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#10835303 - 05/11/15 12:16 PM Lake Medina?
Grant2 Offline
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Registered: 01/15/04
Posts: 6310
Loc: Humble,Tx US
Anyone know if the lake is coming up. Last I saw this lake was in trouble hope they are getting the rain.

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#10835382 - 05/11/15 12:35 PM Re: Lake Medina? [Re: Grant2]
NoWeighers Online   content
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Registered: 05/09/07
Posts: 776
Loc: Zapata, TX
4.5% Ain't caught squat.. Still hoping..
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#10835591 - 05/11/15 01:24 PM Re: Lake Medina? [Re: Grant2]
grout-scout Offline
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Registered: 12/08/08
Posts: 5594
Loc: Boerne, Texas
It's almost full! I think it came up 4' a few weeks ago so if I remember correctly it's only down 85' now (give or take a few feet.)

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#10835603 - 05/11/15 01:26 PM Re: Lake Medina? [Re: Grant2]
Jimbo Online   content
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Registered: 01/18/03
Posts: 15511
Loc: South Texas
Most the the rains have been west or south of the watershed so no, the lake has received squat as mentioned above.

Medina have a very small and unique watershed. The valleys and hills above the lake is not very large. Kind of like a small funnel that starts up around the Tarpley area and the small Town of Medina where the rain has to fall in order to run off into the Medina river which fills the lake.
It can rain just a few miles either side or above that area and not a drop will end up in the river.
When a system camps out over that area it can put a very Large amount of water into that funnel and bring the lake up overnight.
I've seen it happen several times since the early 70's.
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#10835636 - 05/11/15 01:38 PM Re: Lake Medina? [Re: Grant2]
banderapass1 Offline
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Registered: 02/27/12
Posts: 1392
Loc: Texas
I see too many landowners on the Medina river placing large cement dams across the river in their river access.
Most people with land on the river think they own their part of the river too.
The land owner will tell you as long as there is a trickle of water going over their dam they are legal..
Go look at Deer Creek Camp. and other areas like that and you will see.Then they say they have permits to have the dams..We need a lot of water to fill up the underground water aquifers up first ,then the Medina lake will start gaining water back if San Antonio will stay out of it. 2cents
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#10842581 - 05/13/15 08:11 PM Re: Lake Medina? [Re: Grant2]
Grant2 Offline
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Registered: 01/15/04
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Loc: Humble,Tx US
Man sure hope this lake gets some rain.

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#10842668 - 05/13/15 08:40 PM Re: Lake Medina? [Re: Grant2]
Debra Hengst Online   content
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Registered: 11/04/00
Posts: 2816
Loc: San Antonio, Texas
Originally Posted By: Grant2
Man sure hope this lake gets some rain.


We are going to need "forty days and forty nights" to get her back up again and if that happens lots of fingerlings from TP&W.

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#10857321 - 05/19/15 10:47 PM Re: Lake Medina? [Re: Grant2]
Catfish-hunter Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/22/12
Posts: 1538
Loc: Medina lake
At 10% now. Anyone planning on trying to launch?

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#10857865 - 05/20/15 09:16 AM Re: Lake Medina? [Re: Grant2]
dragonsdaddy Offline
Angler

Registered: 03/08/10
Posts: 443
up 20 feet in the last 5 weeks. http://medina.uslakes.info/Level.asp


Edited by dragonsdaddy (05/20/15 09:16 AM)

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#10857895 - 05/20/15 09:29 AM Re: Lake Medina? [Re: Catfish-hunter]
joel45acp Offline
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Registered: 04/27/15
Posts: 12
Loc: SATX
Originally Posted By: catfish/crappie-hunter
At 10% now. Anyone planning on trying to launch?


Where would you launch from? I'm 20 mins from the lake and I've never fished it before. Thanks in advance.
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#10858067 - 05/20/15 10:21 AM Re: Lake Medina? [Re: joel45acp]
harley Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 01/13/04
Posts: 26
Loc: Castroville
Has any one given Red's cove a look.Might be the only place to launch.Locals have you guys checked it out ??

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#10858227 - 05/20/15 11:15 AM Re: Lake Medina? [Re: Grant2]
Catfish-hunter Online   content
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Registered: 03/22/12
Posts: 1538
Loc: Medina lake
Yup,they are cleaning up around there and mowing. Betting some will try this weekend. As far as ramp,I bet it's back to 4x4 only. I'm planning on trying Sunday but we'll see. Hope to drive by and see some empty boat trailers before the trip. Please post if anyone goes.

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#10858259 - 05/20/15 11:26 AM Re: Lake Medina? [Re: Grant2]
Rickmb Offline
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Registered: 07/07/12
Posts: 723
Loc: San Antonio
I have heard there are not a lot of game fish left. It will be curious to see how if fishes when it comes up. It needs another 20 ft before I will try. The last time I fished there it was about 50 ft low. It's about 70ft low now.
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#10858533 - 05/20/15 01:10 PM Re: Lake Medina? [Re: Grant2]
Catfish-hunter Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/22/12
Posts: 1538
Loc: Medina lake
Kayak people been doing well. You'd have to think recruitment is null,never is good in that lake anyway. But surely with the bait balled up,there are some nice ones left.

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#10867539 - 05/23/15 11:17 PM Re: Lake Medina? [Re: Grant2]
Catfish-hunter Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/22/12
Posts: 1538
Loc: Medina lake
Won't be 68' low for long. Got some nice rain in the right spots fast no hard. Cross your fingers! Could see 25% in a few days

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