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White Rock Creek #12314097
06/28/17 12:25 AM
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Went out to White Rock Creek this afternoon to catch some Sunfish. I decided to fish under the 635 bridge. I could hear thunder, but there was no rain. Knowing that if it was raining to the North the water had to go somewhere, having seen video of rivers rising, and hearing stories of people who had seen a wall of water come down, I chose to fish in a place where I could quickly get up the bank just in case. When I was changing flys out of nowhere I hear a weird noise that made me look upstream. There it was, all that water from the North had made its way to me. I thank God he gave me the awareness to understand what was happening. I was standing in ankle high water and fishing to knee to waist deep water. The river rose at least 4ft in under 2 minutes and the water was moving fast. If a person was on the wrong side of the creek to get out or had to get up slippery banks it would have been game over. Anybody that wade fishes knows how strong the current is, it was less than 30 seconds from the initial push of water that the current was so strong anyone would have been swept away. A big mature tree even floated down. All this happened and barely a drop of rain was coming down. I am so thankful that I didn't "push it" to better looking spots where there was no way for me to get out. Stay safe out there, I will be more cautious after today.





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Re: White Rock Creek [Re: Dfitz] #12314142
06/28/17 12:54 AM
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Mckinney, TX
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Glad you made it out of that safely.




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Re: White Rock Creek [Re: Dfitz] #12314162
06/28/17 01:06 AM
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Knee deep in the Guadalupe.
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Glad you're safe, Fitz! Good job thinking ahead.


Re: White Rock Creek [Re: Dfitz] #12314380
06/28/17 03:01 AM
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OMG Text book flash flooding. Glad you made it out. woot

Re: White Rock Creek [Re: Dfitz] #12314511
06/28/17 10:11 AM
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Universal City Tx.
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It don't take long Andrew. Glad you got out of there! bolt




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Re: White Rock Creek [Re: Dfitz] #12314799
06/28/17 03:03 PM
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It was a wild experience. I felt calm when it happened and knew what to do. But after I got home, the mind started racing with "what if" scenarios and then thinking about people that were not experienced with being around water and had been caught off guard. It's easy to see how someone could be swept away.


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Re: White Rock Creek [Re: Dfitz] #12315413
06/28/17 09:49 PM
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That is scary for sure. Glad you were alert and thinking ahead. Good lesson for anyone who ventures near watercourses.

Re: White Rock Creek [Re: Dfitz] #12315551
06/28/17 11:13 PM
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Thanks for reminding us all.

Re: White Rock Creek [Re: Dfitz] #12316684
06/29/17 03:35 PM
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I live a few 100 yards behind WRC up in Plano. Whenever it rains significantly, the waters start to flow with danger. The creek can be menacing after a downpour. Glad you made it out in time!

Re: White Rock Creek [Re: Dfitz] #12319721
07/01/17 04:52 PM
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Flooding happens fast. Great reminder. Glad you made it out safely.

Re: White Rock Creek [Re: Dfitz] #12422645
09/11/17 07:02 PM
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IRVING & CANTON TX
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A buddy of mine says November is the time for Crappie there....says he tears them up.........

Re: White Rock Creek [Re: Dfitz] #12422784
09/11/17 08:19 PM
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Not there, downstream. Hasn't been the same for the last few years though...

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Re: White Rock Creek [Re: Dfitz] #12430639
09/18/17 12:34 AM
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Don't see many sandbass in the creek


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