Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
kbarnes027, Fxrspud 12, Bryce Everest, gclarkla, ToasterWEyes
106343 Registered Users
Top Posters
TexDawg 86893
hopalong 78788
Pilothawk 75536
JDavis7873® 67385
John175 ® 65708
FattyMcButterpants 60793
Derek 🐝 58852
Tritonman 57701
LoneStarSon® 53688
SkeeterRonnie 53096
facebook
Forum Stats
106343 Members
61 Forums
861684 Topics
12247420 Posts

Max Online: 36273 @ 01/23/13 02:34 PM
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#12502730 - 11/13/17 08:17 PM Lake fairfield
Kens3313 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 11/14/05
Posts: 2322
Loc: Conroe, TX
I heard something this summer about a lot of tilapia and baitfish floating on lake Fairfield a few months back. Was bass harmed too? I'm trying to plan a fishing trip with a buddy somewhere halfway that lives by Dallas, I'm in Conroe. Last year we fished lake Fairfield and had a blast. Hope its not a big fish kill.
_________________________

Top
#12502801 - 11/13/17 09:34 PM Re: Lake fairfield [Re: Kens3313]
Ted Martin Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/26/05
Posts: 1648
Loc: Dallas, TX
FF seems to have a fish kill to varying degrees every year, usually in august, likely due to the water not carrying enough dissolved o2. About 5-6 years ago it was really bad and TPWD quit managing (stocking) it, guess they decided it was a lost cause. The bass seem to rebound though.

With the plant shutting down, I doubt those issues will continue.

all that to say ... the bass in FF are probably fine. I don't know how well its fishing right now, haven't been there since the spring.

Top
#12503118 - 11/14/17 09:27 AM Re: Lake fairfield [Re: Kens3313]
T Bird Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 03/07/10
Posts: 5028
Loc: Temple, Texas USA
Centex Bass Hunters had a club tourn. there this past Sat. and caught some good fish. Several 18" five fish limits.

Top
#12503769 - 11/14/17 07:11 PM Re: Lake fairfield [Re: Kens3313]
Kens3313 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 11/14/05
Posts: 2322
Loc: Conroe, TX
Cool thanks guys, so they havnt been generating?
_________________________

Top
#12503788 - 11/14/17 07:20 PM Re: Lake fairfield [Re: Kens3313]
chickenfried76 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/07/06
Posts: 1528
Loc: Keller
Go to Bardwell and use McNuggets. LOL

Top
#12503873 - 11/14/17 08:33 PM Re: Lake fairfield [Re: Kens3313]
Rayzor Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 05/13/08
Posts: 4693
Loc: Magnolia, Texas
Originally Posted By: Kens3313
Cool thanks guys, so they havnt been generating?


I doubt it. It's a coal-fired facility. If it is like so many of the other coal-fired plants, it's probably not profitable to operate. And the gubment wants all of them closed down.
_________________________
Be safe,
Rayzor

2001 Triton Tx-21/225 Mercury EFI

Top
#12504524 - 11/15/17 01:04 PM Re: Lake fairfield [Re: Rayzor]
ToadThrower Offline
Angler

Registered: 06/29/07
Posts: 370
Loc: Arlington, TX
According to Luminant the power plant will be closed..so it wont be generating

https://www.luminant.com/luminant-close-two-texas-power-plants/

Top
#12504620 - 11/15/17 02:26 PM Re: Lake fairfield [Re: Kens3313]
buda13 Online   happy


Registered: 07/02/04
Posts: 17703
Loc: NRH, TX
Shutdown date for Fairfield is Feb 12th... they will continue to generate as needed until that time. frown
_________________________




Top
#12504775 - 11/15/17 05:19 PM Re: Lake fairfield [Re: Kens3313]
AWT786 Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 01/05/17
Posts: 13
Loc: Texas
Both units are generating and will till February 12th.

Top
#12504856 - 11/15/17 06:50 PM Re: Lake fairfield [Re: Kens3313]
Rayzor Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 05/13/08
Posts: 4693
Loc: Magnolia, Texas
These power plants were built to provide electricity. I would think that they are built to serve a certain radius. What happens when they close down? Where do the consumers of Fairfield's (or Monticello) electricity get power after it is closed down? Does it become a situation of "you will have to get power from a lot farther away, therefore you will have to pay more"?
_________________________
Be safe,
Rayzor

2001 Triton Tx-21/225 Mercury EFI

Top
#12504865 - 11/15/17 06:59 PM Re: Lake fairfield [Re: Rayzor]
Huckleberry Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 10/10/07
Posts: 17193
Loc: Lake Gaston, VA
Originally Posted By: Rayzor
These power plants were built to provide electricity. I would think that they are built to serve a certain radius. What happens when they close down? Where do the consumers of Fairfield's (or Monticello) electricity get power after it is closed down? Does it become a situation of "you will have to get power from a lot farther away, therefore you will have to pay more"?


No

Top
#12504884 - 11/15/17 07:19 PM Re: Lake fairfield [Re: AWT786]
Bossbowman Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/14/05
Posts: 2862
Loc: Hill county
Originally Posted By: AWT786
Both units are generating and will till February 12th.
Last few winters lake has been cooler than normal, and we haven't exactly been having cold winters, pretty sure they haven't been running big brown full bore for awhile now...

Top
#12504898 - 11/15/17 07:43 PM Re: Lake fairfield [Re: Kens3313]
m.sherman Online   content
Pro Angler

Registered: 06/24/10
Posts: 621
Loc: eagle mountain lake
What time do they open the gates in the morning

Top
#12504925 - 11/15/17 08:17 PM Re: Lake fairfield [Re: Kens3313]
SteezMacQueen Online   sleepy
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 11/02/14
Posts: 4439
Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
7am.....but I e been earlier and it was open. It's a self pay box when it off hours.
_________________________
RIP little Nitro




Top
#12505653 - Yesterday at 12:55 PM Re: Lake fairfield [Re: Kens3313]
Firebassin Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 01/17/16
Posts: 78
I wonder how the fish will react after it shuts down?

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >



© 1998-2017 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide