Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Jkaggie, crobalo, Ecwfishing, Keithorr, wclopton
109062 Registered Users
Top Posters
TexDawg 89810
hopalong 78895
Pilothawk 77210
John175® 69342
JDavis7873® 67392
Derek 🐝 61483
FattyMcButterpants 60906
Tritonman 58331
LoneStarSon® 54755
Mark Perry 54066
facebook
Forum Stats
109062 Members
60 Forums
781408 Topics
10105900 Posts

Max Online: 36273 @ 01/23/13 02:34 PM
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#12638307 - 02/20/18 07:22 PM Lake Athens floating boom
John Findeisen Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 07/17/08
Posts: 13
Loc: Statewide
Lake Athens unfortunately is the latest water body to become infested with giant salvinia. TPWD's Aquatic Habitat Enhancement office installed a floating boom today to contain the salvinia. We are hopeful we can eradicate the salvinia at Lake Athens as it is currently contained behind the boom. I realize these booms can be an inconvenience and sometimes difficult to maneuver across but the purpose they serve is critical to the management and possible eradication of giant salvinia in Texas' lakes. If the boom is broken and containment of the giant salvinia is lost, we risk losing fish habitat and access throughout the reservoir. Please use caution when crossing the boom at Lake Athens. Thank you for your cooperation and tight lines.

Top
#12642520 - 02/22/18 10:37 PM Re: Lake Athens floating boom [Re: John Findeisen]
crapicat Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 01/23/13
Posts: 6615
Loc: Grandview, TX
Thank you for the heads up...proactive, Indeed!

Top
#12644629 - 02/24/18 08:29 AM Re: Lake Athens floating boom [Re: John Findeisen]
Corey C. Metroplex Insurance Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 09/19/04
Posts: 5031
Loc: Burleson
Where are the buoys located?
_________________________
Metroplex Insurance & Financial Group, LLC.
Tarrant 817-984-3094 Dallas 214-339-7827
metroplexinsurancegroup.com

Top
#12645538 - 02/24/18 06:57 PM Re: Lake Athens floating boom [Re: Corey C. Metroplex Insurance]
jwtxfishhook Offline
Angler

Registered: 12/08/06
Posts: 484
It is a large orange boom, floating. It crosses the entire lake from just north of the ramp across the lake to where the newer Athens Water Supply building is located. I don’t see how you could cross it with your boat without damaging it.

Top
#12645546 - 02/24/18 07:01 PM Re: Lake Athens floating boom [Re: jwtxfishhook]
senko9S Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 10/15/03
Posts: 22929
Loc: Bedford, TX
um... trim up the motor maybe?
_________________________
David Short




Top
#12646044 - 02/25/18 09:12 AM Re: Lake Athens floating boom [Re: John Findeisen]
361V Online   content
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 11/21/08
Posts: 5172
Loc: somervell county
Honestly: if anyone is not smart enough to cross any of these booms without tearing the booms up: those people actually should not cross the booms! laugh
_________________________

Top
#12646047 - 02/25/18 09:15 AM Re: Lake Athens floating boom [Re: John Findeisen]
Notaguide Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/03/18
Posts: 1090
Loc: Diana Tx
An inboard crossing it would tear it up

Top
#12646760 - 02/25/18 07:29 PM Re: Lake Athens floating boom [Re: Notaguide]
361V Online   content
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 11/21/08
Posts: 5172
Loc: somervell county
Originally Posted By: Notaguide
An inboard crossing it would tear it up
True dat
_________________________

Top
#12647273 - 02/26/18 08:03 AM Re: Lake Athens floating boom [Re: John Findeisen]
flukeman83 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/19/14
Posts: 1310
Talking to the TPWD guy yesterday afternoon at the Athens ramp ......
you need to be real careful going across that boom
there is a very significantly "large" chain inside that boom that could do some real damage to your motor
...just sayin ....

Top
#12648699 - 02/26/18 09:43 PM Re: Lake Athens floating boom [Re: John Findeisen]
coachallentca Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 11/19/08
Posts: 4506
Loc: crowley
Did they say you can go over it? I was out there saturday and did not go that way. Fishing was good so no need to go under the bridge


Edited by coachallentca (02/26/18 09:44 PM)

Top
#12654866 - 03/02/18 08:33 AM Re: Lake Athens floating boom [Re: John Findeisen]
Frank the Tank Online   content
TFF Guru

Registered: 02/27/13
Posts: 24275
Loc: Hideaway, TX
RIP Athens ^^^^^^^ wait, it died a couple years ago
_________________________
sinner..... saved by grace I don't deserve

Top
#12657606 - 03/04/18 10:24 AM Re: Lake Athens floating boom [Re: John Findeisen]
LakeForkBoatAccessories Offline
Angler

Registered: 05/15/16
Posts: 261
So is the main lake accessible without crossing the boom. Thanks for any information about this and where the boom is located.
_________________________
Light’m Up

Steve Smith
661 -706 -1569
Lake Fork Boat Accessories

Top
#12664212 - 03/08/18 04:27 PM Re: Lake Athens floating boom [Re: John Findeisen]
DPDALAN Offline
Angler

Registered: 10/22/09
Posts: 273
Loc: LAKE ATHENS TX
No problem getting to main lake. The boom is between the ramp and the bridge.
_________________________

Top
#12685288 - 03/22/18 08:32 PM Re: Lake Athens floating boom [Re: John Findeisen]
hole drainer Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 03/19/06
Posts: 84
Loc: Liberty City Texas
We found some of that slime on the other side today. Not sure if it is the same strand. But it was evident in some of the areas.


Edited by hole drainer (03/22/18 08:32 PM)

Top
#12691878 - 03/27/18 04:15 PM Re: Lake Athens floating boom [Re: John Findeisen]
lcbl75771 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/20/03
Posts: 1320
Loc: Lindale, TX
Dumb question, but isn't the boom kind of pointless if boats can cross it then cross back over it and possibly bring the salvinia with them?

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >



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