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#11650199 - 06/06/16 12:40 PM Flood Gates!!!
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Registered: 05/03/15
Posts: 360
Loc: Reno tx
I've heard that when the flood gates are open on Lake Fork the fish get LOCK JAW!!

Why is that?- and what tactics can you use to Rip some LIPS!!
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#11650210 - 06/06/16 12:46 PM Re: Flood Gates!!! [Re: FishVibesTv]
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Registered: 06/02/10
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Loc: Weatherford
Every lake is pretty much the same way. Bass just don't like falling water levels.

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#11650216 - 06/06/16 12:50 PM Re: Flood Gates!!! [Re: FishVibesTv]
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Registered: 05/03/15
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Loc: Reno tx
O ok thanks for the insight!!
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#11650229 - 06/06/16 12:59 PM Re: Flood Gates!!! [Re: FishVibesTv]
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Registered: 04/28/14
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Loc: NW Houston
Dozens of DD's were caught on Toledo Bend this spring with the gates wide open. Certainly open gates can pull oxygen rich water off the top of a lake, and smaller lakes might be impacted more than larger ones, but plenty of fish get caught with open gates. Fish don't quit eating just because gates are open.
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#11650230 - 06/06/16 12:59 PM Re: Flood Gates!!! [Re: FishVibesTv]
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Registered: 05/27/12
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Loc: San Antonio, Texas
Rising and falling water is one of the hardest times to pattern and catch fish because they can spread out all over the place; falling water especially. They're catchable but you gotta find em' and then trick em' into biting.

Strike King Shim-E Stick

Once you find the fish, try one of these stickbaits. Rig it weightless and throw it around some visible cover. The subtle fall and scent is good for enticing bites.
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#11650271 - 06/06/16 01:32 PM Re: Flood Gates!!! [Re: FishVibesTv]
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Registered: 05/03/15
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Loc: Reno tx
Thanks for the info guys!!!
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#11650365 - 06/06/16 02:17 PM Re: Flood Gates!!! [Re: FishVibesTv]
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Registered: 10/09/01
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Loc: Lubbock, Texas.
I know on Texoma, if they are not letting water out you can HOPE AND PRAY that you get 5 bites a day on shaky head or drop shot. When they are letting water out, it is MUCH easier. It just depends on which lake it is. Alan Henry fishes better when there is a little water going out. NOT going over the spillway, just letting some water out. FOrk gets lockjaw when they are letting water out, again, just depends on the lake. Those on flowing water rivers, like TVA, the bite is better on them when the water is flowing out. Go figure. Hope this helps.

Tight lines, keep safe and good luck.

Thad Rains
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#11650425 - 06/06/16 02:43 PM Re: Flood Gates!!! [Re: FishVibesTv]
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Registered: 05/03/15
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Loc: Reno tx
Thank you!
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#11650477 - 06/06/16 03:10 PM Re: Flood Gates!!! [Re: FishVibesTv]
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Registered: 11/10/12
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Loc: Emory
Gates should close this evening.....only .5 high a bit ago
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#11650504 - 06/06/16 03:25 PM Re: Flood Gates!!! [Re: FishVibesTv]
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Registered: 03/23/09
Posts: 176
Loc: TX
Hmmmm, FORK seems to get LOCK JAW soon as I launch my boat!!!!

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#11650615 - 06/06/16 04:35 PM Re: Flood Gates!!! [Re: FSWITX]
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Registered: 11/21/08
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Loc: somervell county
Originally Posted By: FSWITX
Hmmmm, FORK seems to get LOCK JAW soon as I launch my boat!!!!
I feel your pain!
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#11651254 - 06/06/16 10:01 PM Re: Flood Gates!!! [Re: FishVibesTv]
Justin Shelton Offline
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Registered: 05/16/14
Posts: 67
Loc: Cedar Creek Lake, TX
You would think these fish are used to the gates being open by now! flush
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#11651369 - 06/06/16 10:48 PM Re: Flood Gates!!! [Re: FishVibesTv]
rxkid2001 Offline
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Registered: 01/26/11
Posts: 3910
Loc: Wishing I was in TX
Up north its the opposite. You need the current produced by the open gates to get them to bite. Probably has something to do with the FL strain vs northern strain.

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#11654490 - 06/08/16 11:46 AM Re: Flood Gates!!! [Re: Justin Shelton]
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Registered: 03/22/15
Posts: 66
Originally Posted By: Justin Shelton
You would think these fish are used to the gates being open by now! flush


Bass get off the feed in falling water.........

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#11654509 - 06/08/16 11:50 AM Re: Flood Gates!!! [Re: FishVibesTv]
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Registered: 09/25/06
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Loc: NRH/Fork again ! GET THE NET
gates are closed,..have been since Monday at noon. Go whack'em..!! fish
I have a feeling this skeeter tournament is going to show you some BIG bass this year..

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