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Old 03-27-2019, 09:52 PM   #51
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Based on the alligator biologist for TPWD i used to know, all of them could have one. That was 25 years ago he told me this.
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Old 03-27-2019, 10:03 PM   #52
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Not a lake but saw this one on Matagorda beach close to the jetties a few years ago.

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Old 03-27-2019, 10:31 PM   #53
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Biggest ones I’ve seen have been on choke canyon. I used to have pictures but they’re all on my old phone of course. Another place that has them is coleto creek. Seen and almost hit a good size one running across the lake one day luckily he swirled and went under or he would have done some serious damage to my boat.


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Old 03-27-2019, 10:36 PM   #54
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Lake Texana has some big lizards
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Old 03-27-2019, 10:39 PM   #55
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Lake Houston I would assume does.


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It does. I’ve seen 2
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Old 03-27-2019, 10:58 PM   #56
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My pond



Sabine River Bottom is loaded with them

Hawkins
Fork
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I know they are in lots of lakes

First ones I saw were on a lease we had between what is now Safari Waters Ranch and Rainbo Club in Henderson county
That was the mid 80’s and there are lots more now




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Old 03-27-2019, 11:06 PM   #57
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Wife’s family been on lake front Cedar Creek since 1968 and never seen a gator. They live on the Eustace side. Not a good lake for gators since it’s mostly built up.
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Old 03-27-2019, 11:08 PM   #58
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Colletto creek hasnt been mentioned and is also loaded with en
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Old 03-27-2019, 11:36 PM   #59
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Saw a couple at Brazos Bend
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Old 03-27-2019, 11:38 PM   #60
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Talked to a guy who swears he saw one in the Rio Grande all the way up by Del Rio. Seems that would put them in Amistad.
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Old 03-27-2019, 11:57 PM   #61
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Lake Texana is infested w them. Buddy of mine has a full body mount of a 13' gator from there.
The west boundary of my lease is Sandy Creek, which feeds Texana. We always have a gator in our lakes. We’re going after them with a vengeance this year because we got the green light from the GW and they give the calves hell.
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Old 03-28-2019, 12:34 AM   #62
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Lake Somerville has plenty
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Old 03-28-2019, 12:42 AM   #63
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Lake Arlington
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Old 03-28-2019, 07:29 AM   #64
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Eagle Lake does. I know our kids always fish it and they see them.
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Old 03-28-2019, 08:26 AM   #65
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Lake Texana has some big lizards
No joke. A lot of them. Me and my dad used to fish the creek and the Navidad frequently when I was a kid. There would be 5-15 gators on every freaking sandbar it seemed.
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Old 03-28-2019, 08:52 AM   #66
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Caddo
Lake o the Pines
Sabine River
Sulphur River
Gilmer Lake
Red River
Lake Striker
Angelina River
Trinity River

I know at a lot of these are rivers.
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Old 03-28-2019, 09:47 AM   #67
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Lake Limestone has them also
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Old 03-28-2019, 10:26 AM   #68
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I've bowfished all over texas and yeah they're everywhere ,The TP&W needs to really up the harvest of gators it's just a matter of time until a kid gets ate on one of our lakes. I've seen monsters up to at least 13'.The places that stand out to me off the top of my head are trinity river/ lake Livingston ,Galveston bay up in the old and lost ,choke canyon but there are big ones everywhere. just a quick story we were fishing in Kickapoo creek and we go past this house and in the yard theres a 11-12' gator laying there with a 8-10 year old kid playing in the yard ,I said to the kid be careful around that gator and he say what that one that's the little one the big one is around here somewhere LOL !
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Old 03-28-2019, 10:29 AM   #69
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I saw one on Lake O the pines a few years back while bowfishing at night.
Seen a BUNCH on the Sabine River
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Old 03-28-2019, 10:38 AM   #70
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Lake Livingston
This would probably be home to most and the largest. TPWD dumps nuisance gators in the Trinity shed on the north side of the lake. World record Gator Gar come from here as well so wouldn't surprise me the same would go for their ancient cousins.
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Old 03-28-2019, 10:45 AM   #71
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I've bowfished all over texas and yeah they're everywhere ,The TP&W needs to really up the harvest of gators it's just a matter of time until a kid gets ate on one of our lakes. I've seen monsters up to at least 13'.The places that stand out to me off the top of my head are trinity river/ lake Livingston ,Galveston bay up in the old and lost ,choke canyon but there are big ones everywhere. just a quick story we were fishing in Kickapoo creek and we go past this house and in the yard theres a 11-12' gator laying there with a 8-10 year old kid playing in the yard ,I said to the kid be careful around that gator and he say what that one that's the little one the big one is around here somewhere LOL !
Education of humans is a much better idea than the wide spread killing of a species of animal. TPWD makes allotments on what is best for the species of animal; not humans. I have all the faith in the world that a million years from now they will still be here and there will be no signs that humans ever existed on this planet. Kickapoo creek is like going back to the time of the dinosaurs lol. I haven't seen one under 10ft showing itself up there lest they be eaten by the bulls.
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Old 03-28-2019, 10:56 AM   #72
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Found this on the bank of the nueces river just below crystal city a few years back, pretty sure it’s a gator tooth, appears to have come off a decent sized one as well
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Old 03-28-2019, 11:01 AM   #73
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It's been a while since I've been on the water, but we used to see them on Lavon Lake.
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Old 03-28-2019, 11:11 AM   #74
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I’ve seen some big ones in Texana. Biggest I’ve ever seen was about a mile up the Navidad from highway 59.
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Old 03-28-2019, 11:13 AM   #75
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Never seen a gator out here in West Texas, but our place in Coke County has a hunting season limit for them. Never seen one there either.
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Old 03-28-2019, 11:27 AM   #76
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Lake Limestone has them also
I was reading through these to see if anyone said lake Limestone. I have a place up there and have never seen one but don't doubt they are there. My dogs like to swim so I have always kept an eye out.
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Old 03-28-2019, 01:13 PM   #77
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The "Ag pond" at SFA had a little Toledo transplant many years ago.
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Old 03-28-2019, 02:41 PM   #78
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I've fished all over Texas, and I was born in Louisiana.

