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#4792485 - 04/28/10 03:38 PM Buffalo Springs Lake, Lubbock/Is it true?
ABarney Offline
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Registered: 04/21/10
Posts: 83
Loc: Lubbock, TX
Lubbock has been home my whole life with the exception of a few years spent in the DFW area. I have to say that I have never fished Buffalo Springs Lake. Those that know the lake have all heard the rumors about sewage water. Does anyone know the real story and is it safe to eat fish out of BSL? I am sure any water that is going in to the lake is treated. However, LOL...
I do remember a year or two ago a guy caught some fish that had human teeth. Or looked like human teeth. Stangest thing I had ever seen.

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#4793438 - 04/28/10 08:16 PM Re: Buffalo Springs Lake, Lubbock/Is it true? [Re: ABarney]
SomethingSmellsFishy Offline
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Registered: 04/18/05
Posts: 7451
Loc: North Richland Hills, Tx
Prob just a pacu.
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#4793511 - 04/28/10 08:35 PM Re: Buffalo Springs Lake, Lubbock/Is it true? [Re: SomethingSmellsFishy]
Bass Buster I Offline
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Registered: 04/28/08
Posts: 287
Loc: Dry Dirt Texas
i been in the lubbock area since 68
and the only thing i have caught out of buffalo lake was a striper on a 14 inch black worm with yellow tail
15 lber
thought i had caught big bass of the day

and no i would not eat anything that came out that place

yes the sewer plant had run over several times with raw sewage
down into the creek that feeeds the lake from yellowhouse canyon
reason it ran over was due to the sewage pumps shut down
and the pumps went out and so the sewage from town filled up the containment and ran over

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#4793532 - 04/28/10 08:40 PM Re: Buffalo Springs Lake, Lubbock/Is it true? [Re: Bass Buster I]
Bass Buster I Offline
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Registered: 04/28/08
Posts: 287
Loc: Dry Dirt Texas
as far as the fish with human teeth that is a hush hush thing
its out way of controlling the borders
arizona shuts down the bus system in and out
we just put fish with teeth in our lakes

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#4794018 - 04/28/10 10:20 PM Re: Buffalo Springs Lake, Lubbock/Is it true? [Re: Bass Buster I]
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Registered: 03/23/08
Posts: 919
Loc: Midland, Tx
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#4794785 - 04/29/10 08:07 AM Re: Buffalo Springs Lake, Lubbock/Is it true? [Re: Buglemintoday]
ABarney Offline
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Registered: 04/21/10
Posts: 83
Loc: Lubbock, TX
Several things from this thread made me laugh! Thanks.

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#4795961 - 04/29/10 12:37 PM Re: Buffalo Springs Lake, Lubbock/Is it true? [Re: ABarney]
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Registered: 03/14/03
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The treated sewage is discharged below Ransom Canyon. The canyon lakes are designed to filter the rain runoff before is reaches Buffalo. When I lived in Lubbock, I ate catfish and crappie I caught from there.
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#4807693 - 05/02/10 09:54 AM Re: Buffalo Springs Lake, Lubbock/Is it true? [Re: Fishin' Nut]
LL Offline
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Registered: 02/27/02
Posts: 1338
Loc: Lubbock, Aledo
Yeah...the treated wastewater goes into Yellowhouse Canyon below Ransom Canyon, so Buffalo is safe. There are some large stripers in that lake. They have done alot of work around the marina in the past 5-7 years...it isn't your daddy's old Buffalo Springs Lake anymore.
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#4807884 - 05/02/10 11:24 AM Re: Buffalo Springs Lake, Lubbock/Is it true? [Re: LL]
hotmod Offline
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Registered: 08/31/08
Posts: 457
Loc: Lubbock, Texas
The storm water also drains into the canyon past Buffalo.
The Stripers are coming back after re-stocking after the bloom. I was told by the lake warden that they were catching some near legal size.
I think the water in the lake is fine, it does have a very high algae content.
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#7142882 - 02/07/12 01:10 PM Re: Buffalo Springs Lake, Lubbock/Is it true? [Re: ABarney]
nightmare of fish Offline
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Registered: 02/01/12
Posts: 59
Loc: lake side
how about a pic of this fish with human teeth.

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#7142940 - 02/07/12 01:21 PM Re: Buffalo Springs Lake, Lubbock/Is it true? [Re: ABarney]
LL Offline
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Registered: 02/27/02
Posts: 1338
Loc: Lubbock, Aledo
Here's a link to the story. Probably dumped by someone with an aquarium. There have been Pacu caught in many places.

here is one in South Carolina:
http://www.kcbd.com/global/story.asp?s=13151783

http://scienceray.com/biology/zoology/the-pacu-fish-the-fish-with-human-teeth/



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#7142942 - 02/07/12 01:22 PM Re: Buffalo Springs Lake, Lubbock/Is it true? [Re: SomethingSmellsFishy]
Blues Offline
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Registered: 01/23/12
Posts: 1697
Originally Posted By: SomethingSmellsFishy
Prob just a pacu.



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#7143764 - 02/07/12 05:00 PM Re: Buffalo Springs Lake, Lubbock/Is it true? [Re: ABarney]
LL Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/27/02
Posts: 1338
Loc: Lubbock, Aledo
One other point...Richland Chambers is all TREATED WASTEWATER! It is the new normal and a great idea in keeping Texas water within our borders.

Especially since Oklahoma will not sell their excess that runs into the Red and is wasted.

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#7144236 - 02/07/12 06:52 PM Re: Buffalo Springs Lake, Lubbock/Is it true? [Re: ABarney]
RaiderDale33 Offline
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Registered: 05/14/10
Posts: 4709
Loc: Dallas, Tx
The only real problem BSL has is Golden Algae, and it gets hit a good bit due to its size. I have a friend who went out there and tore up the crappie in that lake, ate them and said they were pretty good. I wouldn't worry too much about eating the fish out of there. Now the Lubbock Canyon lakes on the other hand is a different story.

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#7149959 - 02/09/12 12:01 AM Re: Buffalo Springs Lake, Lubbock/Is it true? [Re: ABarney]
Big cat hunter Offline
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Registered: 11/23/11
Posts: 317
Loc: Austin/Waco, Tx,
dont know about the water but the toothed fish is a pacu. its rare but not unheard of to catch amazon fish. lake travis has piranha in it. some one released bunch of red bellies(meat eaters) in the lake so TPW released some that only eat the red bellies and not the other fish population.



Edited by Big cat hunter (02/09/12 12:02 AM)
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