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#12817458 - 07/05/18 04:31 PM Salvinia boom on Athens?
Fish2222 Offline
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Registered: 02/28/15
Posts: 507
Loc: East Texas
Anyone heard whether the efforts to kill the Salvinia have been effective?

How long y'all think the boom will be in place?
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#12817475 - 07/05/18 04:57 PM Re: Salvinia boom on Athens? [Re: Fish2222]
Brad R Offline
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Registered: 03/09/15
Posts: 1938
Loc: Texas
Yes, we received an email about a week ago that stated that in their last survey of the lake looking for Giant Salvinia, none was found.

I have been looking for it on my side of the lake, up and beyond the 2495 bridge, haven't ever seen any evidence of it.

No word about what the outcome will be for the boom, whether it will be removed any time soon.

Some boats seem to get over it easy, others not so much!

Brad

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#12817700 - 07/05/18 08:39 PM Re: Salvinia boom on Athens? [Re: Fish2222]
mikemtx Offline
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Registered: 11/07/10
Posts: 76
Loc: Mesq. TX
Is it ok to go over the boom and fish that area?

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#12817705 - 07/05/18 08:42 PM Re: Salvinia boom on Athens? [Re: Fish2222]
W.BROWNING Offline
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Registered: 06/18/18
Posts: 24
Yes , shallow though .

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#12817808 - 07/05/18 10:00 PM Re: Salvinia boom on Athens? [Re: Fish2222]
David Burton Offline
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Registered: 07/14/11
Posts: 2319
Loc: McKinney, TX
Brad,

I was in the "Not So Much" category when I tried to fish that side of the lake during the spawn shortly after it went up and TPWD posted that it was OK to cross. I got stuck between the sponsons and Power Pole Bracket, then I couldn't get the motor over it. Flagged someone down asking them to hold it down for me, they tried to tell me it was illegal to cross.

I decided not to go fish up there, I am sure they had a really nice spawn with not many anglers molesting them! So, I came back across and learned the trick, momentum...

I don't think any of our MBC teams went up there a couple of weeks ago, and no, we didn't make it "off limits".


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#12817990 - 07/06/18 07:21 AM Re: Salvinia boom on Athens? [Re: David Burton]
Brad R Offline
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Registered: 03/09/15
Posts: 1938
Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: David Burton
Brad,

I was in the "Not So Much" category when I tried to fish that side of the lake during the spawn shortly after it went up and TPWD posted that it was OK to cross. I got stuck between the sponsons and Power Pole Bracket, then I couldn't get the motor over it. Flagged someone down asking them to hold it down for me, they tried to tell me it was illegal to cross.

I decided not to go fish up there, I am sure they had a really nice spawn with not many anglers molesting them! So, I came back across and learned the trick, momentum...

I don't think any of our MBC teams went up there a couple of weeks ago, and no, we didn't make it "off limits".


David, for sure, we have had much less boat traffic on the bridge side of the boom this year. I do see the occasional exception but maybe 1/10th of the normal number.

It seems to me that most prefer to head deeper and more toward the dam these months,anyway, but I still hope all signs of the Giant Salvinia are gone, the boom gets carted away.

Brad

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#12818127 - 07/06/18 09:16 AM Re: Salvinia boom on Athens? [Re: Fish2222]
Jaret Latta Offline
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Registered: 01/06/07
Posts: 8194
Loc: Austin, Tx/Nacogdoches, Tx
Until someone brings it back in from another lake. Cold winter hammered it pretty good seems like on multiple lakes

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