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Old 04-09-2021, 10:25 AM   #601
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Well I got lazy and decided I didn't want to mess with getting the boat out. Went to a spot where I've done well in the past on stripers and sand bass from the bank. Didn't get a bite.
Was wishing I had taken the boat out

Monday is looking like a possibility if the forecast holds, winds 5-10mph out of the SSE.
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Old 04-17-2021, 11:08 AM   #602
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Looks like with the recent rains, Grandbury has one of the larger gates open. Flow is at 1,782 fps.


Whitney has come up a little to 2.53 feet below normal.


A lake is .72 feet below normal.
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Old 04-18-2021, 02:02 PM   #603
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Grandbury still releasing at 1,782 cfs.
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Old 04-19-2021, 06:03 PM   #604
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Grandbury gate is closed again.


W lake is 2.41 feet below normal.


A lake is .75 feet below normal.
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Old 04-20-2021, 06:02 PM   #605
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Grandbury has one of the slushie gates open. Flowrate is 460 cfs. That's perfect for m type of fishing!


River surges from the Grandbury gate releasing of 1,782 cfs is finally reaching the W lake.


W lake is now 2.28 feet below normal.


A lake is .73 feet below normal.
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Old 04-20-2021, 09:22 PM   #606
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Almost no wind yesterday, so I got the boat out for a few hours.
Been reading about using chicken breast soaked in jello powder for catfish bait, and couldn't resist giving it a try.

Got out around 1pm and threw out 4 jugs in 6-9 ft of water, each with two hooks baited with the bright red chicken.

Didn't take but about 10 min before I saw one of the jugs moving (actually I make them out of pool noodles). Went over to it and had a channel cat about 4 lbs or so on it. Ended up with 4 channels between 2-4 lbs, 3 on the jugs and one on rod & reel. So it seems the chicken works pretty good.

Caught 5 throwback stripers, all right around 17". Caught those throwing a kastmaster spoon. Also caught one 13" sand bass trolling a ratl-trap.

Water temp was 64 when I started, and 67 when I knocked off around 5:30.
Forecast shows highs in the 80s from this weekend on, so the shad spawn should kick off before too long and the sand bass will be stacked up in shallow water.
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Good report roadscholar.


Grandbury shut the slushie gate down. Back to the norm of nothing.



W lake still has a little rise. Currently, 2.32 feet below normal.


A lake is .77 feet below normal.
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Got the battery charger for the bass boat. Now just need to change out a gimpy transducer and I'll be ready to go. I'm gonna pull out the fly rod this year when the stripers start hitting top water. Still got a bunch of flys I need broken off.

Get my replica of the striper I caught two years ago back in a couple weeks or so. 36 inches and almost 18 lbs. I let her go so she could make more (Texoma). Not a huge one by historical Texoma standards but a best for me.
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