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#11664059 - 06/13/16 11:16 AM Wheeler Branch closing to bass boats
Brad R Offline
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Registered: 03/09/15
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Loc: Texas
I saw this down in the kayak forum, that Wheeler Branch has decided to eliminate bass boats from using the lake. Zebra Mussels.

Few boats use Wheeler Branch anyway, but this might save someone a trip down there.

Brad

See here:

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#11664067 - 06/13/16 11:19 AM Re: Wheeler Branch closing to bass boats [Re: Brad R]
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Registered: 04/17/06
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Loc: Benbrook/Granbury/Whitney/Stil...
LAME!!!!
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#11664070 - 06/13/16 11:20 AM Re: Wheeler Branch closing to bass boats [Re: Brad R]
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Their lake, so they can do what they want, but as someone that fishes it a few times a year this sucks.
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#11664075 - 06/13/16 11:22 AM Re: Wheeler Branch closing to bass boats [Re: Brad R]
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Zebra muscles?!! Gimme a break. They draw water in from the paluxy,so there is a source. They allow kayaks, there's another source. I've never seen a single kayaker wipe down their rig after use.Dont forget birds are a huge source. With all the flooding we've had its not going to help. Stopping bass boats from going because of zebra muscles is just an excuse to keep big boats off it. It doesn't surprise me. I've seen guys starting their big motors and the lady at the front yells at them then waits at the boat ramp. I bet it's more of people not respecting the rules rather than zebra muscles. They going to just close all lakes now?

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#11664085 - 06/13/16 11:25 AM Re: Wheeler Branch closing to bass boats [Re: Brad R]
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Registered: 07/10/09
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Loc: Dallas, TX - Mark 1:15
ha...what ever excuse they can sell...so will they reopen it when they find zebra mussels in there ?
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#11664089 - 06/13/16 11:26 AM Re: Wheeler Branch closing to bass boats [Re: Brad R]
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Registered: 05/28/10
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Loc: Cypress,Tx
now they will charge kayaks 20 dollars to launch?
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#11664097 - 06/13/16 11:29 AM Re: Wheeler Branch closing to bass boats [Re: Brad R]
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Registered: 10/15/07
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Loc: Forney
Kind of makes you hope a big old pelican drops a load of zebra mussels in it.

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#11664099 - 06/13/16 11:30 AM Re: Wheeler Branch closing to bass boats [Re: Brad R]
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Registered: 04/17/06
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Loc: Benbrook/Granbury/Whitney/Stil...
"The District has distributed fliers to fisherman, posted signs at
the boat ramp and park gate, spot checked boats and verbally informed boaters of the
existing laws requiring all boats entering the reservoir to be clean and dry prior to
entering the park. Despite all the District’s and local law enforcement officials efforts to
enforce the laws regarding transporting water from one lake to another, recent boat
surveys have found that over one third of all boats with bilges and live wells continue to
attempt to bring outside water into the Wheeler Branch Reservoir within their bilges or
live wells. It will only take one boat from one of the seven infested reservoirs in Texas to
infest Wheeler Branch Reservoir with zebra mussels."


Been out there at least 25 times and have never seen them inspect or "survey" anyone's boat.
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#11664102 - 06/13/16 11:31 AM Re: Wheeler Branch closing to bass boats [Re: Ban-D]
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Loc: Benbrook, TX
Originally Posted By: Ban-D
Zebra muscles?!! Gimme a break. They draw water in from the paluxy,so there is a source. They allow kayaks, there's another source. I've never seen a single kayaker wipe down their rig after use.Dont forget birds are a huge source. With all the flooding we've had its not going to help. Stopping bass boats from going because of zebra muscles is just an excuse to keep big boats off it. It doesn't surprise me. I've seen guys starting their big motors and the lady at the front yells at them then waits at the boat ramp. I bet it's more of people not respecting the rules rather than zebra muscles. They going to just close all lakes now?

