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Old 03-27-2019, 02:57 PM   #1
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Which Lakes in TX have confirmed alligators in them?
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Old 03-27-2019, 03:02 PM   #2
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Also post any pics you may have
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Old 03-27-2019, 03:08 PM   #3
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Choke canyon and Mathis for sure
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Old 03-27-2019, 03:08 PM   #4
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No pics but Choke Canyon has some hosses around the 99 bridge and up San Manuel creek.
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Old 03-27-2019, 03:12 PM   #5
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I figured they all would...
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Old 03-27-2019, 03:16 PM   #6
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Old 03-27-2019, 03:17 PM   #7
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Lake Livingston
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Old 03-27-2019, 03:20 PM   #8
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alot of them lol
Sam Rayburn and Toledo Bend have some giants.
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Old 03-27-2019, 03:21 PM   #9
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Lake Worth in fort worth.
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Old 03-27-2019, 03:21 PM   #10
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'round east Texas, any hole of water bigger'n a coffee can is likely to have a gator n a moccassin or 2 in 'em...
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Old 03-27-2019, 03:26 PM   #11
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Seen big ones in all three lakes personally. Biggest being in Mill Creek on Toledo bend. Plenty in the Neches and Angelina rivers all the way from the lakes to the coast too.

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Old 03-27-2019, 03:35 PM   #12
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Conroe and Livingston for sure.
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Old 03-27-2019, 03:36 PM   #13
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Lake Houston I would assume does.


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Old 03-27-2019, 03:38 PM   #14
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Athens
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Old 03-27-2019, 03:54 PM   #15
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Lake Ray Hubbard in your area

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Old 03-27-2019, 03:57 PM   #16
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All listed so far..

The one that surprised me was Stillhouse.

No one believed me until that one kid killed one there and got in trouble.
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Old 03-27-2019, 03:59 PM   #17
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Most all do. Lake Fork and Lake Lewisville do and pretty sure they've been ssen at Grapevine lake as well.
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Old 03-27-2019, 04:01 PM   #18
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All listed so far..

The one that surprised me was Stillhouse.

No one believed me until that one kid killed one there and got in trouble.
Are you talking about Stillhouse Hollow near Killeen?
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Old 03-27-2019, 04:08 PM   #19
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I would pretty well bet all but maybe the far western ones have gators.
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Old 03-27-2019, 04:10 PM   #20
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BA Steinhagen aka dam b, used to be full of em, ain’t been up there in a couple years but I’ve heard a few stories of duck hunters losing dogs there and remember once when a big one had crawled up on the highway and was hit by a car
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Old 03-27-2019, 04:10 PM   #21
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I was on my standing on my trolling motor following pretty close to one on Rayburn for several minutes and realized I was in a stump field and better stop before I hit one and fall over the bow of the boat. HAHA!

I've seen them on Rayburn, Fork, Nacogdoches and Bellwood (very small lake in Tyler). As much as I've been on Palestine and Tyler, I've never seen any on either of those. I worked with a guy that lived on Tyler and he had to leave work one day to go help his elderly neighbor lady with a gator in her back yard.

Not Texas, but Ross Barnett in Mississippi, the Red River out of Shreveport and naturally the Atchafalaya Basin are LOADED with them.
I was talking to a home owner on Ross Barnett one time I was fishing it and he told me they stocked the gators in that lake to control the beavers. My question is how bad does the beaver population have to be to stock gators?

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Old 03-27-2019, 04:13 PM   #22
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Are you talking about Stillhouse Hollow near Killeen?
Yep especially in the Lampasas river
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Old 03-27-2019, 04:17 PM   #23
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Yep especially in the Lampasas river
Yep I believe that one was an 11 footer that the kid shot and put on FB. It's skull is in the TPWD office in Temple.
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Old 03-27-2019, 04:25 PM   #24
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Giants live on Rayburn.
There is a dinosaur that lives on the north end by the 103 bridge.

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Old 03-27-2019, 04:30 PM   #25
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Caddo Lake doesn't
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Old 03-27-2019, 04:30 PM   #26
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All 5 lakes in Holly Lake Ranch. Biggest was over 10'. Most a lot smaller.
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Old 03-27-2019, 04:45 PM   #27
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I swear this is a true story.....An Angelina county game warden once told me I must have been drunk or hallucinating when I told him I saw a big gator close to Harvey Creek on Sam Rayburn because "There are NO alligators on Sam Rayburn"
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Old 03-27-2019, 04:51 PM   #28
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Yes
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Old 03-27-2019, 05:00 PM   #29
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I swear this is a true story.....An Angelina county game warden once told me I must have been drunk or hallucinating when I told him I saw a big gator close to Harvey Creek on Sam Rayburn because "There are NO alligators on Sam Rayburn"
well he was mostly right...
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Old 03-27-2019, 05:03 PM   #30
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BA Steinhagen aka dam b, used to be full of em, ainít been up there in a couple years but Iíve heard a few stories of duck hunters losing dogs there and remember once when a big one had crawled up on the highway and was hit by a car
Yeah they are still there lol some big ones at that.
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Old 03-27-2019, 05:06 PM   #31
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This one is on Rayburn.
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Old 03-27-2019, 05:10 PM   #32
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Have been told by FD Dive Team that the south end of Lake Arlington has several gators and several boat loads of water moccassins.
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Old 03-27-2019, 05:23 PM   #33
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'round east Texas, any hole of water bigger'n a coffee can is likely to have a gator n a moccassin or 2 in 'em...
Yep... That's what I was thinkin'.
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Old 03-27-2019, 05:28 PM   #34
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Lake Houston I would assume does.


