texasfishingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Michaeltex0268, SamuelClimer, VanTx, Mrnemo101, Tbmom
111459 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
TexDawg 91,995
hopalong 82,195
Pilothawk 78,862
John175☮ 73,755
JDavis7873 67,397
Derek 🐝 63,146
Bigbob_FTW 60,032
Tritonman 58,778
Mark Perry 57,331
facebook
Forum Statistics
Forums60
Topics763,149
Posts9,596,801
Members111,459
Most Online36,273
Jan 23rd, 2013
Print Thread
Rayburn Hydrilla? #13262198 08/28/19 11:52 AM
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 93
R
RYAN R Offline OP
Outdoorsman
OP Offline
Outdoorsman
R
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 93
Where is all the hydrilla? I know the high water this spring had an impact but is something else contributing to lack of hydrilla? I typically fish between 103 and 147. Even having a hard time finding healthy grass South of hydrilla.

Bass Fishing Ad
Re: Rayburn Hydrilla? [Re: RYAN R] #13262305 08/28/19 01:23 PM
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 4,556
BMCD Online Content
TFF Team Angler
Online Content
TFF Team Angler
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 4,556
High water is the only reason there was a lack of grass. Its starting to show up in the backs of some creeks. Definitely some other areas have grass. I have not checked the deer stand, I bet it still has grass.

Its gonna take another year and the right conditions for it to recover again.

Re: Rayburn Hydrilla? [Re: RYAN R] #13262496 08/28/19 03:25 PM
Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 9,067
J
Jarrett Latta Offline
TFF Celebrity
Offline
TFF Celebrity
J
Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 9,067
Excessive high water kills Rayburns grass every time. If the lake stabilizes through next spring, it'll be back for next summer

Re: Rayburn Hydrilla? [Re: RYAN R] #13262702 08/28/19 06:11 PM
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 93
R
RYAN R Offline OP
Outdoorsman
OP Offline
Outdoorsman
R
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 93
I wasn’t sure if chemicals used for Salvinia control also killed the hydrilla

Re: Rayburn Hydrilla? [Re: RYAN R] #13262856 08/28/19 08:21 PM
Joined: Mar 2012
Posts: 2,990
BigDozer66 Offline
Extreme Angler
Offline
Extreme Angler
Joined: Mar 2012
Posts: 2,990
Originally Posted by RYAN R
I wasn’t sure if chemicals used for Salvinia control also killed the hydrilla


The chemicals sprayed only target one specific type of grass.

High water levels results in lack of sunlight which cause Hydrilla to die off.

Think of it this way:

The grass is level with the surface of the water at 16 (Normal Pool Level for example) and then the water rises 8'-9' and stays there.

When that happens the Hydrilla is 8-9' underwater now and the Sun isn't reaching it. cheers


2016 Ranger RT188 Charcoal Metallic Dual Console
2017 Yamaha 115 VMAX SHO (VF115LA) SS Prop
Minn Kota Ultrex i-Pilot Link 45" 80 lb.
Humminbird Helix 10 Mega SI BBT Bow Mount

Re: Rayburn Hydrilla? [Re: RYAN R] #13262910 08/28/19 09:13 PM
Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 9,067
J
Jarrett Latta Offline
TFF Celebrity
Offline
TFF Celebrity
J
Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 9,067
No spraying issues. It's all water levels. Can't have 8ft high spring rains and expect it to survive. If levels stay here, it'll come back strong

Re: Rayburn Hydrilla? [Re: Jarrett Latta] #13263035 08/28/19 10:48 PM
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 162
I
Igofish2 Online Content
Outdoorsman
Online Content
Outdoorsman
I
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 162
Originally Posted by Jarrett Latta
. If levels stay here, it'll come back strong


That's been the problem the last few years. The CORP has been doing a bad job in the fall to control the spring flooding. Rayburn should be about -4 to 5' in Oct.

Re: Rayburn Hydrilla? [Re: Igofish2] #13263228 08/29/19 01:53 AM
Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 9,067
J
Jarrett Latta Offline
TFF Celebrity
Offline
TFF Celebrity
J
Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 9,067
Originally Posted by Igofish2
Originally Posted by Jarrett Latta
. If levels stay here, it'll come back strong


That's been the problem the last few years. The CORP has been doing a bad job in the fall to control the spring flooding. Rayburn should be about -4 to 5' in Oct.


Ya since it's so easy to predict rain. I guess if it's 5ft low and then an epic drought like 2011, 8-10ft low is ok too....

Re: Rayburn Hydrilla? [Re: RYAN R] #13263232 08/29/19 01:55 AM
Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 9,067
J
Jarrett Latta Offline
TFF Celebrity
Offline
TFF Celebrity
J
Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 9,067
The only thing that saves Rayburn is the high water in the spring. Without that, it wouldn't be half the lake it is now with the pressure it receives.

Re: Rayburn Hydrilla? [Re: Jarrett Latta] #13263277 08/29/19 02:20 AM
Joined: Oct 2018
Posts: 80
B
Bassin 4 a Livin Offline
Outdoorsman
Offline
Outdoorsman
B
Joined: Oct 2018
Posts: 80
Originally Posted by Jarrett Latta
The only thing that saves Rayburn is the high water in the spring. Without that, it wouldn't be half the lake it is now with the pressure it receives.


Amen....


Fishing is Like Breathing...I was born To Do it
Re: Rayburn Hydrilla? [Re: RYAN R] #13263456 08/29/19 11:26 AM
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 246
saibling Offline
Outdoorsman
Offline
Outdoorsman
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 246
Hydrilla is already returning back of coves and off main lake ditches

Re: Rayburn Hydrilla? [Re: Jarrett Latta] #13263496 08/29/19 12:32 PM
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 5,410
T
the skipper Offline
TFF Celebrity
Offline
TFF Celebrity
T
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 5,410
Originally Posted by Jarrett Latta
The only thing that saves Rayburn is the high water in the spring. Without that, it wouldn't be half the lake it is now with the pressure it receives.

Yep. I will take that high water any time.

Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread


© 1998-2019 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3