You must not know many kayak anglers....Plus kayaks don't hold large amounts of water like boats. They don't have a bilge pump that sends different lake water into the current lake.
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#11664105 - 06/13/16 11:32 AM Re: Wheeler Branch closing to bass boats [Re: Brazos Bass Cat]
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Originally Posted By: Brazos Bass Cat
"The District has distributed fliers to fisherman, posted signs at
the boat ramp and park gate, spot checked boats and verbally informed boaters of the
existing laws requiring all boats entering the reservoir to be clean and dry prior to
entering the park. Despite all the District’s and local law enforcement officials efforts to
enforce the laws regarding transporting water from one lake to another, recent boat
surveys have found that over one third of all boats with bilges and live wells continue to
attempt to bring outside water into the Wheeler Branch Reservoir within their bilges or
live wells. It will only take one boat from one of the seven infested reservoirs in Texas to
infest Wheeler Branch Reservoir with zebra mussels."


Been out there at least 25 times and have never seen them inspect or "survey" anyone's boat.

So that means it never happened?
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#11664107 - 06/13/16 11:32 AM Re: Wheeler Branch closing to bass boats [Re: Brad R]
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Registered: 05/10/05
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Close down Lake Fork while they are at it....Talk about a riot !

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#11664127 - 06/13/16 11:37 AM Re: Wheeler Branch closing to bass boats [Re: Longeye]
Rhino68W Online   content
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Registered: 11/06/14
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Loc: Benbrook, TX
Originally Posted By: Longeye
Close down Lake Fork while they are at it....Talk about a riot !

They could use the excuse of "giving the lake a break." Might do it some good!
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#11664133 - 06/13/16 11:39 AM Re: Wheeler Branch closing to bass boats [Re: Rhino68W]
Brazos Bass Cat Online   content
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Registered: 04/17/06
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Loc: Benbrook/Granbury/Whitney/Stil...
Originally Posted By: Rhino68W
Originally Posted By: Brazos Bass Cat
"The District has distributed fliers to fisherman, posted signs at
the boat ramp and park gate, spot checked boats and verbally informed boaters of the
existing laws requiring all boats entering the reservoir to be clean and dry prior to
entering the park. Despite all the District’s and local law enforcement officials efforts to
enforce the laws regarding transporting water from one lake to another, recent boat
surveys have found that over one third of all boats with bilges and live wells continue to
attempt to bring outside water into the Wheeler Branch Reservoir within their bilges or
live wells. It will only take one boat from one of the seven infested reservoirs in Texas to
infest Wheeler Branch Reservoir with zebra mussels."


Been out there at least 25 times and have never seen them inspect or "survey" anyone's boat.

So that means it never happened?


you must be on the kayak committee who pushed this through lol.
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#11664139 - 06/13/16 11:42 AM Re: Wheeler Branch closing to bass boats [Re: Brazos Bass Cat]
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Registered: 08/20/03
Posts: 20295
Loc: Frisco, Texas
Originally Posted By: Brazos Bass Cat
"The District has distributed fliers to fisherman, posted signs at
the boat ramp and park gate, spot checked boats and verbally informed boaters of the
existing laws requiring all boats entering the reservoir to be clean and dry prior to
entering the park. Despite all the District’s and local law enforcement officials efforts to
enforce the laws regarding transporting water from one lake to another, recent boat
surveys have found that over one third of all boats with bilges and live wells continue to
attempt to bring outside water into the Wheeler Branch Reservoir within their bilges or
live wells. It will only take one boat from one of the seven infested reservoirs in Texas to
infest Wheeler Branch Reservoir with zebra mussels."


Been out there at least 25 times and have never seen them inspect or "survey" anyone's boat.


They gonna put a net over the lake to keep the birds out.

That excuse they are giving is laughable at best
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#11664151 - 06/13/16 11:45 AM Re: Wheeler Branch closing to bass boats [Re: Brad R]
buda13 Offline


Registered: 07/02/04
Posts: 16519
Loc: NRH, TX
Lets give Wheeler to the Kayaks, and in trade take out the stupid no wake buoys going up the river at Worth that they battled to have put in place. bolt
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