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#11558520 - 04/22/16 07:17 AM Whitney Info.
Old Coach Offline
Angler

Registered: 02/03/08
Posts: 275
I know the Corp. Boat ramps are closed on Whitney and that it is flooded. Does anyone know if the Harbor Master Marina ramp is open ? I was thinking of going up and trying the stripers and white bass on top water in the flooded timber.Done it before and it was lights out! Any info would be appreciated .

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#11558741 - 04/22/16 09:17 AM Re: Whitney Info. [Re: Old Coach]
me and the boys Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/08/10
Posts: 1984
Loc: Joshua TX
I have not been there since all this runoff.
But i do not know if i would try it.....
I bet there is all kinds of floaters right now.

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#11559630 - 04/22/16 04:30 PM Re: Whitney Info. [Re: Old Coach]
PBrain Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 08/12/14
Posts: 31
Loc: Pony Creek, Tx
Just spoke w/ Cliffview Resort. Their ramp is 7+' underwater but can launch from their road if you have the cojones. I know some were launching from the road last year. It's a narrow, winding unpaved road down and you would have to back down a pretty good ways to get to the waters edge...but it's possible. Probably have to stay there a night or 2 to get access. Owner advised that the Corp told her today they would probably start opening gate(s) Monday or Tuesday and expected the lake to crest Tuesday evening....with no more rain in the watershed.

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#11560842 - 04/23/16 12:12 PM Re: Whitney Info. [Re: Old Coach]
WilliamKidd Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 04/22/16
Posts: 16
I was out there yesterday and everything got shut down by the corp. Steele creek and Mcown Valley both had the gates locked so we went to Harbor Master as a last effort. We were able to launch at Harbor Master but the conditions were sketchy at best. By mid afternoon we were asked to leave and close the gate behind us because the corp. decided to close all access. I spoke to a guide as we were leaving and he said they only had access on private property and didn't have any other suggestions for us.
Sorry for the bummer news, I was pretty disappointed too. On the bright side though, we did get a few sandies, a striper, and a half day on the water.

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#11564245 - 04/25/16 01:25 PM Re: Whitney Info. [Re: Old Coach]
WilliamKidd Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 04/22/16
Posts: 16
Took me a few days to post this but here's a pic of Harbor Master on Friday (4/22/16). The lake was 14' over when I took this. It's 17' over now.


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