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#11879310 - 10/13/16 04:15 PM Richland Chamberous dangerus trees
Dusty Rivers Offline
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Registered: 05/04/16
Posts: 14
I tried to go up the Richland branch of the lake and hit several submerged tree tops in 35 feet of water! I could not see them till they hit my motor. I saw another boat on plane going in close to shore. Is there a known GPS route that I can take to get up and down on that fork? I was looking for a good catfishing spot, but it seems way too risky. I thought I would be good in 35 feet of water. Is there a safe way in and out of there? My boat drafts 13" of water. Any help would be appreciated. I must be the worst fisherman in the world. I keep telling my wife there is no fish in that lake. bang
Dusty Rivers "nothing matters while on the lake"- except hidden tree top :-)

#11879334 - 10/13/16 04:34 PM Re: Richland Chamberous dangerus trees [Re: Dusty Rivers]
WAWI Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 05/18/07
Posts: 20353
Loc: Aledo
No there are not, people run old roads, pipelines etc.

#11880041 - 10/14/16 06:41 AM Re: Richland Chamberous dangerus trees [Re: WAWI]
Gone Fishin' Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 12/16/01
Posts: 2780
Loc: Whitehouse, Texas

We have several fisherman hire us every year to "Learn the Lake". We've been fishing it since 1994 and know it pretty well. The Lake is not a Corp Lake, has no boat lanes and as mentioned you have to travel the Roadbeds and Channels. I'm making the trip almost everyday this time of the year up the Richland Arm to near the Railroad Bridge to catch Catfish. They are there by the thousands where the Commorants Roost. Wouldn't recommend you try the trip unless you learn the Lake as even the Creek Channels have treetops just below the surface in 30' FOW.

Good Luck!

Edited by Gone Fishin' (10/14/16 06:46 AM)
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#11885177 - 10/17/16 12:54 PM Re: Richland Chamberous dangerus trees [Re: Dusty Rivers]
Mike Yeager Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 07/31/14
Posts: 756
Loc: Cypress, TX
Trial and error Dusty! I can run the lake up past the RR tracks and halfway to pin oak but it took a few years. The thing to remember on RC is that if you aren't SURE, IDLE! Its not worth getting hurt over.
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#11897515 - 10/24/16 04:05 PM Re: Richland Chamberous dangerus trees [Re: Dusty Rivers]
Bossbowman Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 03/14/05
Posts: 3072
Loc: Hill county
Richland arm is scary as hell, fished with a guy who thought he knew the lake well and he decided to try and run up to TXI the day before and ended up with a bent prop shaft and luckily didn't get hurt, worst deal was it was a borrowed boat.

#11956626 - 11/29/16 10:22 AM Re: Richland Chamberous dangerus trees [Re: Dusty Rivers]
Bulletman99 Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 10/26/16
Posts: 507
Loc: South Texas
Back in the early 90s it was easy to run for the most part. The trees were well out of the water marking the roadbeds, channels etc... I was up near Crab Creek fishing a tourney and saw many boats running wide open in and out of the trees. That area was basically a field with trees in it with no notable routes to run but those guys could still do it or simple had bigger balls than I did cause I idled back in there!!! LOL
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#11956785 - 11/29/16 12:10 PM Re: Richland Chamberous dangerus trees [Re: Dusty Rivers]
fray Offline

Registered: 08/23/16
Posts: 154
Loc: Commerce, TX
Wow, be careful

#11957346 - 11/29/16 05:59 PM Re: Richland Chamberous dangerus trees [Re: Dusty Rivers]
structure man(Guide on RC) Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 10/09/06
Posts: 959
Loc: Corsicana Texas
Gotta be careful out there, never know what is under the water. There are lone stumps everywhere!

#11959085 - 11/30/16 04:29 PM Re: Richland Chamberous dangerus trees [Re: Dusty Rivers]
Froghunter Offline

Registered: 12/25/15
Posts: 184
Just another reason I love my tunnel hull!

#11969976 - 12/06/16 05:37 PM Re: Richland Chamberous dangerus trees [Re: Dusty Rivers]
Bugzout10 Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 06/23/13
Posts: 4326
Loc: Above ground
Is the ramp west of grape creek still accessible in cheneyboro


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