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Rayburn late Feb #13365975 12/09/19 05:05 AM
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Putting together a late february trip to fork. Is Rayburn much further along come the last week of the month? We're keeping it in mind in case theres a bad cold snap.

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Re: Rayburn late Feb [Re: rxkid2001] #13366232 12/09/19 03:25 PM
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Just depends on the weather. Warm February and they can be starting the spawn, cold and they will be just moving in to pre spawn.

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If you can make it...come! One of the absolute best days for numbers of 4-5 pound bass came on Lake Fork in Mid February and it was a light sleet and a few snow flurries. We whacked pre-spawn fish in Wolf Creek for three or four hours! Between my partner and I we probably caught around 35 fish and 20 over 3 pounds. No bed fishing, just whacking really solid fish for most of the afternoon!


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weather will dictate all in feb


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Re: Rayburn late Feb [Re: fivebites] #13366432 12/09/19 06:28 PM
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Originally Posted by fivebites
If you can make it...come! One of the absolute best days for numbers of 4-5 pound bass came on Lake Fork in Mid February and it was a light sleet and a few snow flurries. We whacked pre-spawn fish in Wolf Creek for three or four hours! Between my partner and I we probably caught around 35 fish and 20 over 3 pounds. No bed fishing, just whacking really solid fish for most of the afternoon!


Been coming to fork yearly since 2006. Had our [censored] kicked many times by Canadian weather coming down right then. Figured Rayburn being further south would be a good audible.

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pretty close together as far as weather is concerned. falcon is a different weather pattern.


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Lakes are pretty much on the same cycle.

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I'd go to Rayburn long before Fork - and I live at Fork.

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Fork for me if coming to fish for big ones. Rayburn will have so much tournament pressure by then plus the pressure is already showing on Rayburn. Lots of fish up to 2.5lbs but quality is definitely taking a hit

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Originally Posted by rxkid2001
Putting together a late february trip to fork. Is Rayburn much further along come the last week of the month? We're keeping it in mind in case theres a bad cold snap.


Rayburn is usually 5 degrees or more warmer than North/East Texas lakes in late February. Check this site if you want to see historical temps and levels. Both lakes can produce good fish in late February, bad wind and sleet just seems worse on Fork. Even though I've caught bigger fish on Fork in February than on Rayburn, being able to fish all day and not see but a couple of boats on Rayburn, plus catch good fish, far out weighs it.

https://tpwd.texas.gov/fishboat/fish/recreational/fishreport.phtml


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Water lightly stained; 49–53 degrees;

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Water stained; 57–61 degrees;



Fork
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Water lightly stained to stained; 54–57 degrees

Rayburn
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Water stained; 70–74 degrees;


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Re: Rayburn late Feb [Re: senko9S] #13366904 12/10/19 01:11 AM
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Originally Posted by senko9S
weather will dictate all in feb


Supposed to stay the nights of Feb. 12 ad 13th. I say "supposed" because I am not in a tournament and too dang old to have to fish in super, crappy weather. Cold is expected and okay. Terrible weather, no.


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I'm thinking about getting up to Rayburn (never been) next month, thanks for the info!


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~175 boat HS derby last weekend of February but Rayburn is a big lake.


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that aint nothing, try a BFL at the same day as a BassChamps launching from opposite ends in a sleet storm.


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It's a big lake but definitely doesn't fish like one

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