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Tawakoni lake levels #13448698 02/23/20 06:40 PM
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I was thinking of joining a friend on a catfishing trip to Lake Tawakoni this coming weekend - noticed on the weather forecast that the Sabine River is at flood stage as is the lake.

How has this affected the catfishing? I was thinking that if they keep gates open and have a running current, that may actually help the fishing. At the same time, I've usually had terrible luck fishing for catfish immediately after heavy rains.

We're most interested in targeting large blue cats - when lake levels are high this time of year, would we have better luck in shallower coves or in the main channel/deep end of the lake near the dam?

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Re: Tawakoni lake levels [Re: Max_S] #13448890 02/23/20 11:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Max_S
I was thinking of joining a friend on a catfishing trip to Lake Tawakoni this coming weekend - noticed on the weather forecast that the Sabine River is at flood stage as is the lake.

How has this affected the catfishing? I was thinking that if they keep gates open and have a running current, that may actually help the fishing. At the same time, I've usually had terrible luck fishing for catfish immediately after heavy rains.

We're most interested in targeting large blue cats - when lake levels are high this time of year, would we have better luck in shallower coves or in the main channel/deep end of the lake near the dam?

Originally Posted by Max_S
I was thinking of joining a friend on a catfishing trip to Lake Tawakoni this coming weekend - noticed on the weather forecast that the Sabine River is at flood stage as is the lake.

How has this affected the catfishing? I was thinking that if they keep gates open and have a running current, that may actually help the fishing. At the same time, I've usually had terrible luck fishing for catfish immediately after heavy rains.

We're most interested in targeting large blue cats - when lake levels are high this time of year, would we have better luck in shallower coves or in the main channel/deep end of the lake near the dam?

Tawakoni has no gates


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Re: Tawakoni lake levels [Re: Max_S] #13449087 02/24/20 01:56 AM
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Big tournaments the next two weekends. Eaters in running water


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Re: Tawakoni lake levels [Re: Max_S] #13449972 02/24/20 06:15 PM
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Lips will be tight for a spell........Cabela's is coming to town .... i will say be careful....when its way up there is obstacles that are submerged ..... be careful where you run.... noidea


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Re: Tawakoni lake levels [Re: kodys'papa] #13451420 02/25/20 11:24 PM
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Had no idea about the tournaments. I may want to postpone the trip for a week or two. I found info on the Cabela's Cat Classic for 3/7, who's doing the other tournament?

Re: Tawakoni lake levels [Re: Max_S] #13451602 02/26/20 01:43 AM
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Re: Tawakoni lake levels [Re: Max_S] #13452399 02/26/20 06:34 PM
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After those 2 tournaments there will be a lot of catfish with sore mouths. If I were you I would put it off for a week or so, but you have to fish when you have time to fish.

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