texasfishingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Surfwalker, Richter, Metalbassman, Ca$hFi$hingTeam, Okcmanusa
111778 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
TexDawg 92,502
hopalong 82,937
Pilothawk 79,176
John175☮ 74,582
JDavis7873 67,397
Derek 🐝 63,468
Bigbob_FTW 61,404
Tritonman 58,821
Mark Perry 58,204
facebook
Forum Statistics
Forums60
Topics767,351
Posts9,659,546
Members111,778
Most Online36,273
Jan 23rd, 2013
Print Thread
Page 6 of 8 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Re: Where will the next Texas record come from? [Re: grout-scout] #13359945 12/03/19 01:40 PM
Joined: Apr 2014
Posts: 4,256
J
Jpurdue Online Content
TFF Team Angler
Online Content
TFF Team Angler
J
Joined: Apr 2014
Posts: 4,256
Originally Posted by grout-scout
Originally Posted by Jpurdue
Originally Posted by LakeForkGroupie
Originally Posted by mossyback75


La Perla Ranch with their Jalisco lakes and I can't remember the other lake. Gary has shared a lot with the forum and last year when they had to then populations the extra bass went to lake falcon. It seems the lake may be on track, but it takes probably 10 years to grow a bass this size. I think his bass are on a fast track, but we are only 5 years in.


Too far south in my humble opinion. It just gets too hot down there which jacks up their metabolic rate. That does two things, 1, it makes it hard to gain weight, and 2 shortens their life spans. They live fast and die young. Don't get me wrong, I bet Gary get's some giants out of Jalisco, probably some fish that push 16 lbs but I just don't see 18 lbs. I think all hope is basically lost at La Perla. Gary introduced northern strain genetics to make his fish more catchable. What he didn't realize at the time was that those genes are dominate. The fish in La Perla will actually get smaller over time unless he drains the lake and starts from scratch.

In a perfect world you'd have a lake that stayed between 60-75 degrees year round that was stocked with all female bass of the best genetics and full to the brim with prawn, shad, and trout. Add about 10-12 years onto that recipe plus the willpower to avoid fishing it with any regularity and you'd have a good chance.




I thought he signed some kind of contract with TPWD saying that he couldn’t fish the lake for a certain number of years?


He did. He can't fish Jalisco for 15 years without written permission from the TPWD. So he has the low pressure part down, it's the temps down there that are going to hold fish back on the high end. Who knows though, I hope Gary proves me wrong!


"Bragging may not bring happiness, but no man having caught a large fish goes home through an alley." -A.L.

www.LunkerLore.com

Bass Fishing Ad
Re: Where will the next Texas record come from? [Re: Shaun Russell] #13359952 12/03/19 01:54 PM
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 1,094
T
Tx Tree Grower Offline
Extreme Angler
Offline
Extreme Angler
T
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 1,094
This post proves how spoiled we are as Texas anglers. We have some great lakes to fish. Anglers living in the majority of states would kill to live within an hour of a public lake that could consistently produce 5lb+ class bass. Pretty much every public lake in the state of Texas can do that. In addition most all of our lakes kick out a few 9+ pound fish every year. To most, that is the fish of a lifetime. The reality is that our lakes in Texas are not managed with the specific goal of raising record size bass. They are managed to produce some big bass while at the same time maintaining numbers to a point that the average fisherman can go out and catch a limit on a fairly consistent basis. Big difference in management strategy. Fork is really the only lake in the state that is somewhat managed to raise the big ones. While it certainly is not what it once was, every spring proves it still has some monsters. If I was forced to bet on a lake to produce a new record, my money would be on Fork.

Last edited by Tx Tree Grower; 12/03/19 01:56 PM.
Re: Where will the next Texas record come from? [Re: Shaun Russell] #13360022 12/03/19 02:54 PM
Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 212
C
Capt. Bryan Offline
Outdoorsman
Offline
Outdoorsman
C
Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 212
OH Ivie since it filled up it will be nutrient rich and before the drought was the top share a lunker lake.


