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#11095164 - 09/10/15 04:44 PM TP&W Fishing Reports
Bob Landry Offline
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I have heard that they collect a year or so worth of fishing reports and just recycle the same reports over and over. Can anyone verify this?
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#11095257 - 09/10/15 05:39 PM Re: TP&W Fishing Reports [Re: Bob Landry]
KutTail71 Offline
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Wouldn't be surprised. I've seen some "reports" that were not even close. Lake level, water clarity way outdated!

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#11095381 - 09/10/15 06:47 PM Re: TP&W Fishing Reports [Re: Bob Landry]
Smithaven Online   content
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Registered: 03/23/10
Posts: 1837
Loc: Hurst, Texas
Originally Posted By: Bob Landry
I have heard that they collect a year or so worth of fishing reports and just recycle the same reports over and over. Can anyone verify this?


Definitely not true. The reports are done under a contract for TPWD by a private agency which collects current reports from its sources.

Some of the sources are marina operators and others who depend upon the fishing public for a living. Those people are going to understandably be reluctant to report the fishing is lousy. On the whole the reporters try to give an accurate report, and if the reports are consistently poor in quality the reporters are replaced.

There is a time lag of about a week in the process which accounts for some of the problems. By the way, the owners of this forum are also the people who do the reports. I think they do a good job and we should be grateful for them.
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#11095517 - 09/10/15 08:11 PM Re: TP&W Fishing Reports [Re: Bob Landry]
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Loc: Boerne, Texas
Sure seems like recycled info to me as well, they are like broken records.

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#11095804 - 09/10/15 10:14 PM Re: TP&W Fishing Reports [Re: Smithaven]
rexmitchell Offline
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Registered: 11/29/11
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Originally Posted By: Smithaven
Originally Posted By: Bob Landry
I have heard that they collect a year or so worth of fishing reports and just recycle the same reports over and over. Can anyone verify this?


Definitely not true. The reports are done under a contract for TPWD by a private agency which collects current reports from its sources.

Some of the sources are marina operators and others who depend upon the fishing public for a living. Those people are going to understandably be reluctant to report the fishing is lousy. On the whole the reporters try to give an accurate report, and if the reports are consistently poor in quality the reporters are replaced.

There is a time lag of about a week in the process which accounts for some of the problems. By the way, the owners of this forum are also the people who do the reports. I think they do a good job and we should be grateful for them.


Interesting so when the government shutdown for over a week and basically every COE lake was closed, how is it that the fishing reports kept on a coming from those lakes?


Edited by rexmitchell (09/10/15 10:15 PM)

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#11095899 - 09/10/15 11:24 PM Re: TP&W Fishing Reports [Re: Bob Landry]
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Yup they are rarely right, maybe in the spring.
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#11096053 - 09/11/15 06:34 AM Re: TP&W Fishing Reports [Re: Bob Landry]
slim1 Offline
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Registered: 05/24/13
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Loc: Cooper, TX
Those reports are terrible. Last year they were reporting the fishing was great on Cooper. Finding schools on the humps and catching catfish on trot lines. The truth was the lake was so low all boat ramps was closed and no one was out on the water. Don't believe everything you read.
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#11096856 - 09/11/15 12:16 PM Re: TP&W Fishing Reports [Re: Bob Landry]
DCmac Offline
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Registered: 08/02/12
Posts: 1882
Loc: SW Okla
Can't say anything about TX reports.
Will say about Okla reports that 99% of the time they look like pure BS from my perspectve.
May be TX isn't much different.

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#11097151 - 09/11/15 03:00 PM Re: TP&W Fishing Reports [Re: Bob Landry]
T Bird Online   content
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Registered: 03/07/10
Posts: 4222
Loc: Temple, Texas USA
Not a big TPWD fan. Have seen no TPWD improvements in our 2 local fisheries in 12 years. 2cents
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#11097358 - 09/11/15 05:29 PM Re: TP&W Fishing Reports [Re: Bob Landry]
Bugzout10 Offline
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Registered: 06/23/13
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Loc: Weatherford Tx
Lake Brownwood good 50 weeks out of 52

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#11097712 - 09/11/15 09:34 PM Re: TP&W Fishing Reports [Re: Bob Landry]
RodBreaker aka cwill Offline
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Registered: 01/21/14
Posts: 2961
Loc: Lake Conroe Texas
Funny how they always say crappie fishing is good on Lake Conroe and that is a JOKE
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#11098442 - 09/12/15 02:33 PM Re: TP&W Fishing Reports [Re: RodBreaker aka cwill]
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Registered: 07/26/08
Posts: 3491
Loc: Chocolate Bayou/Lake Conroe
Originally Posted By: RodBreaker
Funny how they always say crappie fishing is good on Lake Conroe and that is a JOKE

Keep thinking that... More fillets for my freezer. grin Start fishing in mid January, choose a creek and you'll slay 'em.

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#11102740 - 09/14/15 10:39 AM Re: TP&W Fishing Reports [Re: Bob Landry]
R.J.E. Offline
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Registered: 05/10/11
Posts: 704
Yep and they say Lake Granger is always clear, I've been fishing that lake since it was impounded and it's never been clear. I also notice that they try to push the same lures, sounds like someone has their hand in the cookie jar!!!

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#11102746 - 09/14/15 10:42 AM Re: TP&W Fishing Reports [Re: Bob Landry]
txmark1959 Offline
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Registered: 07/19/12
Posts: 1174
Loc: Onalaska, TX
Just got to take them with a grain of salt....they just seem the same A Lot
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#11102931 - 09/14/15 11:57 AM Re: TP&W Fishing Reports [Re: Bob Landry]
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Registered: 03/08/10
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Loc: Gonzales, Tx
I asked TP&W why Lake Texana never had a report, and they replied they get reports from marinas, fishermen, and mostly guides and there wasn't anyone at Texana that would report. And as expected, guides and marinas are going to say it's good because that's their business. TP&W did say if someone is interested in reporting each week, they would welcome the help.
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