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#11455273 - 03/03/16 09:31 PM Lake Cooper. Way back when
The Ninja Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/27/12
Posts: 2017
Loc: N. Fort Worth
Found some old picks of Cooper when it was hot. Do the fish still spawn in the trees ? I haven't been there in a long long time. Has all the trees snapped off at water line?


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#11455287 - 03/03/16 09:36 PM Re: Lake Cooper. Way back when [Re: The Ninja]
Outdoor Therapy Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 06/26/06
Posts: 3449
Loc: Royse City, Texas
Trees are still there, not sure about the spawning.
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#11455372 - 03/03/16 10:31 PM Re: Lake Cooper. Way back when [Re: The Ninja]
Kidde Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 02/15/16
Posts: 203
The water turned muddy and never cleared up. Once it went muddy, the bass were never the same. Cooper used to be awesome. Now, it's just catfish and hybrids.

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#11456871 - 03/04/16 07:56 PM Re: Lake Cooper. Way back when [Re: The Ninja]
Txhoghunter Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 04/12/09
Posts: 22
Loc: Cooper, Tx
Those were the days! What ruined Cooper was the water being pumped to Lavon.

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#11456896 - 03/04/16 08:08 PM Re: Lake Cooper. Way back when [Re: The Ninja]
Danny L. Weems Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/19/14
Posts: 1156
Loc: Como, Texas
All the bass went to Fork.
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#11456953 - 03/04/16 08:33 PM Re: Lake Cooper. Way back when [Re: The Ninja]
steve Mbass Offline
Angler

Registered: 10/07/13
Posts: 437
Loc: Frisco
I remember those days, was going out there in 97" or something like that.

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#11457030 - 03/04/16 09:14 PM Re: Lake Cooper. Way back when [Re: The Ninja]
jcarring99 Offline
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Registered: 01/15/05
Posts: 12268
Loc: Arlngton
At one time Cooper was predicted to be better than fork. My cousin has the lake record and should have been just the beginning. Low water and fish being shocked up to take to fork ruined it.

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#11457107 - 03/04/16 09:59 PM Re: Lake Cooper. Way back when [Re: The Ninja]
Razorback Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 08/31/01
Posts: 3435
Loc: Tyler, TX, USA
In my opinion it wasn't just predicted to be better than Fork, it was better in the early 2000s. When I moved to Tyler 20 years ago I thought I would wear out the highway going to Fork. By about 2000 I was driving right past Fork to get to Cooper. A lot of Fork guides were taking clients to Cooper, too.

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#11457114 - 03/04/16 10:05 PM Re: Lake Cooper. Way back when [Re: The Ninja]
jcarring99 Offline
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Registered: 01/15/05
Posts: 12268
Loc: Arlngton
Bass, Largemouth 15.17 25.50 Apr 4, 1999 Terry Garner

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#11457230 - 03/05/16 01:56 AM Re: Lake Cooper. Way back when [Re: jcarring99]
basscaster46 Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 03/03/06
Posts: 585
Loc: Red Oak, TX
Fished it often when it was opened trees still towering overhead with leaves still on trees.
What great memories I have great lake for a while until water turned muddy and lake dryed up

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#11457249 - 03/05/16 05:29 AM Re: Lake Cooper. Way back when [Re: The Ninja]
fisherman2012 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 07/03/12
Posts: 41
They shocked up fish to take to fork?

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#11457305 - 03/05/16 06:49 AM Re: Lake Cooper. Way back when [Re: The Ninja]
Jignpig65 Offline
Angler

Registered: 09/27/15
Posts: 279
Loc: Paris Texas
Best stringer I heard was around 42#, I watched two dd's come loose at boat in 2000. I fished about 5 weekends last summer and only caught Sandys and Blue cat.

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#11457492 - 03/05/16 09:31 AM Re: Lake Cooper. Way back when [Re: The Ninja]
LINEMAN_20 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 05/30/02
Posts: 1353
Loc: Celeste Tx
The Hybrids didn't help anything. once I started catching them in the timber it seemed the blacks left.
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