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#12679143 - 03/19/18 07:14 AM looking for a clear lake
Madatu Online   content
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Registered: 02/21/17
Posts: 112
Loc: Texas
i live in Rockwall,Tx. my father n law bought an under water camera so he can see the fish he catches. Aqua View or something like it. i told him i did not think it would work on the lakes around us. It did not. I heard Possum Kingdom is but it is three hours away. is there a closer lake that you can think of ?
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#12679183 - 03/19/18 07:35 AM Re: looking for a clear lake [Re: Madatu]
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I returned ours for that reason
Pk and canyon come to mind but none around here


Edited by kodys'papa (03/19/18 07:36 AM)
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#12679301 - 03/19/18 08:37 AM Re: looking for a clear lake [Re: Madatu]
chascat Offline
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Registered: 01/26/03
Posts: 661
Loc: Canyon Lake, TX
We had a Aqua View and returned it also. It worked fair here at Canyon up to about 10' deep.
After that you could could not see because of the plankton. Deeper you got the more it looked like outer
space. If it is a wide angle it may do pretty good up to that 10' depth.

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#12679428 - 03/19/18 09:39 AM Re: looking for a clear lake [Re: Madatu]
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Registered: 08/25/09
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Texas lakes all have an issue with turbidity. Turbidity is the invisible suspended particles in water. In most Texas lakes, you will have fairly good light penetration to about 6 feet. After 6 feet the amount of light that penetrates is greatly reduced. The degree of turbidity in the water also effects the light penetration, as does rain, runoff, and winds.

Some lakes may have slightly better visibility but not what is often required in order to run a camera. I spent more than 30 years as a SCUBA diver and instructor. I have done a lot of salvage in lakes in Texas and Oklahoma. By the time you reach 20 feet of depth, there is little light and visibility can be a few inches.

The cameras can be fun in northern states and the ocean, but not locally.
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#12679467 - 03/19/18 10:01 AM Re: looking for a clear lake [Re: Madatu]
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Registered: 09/28/12
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Loc: Texas
PK can be very clear but spring rains can lessen this allot. You could try Lake Murray across the line in OK. It has lots of Zebra mussels and is as clear as a swimming pool.
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#12679565 - 03/19/18 10:44 AM Re: looking for a clear lake [Re: Madatu]
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Registered: 09/05/07
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Loc: Cedar Creek Lake
Whitney is clear isnt it?

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#12680046 - 03/19/18 03:05 PM Re: looking for a clear lake [Re: Madatu]
SteveStrasemeier Offline
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Loc: Garland TX
Whitney is the first lake that comes to mind. Certain times of the year it can be clear.
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#12680106 - 03/19/18 03:37 PM Re: looking for a clear lake [Re: Madatu]
Eric Online   content
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Registered: 09/29/01
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Loc: Murchison
I think Lake Athes use dto have scuba classes. Looks a lot better then Cedar Creek

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#12680146 - 03/19/18 03:52 PM Re: looking for a clear lake [Re: Madatu]
Bob Browne Offline
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Registered: 02/26/03
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Loc: Midlothian,Tx,USA
Whitney and Squaw Creek.

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#12680230 - 03/19/18 04:40 PM Re: looking for a clear lake [Re: Madatu]
Capt Craig Online   content
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Unless something has changed in Lake Murray, it is not as clear as a swimming pool. I have dove there a hundred times. Vis is a foot at most.
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#12680413 - 03/19/18 07:01 PM Re: looking for a clear lake [Re: Madatu]
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I was at Murray in Oklahoma about 10 yrs ago fishing for small mouth and could see them on the bottom watching my Carolina rig in 18 ft of water. I don’t know what it’s like now.
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#12681215 - 03/20/18 11:19 AM Re: looking for a clear lake [Re: Capt Craig]
PKfishin Online   content
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Loc: Texas
Capt Craig: Are we talking about the same lake?

Water was super clear when I was there.



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#12683715 - 03/21/18 10:20 PM Re: looking for a clear lake [Re: Madatu]
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Registered: 02/10/16
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Most of the Hill Country lakes will be clear do to the rocks.

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#12683941 - 03/22/18 07:38 AM Re: looking for a clear lake [Re: Madatu]
Madatu Online   content
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Loc: Texas
thanks everyone for your input.
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#12684421 - 03/22/18 11:46 AM Re: looking for a clear lake [Re: Madatu]
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Loc: Huntsville, AL
Catch Alan Henry at the right time and it is gin clear water.
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