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#12021743 - 01/05/17 09:37 AM Fairfield Lake Info
Rev. Dick Offline
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Registered: 01/27/15
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Fishing a bass tourney at Fairfield January 14. I've never been on the lake. Looking for some help on where to start and what to try. I know there was a recent fish kill and am wondering how much that is affecting the lake and the fishing. Thanks for your help!
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#12021793 - 01/05/17 09:59 AM Re: Fairfield Lake Info [Re: Rev. Dick]
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Registered: 07/17/11
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Loc: Godley Tx
No recent fish kill

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#12022564 - 01/05/17 04:08 PM Re: Fairfield Lake Info [Re: Rev. Dick]
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#12022609 - 01/05/17 04:27 PM Re: Fairfield Lake Info [Re: Rev. Dick]
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I haven't fished that lake in a couple years but can start you off but keep in mind I haven't been there in a couple years. LOL

Leaving the ramp I would go straight towards the dam go to the left into that cove and fish a fluke (watermelon seed) or a Wacky rig redbug zoom trick worm all along the face of the reeds on your left. If no bites pretty quick pick up a black / blue jig (I like 3/8oz) with a decent size trailer (craw) and punch the edges of the reeds and into the reeds a bit. Still no luck turn around and use a Strike King 3xd along the rip rap there on the left end of the dam. Still no luck go to the other end of the dam and repeat the process on those reeds / rip rap.

If still no luck go back towards the ramp to the discharge cove and pick up a Carolina rig with about a 3' leader and a small bait like a zoom finesse worm or an ultravibe speed craw sit the boat about 3 full casts away from the discharge barrier and cast towards it. Still no luck leave that cove and go to the right and work the trees / reeds past the discharge cove. Use chatter baits , spinner baits, small (KVD 1.5) cranks and flukes along that shoreline until you figure them out. I hope some of this helps and keep in mind I haven't been there in a couple years.


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#12022665 - 01/05/17 04:56 PM Re: Fairfield Lake Info [Re: Rev. Dick]
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^^^^^ Very generous and solid advice--- part of that worked two weeks ago when I was there.
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#12022708 - 01/05/17 05:22 PM Re: Fairfield Lake Info [Re: Rev. Dick]
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Loc: Eagle Mountain
^^^^ wow.... now that's some detailed advise!

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#12024047 - 01/06/17 10:59 AM Re: Fairfield Lake Info [Re: Rev. Dick]
AWT786 Offline
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Registered: 01/05/17
Posts: 13
Loc: Texas
No fish kill at Fairfield in roughly five years. Also no plans to shut the plant down in the near future. The lake should continue to get better.

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#12024111 - 01/06/17 11:33 AM Re: Fairfield Lake Info [Re: Rev. Dick]
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Trump should have the coal mines up and running again soon and all the power plant lakes will be back to their old glory


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#12024319 - 01/06/17 12:49 PM Re: Fairfield Lake Info [Re: Weekender]
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Registered: 12/21/01
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Loc: Scurry, Tx - S/E of Dallas
[quote=Weekender]I haven't fished that lake in a couple years but can start you off but keep in mind I haven't been there in a couple years. LOL

Leaving the ramp I would go straight towards the dam go to the left into that cove and fish a fluke (watermelon seed) or a Wacky rig redbug zoom trick worm all along the face of the reeds on your left. If no bites pretty quick pick up a black / blue jig (I like 3/8oz) with a decent size trailer (craw) and punch the edges of the reeds and into the reeds a bit. Still no luck turn around and use a Strike King 3xd along the rip rap there on the left end of the dam. Still no luck go to the other end of the dam and repeat the process on those reeds / rip rap.

If still no luck go back towards the ramp to the discharge cove and pick up a Carolina rig with about a 3' leader and a small bait like a zoom finesse worm or an ultravibe speed craw sit the boat about 3 full casts away from the discharge barrier and cast towards it. Still no luck leave that cove and go to the right and work the trees / reeds past the discharge cove. Use chatter baits , spinner baits, small (KVD 1.5) cranks and flukes along that shoreline until you figure them out. I hope some of this helps and keep in mind I haven't been there in a couple years.


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#12024820 - 01/06/17 04:44 PM Re: Fairfield Lake Info [Re: AWT786]
Rayzor Offline
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Registered: 05/13/08
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Loc: Magnolia, Texas
Originally Posted By: AWT786
No fish kill at Fairfield in roughly five years. Also no plans to shut the plant down in the near future. The lake should continue to get better.


TPWD says there was one in 2014. Can anyone comment on that?
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#12024828 - 01/06/17 04:46 PM Re: Fairfield Lake Info [Re: Rev. Dick]
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Registered: 07/17/11
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Loc: Godley Tx
If they had 1 in 2014 it was very small. Never heard about it and it didn't hurt fishing.

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#12024853 - 01/06/17 04:55 PM Re: Fairfield Lake Info [Re: Rev. Dick]
AWT786 Offline
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Registered: 01/05/17
Posts: 13
Loc: Texas
I work at the plant. It's been roughly 5 years since there has been a significant fish kill. We also caught red fish there last year at our park. Lake also hasn't received much pressure the last few years. Lake should be headed in a good direction.

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#12025137 - 01/06/17 07:28 PM Re: Fairfield Lake Info [Re: AWT786]
Rayzor Offline
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Registered: 05/13/08
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Loc: Magnolia, Texas
Originally Posted By: AWT786
No fish kill at Fairfield in roughly five years. Also no plans to shut the plant down in the near future. The lake should continue to get better.


I sure hope it doesn't but back in 2014 they were saying it will be closed by 2018.

http://www.dallasnews.com/business/energy/2014/08/29/east-texas-coal-mine-closing
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#12025163 - 01/06/17 07:42 PM Re: Fairfield Lake Info [Re: Rayzor]
AWT786 Offline
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Registered: 01/05/17
Posts: 13
Loc: Texas
The Dallas Morning news also endorsed Hillary. They have been putting out false news about us forever. They are liberal and anti coal. Don't believe what they say. We are hoping coal and the power industry has bright days ahead with Trump.

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#12025358 - 01/06/17 09:35 PM Re: Fairfield Lake Info [Re: Rev. Dick]
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Registered: 03/14/05
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Loc: Hill county
The plant is OLD, its days are numbered, trading house was a newer plant and its already been torn down. Good news is, they seem to be generating more this winter than last, so theres that.


Edited by Bossbowman (01/06/17 09:36 PM)

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