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#12148734 - 03/20/17 05:22 AM Safe and Not Safe On Joe Pool Lake ?
Jigfish Offline
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Registered: 02/28/03
Posts: 2847
Loc: Tx
1. Tell me about the dangers, where I can and can not run?
2. How is it past the bridges?
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#12148752 - 03/20/17 05:54 AM Re: Safe and Not Safe On Joe Pool Lake ? [Re: Jigfish]
Bobby Milam Online   content
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Registered: 07/13/14
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Loc: Arlington
Starting at loyd park as you come out of the creek and turn left you will see timber in the middle. You are clear in the center until you get to the bend to go to the other side of the lake. There are two long shallow points coming off the inside bend to watch out for on your right. Stay towards the center and you are good all the way around to you get to the bridge on the other side of the lake. After that you will see standing timber so be careful over there.

Pretty easy to navigate with not much hidden that would not be obvious with surrounding timber.

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#12150477 - 03/21/17 05:03 AM Re: Safe and Not Safe On Joe Pool Lake ? [Re: Jigfish]
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#12150572 - 03/21/17 07:24 AM Re: Safe and Not Safe On Joe Pool Lake ? [Re: Jigfish]
Jigfish Offline
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What kind of danger is there running to Mountain Creek or Bagget Branch somewhere up that way
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#12150646 - 03/21/17 08:06 AM Re: Safe and Not Safe On Joe Pool Lake ? [Re: Jigfish]
361V Online   content
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Registered: 11/21/08
Posts: 4435
Loc: somervell county
Mountain Creek (east arm) is wide open from the dam to the Lake Ridge Parkway bridge. After the bridge it quickly becomes a mine field going up towards the actual creek. There are bouys marking the boat lane but they don't appear to have been maintained and many are missing. I have not trusted them in years. Used to put in at Britton Park and you were already nearly to the creek. It closed years ago, unless it reopened. Maybe someone will chime in on the accuracy of the buoys and navigating upper Mountain Creek arm.


Edited by 361V (03/21/17 08:09 AM)
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#12150665 - 03/21/17 08:11 AM Re: Safe and Not Safe On Joe Pool Lake ? [Re: Jigfish]
Bobby Milam Online   content
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Registered: 07/13/14
Posts: 2609
Loc: Arlington
I run them but they will take you pretty close to a tree. Run at your own risk. If you see standing timber you best slow down until you learn where the hazards are.

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#12150847 - 03/21/17 09:35 AM Re: Safe and Not Safe On Joe Pool Lake ? [Re: Jigfish]
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Registered: 07/01/14
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Loc: Mansfield,TX
Britton Park ramp is still open (at least it was in September when I launched there last) and it's free. Be very careful leaving the ramp, as soon as you turn north your already in a stump field. Turn south and your pretty much to the creek already.


Edited by goodman1389 (03/21/17 09:38 AM)

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#12151194 - 03/21/17 12:48 PM Re: Safe and Not Safe On Joe Pool Lake ? [Re: Jigfish]
TreeHugger Offline
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Registered: 02/04/08
Posts: 60
Loc: Mansfield, TX
Britton Park is $5 to launch, there is a self-pay station near the park entrance, right next a large sign telling you to stop and pay the entry fee.

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#12151658 - 03/21/17 04:57 PM Re: Safe and Not Safe On Joe Pool Lake ? [Re: TreeHugger]
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Originally Posted By: TreeHugger
Britton Park is $5 to launch, there is a self-pay station near the park entrance, right next a large sign telling you to stop and pay the entry fee.


That pay station is either fairly new or I just never saw it. Wasn't looking either, I have the yearly pass for all the parks.

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#12152054 - 03/21/17 08:54 PM Re: Safe and Not Safe On Joe Pool Lake ? [Re: Jigfish]
TxGrin Offline
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Registered: 04/10/15
Posts: 13
Adding Boating HD apk to a android tablet works great for keeping tabs on running the creek channel. Went today to Joe Pool the bass were in shallow water, also sandbass were running in large schools in front of lynn creek swiming beach 35ft water.

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#12152147 - 03/21/17 09:36 PM Re: Safe and Not Safe On Joe Pool Lake ? [Re: Jigfish]
SteezMacQueen Offline
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Registered: 11/02/14
Posts: 4055
Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
If fishing really shallow, like me, watch out for lots of sawed off stumps in less than 3 ft of water. Almost everywhere along the banks. Mostly the north sides of each arm, below the bridges, is clear. The upperends of each arm have trees....lots of them. The eastern upper end has boat lanes....stay on them or idle. The western upper end can be run. If you are in casting distance of a viable tree on the western arm, you better be on the trolling motor or trimmed up and idling. When running the western arm, stay to the western bank +\- 150'yards and you're good. It's shallow in some areas...but mostly clear. Fun to see the skeg marks on side scan...lol.
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