Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Bcbbs, Njsowden, Angler.Dangler, Jmantey, Cankor
108461 Registered Users
Top Posters
TexDawg 89130
hopalong 78895
Pilothawk 76605
John175® 68188
JDavis7873® 67391
FattyMcButterpants 60904
Derek 🐝 60702
Tritonman 58123
LoneStarSon® 54603
SkeeterRonnie 53487
facebook
Forum Stats
108461 Members
61 Forums
777710 Topics
10031600 Posts

Max Online: 36273 @ 01/23/13 02:34 PM
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#12613732 - 02/06/18 01:16 PM Fishing Jim Chapman Lake/Cooper Lake?
EvanVidal Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 05/27/04
Posts: 1903
Loc: Azle, TX
Anyone have any advise on this lake?
Ive never been there and will be camping in early May at the state park.

_________________________

www.AnglersProTackle.com

Top
#12613740 - 02/06/18 01:22 PM Re: Fishing Jim Chapman Lake/Cooper Lake? [Re: EvanVidal]
senko9S Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 10/15/03
Posts: 22896
Loc: Bedford, TX
wish you could have fished cooper in the 90's...
_________________________
David Short




Top
#12613745 - 02/06/18 01:25 PM Re: Fishing Jim Chapman Lake/Cooper Lake? [Re: senko9S]
Sinkey Offline
Tidy Scoop

Registered: 08/04/06
Posts: 4999
Loc: Frisco, TX. and Lake Fork
Originally Posted By: senko9S
wish you could have fished cooper in the 90's...


I was at school in Commerce in the late 90's and man Cooper was a fun lake. I fished it over Fork all the time. It had some huge bass in it!
_________________________

903-LAKE FORK MAFIA
www.grandebass.com
www.skeeterboats.com
www.diamondsportsmarine.com




Top
#12613764 - 02/06/18 01:34 PM Re: Fishing Jim Chapman Lake/Cooper Lake? [Re: Sinkey]
Ranger1 Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 08/28/03
Posts: 6245
Loc: Allen, Texas
I used to fish this lake a lot with Grumpy and have my best days ever on Cooper many years ago.
My best 5 went over 47 lbs if this tells you anything about the lake. Closest thing to Sugar lake to me is Cooper back in the early 90's. I have been fishing Fork exclusively since Cooper died and have still not had days like that, even when Fork was in it's peak.
_________________________

Top
#12613777 - 02/06/18 01:44 PM Re: Fishing Jim Chapman Lake/Cooper Lake? [Re: EvanVidal]
K.D. Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 05/04/02
Posts: 14372
Loc: Hurst, TX
What's the story with Cooper? I remember it never lived up to expectations and all of a sudden the largemouth fishing was considered dead. I know a few guides who started on Cooper and ended up at Fork.

What was the story? I've often wondered if all these years no one is fishing for largemouth and the fishery has recovered.... but haven't made a trip up there to see for myself

Top
#12613811 - 02/06/18 02:02 PM Re: Fishing Jim Chapman Lake/Cooper Lake? [Re: K.D.]
senko9S Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 10/15/03
Posts: 22896
Loc: Bedford, TX
it was better than fork for years, esp during the spawn for DD's.
_________________________
David Short




Top
#12613877 - 02/06/18 02:44 PM Re: Fishing Jim Chapman Lake/Cooper Lake? [Re: EvanVidal]
LuvWater Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 08/16/05
Posts: 153
Loc: Abilene,Tx
Yes, I would like to know what is happening now with Lake Cooper. We also fished it back in the 90's. I know they had issues with keeping the water at a constant level, but really didn't understand what killed the fishing off. Loved staying at Fishermans Landing, waiting for the lights to come on each morning for an alarm clock.

Top
#12613883 - 02/06/18 02:47 PM Re: Fishing Jim Chapman Lake/Cooper Lake? [Re: EvanVidal]
GIG'EM AGGIES Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 05/14/14
Posts: 3411
Loc: texas
I think it evolved into a good hybrid/sand bass lake. Florida's seem to have a hard time assimilating with those two and sometimes I think TP&W could care less.
_________________________
I am a Senager. (Senior teenager) I have everything that I wanted as a teenager, only 50 years later. I don’t have to go to school or work. I get an allowance every month. I don’t have a curfew I have a driver’s license and a car. Women I hang around with are not scared of getting pregnant. And I have a bass boat.

illegitimi non carborundum

Top
#12613887 - 02/06/18 02:48 PM Re: Fishing Jim Chapman Lake/Cooper Lake? [Re: EvanVidal]
EvanVidal Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 05/27/04
Posts: 1903
Loc: Azle, TX
So can anyone give me advise on it now?
_________________________

www.AnglersProTackle.com

Top
#12613906 - 02/06/18 02:56 PM Re: Fishing Jim Chapman Lake/Cooper Lake? [Re: EvanVidal]
Doug R. Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 06/11/12
Posts: 9656
Loc: back in the day
The Pressure killed Cooper frown
_________________________


Click Here:
Fish for a Cure 2018

Top
#12613942 - 02/06/18 03:07 PM Re: Fishing Jim Chapman Lake/Cooper Lake? [Re: EvanVidal]
Okie Poke Online   happy
TFF Guru

Registered: 02/28/04
Posts: 18586
Loc: Flower Mound, TX
Biggest fish I've ever had on was at Cooper, about 17 or 18 years ago.
_________________________






Top
#12613955 - 02/06/18 03:12 PM Re: Fishing Jim Chapman Lake/Cooper Lake? [Re: EvanVidal]
Brutaldudeski Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 05/03/17
Posts: 59
Coopers lake level fluctuates sometimes to the extreme. Also hybrids and sandbass will run larger bass out of the big water, fighting for dominance in the reservoir


Edited by Brutaldudeski (02/06/18 03:12 PM)

Top
#12613991 - 02/06/18 03:31 PM Re: Fishing Jim Chapman Lake/Cooper Lake? [Re: EvanVidal]
JCHANDLER Offline
Angler

Registered: 09/15/12
Posts: 268
Originally Posted By: EvanVidal
So can anyone give me advise on it now?
Fish for hybrids and sand bass (period!)

Top
#12614007 - 02/06/18 03:36 PM Re: Fishing Jim Chapman Lake/Cooper Lake? [Re: EvanVidal]
Doug R. Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 06/11/12
Posts: 9656
Loc: back in the day
I would prob run up the doctors creek arm of the lake and try there. Should be lots of bushes to fish
_________________________


Click Here:
Fish for a Cure 2018

Top
#12614014 - 02/06/18 03:38 PM Re: Fishing Jim Chapman Lake/Cooper Lake? [Re: EvanVidal]
txmasterpo Online   content
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 11/10/12
Posts: 6014
Loc: Emory
Seems like it's been full a good while now....lots of brush and grass got flooded. Seems impossible that there are no bass in it.
_________________________
http://www.trccovers.com

"What goes on around you compares little with what goes on inside you."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >



© 1998-2018 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide