About the Lake Fork Maps
“A double-digit fish awaits those who never give up the search”
The concept for this site originated about sixteen years ago. David Kelly and I began it as a collaboration of thoughts between the two of us, each of us testing each other’s knowledge of the lake. For me it was a process of capturing David Kelly’s vast fishing knowledge of Lake Fork and fitting that in with my mapping experience.
I had just spent four years of extensive research on the lake and had recently published my map of Lake Fork. A friend had reminded me of a publication that David and another person had published. After talking with David I could tell that he had tunnel vision when it came to Fork.
Just to give you an idea of how committed David has been to Lake Fork…he was there opening day (12:00 pm midnight), the day they allowed people on the lake for the first time. He’s been going there ever since. And every time he has gone he has improved upon his knowledge of the lake. He is a prime example of the truly obsessed when it comes to Fork.
Those of you that have enjoyed my CDROM version of Lake Fork “Unplugged” can thank David for all those color pictures of the lake that show it as it was being filled. Most all of them came from him.
The event that made me think that we needed to share the information that David has on Fork was a result of the crowd reaction to him at the boat shows. People literally would come up to him and talk to him for hours on end about Fork.
Through the years I have gotten to know a lot of really good professional guides for this lake. Most of them fish selected areas of the lake. They become experts within a comfort zone or area of the lake but they really don’t have the luxury of becoming experts of the whole lake. It’s a big lake. They simply just don’t have time to do that and still make a living in the guide business. Of all the guides that I’ve know I have never seen anyone that I thought had a greater overall knowledge of the entire lake as David Kelly. The great fishing guides on the lake can tell you what the fish are doing today. This book can guide you to what to expect historically. It can help you apply what has worked in the past and can guide you when you’re out on your own and you’re trying to figure out what to do.
Hopefully this site will be a good reference for anglers trying to learn as much about the lake as they can. This is just the beginning…only the first touch of the surface of the vast information on Lake Fork. There is much more to this great lake which we shall provide here in the near future.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”38″ add_caption=”yes”][/vc_column][/vc_row]