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#12626797 - 02/13/18 09:18 PM Fayette Question
Vogey Offline
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Registered: 10/31/14
Posts: 370
Does anyone know the date that lake Fayette opened to the public ? I am pretty sure it was 1978 but would like to know the exact date. Attached is a photo of the line the night before...we slept in our truck & were number 77 in line to get in the next morning. The start of a long love affair...

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#12626882 - 02/13/18 10:02 PM Re: Fayette Question [Re: Vogey]
Wes H Offline
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Registered: 04/16/16
Posts: 259
Loc: San Antonio, Texas
Best I could find:

Fayette County Reservoir is a 2,394-acre impoundment of Cedar Creek, an intermittent stream in the Colorado River watershed. It was constructed in 1978 by the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) for the purpose of supplying cooling water for steam-electric power generation.

Fayette County Reservoir was opened to fishing in 1979.

Florida Largemouth Bass were stocked into nursery ponds during 1977 prior to reservoir filling.
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#12626896 - 02/13/18 10:11 PM Re: Fayette Question [Re: Wes H]
Vogey Offline
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Thanks...I was one year off...was hoping someone would recognize their truck & boat in line waiting to get in. I also tried googling it and had found no specific data...

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#12627942 - 02/14/18 01:56 PM Re: Fayette Question [Re: Vogey]
Kisndismis Offline
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Registered: 01/14/09
Posts: 740
Loc: Kingwood, TX
Our old house had a neighbor, navy vet who was likely in that line. His son doug was my age and they had moved to TX from Hawaii. The old man casted into 5 gallon buckets in the front yard every day!! That very well could be there Monark in that shot too.
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#12628548 - 02/14/18 08:11 PM Re: Fayette Question [Re: Vogey]
Rayzor Offline
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Registered: 05/13/08
Posts: 5324
Loc: Magnolia, Texas
I tried blowing up the picture to look at the registration on the side of that Mon Ark boat. No luck, It just blurs. I swear it looks like a "4" though.
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#12628713 - 02/14/18 09:27 PM Re: Fayette Question [Re: Vogey]
newbiefisher Offline
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Registered: 09/25/12
Posts: 401
Why is this topic in "Freshwater Reports" ?
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#12629092 - 02/15/18 08:19 AM Re: Fayette Question [Re: Rayzor]
Vogey Offline
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Registered: 10/31/14
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The Monarch boat in the picture is mine & that is my buddy standing by it. The reason it is in the freshwater section is that Fayette is a freshwater lake, and I just thought some of the old timers (like myself) might find the picture from almost 40 years ago interesting...

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#12629100 - 02/15/18 08:28 AM Re: Fayette Question [Re: newbiefisher]
Vogey Offline
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The Monark in the pic is mine...that is my friend (Dan) standing next to it.
Newbie...The reason this is in the freshwater section is that Fayette is a freshwater lake, and I thought maybe some old timers (like myself) would find the photo from almost 40 years ago interesting. I will be posting fishing reports from this lake in about a month...

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#12630119 - 02/15/18 06:00 PM Re: Fayette Question [Re: Vogey]
ChuChu1 Offline
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Registered: 03/08/10
Posts: 3440
Loc: Gonzales, Tx
That looks like my Thunderbolt looking between the motor and the rear seat of the Monark. I was there on opening day but I don't remember any number.
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#12630344 - 02/15/18 08:23 PM Re: Fayette Question [Re: newbiefisher]
Rayzor Offline
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Loc: Magnolia, Texas
Originally Posted By: newbiefisher
Why is this topic in "Freshwater Reports" ?


I guess because no one ever posts any fishing reports.
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#12630378 - 02/15/18 08:40 PM Re: Fayette Question [Re: Vogey]
Minner Bucket Online   content
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Registered: 09/13/11
Posts: 1319
Loc: San Antonio
Sometimes they do, but it’s rare.

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#12630381 - 02/15/18 08:41 PM Re: Fayette Question [Re: Vogey]
Minner Bucket Online   content
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Registered: 09/13/11
Posts: 1319
Loc: San Antonio
I’m going fishing Monday, rain, shine, wind, calm, hopefully I have some kind of a report!

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#12632109 - 02/16/18 07:54 PM Re: Fayette Question [Re: Minner Bucket]
Rayzor Offline
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Registered: 05/13/08
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Loc: Magnolia, Texas
Originally Posted By: dmr183
I’m going fishing Monday, rain, shine, wind, calm, hopefully I have some kind of a report!


Don't worry. It's President's Day, my Wife is off, and I have to work. It won't rain.
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#12632658 - 02/17/18 08:45 AM Re: Fayette Question [Re: Vogey]
Minner Bucket Online   content
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Registered: 09/13/11
Posts: 1319
Loc: San Antonio
Supposed to be windy on Monday, with it being a Holiday, will the lake be crowded? Ive never fished it.

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#12632731 - 02/17/18 09:41 AM Re: Fayette Question [Re: Vogey]
ChuChu1 Offline
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Registered: 03/08/10
Posts: 3440
Loc: Gonzales, Tx
If it's less than 3 foot rollers, it will be crowed.
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