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#10783269 - 04/20/15 10:04 PM Lake home-owners = end of Bass fishing
RangerRam Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 03/05/15
Posts: 20
Loc: San Antonio, Texas
Congratulations to all the folks I read about that are catching fish. Well, for now anyway.
Poor fishing on my area Lakes due to Grass Carp.
Rich home owners backed by the lousy Texas Parks & Wildlife dept are stocking every lake with grass carp and now Tilapia. No cover = no fish.
Even though Bass fisherman account for more equipment tax money and money spent at area businesses, TPW just keeps on destroying the future of Bass fishing. In a few short years, Bass will just be a memory and we'll all be learning to either catfish or loading the boat with dough bait for Carp.
Some of the best lakes in Texas are being ruined and it's the selfish greed of rich lake-side homeowners who want a preety view and could care less for anyone else. Fishermaen are a nusence.
Say goodbye to catchine the greatest game fish ever.

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#10783343 - 04/20/15 10:28 PM Re: Lake home-owners = end of Bass fishing [Re: RangerRam]
slim 285 Offline
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Registered: 08/25/05
Posts: 5194
Loc: Squeezepenny
Did you just come back from Colorado ?


Edited by slim 285 (04/20/15 10:40 PM)

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#10783515 - 04/21/15 12:18 AM Re: Lake home-owners = end of Bass fishing [Re: RangerRam]
Jake Shannon(Skeet4Life) Offline
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Registered: 10/31/10
Posts: 7273
Loc: Tyler, Tx/Arlington, Tx
Ya I dislike TPWD buttttttttt your little crazy

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#10783538 - 04/21/15 01:09 AM Re: Lake home-owners = end of Bass fishing [Re: RangerRam]
davidsonbasser Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 08/22/11
Posts: 806
Loc: Decatur, Texas
I dont think we will ever see bass fishing cease to exist due to grass carp and rich home owners. Many lake home owners I know are bass fishermen themselves, with the exception of old retired folk, and to be honest, unless EVERY home owner on a lake decides to stock grass carp, they wont put a dent on bass fishing or vegetation growth. What lake do you live by? How big is it? If its a small private lake then yea, i'd be worried. But if its any lake of any decent size, home owners wont be able to stock enough grass carp to cause any signif loss of vegetation. And to my knowledge, TPWD is still very much supportive of the largie industry, they wont risk losing the species that brings in their greatest profit just cause a FEW homeowners want weedless shorelines.
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#10783545 - 04/21/15 01:32 AM Re: Lake home-owners = end of Bass fishing [Re: davidsonbasser]
mwbmod74 Offline
Angler

Registered: 07/04/11
Posts: 272
But if its any lake of any decent size, home owners wont be able to stock enough grass carp to cause any signif loss of vegetation.

You must have never heard about Lake Conroe, its still a good lake with big bass, but back in the day it was really really good and it was full of hydrilla. Enter rich home owners constantly crying to TPWD, then they stocked it with 8247556572112809787654556 grass carp and continually re-up it if anyone even sees something remotely green in the water.

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#10783546 - 04/21/15 01:41 AM Re: Lake home-owners = end of Bass fishing [Re: RangerRam]
timwins31 Offline
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Registered: 02/04/11
Posts: 5545
Loc: DFW
Someone left the foil hat off for a little too long. . .

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#10783551 - 04/21/15 02:00 AM Re: Lake home-owners = end of Bass fishing [Re: RangerRam]
DevinJoe Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 06/19/11
Posts: 215
Loc: Lake Fork, TX
You are absolutely right. No grass no bass. Fork has very little hydrilla compared to years ago and as a result all the bass are gone. So don't waste your time on fork. Thanks

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#10783565 - 04/21/15 04:08 AM Re: Lake home-owners = end of Bass fishing [Re: RangerRam]
dragonsdaddy Offline
Angler

Registered: 03/08/10
Posts: 443
lake austin is carp rich and grassless. bass fishing not as good either.

