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#10958860 - 07/06/15 02:29 AM Texas Lakes
midnight creeper Offline
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Registered: 05/04/10
Posts: 225
I've been to 4 different lakes(2 east Texas lake) and all of them seem to have tea /tannic color to them and the fishing seem to be off.Just wondering if anyone else notice this.

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#10958970 - 07/06/15 07:42 AM Re: Texas Lakes [Re: midnight creeper]
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Registered: 04/08/08
Posts: 12195
Loc: Dallas, TX
Most east Texas lakes typically do have a tea/tannic color, but it is more pronounced this year from run off. I've also noticed silt layers starting at 20 feet in many lakes. Where I fished this weekend had a double silt layer: One from 2-7 feet, then another from 20-30 feet. The active fish were in that clear window 7-20 feet.
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#10958973 - 07/06/15 07:44 AM Re: Texas Lakes [Re: midnight creeper]
lamoon78 Online   content
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Registered: 05/05/10
Posts: 4391
Loc: Livingston Tx
Its called tons of rain

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#10960112 - 07/06/15 04:40 PM Re: Texas Lakes [Re: midnight creeper]
LinkLowrance Offline
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Registered: 07/06/15
Posts: 349
Loc: Wayland, TX
Pretty stained out here in Central Texas....but doesn't seem to be affecting too much.

Lots of rain, so obviously things are going to take awhile to clear up. The lake closest to the house is already pretty clear, you can see about 5 ft. down (pretty good for around here). The other lake is barely visible past 6" (Lake Leon).


Caught this last week close to home, so it's not all that bad:



Edited by LinkLowrance (07/06/15 04:58 PM)

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#10960130 - 07/06/15 04:47 PM Re: Texas Lakes [Re: midnight creeper]
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Registered: 02/12/04
Posts: 1786
Loc: Decatur
I like to call the color of the east Texas lakes whiskey color.
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#10960246 - 07/06/15 05:51 PM Re: Texas Lakes [Re: midnight creeper]
TempleFlipper Offline
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Registered: 06/18/15
Posts: 40
Loc: Tx
Stained here in central Texas with coffee in the creeks. Was on Possum Kingdom this weekend Chocolate milk in some parts.
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#10988499 - 07/20/15 10:15 AM Re: Texas Lakes [Re: midnight creeper]
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Registered: 07/11/15
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Loc: san angelo TX
lake nasworthy stays the same color(chocolate milk) but the fishing is a little off but not bad. better than Brownwood right now...
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#10989043 - 07/20/15 02:11 PM Re: Texas Lakes [Re: LinkLowrance]
CrankBait1007 Offline
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Loc: North carolina
Originally Posted By: LinkLowrance
Pretty stained out here in Central Texas....but doesn't seem to be affecting too much.

Lots of rain, so obviously things are going to take awhile to clear up. The lake closest to the house is already pretty clear, you can see about 5 ft. down (pretty good for around here). The other lake is barely visible past 6" (Lake Leon).


Caught this last week close to home, so it's not all that bad:


Ummmmm that right there is a Hawg sir Lowrance! thumb
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#10989057 - 07/20/15 02:21 PM Re: Texas Lakes [Re: LinkLowrance]
upchurch_k Offline
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Registered: 07/01/08
Posts: 119
Loc: Fort Worth, TX
Originally Posted By: LinkLowrance
Pretty stained out here in Central Texas....but doesn't seem to be affecting too much.

Lots of rain, so obviously things are going to take awhile to clear up. The lake closest to the house is already pretty clear, you can see about 5 ft. down (pretty good for around here). The other lake is barely visible past 6" (Lake Leon).


Caught this last week close to home, so it's not all that bad:



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#10989087 - 07/20/15 02:41 PM Re: Texas Lakes [Re: midnight creeper]
reelswift Offline
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Registered: 01/26/13
Posts: 516
Loc: East Texas
Is that a minnow bucket ?

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#10989114 - 07/20/15 02:59 PM Re: Texas Lakes [Re: midnight creeper]
LinkLowrance Offline
Angler

Registered: 07/06/15
Posts: 349
Loc: Wayland, TX
Thanks! Yeah, the wife wanted to come (which means the dog had to come too)....maybe he's good luck. LOL

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#10989185 - 07/20/15 03:44 PM Re: Texas Lakes [Re: midnight creeper]
Razorback Online   content
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Registered: 08/31/01
Posts: 3539
Loc: Tyler, TX, USA
I'm surprised some of our lakes are taking as long to clear up as they are. How long does it take sediment to settle?

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#10990630 - 07/21/15 08:49 AM Re: Texas Lakes [Re: Razorback]
LinkLowrance Offline
Angler

Registered: 07/06/15
Posts: 349
Loc: Wayland, TX
I'm wondering the same thing...

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