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#11381587 - 01/30/16 10:10 PM Squaw smallmouth ?
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What happened to them ?

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#11381609 - 01/30/16 10:21 PM Re: Squaw smallmouth ? [Re: Glassangler]
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The water got too hot
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#11381885 - 01/31/16 08:09 AM Re: Squaw smallmouth ? [Re: Glassangler]
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Before they opened Squaw they stocked thousands of Hybrid Stripers. I used to catch tons of them. Are they gone too?
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#11382030 - 01/31/16 10:03 AM Re: Squaw smallmouth ? [Re: Glassangler]
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We got to replace the smallies and hybrids w/Tilapia. Oh boy! :-)
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#11382109 - 01/31/16 11:04 AM Re: Squaw smallmouth ? [Re: Glassangler]
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All gone in the 90s

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#11386852 - 02/02/16 02:15 PM Re: Squaw smallmouth ? [Re: Glassangler]
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My dad used to catch smallies when he was a kid. My grandpa was a game warden and they would go out at night and catch them around lights. He was 2oz shy of the lake record. Used to catch walleye ad well
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#11387035 - 02/02/16 03:16 PM Re: Squaw smallmouth ? [Re: reeltexan]
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Originally Posted By: reeltexan

Before they opened Squaw they stocked thousands of Hybrid Stripers. I used to catch tons of them. Are they gone too?


I caught a hybrid out of there 2 years ago a little over 18". It weighed 4.06 on certified scales.
Squaw Hybrid


Edited by Ban-D (02/02/16 03:18 PM)

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#11387039 - 02/02/16 03:17 PM Re: Squaw smallmouth ? [Re: Glassangler]
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Saw Bruce Briech spell?? catch one on C-rig 4 lber.
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#11388408 - 02/03/16 08:32 AM Re: Squaw smallmouth ? [Re: Glassangler]
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I remember back in the days I would catch a walleye once in awhile....

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#11388418 - 02/03/16 08:39 AM Re: Squaw smallmouth ? [Re: B Lee]
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Originally Posted By: B Lee
I remember back in the days I would catch a walleye once in awhile....


Like 1981....used to be stripers or hybrids in there too
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#11388436 - 02/03/16 08:45 AM Re: Squaw smallmouth ? [Re: Glassangler]
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Went the way of the walleyes in Cypress Springs! :-)
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#11388736 - 02/03/16 10:35 AM Re: Squaw smallmouth ? [Re: Glassangler]
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Me and a buddy would stop off at that bait store before you turn on the boat ramp road and buy these huge shiners. We would go out and kill the big smallies with them. Good clean fillets that tasted great! Fun times.

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#11388850 - 02/03/16 11:17 AM Re: Squaw smallmouth ? [Re: Glassangler]
Brad R Offline
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Registered: 03/09/15
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Palmetto Bass, the striped/white bass hybrids, were still found in the latest TPWD 2015 survey but it is referred to as a low density population. Apparently, the actual intended stocking of them ceased decades ago but some where used in a cold water emergency cooling reservoir . . . and they escaped creating the sparse population in the main lake.

Sounds a bit like the theme from Jurassic Park!

No white bass, no SMBs, no walleyes.

The report mentions it assumes there is good forage in the lake based on the health of the LMBs and the channel cats they are seeing.

Wheeler Branch is way better suited for SMBs I'd think than Squaw. They are in there; tough to catch. I hear about a few caught each year.

I think Stetson has had a few trips to Wheeler where he has caught several.

Brad

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#11389433 - 02/03/16 03:07 PM Re: Squaw smallmouth ? [Re: Glassangler]
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I believe that they are still in there cooling ponds at Squaw.
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#11389569 - 02/03/16 03:52 PM Re: Squaw smallmouth ? [Re: Glassangler]
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