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#11744016 - 07/26/16 09:17 PM Lewisville Advice
Knappster Offline

Registered: 05/26/11
Posts: 33
Loc: Mid-Cities
Headed to Lewisville on Friday for the first time but I am a bit concerned about all the stumps and trees I hear about that are just below the water surface. I was planning on putting in near Pier 121 marina and don't want to find myself in the wrong places so any advice would be appreciated on what to avoid.

I also read Mr. Paty's post saying "use your graph to find submerged standing timber in 20'-30' water and fish vertically with small baits with 1/8 or 1/4 oz jigs. Shad colors with glitter worked best. Bite is extremely light." Any suggestions on where I should start on this new to me lake?

Appreciate any help. Thanks.

#11744367 - 07/27/16 07:23 AM Re: Lewisville Advice [Re: Knappster]
The Crappie Guy Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 03/17/03
Posts: 4984
Loc: HV, TX and Lake Fork
If you launch at 121, you can fish inside the cut with little worry that you'll hit any standing timber (unless you go way up toward The Colony). Going outside the cut, you can run straight across the dam face (as much as 1/2 mile off the dam) with no problems all the way to the 35 bridge. If you go west of the 35 bridge, be careful. Going out of the 121 cut and turning right (north) is where you can get into trouble if you don't know where you can/can't run, and especially out in the middle of the big's a forest out there, regardless if you see high speed ski boats running out there. They get lucky...most of the time. If you do get into the old Lake Dallas area; you're good as long as you don't go to far north. The Little Elm area and the Cottonwood areas are places you need to be careful also.

I realize this is pretty vague information, but it is really hard to tell someone where all the 'widow makers' are. You only learn that by time on the water. Good luck.
"The Crappie Guy"

#11744562 - 07/27/16 09:20 AM Re: Lewisville Advice [Re: Knappster]
BlueNitro Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 06/08/10
Posts: 4053
Loc: Lewisville
Here are the coordinates for the ones that I call Widow Maker's or start showing when the lake starts getting about three feet low. You will notice that a lot of them are located just south and west of Hackberry and covers about 50 acres. If you have Navionics chip, it does outline the area with all the trees in the area. What is scary is it looks like it's wide open to rip through but is loaded with trees that are just under the surface in 30 to 45 foot of water.

N33 05.624 W096 57.736
N33 05.600 W096 57.827
N33 05.534 W096.57.951
N33 05.333 W096 58.196
N33 07.179 W096 58.127
N33 07.200 W096 58.096
N33 07.226 W096 58.093
N33 07.235 W096 58.093
N33 07.307 W096 58.075
N33 05.527 W096 57.951
N33 05.599 W096 57.827
N33 05.619 W096 57.737
N33 05.517 W096 57.731
N33 05.484 W096 57.734
N33 06.137 W096 57.625
N33 08.681 W096 56.175
N33 08.680 W096 56.129
N33 08.656 W096 56.116
N33 08.649 W096 56.100
N33 07.129 W096 57.381
N33 06.162 W096 56.888
N33 05.915 W096 56.941
N33 08.803 W096 56.951
N33 06.879 W096 58.702
N33 06.977 W096 57.810
N33 06.903 W096 57.838
N33 06.796 W096 57.880
N33 06.132 W096 57.627
N33 05.524 W096 57.526
N33 05.493 W096 57.618
N33 07.124 W096 57.265
N33 05.986 W096 57.012
N33 05.992 W096 57.004
N33 06.006 W096 57.002
N33 06.001 W096 56.999
N36 07.284 W096 57.797
N33 07.108 W096 57.068
N33 07.346 W096 58.049
N33 07.334 W096 58.106
N33 05.489 W096 57.734
N33 05.623 W096 57.737
N33 05.602 W096 57.829
N33 05.534 W096 57.951
N33 06.272 W096 58.861
N33 09.190 W096 57.399
N33 07.262 W096 56.342
N33 05.801 W096 57.058
N33 06.979 W096 57.803
N33 08.181 W096 57.575
N33 08.360 W096 57.504
N33 08.253 W096 57.478
N33 08.351 W096 57.496
N33 07.207 W096 57.974
N33 05.795 W096 56.922
N33 05.800 W096 57.059
N33 07.326 W096 58.112
N33 08.156 W096 57.743
N33 07.326 W096 58.112
N33 05.804 W096 56.951
N33 05.915 W096 56.941
N33 06.163 W096 56.889
N33 06.796 W096 57.880

The other areas that Guy mentioned have some trees that normally stick above the water line so you can see that there should be other trees in the area.

I use the big red + symbol as it is easy to see when I am running hard but getting close to these areas. Be safe out there.

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#11745912 - 07/27/16 09:22 PM Re: Lewisville Advice [Re: BlueNitro]
Knappster Offline

Registered: 05/26/11
Posts: 33
Loc: Mid-Cities
Thanks very much Guy and Blue Nitro. Greatly appreciate the advice!

#11746322 - 07/28/16 08:53 AM Re: Lewisville Advice [Re: Knappster]
AGSWON Offline

Registered: 06/09/03
Posts: 322
Loc: Lewisville, TX - United States
Wow, that is a pretty intimidating list. I never knew there were that many that came that close to the surface in open water. Thanks for sharing this valuable information that you spent many hours/days collecting!!!

#11746466 - 07/28/16 10:04 AM Re: Lewisville Advice [Re: AGSWON]
Bobcat1 Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 01/15/07
Posts: 17732
Loc: Sanger,Texas
I would just get me some binoculars and follow a certain pontoon around and potlick. roflmao
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#11749003 - 07/29/16 04:23 PM Re: Lewisville Advice [Re: Knappster]
fishingman007 Online   content

Registered: 11/10/11
Posts: 92
Loc: plano, texas
HAHA, make sure Mr.Ernest didn't see this post. roflmao

#11749312 - 07/29/16 07:27 PM Re: Lewisville Advice [Re: Knappster]

Registered: 03/08/12
Posts: 23
Thanks BlueNitro. Those GPS coordinates seem somewhat familiar.


#11749340 - 07/29/16 07:38 PM Re: Lewisville Advice [Re: Knappster]
bronco71 Online   content
Pro Angler

Registered: 02/05/06
Posts: 992
Loc: Farmers Branch/Sulphur Bluff
Thanks BlueNitro... now I have some data entry to do......

#11749361 - 07/29/16 07:49 PM Re: Lewisville Advice [Re: Knappster]
Lovfldx Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 07/07/01
Posts: 6601
Can u imagine? Today that pontoon went out with Ernest and Papa Peck aboard! I heard those broad shouldered crappie, as soon as they saw the outline of that pontoon, just swam to the surface, raised fins high in the air and said, "Mssr's Paty and Peck, don't set that hook! We surrender!"


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