Nice afternoon of fishing.
Nice fish. Never fished Texana. Maybe one of these days I will make it out there!
Seen form past post that there are some gators in that lake!
Gators? There are no big lizards there.
Definitely. I have a buddy who wades in there still.
One day I heard this weird crackling noise and I looked down and saw a little gator staring up at me. I moved and he took off.
I have a few friends that wade the area within the old State Park during the crappie spawn and do well.
Is that lake always chocolate milk colored ?
The three tributaries (Navidad River, Sandies Creek and Mustang Creek) that feed it have very good clarity if it doesn't rain. With the Navidad being the clearest (almost too clear at times) then the two creeks being about the same. The area they call "The Jungle" gets very clear and will clear the fastest after a big rain. After Harvey the main part of the lake had a little bit of clarity to it (about 12" visibility) due to the flood washing much of the accumulated silt away. I haven't been to check it this winter so I'm not sure if the 12" visibility has remained. I had heard from some of the locals that they had expected it to remain "fishable" for at least a year possibly more.
I fish the three tributaries quite often. Haven't been on the main lake in years with the exception of last October. Mainly went to go check and see if the reports of improved visibility were true. I caught a few crappie at some old stomping grounds I use to fish back in the mid 80's. The lake is about 3.5 to 4ft low right now and it's actually kind of scared seeing areas that I have been running.
There are stumps sticking out of the water everywhere.