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#11449828 - 03/01/16 02:51 PM Lavon Spillway
erittmueller Offline
Angler

Registered: 07/25/15
Posts: 356
Loc: Irving/Valley Ranch
Hi all, I'm looking at taking my kayak below lavon dam this weekend, can you offer any tips on how to fish it? FYI have used my kayak maybe 8 times total and never been to the spillway before. I know not to go past the pilings, and was also told by a bank bound friend that goes there to paddle to the opposite side of the current, tie on to a piling, and fish the bottom and outside edges of the current with 1/2 jigs/swimbaits, slabs, and big roadrunners. If you have fished there before can you give me any tips on the spot?

Thanks,

Eric

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#11450670 - 03/01/16 09:15 PM Re: Lavon Spillway [Re: erittmueller]
Herron Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 09/29/05
Posts: 191
Loc: Dallas
Haven't been but I watched a Youtube video by a kayaker. You might check that out if you haven't already.

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#11450757 - 03/01/16 09:49 PM Re: Lavon Spillway [Re: erittmueller]
B_Rod Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 10/24/06
Posts: 5609
Loc: Fort Worth
There are a couple of Lavon regulars on here that should be able to provide some info.

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#11451544 - 03/02/16 10:53 AM Re: Lavon Spillway [Re: erittmueller]
ZachW Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 04/29/14
Posts: 125
I'm tuned in. I built a pirogue this year and looking for a few opportunities to get it out.

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#11451613 - 03/02/16 11:18 AM Re: Lavon Spillway [Re: erittmueller]
erittmueller Offline
Angler

Registered: 07/25/15
Posts: 356
Loc: Irving/Valley Ranch
Zach that's legit! Kudos to you I'd never want to take the time to build a boat

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#11492475 - 03/21/16 10:40 PM Re: Lavon Spillway [Re: erittmueller]
Tony from Oak Point Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/23/05
Posts: 2150
Loc: DFW, Texas
I've been told you cannot launch a kayak (or any boat) from the parking lot next to the Lavon dam?

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#11492522 - 03/21/16 11:35 PM Re: Lavon Spillway [Re: erittmueller]
HeavyLead Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/18/14
Posts: 1006
Loc: Rowlett, Texas
I don't know who told you that, but people do all the time. You just aren't supposed to go north of the rail bridge columns.

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#11492526 - 03/21/16 11:44 PM Re: Lavon Spillway [Re: erittmueller]
Tony from Oak Point Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/23/05
Posts: 2150
Loc: DFW, Texas
Thanks HeavyLead, good to know! I guess I got 1/2 of the story.

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#11492924 - 03/22/16 08:52 AM Re: Lavon Spillway [Re: erittmueller]
Fish Chaser Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 06/29/12
Posts: 860
They have been generating a lot lately and you don't want to take your yak there when they are running water.

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#11493298 - 03/22/16 10:56 AM Re: Lavon Spillway [Re: erittmueller]
HeavyLead Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/18/14
Posts: 1006
Loc: Rowlett, Texas
only 3 out of 12 gates open now, so it's not bad. I've seen people out there with lots of gates open. If you stay close to the rail bridge you'll be fine. At that point, the water is boiling, but it's not pushing hard downstream. If you get too far south of that bridge with all the gates open, you might need someone to come pick you up at Ray Hubbard.

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#11496326 - 03/23/16 02:47 PM Re: Lavon Spillway [Re: erittmueller]
YakManPro Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 01/14/15
Posts: 96
Loc: Texas

Here's the spoken of video on youtube, by me.
Check it out! It's great fishing, I hear the hybrids are there, unconfirmed report though.
I haven't been since I put up the video.

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#11496346 - 03/23/16 02:52 PM Re: Lavon Spillway [Re: erittmueller]
Carver Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 11/14/07
Posts: 1630
Loc: Garland, Tx
The trip down to the water from the parking lot is the most exciting. Even if you can carry it off the ground it is still rough to get back up.

You might want to take a look for crappie also up against the banks on downstream. I have heard some rumors. Jig 18" under a float drifting a foot off the bank at most.

Let us know how you do.

Tight lines, Phill
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