Nitro Z19
Mercury
Lowrance
Castaway
Lews
Re: Where will the next Texas record come from? [Re: Shaun Russell] #13360045 12/03/19 03:22 PM
Joined: Oct 2014
Posts: 49
Z
zavien kurt Offline
Outdoorsman
Offline
Outdoorsman
Z
Joined: Oct 2014
Posts: 49
Meredith 😂

Re: Where will the next Texas record come from? [Re: Ken A.] #13360083 12/03/19 04:02 PM
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 8,681
9
9094 Offline
TFF Celebrity
Offline
TFF Celebrity
9
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 8,681
Originally Posted by Ken A.
Great interview Josh. Marine Creek could kick out another giant any day. They stocked SAL fingerlings in it multiple times over the years.

[Linked Image]


If what the biologist say is true and 1 out of 1000 fingerlings make it that is 32 fish total that made it since 2008.
Take into account being caught and kept and the odds of those 32 being females I would say the chances are extremely low that one will grow large enough to break 18 lbs.

Re: Where will the next Texas record come from? [Re: Brandon Potter] #13360631 12/04/19 01:11 AM
Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 6,462
Shaun Russell Offline OP
TFF Celebrity
OP Offline
TFF Celebrity
Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 6,462
I live a couple miles from Ray Roberts. There are a couple months out of the year that fishing is really great. But even then it’s not consistent. There are some toads here but they are temperamental. I would rather drive two hours and know I’m going to catch fish, then to fish here at RR and waste my time.
I agree with Ivie or Alan Henry. Who knows, perhaps it will pop up in a no-name lake that doesn’t get pressure.

Last edited by Shaun Russell; 12/04/19 01:12 AM.


And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.
Matthew 4:19
Re: Where will the next Texas record come from? [Re: Shaun Russell] #13360981 12/04/19 01:55 PM
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 4,585
BMCD Offline
TFF Team Angler
Offline
TFF Team Angler
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 4,585
Choke.

Re: Where will the next Texas record come from? [Re: Shaun Russell] #13361099 12/04/19 03:33 PM
Joined: Nov 2018
Posts: 40
J
jbw3 Offline
Outdoorsman
Offline
Outdoorsman
J
Joined: Nov 2018
Posts: 40
There's no denying Fork was...and is special. With 30 of the top 50 coming from Fork. What is interesting is that many lakes during that period between around 1987 through 1993 produced lake records. Pinkston, Gibbons, Mill Creek, Rayburn, Amistad. Was it just a "perfect storm" throughout the state during this period? Fork still kicked out a 15.48 that made the list just last year. I can't help to believe that another true GIANT...possibly another record...is still swimming out there today.

Re: Where will the next Texas record come from? [Re: Shaun Russell] #13361125 12/04/19 03:54 PM
Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 5,708
Sinkey Offline
Tidy Scoop
Offline
Tidy Scoop
Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 5,708
roflmao

Look at the top 50........................FORK!

Re: Where will the next Texas record come from? [Re: Shaun Russell] #13361152 12/04/19 04:10 PM
Joined: Feb 2006
Posts: 3,516
B
BillS2006 Offline
TFF Team Angler
Offline
TFF Team Angler
B
Joined: Feb 2006
Posts: 3,516
No where. The current record will stand.



Re: Where will the next Texas record come from? [Re: jbw3] #13361252 12/04/19 05:37 PM
Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 23,929
senko9S Offline
TFF Guru
Offline
TFF Guru
Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 23,929
Originally Posted by jbw3
There's no denying Fork was...and is special. With 30 of the top 50 coming from Fork. What is interesting is that many lakes during that period between around 1987 through 1993 produced lake records. Pinkston, Gibbons, Mill Creek, Rayburn, Amistad. Was it just a "perfect storm" throughout the state during this period? Fork still kicked out a 15.48 that made the list just last year. I can't help to believe that another true GIANT...possibly another record...is still swimming out there today.


some of those fish secretly came from fork but was lied about.


