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#11033124 - 08/10/15 02:26 PM Jimmy Houston's private lake
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Dam broke during all the rain we had, he says all his trophy bass and crappie got dumped into the Washita, which feeds into Texoma. Feel bad for him, but hope to catch a few of his former bass!
http://www.flwfishing.com/tips/2015-08-10-houston-rebuilding-lake-after-dam-failure

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#11033422 - 08/10/15 04:19 PM Re: Jimmy Houston's private lake [Re: swimjigin]
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wow, that sucks for Jimmy.
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#11033479 - 08/10/15 04:45 PM Re: Jimmy Houston's private lake [Re: senko9S]
swimjigin Offline
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Sure does, he mentioned the price tag of just those fish alone and eeks , not to mention the rebuilding and waiting for rain..

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#11033525 - 08/10/15 05:05 PM Re: Jimmy Houston's private lake [Re: swimjigin]
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That is horrible. I was fortunate to fish there with Jimmy
many years ago as part of a charitable giveaway and the only
word that describes it is WOW!

We caught a lot of great bass (no giants) but we also caught a
ton of giant crappie!

What a shame! thoughts go out to the Houston family.
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#11033637 - 08/10/15 05:51 PM Re: Jimmy Houston's private lake [Re: swimjigin]
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wow, shows how much character Jimmy has to handle that.
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#11034018 - 08/10/15 08:29 PM Re: Jimmy Houston's private lake [Re: swimjigin]
DKennimer Offline
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It really does show his character. He sounds like he's handling it extremely well.. Maybe some other great private lakes will help him add a few bruisers in there when he's ready... That has to be a sick feeling!!

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#11034149 - 08/10/15 09:20 PM Re: Jimmy Houston's private lake [Re: swimjigin]
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Jimmy is probably being conservative when he mentions how much money went into raising his fish.

Two well-heeled lake owners have both told me they estimated it costs about $35K to raise one 14# bass from a fingerling.

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#11034219 - 08/10/15 09:46 PM Re: Jimmy Houston's private lake [Re: swimjigin]
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I lost one of my favorite fishing holes at home in Louisiana to heavy rain. It rained so hard it washed out the over flow. It was only about a 5 to 10 acre pond, but it produced a lot of good memories for me as a youngster..........
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#11034224 - 08/10/15 09:48 PM Re: Jimmy Houston's private lake [Re: swimjigin]
lodell23 Offline
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Man that has to suck...

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#11034273 - 08/10/15 10:07 PM Re: Jimmy Houston's private lake [Re: swimjigin]
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With Texoma over-flowing twice, I wonder if any of the bass made it into the Red below Texoma. Could have populated more than just Texoma.
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#11034671 - 08/11/15 08:19 AM Re: Jimmy Houston's private lake [Re: David Burton]
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Originally Posted By: David Burton
With Texoma over-flowing twice, I wonder if any of the bass made it into the Red below Texoma. Could have populated more than just Texoma.


I don't know how that all works, don't most fish have a tendency to swim up stream ? I know I stood at the spillway for a hour one day just trying to see one fish go over it, never did see one, be curious to see how many fish are estimated to have gone over spillway or through the flood gates.

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#11034702 - 08/11/15 08:29 AM Re: Jimmy Houston's private lake [Re: swimjigin]
JacksonBean Offline
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Registered: 06/23/10
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Loc: Greenville, TX

The amount of money per year to manage a 25 acre lake is staggering so I can't imagine 125 acres.

Poor Jimmy. Sounds like he's in good spirits about it after surely a few choice words.

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#11034795 - 08/11/15 09:08 AM Re: Jimmy Houston's private lake [Re: swimjigin]
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Had to be a gut wrenching experience for Mr. Houston and family. With his positive motivated character, I'm certain he will fix things to make them better than they were before. I imagine he's taking advantage of the lower water to mark brushpiles and make/sink some more.
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#11034840 - 08/11/15 09:29 AM Re: Jimmy Houston's private lake [Re: swimjigin]
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This happened a few months back and they should be well on the way to reconstructing the dam.


I am sure Jimmy has the means and the friends with means to weather this financially, I bet the little fellar ain't broke wink
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#11035122 - 08/11/15 11:18 AM Re: Jimmy Houston's private lake [Re: swimjigin]
jwcromer Offline
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Registered: 11/18/06
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Loc: N. Richland Hills,Texas
maybe Bill Dance will let him film his show on his lake

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