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#11585149 - 05/05/16 01:02 PM High water greens and gills
Smithaven Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/23/10
Posts: 1856
Loc: Hurst, Texas
Joe Pool Lake is in bad shape after last week's rain. The lake is 5 1/2 feet high, which puts the parking lot partially under water and puts the water up to the bottom of the entry bridge at Lynn Creek Marina. The water is a dirty brown color. The COE are not releasing water.

The spawn is getting under way. Since the water is out of its banks the usual spawning places are in relatively deep water. The fish are hard to find.

Another interesting thing is for the first time since I have been going to Joe Pool there are lots of green sunfish, all small.

I caught 6 medium sized bluegills and a dozen or so small ones plus a few small green sunfish. One channel cat and one carp were bonuses.

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#11585196 - 05/05/16 01:33 PM Re: High water greens and gills [Re: Smithaven]
banker-always fishing Online   content
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Registered: 07/12/10
Posts: 39852
Loc: Universal City Tx.
Glad you found some fish Smithaven! cheers As for the Greens they may have been flooded into JP from the feeder creeks. hmmm Just my two cents. 2cents
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#11585205 - 05/05/16 01:36 PM Re: High water greens and gills [Re: Smithaven]
JigandJeep Offline
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Registered: 01/20/15
Posts: 144
Originally Posted By: Smithaven
Joe Pool Lake is in bad shape after last week's rain. The lake is 5 1/2 feet high, which puts the parking lot partially under water and puts the water up to the bottom of the entry bridge at Lynn Creek Marina. The water is a dirty brown color. The COE are not releasing water.

The spawn is getting under way. Since the water is out of its banks the usual spawning places are in relatively deep water. The fish are hard to find.

Another interesting thing is for the first time since I have been going to Joe Pool there are lots of green sunfish, all small.

I caught 6 medium sized bluegills and a dozen or so small ones plus a few small green sunfish. One channel cat and one carp were bonuses.


I have been fishing the creeks that lead into Joe Pool and the spillway coming out a lot this spring. I've notice an uptick in the amount of green sunfish I'm catching this year. Unfortunately they're usually pretty small. Thanks for the update, I'm crossing the marina off my list of possibilities for tomorrow morning.

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#11585220 - 05/05/16 01:47 PM Re: High water greens and gills [Re: Smithaven]
Urban Fisher Offline
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Registered: 11/15/10
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Man Smithaven those are some nice chunky looking gills! Nice job!
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#11585265 - 05/05/16 02:13 PM Re: High water greens and gills [Re: Smithaven]
Action_Jackson Offline
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Registered: 01/18/15
Posts: 1402
Loc: Dallas, Texas
Nice report Smithaven thumb

Hopefully the bigger gills will move up and get active!
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#11585639 - 05/05/16 04:39 PM Re: High water greens and gills [Re: Smithaven]
SlowDown Offline
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Registered: 09/20/08
Posts: 2073
Loc: Texas
Hope the lake level settles down enough for a good spawn. Fortunately, they spawn throughout the summer, so there ought to be a good hatch before summer is over. The amount of rain this year in your area has been crazy. Enjoyed the pictures you posted. Keep 'em coming.


Edited by fish 'till I drop (05/05/16 04:39 PM)

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#11585806 - 05/05/16 06:21 PM Re: High water greens and gills [Re: Smithaven]
SK. Offline
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Registered: 12/18/10
Posts: 1042
Loc: N.Houston/Fort Worth
Saaaweet, sound like a fun trip...
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#11589016 - 05/07/16 05:42 PM Re: High water greens and gills [Re: Smithaven]
Laker One Offline
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Registered: 07/03/11
Posts: 10534
Loc: San Antonio TX
Nice catch Smithaven. Good job. woot




Side Note: Hopefully no more flooding on the area lakes.

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#11589479 - 05/08/16 07:25 AM Re: High water greens and gills [Re: Smithaven]
highcountry Offline
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Registered: 03/07/09
Posts: 1258
Loc: Garland, TX
Nice healthy pigs! Love the variety...
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#11590033 - 05/08/16 02:46 PM Re: High water greens and gills [Re: Smithaven]
Kent Meadows aka Team Hooligan Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/04/10
Posts: 1693
Loc: Austin
fine job with very tough conditions Mr. Smith. You have had a stacked deck against you for a while now with the adverse lake conditions.
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#11593473 - 05/09/16 11:16 PM Re: High water greens and gills [Re: Smithaven]
fshnrelax Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 03/11/08
Posts: 36
Loc: Arlington
I didn't know Joe poolike had nice size gills. I've been driving to Athens to gill fish. Do you fish from a boat or off the bank?

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#11599456 - 05/12/16 01:25 PM Re: High water greens and gills [Re: Smithaven]
Gitter Done Offline
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Registered: 02/06/07
Posts: 10122
Loc: San Antonio Tx.
Nice fish and report Smithaven.

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