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#11235354 - 11/20/15 06:01 PM Why does releasing water from Lake Fork affect the bite?
ChickenRancher Offline
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Registered: 08/17/15
Posts: 73
Loc: Yantis, Texas, USA
Seems like the bite really shuts down when the dam is open on Fork. In your opinion - why?

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#11235356 - 11/20/15 06:02 PM Re: Why does releasing water from Lake Fork affect the bite? [Re: ChickenRancher]
ezbassin Offline
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Registered: 01/15/04
Posts: 13012
Loc: Mansfield, Tx.
Falling water level.

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#11235697 - 11/20/15 08:41 PM Re: Why does releasing water from Lake Fork affect the bite? [Re: ChickenRancher]
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Registered: 10/09/01
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Loc: Lubbock, Texas.
It's also drawing a current. MOST lakes the fish LOVE the current, but not Fork. For instance, fishing Texoma and they shut the gates, you have o hope and pray for 5 bites on a shakey head or a drop shot. Go figure. Tight lines, keep safe and good luck.

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#11235767 - 11/20/15 09:11 PM Re: Why does releasing water from Lake Fork affect the bite? [Re: ChickenRancher]
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Registered: 02/27/13
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Loc: Rockwall & a lake somewhere
Were the gates open on Fork today?
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#11235825 - 11/20/15 09:34 PM Re: Why does releasing water from Lake Fork affect the bite? [Re: ChickenRancher]
txmasterpo Offline
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Loc: Emory
If it's over pool....and it is....you can bet your [censored] they let it out.....period
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#11235831 - 11/20/15 09:37 PM Re: Why does releasing water from Lake Fork affect the bite? [Re: ChickenRancher]
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Registered: 01/09/04
Posts: 51554
Loc: Highway 1
Its been falling daily for 4-5 years now.

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#11235837 - 11/20/15 09:39 PM Re: Why does releasing water from Lake Fork affect the bite? [Re: ChickenRancher]
Frank the Tank Online   content
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Loc: Rockwall & a lake somewhere
That would explain a lot. I heard it was TOUGH out there today.
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#11235839 - 11/20/15 09:41 PM Re: Why does releasing water from Lake Fork affect the bite? [Re: ChickenRancher]
JIM SR. Offline
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Registered: 09/25/06
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Loc: NRH/Fork ! GET THE NET
http://waterdata.usgs.gov/tx/nwis/uv/?site_no=08018800&PARAmeter_cd=00062,72020,00054
Lake level is going down,..

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#11235855 - 11/20/15 09:50 PM Re: Why does releasing water from Lake Fork affect the bite? [Re: ChickenRancher]
Madman Phoenix Offline
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Registered: 03/31/14
Posts: 238
Loc: Bridgeport, Texas
They were letting a lot of water out of Ray Roberts today. The bite was really slow.
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#11236097 - 11/21/15 07:27 AM Re: Why does releasing water from Lake Fork affect the bite? [Re: ChickenRancher]
HARD WORKN HAROLD Offline
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Registered: 11/10/09
Posts: 1075
Loc: Williams Creek, Lake Fork
The main reason and only logical reason is with the increased flow, the shad are a lot faster!! bolt
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#11236121 - 11/21/15 07:52 AM Re: Why does releasing water from Lake Fork affect the bite? [Re: ChickenRancher]
snickers Offline
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Registered: 05/08/09
Posts: 4170
It Moves the fish. You just have to figure it out.

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#11236568 - 11/21/15 12:56 PM Re: Why does releasing water from Lake Fork affect the bite? [Re: ChickenRancher]
forkduc Online   content
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Registered: 03/28/07
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Loc: Plano,Texas
Current generated by pulling water from the bottom!

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#11236885 - 11/21/15 05:11 PM Re: Why does releasing water from Lake Fork affect the bite? [Re: forkduc]
heybaylor Offline
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Registered: 01/24/05
Posts: 1787
Loc: Lake Fork
Originally Posted By: forkduc
Current generated by pulling water from the bottom!


how does a gate on top of the dam pull water from the bottom ?
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#11237235 - 11/21/15 08:59 PM Re: Why does releasing water from Lake Fork affect the bite? [Re: Frank the Tank]
Bass-N-Buck Master Offline
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Registered: 02/16/13
Posts: 2382
Loc: Fort Worth, Texas
Originally Posted By: Frank the Tank
That would explain a lot. I heard it was TOUGH out there today.


Yea there were a few 4-5' rollers out there today, fun though like riding a roller coaster.

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#11237748 - 11/22/15 07:44 AM Re: Why does releasing water from Lake Fork affect the bite? [Re: ChickenRancher]
Fishspanker Offline
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Registered: 01/19/08
Posts: 7185
Loc: Island of Jeff (Humble)
I was riding with Wesley Strader during the TTBC. They were letting water out. Being from the TVA lakes where current is a everyday thing he felt it had to turn on the bite. He was fishing a offshore spot near the dam and the finder was loaded. I was sitting there thinking it does the absolute opposite on Fork. It will shut down the bite or at least make it more difficult. He never got one to bite.

Reasons I think is that the current is abnormal on Fork where on the TVA it's a very regular timed daily event. They get used to it. That and Florida Strain are as temperamental as women.


Edited by Fishspanker (11/22/15 07:45 AM)
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