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Can you still fish behind Whitney dam? #13151552
05/12/19 01:56 AM
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Either on the park side or the corps side?

Re: Can you still fish behind Whitney dam? [Re: Bassman_78] #13151831
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You can still fish on both sides, I was there on Friday. But they have moved the boundary even further from the dam than before. You can't fish along the rocks on the side with the generators, you have to be further down, where there are steps going down to the water. Not a lot of flow, 2200 cfs on Friday. Caught one small hybrid.

It's a shame that they have ruined that spot, it used to be tremendous. Caught a ton of fish while standing on the wall that forms the stilling basin in the 90s, including a 5 lb smallmouth and stripers up to 18 lbs. Sure wish it was still possible to fish there.

Re: Can you still fish behind Whitney dam? [Re: Bassman_78] #13151832
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Was actually 1200 cfs on Friday, not 2200.

Re: Can you still fish behind Whitney dam? [Re: Bassman_78] #13151995
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Release is just over 6,000 cfs at the moment. I''m expecting more soon due to the lake being 21.15 feet above normal, flooded.


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Re: Can you still fish behind Whitney dam? [Re: Bassman_78] #13151997
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Okay thanks. Yeah, it's a shame. Too many good fishing spots keep getting taken away.

Re: Can you still fish behind Whitney dam? [Re: Texas Grown] #13152037
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Originally Posted by Texas Grown
Release is just over 6,000 cfs at the moment. I''m expecting more soon due to the lake being 21.15 feet above normal, flooded.


Hopefully but that big flow coming from Granbury is 3 times what Whitney is releasing.


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Re: Can you still fish behind Whitney dam? [Re: Bassman_78] #13152101
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They will let Whitney continue to fill and spread out letting it down slowly. Granbury is a drop in the bucket of what Whitney can hold. As.of Sunday afternoon, Whitney flood pool was only 47% full at 554.35 feet. Hopefully it won't rise to top of flood pool, 571 feet. Has not been that high since May, 1957.

Re: Can you still fish behind Whitney dam? [Re: Bassman_78] #13152281
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So what water level do you think they’ll start reopening boat ramps? Sounds like a lot are closed

Re: Can you still fish behind Whitney dam? [Re: FishWrangler2] #13152308
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Originally Posted by FishWrangler2
So what water level do you think they’ll start reopening boat ramps? Sounds like a lot are closed



They closed McCown at around 8' over and they usually wait at least two weeks after that to let the ramps dry out. Guides are still running around and catching fish.

Re: Can you still fish behind Whitney dam? [Re: Bassman_78] #13152521
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Uncle Gus's at Lakeside is launching boats according to their facebook page. Maybe Ill give her a go next weekend, or maybe roll over to Richland Chambers

"We are launching boats! We set up a very safe boat lane and are guiding you to safe waters on the Lake! It is our job at Uncle Gus' to strive to be the best Marina on Lake Whitney! With that comes the obligation to make sure you have access to the lake when ever possible in a safe manner. We are offering full service at the boat launch and since parking will be a little further than normal, a complimentary ride back to your boat. So dont let high water detour you from this beautiful lake! We are ready to accommodate you in every way possible. We are looking forward to a great season and hope you join us as soon as you can! HAPPY BOATING !

PLEASE LIKE AND SHARE TO LET EVERYONE KNOW THEY CAN COME AND ENJOY LAKE WHITNEY!

Re: Can you still fish behind Whitney dam? [Re: Bassman_78] #13152846
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Whitney releasing 16,053 cfs as of 1:09pm 5/1319.

I wonder if it's going to make Striper fishing better OR worse at the Whitney Dam ?

Please let me know if someone has fished the dam at these water level.

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Re: Can you still fish behind Whitney dam? [Re: Bassman_78] #13155559
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The Whitney dam release rate at the moment: 23,369 cfs.


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Re: Can you still fish behind Whitney dam? [Re: Bassman_78] #13155798
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You can’t fish along the rocks any more. You’ll have to fight with everyone fishing on the catwalk.

Re: Can you still fish behind Whitney dam? [Re: Bassman_78] #13163244
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I crossed the dam last Saturday. wooooweee. flooded.
All the parks were under water.

Not sure where you could launch down there right now.

Trailrace was ginning.


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Cut with her golden oars the silver stream,
And greedily devour the treacherous bait.
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