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Rain, rain rain! #12642675
02/23/18 12:55 PM
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YES, finally...rain in a good amount. Rain, enough to quash the rain deficiency of the last several months. rain, enough to fill the tanks, recharge the creeks and lakes, Enough to appease the the most ardent among us.

So, yesterday evening, just before dark, I checked the rain gauge and saw 4.7 inches in the gauge. I am happy, my tanks are full, the creeks are up and flowing, and am guessing some dam gates are being opened. Please provide any reports from your local area.

Re: Rain, rain rain! [Re: crapicat] #12642701
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Re: Rain, rain rain! [Re: crapicat] #12642747
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At least 7-8 inches. Too much if you ask me. My 2 home lakes are a few ft high and rising.



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Re: Rain, rain rain! [Re: crapicat] #12642756
02/23/18 01:51 PM
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7.5” so far here at Fork, with more on the way today and tomorrow, all 5 gates are open.


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Re: Rain, rain rain! [Re: fishin'aholic2] #12642771
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Originally Posted By: fishin'aholic2
At least 7-8 inches. Too much if you ask me. My 2 home lakes are a few ft high and rising.


So maybe I should kick in Drought Buster as well!

Surely, we are a ways away from flood conditions...

Re: Rain, rain rain! [Re: crapicat] #12642817
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Originally Posted By: crapicat
Originally Posted By: fishin'aholic2
At least 7-8 inches. Too much if you ask me. My 2 home lakes are a few ft high and rising.


So maybe I should kick in Drought Buster as well!

Surely, we are a ways away from flood conditions...


Not the case... Parks and homes are flooding around here. Not to mention people getting swept away.



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Re: Rain, rain rain! [Re: fishin'aholic2] #12642872
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Wow...got any pics? I guess I missed the news last day or two...wasn’t aware of any carnage going on...

Re: Rain, rain rain! [Re: crapicat] #12644221
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Picked up 2.50" Northeast San Antonio! We needed it. Good chance for some nice showers Saturday and Sunday! thumb




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Re: Rain, rain rain! [Re: crapicat] #12644277
02/24/18 04:03 AM
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We had almost 8" according to my rain gauge near Toledo Bend. The lake has gone up almost 4' since the beginning of the year. Anyone know what that will do to the crappie spawn?


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02/24/18 05:19 AM
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Some boat ramps on Grapevine lake are closing due to high water

Re: Rain, rain rain! [Re: Glenn54] #12644447
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Originally Posted By: Glenn54
We had almost 8" according to my rain gauge near Toledo Bend. The lake has gone up almost 4' since the beginning of the year. Anyone know what that will do to the crappie spawn?


We’ve had such an increase in lake levels a couple times...At first blush, I never really know where to look for the crappie spawning, asince they have so much water available. I usually find them though. Here is the way I start. First, I forget beating a bank, because with that much new water to cover, it is faster/easier to handle in a boat. Then, I go to the typical staging areas and search for them along their travel route to spawning areas. I begin fishing the spawning areas at normal lake levels. Typically, I can find some here, depending on water clarity, available cover on the new water, etc. Then I head into new water areas to look for them, but only after exhausting my tried/true spawning areas during normal pool lake levels.

Remember, crappie do spawn deeper in clear water lakes as opposed to muddy lakes, so the water clarity could affect whether you will find them in normal spawning spots, or not. Personally, I made mental notes of where I found spawning crappie shallow in new water. Interestingly, always seems to be rocky shorelines as the common denominator. Another area I just can’t pass up, Are cattails, if I can see them, I am going to fish them, and yes, it is hit or miss usually. It is a good time to mention, that spawning crappie areas tend to cover basic needs, cover from predator fish and cover from land/aerial predators as well. New water should have these types of cover.

If crappie spawn on the dam at your lake...slowly troll along the dam and look for spawners (not carp) racing into deep water...if you see that....fish for them shallow. Otherwise, fish for them deeper (normal spawn areas).

If you have docks on your lake, fish the docks that always produce for you first, then move on to docks that may be flooded/submerged...I always seek out old broken down docks for some unknown reason. I only occasionally fish lakes with docks, so my knowledge is limited, other than good crappie spawning docks are always good spawning docks, as long as the crappie can reach them.

Knowledge of how a local lakes spawn is affected, Is achieved by time on the water. Seek out fishermen with experience on your particular lake, and it will help dial in this general theme, that I have outlined here. Basically, higher water in a lake usually means cooler water, so I start looking for staging crappie and work my way into the spawning areas, them I stay on my normal spawning areas, until I am convinced they are not there, but they usually are, just deeper in the water, then I go look at the new water, with a keen eye on rocky shore lines. Overall, local lake knowledge is the best experience, so go buy your old local fisherman (iprefer elder statesman) a breakfast and cup of coffee and ask them the same questions...you may be real surprised at what they have to say! Furthermore, it may just fill up you freezer...hope this information helps.

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6.10" in Yantis for storm total with more coming today. It'll be May before I can mow the back 40.

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Check out this City of Dallas Flood Control Map. You can toggle the time frame at the bottom.
http://www.ci.dallas.tx.us/sts/html/fc.html


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Re: Rain, rain rain! [Re: Glenn54] #12644524
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Originally Posted By: Glenn54
We had almost 8" according to my rain gauge near Toledo Bend. The lake has gone up almost 4' since the beginning of the year. Anyone know what that will do to the crappie spawn?
Hey Glenn, what part of the lake are you on or do you fish?...I see your from hemphill, I was raised and went to school in hemphill... you have so many choices to choose from it can be overwhelming.... hemphill is a great hub, you can easily fish from housin to Patroon if you trailer your boat...the best I can tell you is to look for and Target small spots within a spot.for example look for small coves or points that are in in a larger cove especially if they have any noticeable Creek channels and Timber or small islands.. sometimes it will be the most obscure spot and they will be stacked in real thick...the size of Toledo makes this a daunting task...but if you look for the small stuff you will already have eliminated a lot of water.

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The driving force and secret desire of every bass fisherman, is to one day be a crappie fisherman............Could it be that the good Lord just smilies and looks the other way when a fisherman tells a lie?
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Thanks Troy. I just ran across your reply. Apparently I do not have my settings for notification of quotes or replies set up correctly. I appreciate all the information.

Originally Posted By: TroyKing
Originally Posted By: Glenn54
We had almost 8" according to my rain gauge near Toledo Bend. The lake has gone up almost 4' since the beginning of the year. Anyone know what that will do to the crappie spawn?
Hey Glenn, what part of the lake are you on or do you fish?...I see your from hemphill, I was raised and went to school in hemphill... you have so many choices to choose from it can be overwhelming.... hemphill is a great hub, you can easily fish from housin to Patroon if you trailer your boat...the best I can tell you is to look for and Target small spots within a spot.for example look for small coves or points that are in in a larger cove especially if they have any noticeable Creek channels and Timber or small islands.. sometimes it will be the most obscure spot and they will be stacked in real thick...the size of Toledo makes this a daunting task...but if you look for the small stuff you will already have eliminated a lot of water.


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