There seems to be only room for one Lake Fork in the World and for a very long time we have striven to be a big part of it.  We’ve been working on Lake Fork for so long that we feel a genuine shared ownership in the progress of this lake community.  The “Learn the Lake Series” is our way to present a series of articles which will walk even the beginning angler right up to the center of knowledge for fishing and catching fish on Lake Fork.  This series by Martin’s Map, provides an in-depth examination of each particular area covered.   It includes GPS coordinates, fishing strategies, baits to use, time and dates which you can be effective, and specific things that you need to know about each area.  This series is very comprehensive in content for the area that it covers.  This series also includes many photographs of various areas of the lake.  Many of these photographs show the lake at very low lake levels.  These lake levels range from 14 feet low, to 21 feet low, to 28 feet low and some show the lake bottom without any water in them at all.  The series is designed to enlighten even the seasoned angler.  This is the first of many installments to come in this series.  Many more will follow.

The series coverage currently covers the area from the West 515 bridge all the way to the dam along the west bank. It describes fish finding features of Mustang Creek, Little Mustang Creek, Williams Creek, Dale Creek, Ray Branch, Grimes Cove, Ward Bay, Fords, Cove, and Chaney Branch. Other areas of the lake will be included when they become available for publish. Another ability within this series is the ability to readily access Geo-referenced Google aerial photographs. Within this 3 dimensional area you will also be able to view businesses around the lake and various current information that Google provides. If you go to those linked Google sites you can rotate these views by holding your control button down and using your mouse to rotate the view.  Also included within this series are various other video clips of the lake that were taken shortly after the lake was inundated with water. These video clips provide access to the past and show how the trees actually looked back when the lake was first filled. These video clips have been provided are on special loan by Robert Wood of S-W Group Inc. and will be available for a period of time.  When we procure other hard-to-find information, we will present it here for your “Members Only” access.