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#11317388 - 01/01/16 09:53 PM Fairfield or Monti
TexasMo Offline
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Registered: 09/13/02
Posts: 2792
Loc: Forney, Tx, USA
Taking the GF to either of those lakes on Sunday. Curious if they are open and what the conditions are. I just bought her, her first baitcaster and I want her to get some experience with it.

thanks for the info.. I know the weather has messed things up some what..

Mo
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#11317450 - 01/01/16 10:21 PM Re: Fairfield or Monti [Re: TexasMo]
meP2too Offline
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Registered: 12/07/03
Posts: 2955
Loc: dallas,tx,usa
Monti
Should have settled back to normal after the flood

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#11317555 - 01/01/16 11:34 PM Re: Fairfield or Monti [Re: TexasMo]
T-Gauntt Offline
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Registered: 04/02/12
Posts: 655
Loc: Sachse, TX
Check the Fairfield website because I believe they close for deer hunters during the rut. Fishing is hit or miss out there too
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#11317745 - 01/02/16 08:18 AM Re: Fairfield or Monti [Re: TexasMo]
skeeterfan Offline
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Registered: 11/11/15
Posts: 128
Best choice
1.Stay home by the fire
2. Welsh (South end)
3. Monticello

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#11319047 - 01/02/16 08:38 PM Re: Fairfield or Monti [Re: TexasMo]
Rayzor Offline
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Registered: 05/13/08
Posts: 4629
Loc: Magnolia, Texas
We went to Fairfield for a little while today. Got on the water very late at 8:30. A brisk 45 degrees with what appeared to be a 5mph NE wind. After seeing the two boat launches and pairs of fishermen in most boats, I figure there was at least one club tournament. Headed to the outfall where there was 3 bass boats locking up the cable. Water was 70 degrees where we were at. Caught two small LMB on cranks and moved on. On the way out, I saw several of the obligatory south-of-the-border cast net boats. Fished reeds with soft plastics and cranks. A couple of guys in a red Ranger looked like they had the flipping pattern down with several fish. I wish I could have seen what they were throwing but they were working the reeds very close and I couldn't tell. Good for them!

My Wide did pick up a nice #4-10 on her tiny H2O crank bait. We only caught 4 fish in the 4 hours we were on the water but it was nice to be outisde. In some of the other places we fished, the water never dropped below 58 degrees.

I sure wish I knew the reasoning for moving the barrier for the intake to the mouth of the canal. What are they trying to protect or keep the general public away from? I used to catch a lot of fish in there. But then again, I don't understand a lot about the way power plant lakes are maintained.


Edited by Rayzor (01/02/16 08:40 PM)
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#11319454 - 01/02/16 10:50 PM Re: Fairfield or Monti [Re: TexasMo]
David Burton Online   confused
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Registered: 07/14/11
Posts: 1878
Loc: McKinney, TX
Monti has not settled back in. It was stained, and the bite was off unless you were up past the buoys, of course!
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#11319470 - 01/02/16 10:54 PM Re: Fairfield or Monti [Re: David Burton]
Doug R. Online   content
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Originally Posted By: David Burton
Monti has not settled back in. It was stained, and the bite was off unless you were up past the buoys, of course!


is the only place y'all can catch fish at the discharge?
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#11319786 - 01/03/16 08:43 AM Re: Fairfield or Monti [Re: TexasMo]
SteezMacQueen Online   sleepy
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 11/02/14
Posts: 4202
Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
Take her to Fairfield. It's a fun lake. Easy to catch 14-17" bass all day. Till your arms fall off.

I went yesterday. Caught around 30. Most were between 14-17. Lost one very good one. Could have been 22-23".

If you like flipping reeds. That is.

I couldn't get a bite on anything else. Take several packs of green pumpkin Biffle Bugs. The large sized.
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#11319896 - 01/03/16 10:05 AM Re: Fairfield or Monti [Re: TexasMo]
Outdoor Therapy Online   content
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Registered: 06/26/06
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Loc: Royse City, Texas
hmmm
Were you in a red Ranger?
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#11320010 - 01/03/16 11:13 AM Re: Fairfield or Monti [Re: TexasMo]
wayno Offline
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Registered: 08/09/07
Posts: 62
Loc: arlington
I was in the red Ranger 16 fish caught all using a senko with belly weighted hook watermellon/redflake. Slow rolled out of the grass they never hit it on the fall.The biggest fish was 3.14 lbs.
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#11320399 - 01/03/16 03:09 PM Re: Fairfield or Monti [Re: Doug R.]
David Burton Online   confused
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Registered: 07/14/11
Posts: 1878
Loc: McKinney, TX
Originally Posted By: Doug R.
Originally Posted By: David Burton
Monti has not settled back in. It was stained, and the bite was off unless you were up past the buoys, of course!


is the only place y'all can catch fish at the discharge?


Nope, but if the bite is off in other areas. Or, I am just out fun fishing, I'll hit the places where I know they stack up:

Discharge
Intake
Bridges
Pump Station
Dam
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#11320804 - 01/03/16 07:01 PM Re: Fairfield or Monti [Re: Outdoor Therapy]
SteezMacQueen Online   sleepy
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 11/02/14
Posts: 4202
Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
Originally Posted By: Outdoor Therapy
hmmm
Were you in a red Ranger?


I was in a white Nitro. Wearing black 100mph. I was the boat that anchored off the point for a hour...waiting for a shot at the discharge. Then gave up and went and caught fish. Lol.
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#11321242 - 01/03/16 10:05 PM Re: Fairfield or Monti [Re: TexasMo]
Jaguar6 Online   content
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Registered: 04/16/14
Posts: 704
Loc: Mesquite, TX
Went to Monti today and everyone is right about it being stained. Really stained to me and we only managed 5 bass and about a 7 pound grinnel! Gosh i hate them things lol

Caught 3 at the railroad bridge at daybreak on traps and crankbaits and then 2 on the higheay bridge. One on a dropshot and other on a rattletrap. Tough day. Cant wait for it to settle back down and clear up
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#11321305 - 01/03/16 10:59 PM Re: Fairfield or Monti [Re: David Burton]
Doug R. Online   content
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Registered: 06/11/12
Posts: 8813
Loc: #salty
Originally Posted By: David Burton
Originally Posted By: Doug R.
Originally Posted By: David Burton
Monti has not settled back in. It was stained, and the bite was off unless you were up past the buoys, of course!


is the only place y'all can catch fish at the discharge?


Nope, but if the bite is off in other areas. Or, I am just out fun fishing, I'll hit the places where I know they stack up:

Discharge
Intake
Bridges
Pump Station
Dam



lots of better areas to fish than those that are a lot less crowded
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#11321325 - 01/03/16 11:26 PM Re: Fairfield or Monti [Re: TexasMo]
ChrisPowellFishing Offline
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Registered: 09/16/11
Posts: 571
Go to Fairfield had some friends that went out there last week on a camping trip and caught 40-60 a day. On soft plastics
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