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#12861078 - 08/11/18 12:47 PM Rain
j_hirn2 Offline

Registered: 01/21/04
Posts: 194
Loc: Mansfield, TX
We've got quite a bit of rain in Southeast Tarrant county over the past 3 days and as I fish ponds in housing additions and small parks it's a welcome thing.

The ponds had gotten low and the water hot. In addition the low water had caused the ones with fountains to be shut off which further lowered the oxygen content. All that had caused the fish to really shut down.

I went out this morning and checked a few out. They're all full, most of the fountains are operating and there's some flooded vegetation so I will be hitting them shortly.

Hope everyone else got plenty of rain too.
The tug is the drug

#12861268 - 08/11/18 05:09 PM Re: Rain [Re: j_hirn2]
Meadowlark Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 11/04/04
Posts: 3147
Loc: East Texas
Getting some much needed rain in East Texas today. My ponds have been two to three feet low and like you said the fish activity level really drops in that situation.

The rain is magic for the ponds.

#12861387 - 08/11/18 06:59 PM Re: Rain [Re: j_hirn2]
Mitt78 Offline

Registered: 09/20/16
Posts: 221
Loc: South Irving
Looks like we still have a few more days of rain in store. I can't wait to get out and toss a few flys around. I just had new line put on my 4wt and tied but a few Llano bugs. Even with all this rain I need to get out and find a few new places to fish. I think my favorite place has just about had it.

#12861568 - 08/11/18 11:09 PM Re: Rain [Re: j_hirn2]
karstopo Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 05/22/16
Posts: 597
Loc: Brazoria County
3 plus inches here in the last two days. Yesterday, 2 1/2 inches came down in about 45 minutes. Blew my okra plants over, flooded the depressions in the yard, and knocked down a lot of tree limbs.

Today’s rain was more of the sedate, drippy kind.

Water in the lake here at my house has been off color some prior to the rain with an algae bloom. It’s really off with the rain the last two days. When it clears up again, I’ll start seeing some bass around, that’s been the pattern.

#12861571 - 08/11/18 11:15 PM Re: Rain [Re: j_hirn2]
banker-always fishing Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 07/12/10
Posts: 45270
Loc: Universal City Tx.
Hardly got anything at my house. Just enough to wet the lawn! hammer Good news a lot of the water bodies I fish got some super "GOOD" rain! clap

IGFA World Record Rio Grande Cichlid. Lake Dunlap.

John 3:16

#12862755 - 08/13/18 09:45 AM Re: Rain [Re: j_hirn2]
Fly Fishing Scout Offline

Registered: 06/12/18
Posts: 124
Loc: Bells TX
It’s looking like we will get the raid we need in North Texas. The ponds I fished Saturday were at least 2 feet low. Of course, it was fun watching my 13 year old get stuck in the mud while trying to catch a frog. Just saying.


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