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#11175386 - 10/20/15 04:38 PM mill creek lake?
barryfish Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 04/28/10
Posts: 1106
I know I know, its your hidden gem. Just.want to know if anyone has been lately and how they did? I have a buddy coming down from ft hood and I want to take him out there but have not fished it in a while. He is coming in November, what are they biting on and how is it fishing? If you prefer to pm me thats fine. Thanks

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#11175495 - 10/20/15 05:57 PM Re: mill creek lake? [Re: barryfish]
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Registered: 02/27/13
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Loc: Rockwall & a lake somewhere
I've heard the fishing sucks out there now. I think I heard they killed a lot of the grass. Could be wrong on that. Try searching the last 12 months in this section. Good luck!
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#11175581 - 10/20/15 06:51 PM Re: mill creek lake? [Re: barryfish]
senko9S Offline
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Registered: 10/15/03
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Loc: Bedford, TX
I would go to Athens.
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#11175696 - 10/20/15 07:44 PM Re: mill creek lake? [Re: barryfish]
ProCull Fishing Offline
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Registered: 10/06/05
Posts: 737
Loc: Rowlett
It's officially the Dead Sea now...the grass carp and loud mouths killed it.
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#11175794 - 10/20/15 08:36 PM Re: mill creek lake? [Re: senko9S]
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Loc: Rockwall & a lake somewhere
Originally Posted By: senko9S
I would go to Athens.


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#11175887 - 10/20/15 09:15 PM Re: mill creek lake? [Re: barryfish]
barryfish Offline
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Registered: 04/28/10
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Might choose monti instead

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#11175916 - 10/20/15 09:31 PM Re: mill creek lake? [Re: barryfish]
SkeeterRonnie Offline
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Registered: 02/25/03
Posts: 52453
Loc: Forney TX
Was there two Monday's ago.. It absolutely sucked! 1 bite all day. Was a 3 pound bass off a single stump I found on Sidescan. No other bites in brush, reeds, points, dock, or ramp! Will not go back for a long long time!
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#11176607 - 10/21/15 10:38 AM Re: mill creek lake? [Re: barryfish]
Bass98 Offline
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Registered: 11/12/13
Posts: 1345
Loc: Forney, TX
Something happened to it last year. It was always tough for me but once I figured it out it was just about my favorite lake. Starting spring of 2014 I couldn't catch the size or numbers I used to. I will say I haven't been in a long time. Maybe it will come back.
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#11176636 - 10/21/15 10:51 AM Re: mill creek lake? [Re: Frank the Tank]
Jaguar6 Offline
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Registered: 04/16/14
Posts: 499
Loc: Mesquite, TX
Originally Posted By: Frank the Tank
I've heard the fishing sucks out there now. I think I heard they killed a lot of the grass. Could be wrong on that. Try searching the last 12 months in this section. Good luck!
Indeed they did kill most of the grass. It was getting to me too much but they killed too much. Water has always been pretty dark if not muddy. 2-3 years ago I would catch at least one 4-6lb fish every trip. I had that lake figured out but once I heard about the grass kill, I didnt go back and still havent been to this day. By November I would go to Monti for big fish or welsh for numbers.

Oh, and I wouldn't go to Athens. Once the water gets cooler the fish die off. Spring sucks too. They come back to life around Summer time next year..


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#11181474 - 10/23/15 03:27 PM Re: mill creek lake? [Re: barryfish]
barryfish Offline
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Registered: 04/28/10
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Last year we fished all day and i only caught 1 2lb bass under a laydown. Pads were really pretty but no fish on them either. Still debating on giving it a try or not.

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#11181579 - 10/23/15 04:19 PM Re: mill creek lake? [Re: barryfish]
Jaguar6 Offline
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Registered: 04/16/14
Posts: 499
Loc: Mesquite, TX
If you have free time I would... But I wouldnt after this rain. Mill Creek+Rain= bad day... Especially this much of it..
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#11181612 - 10/23/15 04:46 PM Re: mill creek lake? [Re: barryfish]
slotfish70 Offline
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Registered: 07/31/11
Posts: 153
I live within a mile of the lake. I can say something has definitely happened to mill creek. I have spoken to the biologist of mill creek. There last survey of the lake he told me that they were very disappointed with the survey. I've spoken to the game warden also and he said the same thing. It's not like it use to be at all.
I've heard all kinds of rumors from fish kill to city spraying the vegetation and killing them. I've even heard a rumor of guys running gill nets. The biologist doesn't believe there was a fish kill because there are so many shad in the lake. They would have been the first to go because they are so fragile. That makes sense to me, but the bass seem to have disappeared. I'm just hopeing it's just going through a cycle and it will bounce back quickly. Lakes go through cycles. You'll have great years, good years, and bad years. You can still catch a few but you have to work hard for them.

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#11181884 - 10/23/15 07:31 PM Re: mill creek lake? [Re: barryfish]
Doug R. Offline
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Registered: 06/11/12
Posts: 8082
Loc: Cowboy Nation
Summer of 14' I watched 2 guys catch 10-15 good slots, 3-6 pounds, off the bank and they went into 5 gallon buckets and they left before I could call and report it. 2 weeks later the same guys were in the same spot and I called the sheriff's office and they told me they would pass the word on the TPWD. I fished for a few more hours and never saw anyone show up.

If those 2 guys were keeping 10-15 slots out of that small lake 8-12 days a month for 6 months out of the year, they alone could devastate the population of brood fish for the lake in a 1-2 year time. It would not be hard to do fishing live bait, like they were, and the spot they were in is a good early morn big fish spot.

I've also been told by several people that they have witnessed numerous people keeping slot sized fish from the lake.

It's a shame, used to be a gem of a lake...
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#11181962 - 10/23/15 08:08 PM Re: mill creek lake? [Re: Doug R.]
slotfish70 Offline
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Registered: 07/31/11
Posts: 153
Yes that would definitely put a dent in the population of bass. What gets me is that it's hard to catch a dink out there. I'm sure the 500 or more water turkeys that I've seen out there the past couple of winters have ate there share of little ones.
Originally Posted By: Doug R.
Summer of 14' I watched 2 guys catch 10-15 good slots, 3-6 pounds, off the bank and they went into 5 gallon buckets and they left before I could call and report it. 2 weeks later the same guys were in the same spot and I called the sheriff's office and they told me they would pass the word on the TPWD. I fished for a few more hours and never saw anyone show up.

If those 2 guys were keeping 10-15 slots out of that small lake 8-12 days a month for 6 months out of the year, they alone could devastate the population of brood fish for the lake in a 1-2 year time. It would not be hard to do fishing live bait, like they were, and the spot they were in is a good early morn big fish spot.

I've also been told by several people that they have witnessed numerous people keeping slot sized fish from the lake.

It's a shame, used to be a gem of a lake...

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#11182361 - 10/24/15 06:01 AM Re: mill creek lake? [Re: barryfish]
ChrisPowellFishing Offline
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Registered: 09/16/11
Posts: 404
I fished early this year Just to see what all buzz was a bout we caught 6, biggest one about 4lbs it looked heathy the rest where dinks. fish seemed only active in one cove. the rest of the lake seemed lifeless
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