David Short

[Linked Image]

Re: Where will the next Texas record come from? [Re: senko9S] #13361266 12/04/19 06:00 PM
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 647
R
Rog Offline
Pro Angler
Offline
Pro Angler
R
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 647
Originally Posted by senko9S
Originally Posted by jbw3
There's no denying Fork was...and is special. With 30 of the top 50 coming from Fork. What is interesting is that many lakes during that period between around 1987 through 1993 produced lake records. Pinkston, Gibbons, Mill Creek, Rayburn, Amistad. Was it just a "perfect storm" throughout the state during this period? Fork still kicked out a 15.48 that made the list just last year. I can't help to believe that another true GIANT...possibly another record...is still swimming out there today.


some of those fish secretly came from fork but was lied about.


Actually Senko I heard the opposite. Some of the teenagers from Fork were rumored to have come from other lakes close to Fork and brought over for various reasons. The change around 1993 was the run on killing out invasive grasses such as hydrilla by the state and spraying began along with aging lakes, increased pressure, and development around lakes like Fork.


Wreck Em!
Re: Where will the next Texas record come from? [Re: Shaun Russell] #13361313 12/04/19 06:49 PM
Joined: Oct 2019
Posts: 7
W
wrfluke75 Offline
Green Horn
Offline
Green Horn
W
Joined: Oct 2019
Posts: 7
I would bet on Ivie. Water came up significantly in the last 18 months. Lot of potential when the fish settle down with the new water levels

Re: Where will the next Texas record come from? [Re: Shaun Russell] #13361444 12/04/19 09:07 PM
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 6,067
3
361V Online Content
TFF Celebrity
Online Content
TFF Celebrity
3
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 6,067
Could easily come from a “sleeper lake”. While many are ancient history look at the huge bass that showed up on lakes not necessarily know as a state record contender. Possum Kingdom, Pinkston, Austin, Mill Creek, Sam Rayburn, Conroe..... while “smaller bass” remember Monticello and Welsh each had the state record at one time....in the 80’s. John Alexander broke the state record twice in a couple weeks on private Lake Echo. Have to agree though that Caddo has as good a chance as any lake....including Fork. It has turned out some giants in a more recent history. While not that big of a reservoir there are places on Caddo that big fish can remain out of touch from the fishing population for long periods of time. Here’s the Texas Top 50 bass list: https://tpwd.texas.gov/fishboat/fish/programs/fishrecords/freshwater/top50_largemouth.phtml

Re: Where will the next Texas record come from? [Re: 361V] #13361504 12/04/19 10:07 PM
Joined: Jun 2014
Posts: 534
L
LakeForkGroupie Offline
Pro Angler
Offline
Pro Angler
L
Joined: Jun 2014
Posts: 534
Originally Posted by 361V
Could easily come from a “sleeper lake”. While many are ancient history look at the huge bass that showed up on lakes not necessarily know as a state record contender. Possum Kingdom, Pinkston, Austin, Mill Creek, Sam Rayburn, Conroe..... while “smaller bass” remember Monticello and Welsh each had the state record at one time....in the 80’s. John Alexander broke the state record twice in a couple weeks on private Lake Echo. Have to agree though that Caddo has as good a chance as any lake....including Fork. It has turned out some giants in a more recent history. While not that big of a reservoir there are places on Caddo that big fish can remain out of touch from the fishing population for long periods of time. Here’s the Texas Top 50 bass list: https://tpwd.texas.gov/fishboat/fish/programs/fishrecords/freshwater/top50_largemouth.phtml


I wouldn't call Sam Rayburn or Conroe a sleeper lake.

Also I think Monticello might have a great chance. No access right now. Those fish might show out when ever they resolve the access issue.

Page 6 of 8 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
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