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The Problem with Shutting Down a Power Plant #13353054 11/26/19 12:31 AM
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My favorite place to fish, Lake Bastrop, used to have a very active power plant. Now, it seems to hardly ever be used. The last time I went to Bastrop a few weeks ago, the water was about 65 degrees. I fished Hall's Bayou this last weekend. It was 64 degrees. It has got to really screw up the fish living in power plant lakes where the water temperature can be so inconsistent.


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Re: The Problem with Shutting Down a Power Plant [Re: Rayzor] #13353234 11/26/19 04:43 AM
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Hard to fish patterns on a power plant lake for sure. Bastrop has some nice bass! thumb




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Re: The Problem with Shutting Down a Power Plant [Re: Rayzor] #13353706 11/26/19 07:33 PM
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Bastrop is a fun lake for bites but quality is lacking, I prefer Fayette.

Re: The Problem with Shutting Down a Power Plant [Re: Minner Bucket] #13353939 11/27/19 12:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Minner Bucket
Bastrop is a fun lake for bites but quality is lacking, I prefer Fayette.


Years back, I said the same thing. Today I lean more towards numbers. Now don't get me wrong; I love the thrill of a BIG fish but those are few and far between.


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I fished Bastrop a couple of times years ago. The little bass were fun, but like Minner Bucket, I prefer Fayette County. Last couple of trips have been tough for me there though, but i know some folks have been doing pretty good. I just need to find the fish. They’re not where I left them in October apparently. By the way, water temp was 65 last time I was there a few days ago.

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My favorite power plant lake, Monticello, was completely shut down two years ago.
So inconsistent generation can be bad but it’s not as bad as the alternative.
I think more will be completely shut down in the next 5-10 years.



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The fish are still there doing the same things they have always done, they just adjusted to the cooler temps. The fisherman has to do the same thing.



Re: The Problem with Shutting Down a Power Plant [Re: Rayzor] #13374142 12/16/19 01:32 PM
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Seems like I have been on Fayette a few times this year and they were not generating or releasing water in the discharge.

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