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Oh yea, some genuine bigguns! Back in the day before the ******* city council of Houston made it illegal to bowfish lake Houston, we used to see some monsters around the upper end just south of the 59 bridge!
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Old 03-27-2019, 05:35 PM   #35
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Trinity River up river from Lake Livingston has some big gators. Not sure if your looking to hunt or just look at them but Lake Raven in Huntsville State Park has a lot of big gators
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Old 03-27-2019, 05:44 PM   #36
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Choke canyon






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Old 03-27-2019, 05:45 PM   #37
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The game wardens at Lake Proctor had pictures of a big gator behind the dam last year.

My brother in law and his crew saw one in the main body a few weeks later.
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Old 03-27-2019, 05:53 PM   #38
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'round east Texas, any hole of water bigger'n a coffee can is likely to have a gator n a moccassin or 2 in 'em...
along with the rivers and bayous and in Beaumont even the ditches and canals,,,, we had them 30 years ago been trying to share them with the rest of the state since then!!
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Old 03-27-2019, 06:49 PM   #39
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The biggest alligator I have ever seen,in person or pictures, was at choke canyon in January of all times. It was unseasonably warm, so much so that I was scouting for duck hunting spots in only my boxers and waders. It was in the water and only saw it because it was a very still day and something moving very slowly caught my eye. It was so large it didn’t register in my brain that it was a gator. I even pondered to my friends, “what do ya figure is causing that log to move?”. As I was pointing at it for my buds to see, I realized what it was. I didn’t have one moment of peace that week we hunted. A cold front came in and it was too cold for them then but I was still freaked out. The hunt was good though. That was 2005 I believe, I watched texas beat usc for the championship in the motel room.
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Old 03-27-2019, 06:55 PM   #40
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Sheldon reservoir has some big arse gators in it.
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Old 03-27-2019, 07:01 PM   #41
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Old 03-27-2019, 07:31 PM   #42
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We have enough to fill every boat on TBH here along the coast! I am constantly having to encouraging them to leave my catches alone.



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Old 03-27-2019, 08:06 PM   #43
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I tried googling to find out what the western most point in Texas that alligators had been seen in and found this map from TPWD:



Doesn't look like it includes Texoma which I know has alligators.

What's the furthest west an alligator has been seen in Texas?
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Old 03-27-2019, 08:27 PM   #44
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Used to be a monster by the 99 bridge of choke as has already been stated. Scary big!
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Old 03-27-2019, 08:53 PM   #45
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Old 03-27-2019, 09:01 PM   #46
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Lake Raven (Huntsville State Park) has an abundance for such a small lake. It also has a swimming area. I would fish it in a ten foot bass buggy and there were a couple that were longer than my boat.
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Old 03-27-2019, 09:04 PM   #47
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Most all of the Trinity River tributaries do. Including the little creek in Forrest Park that feeds into the Trinity in down town Ft. Worth. Caught a small 3 footer in that creek when I was a kid in grade school one day during summer day camp, with the help of some folks at the Ft. Wroth Zoo.


Lake Worth has quite a few. And have for many many years. My first one I saw there was when I was a young kid. There are many jokes about gators being there. But there have been a few caught and many sightings by locals. The Sancuary on the upper end used to have an 11' when I was a kid. And a few years ago, a blind 12 footer made the TV news by a lady who had been feeding it.



There are also a few secretive gators in the Mighty Brazos up this way. And one caught on someone's trot-line in Lake Pat Cleburne a few years ago. Lake Ray Hubbard has had a few in the past. As well as lake Grapevine. People get excited when they see one, no matte where it's at.



There are a lot more gators in Texas in places that people really don't realize, that have them.
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Old 03-27-2019, 09:29 PM   #48
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Any seen in Lake Whitney??
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Old 03-27-2019, 09:33 PM   #49
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Lake Texana is infested w them. Buddy of mine has a full body mount of a 13' gator from there.

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Old 03-27-2019, 09:48 PM   #50
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Every lake in E and SETx
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