02:00 PM   #13
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Listen carefully for the people who didn't heed the warning to watch for stumps.

You will know what I am talking about if / when you hear it...
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Old 04-23-2013, 02:01 PM   #14
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That's the one

Awesome! My buddy John McClure is on the board of the tourny. Great cause with the proceeds going to Camp John Marc. I wish I was fishing it this year.
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Old 04-23-2013, 06:59 PM   #15
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Up north double branch and the cove across from it been holding fish
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Old 04-23-2013, 07:06 PM   #16
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Line up on the Floating buoys and do not stray off them, they are your highway to run up and down the lake, running outside the Floating buoys is very very bad.

^^^^ This^^^^
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Old 04-23-2013, 07:08 PM   #17
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Fish the lilly pads, caught this girl on a black skeleton torpedo right after sun up.

Just like everyone else said, watch for stumps.
PM me where lilly pads are?? LOL bc i havent seen any in a few years with the lake so low
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Old 04-23-2013, 07:11 PM   #18
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Split shot or Carolina rig 4" watermelon/pepper ring fry around the lilly pads in 2-6'. Don't be afraid to fish shallow on the shady side of cover along the banks.
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Old 04-23-2013, 07:16 PM   #19
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Good luck in your tournament
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Old 04-23-2013, 07:49 PM   #20
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Stay in the boat lanes if your doing more than an idle. lots of stumps and you cannot see many of them. Great fishing . Fish deep.
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Old 04-23-2013, 08:03 PM   #21
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"Board tree creek", If you're looking for 14-16" fish...Zoom trick worms,and finacky hooks...I have no idea where to catch one over the slot.
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Old 04-23-2013, 08:05 PM   #22
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I haven't been on the water since Feb! Only upside is my brushpiles outta be full!!!
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Old 04-23-2013, 08:28 PM   #23
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After living in Quitman and fishing Fork REGULARLY, do not stray from boat lanes while moving fast ! Some of those lanes only have about 15' on each side until your in the trees!
I went fishing there about 3 weeks ago and they were starting to get on beds about mid-lake but they were getting a lot of pressure. If I was fishing a tourney right now, I wouldn't waste valuable time on bedding fish unless they STAYED on the bed when cast too and didn't spook off at all. They've been getting hammered hard the last few weeks and probly know exactly what's going on.
Up on the north ends they're probly in post spawn and either retreating out or guarding
babies.
Good luck finding grass/pads but if you do I would work it over with top waters/frogs, etc until full sun then switch to soft plastics and work them a little slower.
My go too bait on Fork has always been a double willow bladed white/chartreuse spinner bait and it has always produced even during a tough bite.
Good luck this w/e and wish I was out there competing too.
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Old 04-25-2013, 11:30 AM   #24
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Thanks for the advice
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Old 04-25-2013, 12:33 PM   #25
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That's my favorite lake in the whole world to fish. I've caught my two PB's there, a 10.0 lb and 8.8 lb. It can be an *** whippin though. Get the boat lanes chip if you can swing it. It's a good thing to have.

Hard to say what to do right now with the weather changing, but if it were me, I start out in the middle section of the lake, Mustang, White Oak, or Little Caney, throwing a Zara spook at day light, then move to a 6-10 Texas rigged plastic, or a short carolina rig(2' of so) in 6-10 of water, SLOW. I'd then work with s red rattle trap/crank bait in the same depth.



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