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#12421036 - 09/10/17 10:13 AM Walter Long (decker) lake temps?
texasAUtiger Offline
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Registered: 04/13/16
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Loc: Waco, TX
Anybody have recent reports of the temp on Decker Lake and/or its overall condition? Thanks.

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#12422392 - 09/11/17 10:58 AM Re: Walter Long (decker) lake temps? [Re: texasAUtiger]
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Its been a month since I've been there... but back then the water temps I found were 87-89. It was actually one of the better days I've had out there, our best 5 probably went 14 lbs.

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#12422432 - 09/11/17 11:28 AM Re: Walter Long (decker) lake temps? [Re: texasAUtiger]
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Not sure on water temps but that lake gets a ton of pressure and somehow still manages to produce day in and day out. It's amazing. Also, I believe there's quite a bit of grass in there now, but don't quote me on that. All you really need is a swim jig, Tx rig, and a frog.


Edited by bigbass94 (09/11/17 11:29 AM)
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#12422446 - 09/11/17 11:45 AM Re: Walter Long (decker) lake temps? [Re: bigbass94]
wtf242 Offline
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Registered: 10/26/16
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Loc: Austin, TX
Originally Posted By: bigbass94
Not sure on water temps but that lake gets a ton of pressure and somehow still manages to produce day in and day out. It's amazing. Also, I believe there's quite a bit of grass in there now, but don't quote me on that. All you really need is a swim jig, Tx rig, and a frog.


"quite a bit of grass" is an understatement. The winter wasn't cold enough to kill much of the grass. It's absolutely covered in coontail and hydrilla.

as for the original question, I have not been a month, but the water is not that hot compared to other power plant lakes. They hardly ever run that power plant

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#12422490 - 09/11/17 12:18 PM Re: Walter Long (decker) lake temps? [Re: bigbass94]
TexasTechBassAngler Offline
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Originally Posted By: bigbass94
Not sure on water temps but that lake gets a ton of pressure and somehow still manages to produce day in and day out. It's amazing. Also, I believe there's quite a bit of grass in there now, but don't quote me on that. All you really need is a swim jig, Tx rig, and a frog.


Yea, thats pretty spot on

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#12422961 - 09/11/17 05:19 PM Re: Walter Long (decker) lake temps? [Re: texasAUtiger]
texasAUtiger Offline
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Registered: 04/13/16
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Loc: Waco, TX
Thanks guys. I have never been but am thinking of making the drive so if you have any general pointers or warning, I'm all ears.

Hopefully I can make it on a weekday and it won't be so crowded.

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#12423618 - 09/12/17 08:52 AM Re: Walter Long (decker) lake temps? [Re: texasAUtiger]
361V Offline
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Great memories of fishing up in the shallow reeds in the middle of winter when the power plant ran. Not sure why Decker has not been on the TP&W radar for complete hydrilla eradication as the rest of the state has been but lets hope it stays that way. Hydrilla poisoning would be the kiss of death to that great little lake!


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#12423682 - 09/12/17 09:37 AM Re: Walter Long (decker) lake temps? [Re: texasAUtiger]
Amberlamps Offline
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Registered: 10/02/13
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Loc: Austin, TX
lake temp is 76-78.
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#12423756 - 09/12/17 10:15 AM Re: Walter Long (decker) lake temps? [Re: Amberlamps]
texasAUtiger Offline
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Registered: 04/13/16
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Loc: Waco, TX
Originally Posted By: Amberlamps
lake temp is 76-78.


Thanks!

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