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#11002213 - 07/26/15 09:07 PM Thoughts on so many lakes fishing tough....
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Registered: 01/09/04
Posts: 48937
Loc: Point Reyes
Seems more than a few are not back up to speed yet but I recall 4-5 years ago the last time we got a lot of water in the lakes we had the same issues in the summer with super tough fishing. I recall though the fall was amazing. I bet the tide turns in another month or so and they all get back to fishing better. Some lakes are still releasing water which hurts but I bet we have a killer fall.
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#11002216 - 07/26/15 09:10 PM Re: Thoughts on so many lakes fishing tough.... [Re: Mark Perry]
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its gonna happen next year.
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#11002218 - 07/26/15 09:11 PM Re: Thoughts on so many lakes fishing tough.... [Re: senko9S]
Mark Perry Online   content


Registered: 01/09/04
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Loc: Point Reyes
Originally Posted By: senko9S
its gonna happen next year.


More rain is gonna happen. Its in the long range forecast. Another wet spring.
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#11002252 - 07/26/15 09:28 PM Re: Thoughts on so many lakes fishing tough.... [Re: Mark Perry]
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Registered: 05/13/10
Posts: 2009
Loc: Atascocita,Tx
I think it has to do with how much new water and available cover there was, seemed like once you could get dialed in the water would drop another foot and have to search again.

I don't think its necessarily the fish aren't doing their thing and eating/hitting. Just the rapidly changing conditions are harder to keep up with.

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#11002265 - 07/26/15 09:34 PM Re: Thoughts on so many lakes fishing tough.... [Re: Mark Perry]
B.Hollingshead Offline
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Registered: 03/11/09
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Loc: ft.worth
I think the lakes are turning over later then normal from it being cooler later
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#11002273 - 07/26/15 09:39 PM Re: Thoughts on so many lakes fishing tough.... [Re: Mark Perry]
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Registered: 02/11/11
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Loc: The 903
As much water as the lakes got and as fast, I think it definitely makes things tough. It almost creates a whole new lake with as much water as some of them got. A few years back amistad flooded and we fished it that year and it was tough, but the lake stayed stable and the next year me and my buddy had 2 days of a lifetime. I think the high water messes with them for sure, plus it muddies up water, etc.

Mark, I know it is supposed to rain a lot again next spring but I think as long as the lakes dont drop 25 feet before then it won't affect the lakes as much. I think the Fall will be great and next year could be good.


Edited by Der Vorsteher™ (07/26/15 09:41 PM)
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#11002306 - 07/26/15 09:58 PM Re: Thoughts on so many lakes fishing tough.... [Re: Mark Perry]
Rob W. Offline
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I agree this fall should be some great fishing.
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#11002336 - 07/26/15 10:21 PM Re: Thoughts on so many lakes fishing tough.... [Re: Mark Perry]
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Registered: 11/01/09
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Loc: Killeen/ Ft. Hood, TX
My look on it is that they have/had a lot more and new cover and that has then spread way out and also lakes are being pulled down.

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#11002345 - 07/26/15 10:26 PM Re: Thoughts on so many lakes fishing tough.... [Re: Mark Perry]
Jaret Latta Offline
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Registered: 01/06/07
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Same amount of fish spread out in way more water

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#11002347 - 07/26/15 10:28 PM Re: Thoughts on so many lakes fishing tough.... [Re: Mark Perry]
Bradshuflin aka hunter'sdad Offline
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Loc: Sanger, Tx/ Chatham, La
I think the fishing has been great smile
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#11002356 - 07/26/15 10:33 PM Re: Thoughts on so many lakes fishing tough.... [Re: Mark Perry]
Brent S Offline
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Registered: 07/04/13
Posts: 2503
Loc: Eagle Mountain Lake
I can't find anything bigger than two pounds. Shallows are loaded with little ones. Big ones I think are still deep.

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#11002477 - 07/27/15 05:49 AM Re: Thoughts on so many lakes fishing tough.... [Re: Mark Perry]
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Registered: 11/26/02
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Loc: Yantis, TX
More water + more cover means the fish are spread out more.

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#11002525 - 07/27/15 06:51 AM Re: Thoughts on so many lakes fishing tough.... [Re: Mark Perry]
Lee in Texas Offline
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IDK, between soo very much rainfall (thankfully) and now searing heat and very continued muddy waters, I just 'summerized' my rig at least until the heat subsides .... a little at least.
The fall, winter and hopefully coming spring are going to be MUCH better fishing.
God Bless
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#11002746 - 07/27/15 09:21 AM Re: Thoughts on so many lakes fishing tough.... [Re: Mark Perry]
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Registered: 11/19/08
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Loc: crowley
heck is always tuff in August
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#11002809 - 07/27/15 09:46 AM Re: Thoughts on so many lakes fishing tough.... [Re: coachallentca]
catslayer Offline
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Registered: 03/03/08
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Loc: Straight outa Johnson county.....
Originally Posted By: coachallentca
heck is always tuff in August


ITS FREAKING HOT GUYS!!!! it always gets tough when it gets THIS hot... and the new water, and the muddy water... chill, it will come around. Until then go shoot some skeet and get ready for dove season lol
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