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Clearest lakes near Dallas #12352057
07/21/17 09:06 PM
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As a side job I do some stock photography and videography. Im in the mood to do some underwater work. What lakes near Dallas(within 2 hour drive) are the clearest? Im headed to Possum Kingdom tomorrow to give it a try as I know its relatively clear compared to others around.

Re: Clearest lakes near Dallas [Re: Jared D.] #12352070
07/21/17 09:18 PM
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I would try Lake Hawkins. Clear and beautiful.

Re: Clearest lakes near Dallas [Re: slabnut] #12352464
07/22/17 01:23 AM
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Lake Murray just across the border up 35. Very clear water.



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Re: Clearest lakes near Dallas [Re: Jared D.] #12352567
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Several police and fire departments perform their SCUBA training at Wheeler Branch in Glen Rose. No boats allowed but kayaks and others are okay.

Water is pumped in from the Paluxy River so the lake doesn't pick up the detritus and muddy water from a river system. And, the lake sits up high so run-off is even minimized.

At times, unless they are aggressively pumping water in, or heavy rains but like about now in the summer, I have followed white colored lures down to 15 or so feet in depth. Very clear!

I haven't been out to PK in many years but I think WB is somewhat clearer. There are a few YouTube videos showing some underwater camera work.

Brad

Re: Clearest lakes near Dallas [Re: Jared D.] #12353288
07/22/17 07:07 PM
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Possum Kingdom has been cloudy since the big rains in June. The lake has been releasing water continuously since then. Before those rains we had more than 20 foot visibility.

You should check out Lake Murray across the border in OK. It's normally very clear.


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Re: Clearest lakes near Dallas [Re: PKfishin] #12354702
07/23/17 10:07 PM
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PK was super clear. It was neat being able to see the bottom clearly in 15'+ of water. Could see catfish swimming around the bottom.


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Re: Clearest lakes near Dallas [Re: Jared D.] #12355303
07/24/17 12:27 PM
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Whitney is used for scuba check out dives.

Re: Clearest lakes near Dallas [Re: Jared D.] #12355356
07/24/17 01:04 PM
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I can't remember the name,,, but there is a dive park right by tawakoni.
Spring fed clear water.
They have a airplane and other places to dive in.
Lots of fish.

Re: Clearest lakes near Dallas [Re: me and the boys] #12355745
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Originally Posted By: me and the boys
I can't remember the name,,, but there is a dive park right by tawakoni.
Spring fed clear water.
They have a airplane and other places to dive in.
Lots of fish.

Clear Springs Scuba Park http://www.clearspringsscubapark.com/
May want to check out reviews first




Re: Clearest lakes near Dallas [Re: Jared D.] #12355771
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South lake in Farmersville.




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Re: Clearest lakes near Dallas [Re: Jared D.] #12355836
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The Tawakoni dive park was an old rock quarry if its the same place I think.
They hit a spring and it filled.
You can see about 20 feet down.
It was bought by a developer in the late 70,s or early 80,s.

Re: Clearest lakes near Dallas [Re: Brad R] #12357567
07/25/17 06:10 PM
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Originally Posted By: Brad R
Several police and fire departments perform their SCUBA training at Wheeler Branch in Glen Rose. No boats allowed but kayaks and others are okay.

Water is pumped in from the Paluxy River so the lake doesn't pick up the detritus and muddy water from a river system. And, the lake sits up high so run-off is even minimized.

At times, unless they are aggressively pumping water in, or heavy rains but like about now in the summer, I have followed white colored lures down to 15 or so feet in depth. Very clear!

I haven't been out to PK in many years but I think WB is somewhat clearer. There are a few YouTube videos showing some underwater camera work.

Brad


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Re: Clearest lakes near Dallas [Re: Chris B] #12357781
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Originally Posted By: Chris B
Lake Murray just across the border up 35. Very clear water.


This will be the clearest lake. It's very clear and has largemouth and smallmouth and you can launch your boat or just access from about any point since it's covered in a state park.

Re: Clearest lakes near Dallas [Re: Jared D.] #12358787
07/26/17 12:46 PM
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Take a trip to Alan Henry, near Post. Gin Clear water.




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Re: Clearest lakes near Dallas [Re: Jared D.] #12359572
07/26/17 07:13 PM
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Haven't been in a couple of years, but after the zebra mussels invaded, Texoma was clearer than I had ever seen it in years past. Of course that depends on recent rains.

By far, one of the clearest is Broken Bow. It's about 2:45 hours away, but well worth the trip.

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