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#10783568 - 04/21/15 04:26 AM Re: Lake home-owners = end of Bass fishing [Re: davidsonbasser]
ChanceHuiet Offline
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Registered: 01/25/05
Posts: 5151
Loc: Liberty
Originally Posted By: davidsonbasser
I dont think we will ever see bass fishing cease to exist due to grass carp and rich home owners. Many lake home owners I know are bass fishermen themselves, with the exception of old retired folk, and to be honest, unless EVERY home owner on a lake decides to stock grass carp, they wont put a dent on bass fishing or vegetation growth. What lake do you live by? How big is it? If its a small private lake then yea, i'd be worried. But if its any lake of any decent size, home owners wont be able to stock enough grass carp to cause any signif loss of vegetation. And to my knowledge, TPWD is still very much supportive of the largie industry, they wont risk losing the species that brings in their greatest profit just cause a FEW homeowners want weedless shorelines.


Really? So um you must have never heard of lake conroe or lake austin then.
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#10783580 - 04/21/15 05:07 AM Re: Lake home-owners = end of Bass fishing [Re: RangerRam]
Bradshuflin aka hunter'sdad Offline
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Registered: 10/05/10
Posts: 9121
Loc: Sanger, Tx/ Chatham, La
I didn't know grass carp killed fish population. They are stocked in the lake I fish several times a week and have been for years along with tilapia to control grass. I wish they would leave it be,but the poa has voted to keep the grass out. In our tournament saturday more than half the field was over 20lbs. Guess bass can't survive with out grass
Here was my bag 21.95 good enough for 5th place.



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#10783598 - 04/21/15 05:45 AM Re: Lake home-owners = end of Bass fishing [Re: RangerRam]
J.P. Greeson Offline
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Registered: 10/23/00
Posts: 16010
Loc: Scroggins, TX
I live on the lake and wouldn't consider myself "rich." I do wish we could get more lakefront home owners to stop worrying about hydrilla. 6 or 7 years ago we had good hydrilla on Sandlin and the lake was super clear and healthy. The hydrilla is coming back and our biggest problem right now is alligator weed (an invasive from South America), but they did release beetles a few weeks ago that are supposed to control the alligator weed (thanks Mr. Bister!).

Anyway, all lakefront homeowners aren't destroying the the bass fishing. More of us need to speak up and educate our neighbors. Hydrilla is easy to motor through and you can clear a path with a lake rake if you need to. I would like to see the stocking of grass carp stopped. As to the OP's post ... the sky ain't falling.
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#10783621 - 04/21/15 06:17 AM Re: Lake home-owners = end of Bass fishing [Re: RangerRam]
BMCD Offline
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Registered: 11/01/02
Posts: 3500
Loc: Katy, Texas US
Bulkheads are the real problem.

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#10783636 - 04/21/15 06:35 AM Re: Lake home-owners = end of Bass fishing [Re: RangerRam]
lakeforkfishon Offline
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Registered: 01/04/11
Posts: 986
Loc: Lake Fork
Don't forget about the Frogs clap
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#10783688 - 04/21/15 07:02 AM Re: Lake home-owners = end of Bass fishing [Re: RangerRam]
Lil joe Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 05/30/13
Posts: 2915
Loc: lake conroe, tx
Haha, did you wake up on the wrong side of the bed this morning sir? I live on a lake that has a long history of this issue and yes much of the year the fishing isn't easy, you just have to adapt to the situation, like the fish

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#10783708 - 04/21/15 07:15 AM Re: Lake home-owners = end of Bass fishing [Re: RangerRam]
fouzman Offline
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Registered: 01/20/09
Posts: 43064
Loc: Houston, TX
You've made four posts and three of them are rants. Your prediction of the imminent demise of bass fishing is ridiculous. Your claim that TPWD is "lousy" is ignorant. By the way, tilapia spawn constantly and produce tons and tons of bass forage in the warm months, while reducing that nasty stuff called filamentous algae (snot grass). I like hydrilla as much as the next guy but the sky ain't falling and bass fishing in this state will only get better, hydrilla or not (assuming we have water). Ever fished Falcon Lake? Lots of tilapia, no hydrilla.

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