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#12655947 - 03/02/18 08:44 PM Pat Mayes Reservoir
Rayzor Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 05/13/08
Posts: 5318
Loc: Magnolia, Texas
What is the deal with this body of water? It is always bursting at the seams. Today it is almost 11 feet high.
Be safe,

2001 Triton Tx-21/225 Mercury EFI

#12656183 - 03/02/18 11:05 PM Re: Pat Mayes Reservoir [Re: Rayzor]
BNKrust Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 06/20/01
Posts: 3238
Loc: Mansfield, TX USA
Same with Wright Patman. 23' high right now...

#12656304 - 03/03/18 06:44 AM Re: Pat Mayes Reservoir [Re: Rayzor]
361V Online   content
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Registered: 11/21/08
Posts: 5166
Loc: somervell county
Yep, both these lake have a very "efficient" water sheds. Never seen lakes that fill(over fill) as fast as these.

#12657029 - 03/03/18 07:53 PM Re: Pat Mayes Reservoir [Re: Rayzor]
Jignpig65 Offline

Registered: 09/27/15
Posts: 408
Loc: Paris Texas
According to my Dad, the engineers calculated it would take a long time to fill Mayse when it got finished. Also according to him it took less than a week. We had between 13 and 18 inches of rain around Mayse and I got 16 inches in Enloe in 10 days. The last rain was nearly 4 inches.

#12659722 - 03/05/18 04:32 PM Re: Pat Mayes Reservoir [Re: Rayzor]
Nevistar Offline

Registered: 04/26/17
Posts: 43
I grew up going to East Texas every Summer and Winter. Went fishing with my Papaw at least 10 times in 2 weeks usually and it was normally to Pat Mayse. That lake was up more than I have seen even 30 something years ago (yes I am older). Sometimes they would have to close a lot of the boat ramps because you couldn't even get to them unless you were already in the boat. It was crazy to see how high that lake got sometimes.

#12664282 - 03/08/18 05:39 PM Re: Pat Mayes Reservoir [Re: Nevistar]
basscaster46 Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 03/03/06
Posts: 973
Loc: Red Oak, TX
It is a very pretty lake but does it have a good population of bass?

#12665732 - 03/09/18 05:18 PM Re: Pat Mayes Reservoir [Re: Rayzor]
Nevistar Offline

Registered: 04/26/17
Posts: 43
When I was growing up we went there for crappie fishing because my grandfather was past his bass fishing days. We used to limit by noon or 1 everyday we went (now granted some days that limit was lower than others, but we still caught a lot of fish)

The last time I went there about 3-4 years ago I caught plenty of bass, but with that said they were mostly smaller bass. Never did catch one over 2 that I can remember. It might be different now, but that was what I saw from when I went.


#12666344 - 03/10/18 08:55 AM Re: Pat Mayes Reservoir [Re: Rayzor]
Scoundrel Offline
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Registered: 01/05/13
Posts: 1062
Loc: Bedrock.
Seems like I remember catching a few hybrids maybe 20 years ago - are they still stocking them or am I just mistaken?

#12666704 - 03/10/18 04:00 PM Re: Pat Mayes Reservoir [Re: Rayzor]
Chipman11 Offline
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Registered: 02/10/18
Posts: 1
They quit stocking hybrids in 2000 I believe

#12670498 - 03/13/18 10:02 AM Re: Pat Mayes Reservoir [Re: Rayzor]
koko Offline

Registered: 06/04/08
Posts: 132
Mayse is really high right now. The lake doesn't fluctuate much but we got like 14 inches of rain over a week.


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