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#10985330 - 07/18/15 02:12 PM Orange TPWD buoys at Fayette
H B Offline
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Registered: 09/15/14
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I was out at Fayette yesterday and there were two orange buoys floating about 40 ft apart from each other along the dam. Just curious does anyone know what these buoys are about?
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#10985360 - 07/18/15 02:36 PM Re: Orange TPWD buoys at Fayette [Re: H B]
Gman72 Online   content
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Sorry don't know about the buoys are about. How was the fishing?

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#10985369 - 07/18/15 02:44 PM Re: Orange TPWD buoys at Fayette [Re: Gman72]
H B Offline
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Originally Posted By: Gman72
Sorry don't know about the buoys are about. How was the fishing?

It was good as always at fayette. The water temp at the dam was 95 degrees. We caught some solid 4-5 lb bass on 1/2 oz football jigs. Saw a few dead fish floating around though. There are definitely better times of year to fish fayette. If it wasn't so close to home for me I wouldn't be back on Fayette until October.
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#10985541 - 07/18/15 04:33 PM Re: Orange TPWD buoys at Fayette [Re: H B]
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The TPWD may be doing a gill net survey.


Edited by timwins31 (07/18/15 04:33 PM)

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#10985630 - 07/18/15 05:26 PM Re: Orange TPWD buoys at Fayette [Re: H B]
Amistad Tackle Offline
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Those are hoop nets. TPWD is doing a hoop net survey for catfish.

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#10985636 - 07/18/15 05:28 PM Re: Orange TPWD buoys at Fayette [Re: H B]
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Ah. . .you know now I think I remember seeing on their FB page they were hoop netting. thumb

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#10985640 - 07/18/15 05:29 PM Re: Orange TPWD buoys at Fayette [Re: H B]
H B Offline
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Ahh that makes sense, there were lots of fish showing up on the sidescan and we saw a coon swimming away from it with a catfish in his mouth... Thanks I bet that's what it was.
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#10985930 - 07/18/15 08:21 PM Re: Orange TPWD buoys at Fayette [Re: H B]
pocfishin Offline
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Registered: 07/03/05
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TPWD biologists are sampling the catfish population in Fayette with hoop nets.

The nets will be picked up next week.

Please do not disturb the nets.

If you have any questions, please call the Inland Fisheries Management office in San Marcos (512-353-0072).


Edited by pocfishin (07/18/15 08:24 PM)

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