Choke Canyon is the most gator infested lake I've ever fished.
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Old 03-28-2019, 05:13 PM   #79
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I hope to see some while out fishing in the Kayak at a far enough distance tho
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Old 03-28-2019, 05:21 PM   #80
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Choke is no joke when it comes to gators.

Biggest I have personally seen is maybe 10-11’ but the Locals down there will talk about some absolute giants
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Old 03-28-2019, 05:38 PM   #81
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Lake Raven Huntsville State Park
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Old 03-28-2019, 06:17 PM   #82
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Has anyone said Keith lake, Sabine Pass. Lol
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Old 03-28-2019, 06:29 PM   #83
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Yep especially in the Lampasas river
In another lifetime when I fished tournaments with a club, we’d hear of fishermen coming back from Toledo Bend with a baby gator in their live well to show off or scare their kids with. Afterwards they’d let em go in Stillhouse. I imagine that’s how a lot of the gators got into Central and North Texas lakes.

I don’t know if you can fish Squaw Creek anymore, but there used to be a giant there.
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Old 03-28-2019, 08:24 PM   #84
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Lake Houston I would assume does.


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100%, I hit one with a jet ski when it surfaced in front of me by skiers cove.
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Old 03-28-2019, 08:54 PM   #85
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Little Creek within a rocks throw of the city limits of Liberty.

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Old 03-28-2019, 09:15 PM   #86
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Lake kurth has some big uns

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Old 03-28-2019, 09:20 PM   #87
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Old 03-28-2019, 09:37 PM   #88
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Almost all bodies of water around Missouri city have a gator or two to in them.


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Old 03-29-2019, 01:25 AM   #89
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Richland Chambers lake plus not uncommon for nearby stock ponds to attract gators as well. Last year, there was a news story about a DFW newscaster that was on his way back home and hit a huge gator that was walking across HWY 287.
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Old 03-29-2019, 05:01 AM   #90
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Probably be easier to name the one's that don't.
Never seen one on Possom Kingdom,or Whitney though.Seen one in Lewisville,and Squaw Creek.Those are the 2 that surprised me.

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Old 03-29-2019, 01:12 PM   #91
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Old 03-29-2019, 01:13 PM   #92
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Old 03-29-2019, 11:27 PM   #93
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Lake Mexia has gators. Years ago there was one in the Rio Grande at Terlingua. The local paper had an article about it and it was believed it came from a zoo in Ojinaga.
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Old 03-30-2019, 07:35 AM   #94
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Sheldon reservoir has some big arse gators in it.
There are some huge gators there. A buddy and I helped an older man that had fallen out of his boat get back in. There were four over 10 feet closing in. Saw a giant one over the spillway on the south end.
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Old 03-30-2019, 07:50 AM   #95
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List would be way shorter ...if ???? was (Which Lakes DON't)
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Old 03-30-2019, 10:07 AM   #96
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Matagorda county is full of gators. I have seen mutiple gator in the ICW, and even in east bay. Dont even get me started talking about Lake Austin and the boggy area.
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Old 03-30-2019, 05:41 PM   #97
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Choke Canyon is defiantly infested with them. Me and TimmyG on here counted around 20 from the lake up the river channel to the san miguel creek in one day. I know it was also a state record holder at 14' 3" 800lbs, not sure if that record still stands or not though.

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