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#11134263 - 09/29/15 02:22 AM Anybody here kayak fished Beavers Bend OK?
Samuel Ragle Offline
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Registered: 02/17/13
Posts: 1442
Loc: Lake Tawakoni/ wills point
just looking for some tips about it. I'm taking a vacation there this weekend am want to fish out of the kayak one day there. Is the river there good for bass or is it only trout?
anything helps thanks
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#11134585 - 09/29/15 09:04 AM Re: Anybody here kayak fished Beavers Bend OK? [Re: Samuel Ragle]
J Barlow Offline
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Registered: 05/02/06
Posts: 291
Loc: Richardson
The river below the dam(Lower Mountain Fork River) is full of fish. I fished last year and caught trout, large mouth bass, small mouth bass, kentucky bass, pickrel, catfish and all kinds of brim. You can either start way up in the park right below the wade fishing only area or you can start down below the re-regulation dam and go about 6 miles through the rock gardens to the highway take-out. There are longer trip that go even further down stream also. The trout we caught were all up just below the wade only area. That is also where we caught the pickrel. We caught most of the small mouth bass below the rereg dam and caught large mouth bass and kentucky bass everywhere. It was alot of fun. I would recommend getting a shuttle and doing the stretch from the rereg dam to the highway.

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#11134845 - 09/29/15 11:22 AM Re: Anybody here kayak fished Beavers Bend OK? [Re: Samuel Ragle]
Samuel Ragle Offline
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wow thanks
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#11134917 - 09/29/15 12:08 PM Re: Anybody here kayak fished Beavers Bend OK? [Re: Samuel Ragle]
J Barlow Offline
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Registered: 05/02/06
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Loc: Richardson
For my shuttle service I used Ambush Adventures.
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#11135857 - 09/29/15 08:10 PM Re: Anybody here kayak fished Beavers Bend OK? [Re: Samuel Ragle]
Fadedred Offline
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Registered: 04/15/12
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Loc: Kerrville, Tx
Not for sure, but we may be there Thursday next week as we return from Arkansas. First choice is Whithrow Lake State Park. We'll see what happens.
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#11137571 - 09/30/15 04:14 PM Re: Anybody here kayak fished Beavers Bend OK? [Re: Samuel Ragle]
Bass Art Offline
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Registered: 03/16/03
Posts: 3856
Loc: Talty, TX
Everything J Barlow said is bankable. I've fished the LMF for years, especially the river below the Reregulation Dam. We have caught 16 different species there this summer. Mac with Ambush is a great guy, and he will help you with shuttle services if you ask.

BUT, the COE is working on the hydroelectric part of the dam right now (9/28-10/8), and unless temps in the pools below the park get too high, they will not run water through the dam. That means the spillway, at 150 cfs, is the only water running down the river. That would definitely be a beating in a kayak right now. You would be dragging as much as paddling, and that's a long way to drag. The warmer water species would probably be pretty active, but trout won't be.

You might be better off paddling the bend inside the park where the park outfitter runs their kayaks and canoes.
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#11137918 - 09/30/15 07:16 PM Re: Anybody here kayak fished Beavers Bend OK? [Re: Bass Art]
J Barlow Offline
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Registered: 05/02/06
Posts: 291
Loc: Richardson
Originally Posted By: Bass Art
Everything J Barlow said is bankable. I've fished the LMF for years, especially the river below the Reregulation Dam. We have caught 16 different species there this summer. Mac with Ambush is a great guy, and he will help you with shuttle services if you ask.

BUT, the COE is working on the hydroelectric part of the dam right now (9/28-10/8), and unless temps in the pools below the park get too high, they will not run water through the dam. That means the spillway, at 150 cfs, is the only water running down the river. That would definitely be a beating in a kayak right now. You would be dragging as much as paddling, and that's a long way to drag. The warmer water species would probably be pretty active, but trout won't be.

You might be better off paddling the bend inside the park where the park outfitter runs their kayaks and canoes.


16 species...Dang Bass Art!! I didn't even know there were 16 species in the river. What are all of the ones you caught?
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#11138000 - 09/30/15 07:57 PM Re: Anybody here kayak fished Beavers Bend OK? [Re: Samuel Ragle]
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Registered: 07/13/11
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I've caught largemouth, smallmouth, rainbows, browns, 1 walleye and huge sunfish through that stretch. Black over chrome crankbaits on spinning rod, and blue winged olives, black gnats on the fly rod.
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#11138637 - 10/01/15 07:41 AM Re: Anybody here kayak fished Beavers Bend OK? [Re: Samuel Ragle]
Bass Art Offline
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Registered: 03/16/03
Posts: 3856
Loc: Talty, TX
Largemouth, spotted bass, smallmouth, white crappie, black crappie, white bass, walleye, sauger, spotted gar, rainbow trout, brown trout, drum, channel catfish, warmouth, bluegill, red breast sunfish.....there may be 1 or 2 other species that I can't remember. There are bugle mouth and buffalo carp in the river, but I've never fished for them.
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