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#12502730 - 11/13/17 08:17 PM Lake fairfield
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Registered: 11/14/05
Posts: 2387
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.
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#12502801 - 11/13/17 09:34 PM Re: Lake fairfield [Re: Kens3313]
Ted Martin Offline
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Registered: 07/26/05
Posts: 2183
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.

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#12503118 - 11/14/17 09:27 AM Re: Lake fairfield [Re: Kens3313]
T Bird Offline
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Registered: 03/07/10
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Loc: Temple, Texas "Rail Town USA"
Centex Bass Hunters had a club tourn. there this past Sat. and caught some good fish. Several 18" five fish limits.

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#12503769 - 11/14/17 07:11 PM Re: Lake fairfield [Re: Kens3313]
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Cool thanks guys, so they havnt been generating?
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#12503788 - 11/14/17 07:20 PM Re: Lake fairfield [Re: Kens3313]
chickenfried76 Offline
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Registered: 02/07/06
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Loc: Trophy Club
Go to Bardwell and use McNuggets. LOL

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#12503873 - 11/14/17 08:33 PM Re: Lake fairfield [Re: Kens3313]
Rayzor Offline
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Registered: 05/13/08
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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.
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#12504524 - 11/15/17 01:04 PM Re: Lake fairfield [Re: Rayzor]
ToadThrower Offline
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Registered: 06/29/07
Posts: 396
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/

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#12504620 - 11/15/17 02:26 PM Re: Lake fairfield [Re: Kens3313]
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Shutdown date for Fairfield is Feb 12th... they will continue to generate as needed until that time. frown
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#12504775 - 11/15/17 05:19 PM Re: Lake fairfield [Re: Kens3313]
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Registered: 01/05/17
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Loc: Texas
Both units are generating and will till February 12th.

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#12504856 - 11/15/17 06:50 PM Re: Lake fairfield [Re: Kens3313]
Rayzor Offline
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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"?
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#12504865 - 11/15/17 06:59 PM Re: Lake fairfield [Re: Rayzor]
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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

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#12504884 - 11/15/17 07:19 PM Re: Lake fairfield [Re: AWT786]
Bossbowman Offline
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Registered: 03/14/05
Posts: 3216
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...

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#12504898 - 11/15/17 07:43 PM Re: Lake fairfield [Re: Kens3313]
m.sherman Offline
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Registered: 06/24/10
Posts: 650
Loc: eagle mountain lake
What time do they open the gates in the morning

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#12504925 - 11/15/17 08:17 PM Re: Lake fairfield [Re: Kens3313]
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Registered: 11/02/14
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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.
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#12505653 - 11/16/17 12:55 PM Re: Lake fairfield [Re: Kens3313]
Firebassin Offline
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Registered: 01/17/16
Posts: 94
I wonder how the fish will react after it shuts down?

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