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Sommerville #13553341 05/11/20 03:24 PM
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I’m wanting to head out to Lake Sommerville this week or next. I live in central Texas and I’ve never been! Lol!
Should I start north or south end? Closer to the dam? I’m not looking for a free hand out but would gladly appreciate a general idea of where I should start at? I mostly fish with hand tied jigs but sometimes get minnows if my youngest daughter is fishing with me. Is there a bait shop with good live bait nearby? I’ve heard so much of this lake over the years- it’ll be fun to explore it! Thanks in advance for any suggestions - p.m me if you prefer.

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Re: Sommerville [Re: sticknstring] #13554182 05/12/20 03:55 AM
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Doesn’t anybody fish Somerville for crappie? fish

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Good luck. I'm no help with crappie. Sounds like a fun trip.


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Re: Sommerville [Re: sticknstring] #13554375 05/12/20 01:07 PM
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Don't matter the end of lake, find the structure you'll find the fish........ The bite has been good there.....


Jigging; it's faster than chasing a minner in a bucket!

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Re: Sommerville [Re: sticknstring] #13554534 05/12/20 02:26 PM
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I have only fished Somerville once. It's a great fishery but too far for me to drive to fish regularly or I would. Found fish on brush piles in the 17 foot of water range. There are some fat white and black crappie in there. You can try the Texas Parks and wildlife attractors if you have a GPS unit and it will give you some good areas to search. The GPS coordinates were not exact but found piles close by. Also found piles near boat launches and points.

The Marina at the campground impressed me. It has live bait and is well stocked with food, drinks and fishing gear and super nice folks. If you forget anything they probably have it! I would recommend starting there and go out exploring. My son liked fishing from the crappie dock at the marina also.

Coordinates are in degrees, decimal minutes
Site # Latitude Longitude Location
1 30 18.288 -96 37.412 Birch Creek
2 30 18.408 -96 37.022 Birch Creek
3 30 18.486 -96 37.006 Birch Creek
4 30 18.841 -96 35.796 Snake Island
5 30 19.52 -96 34.755 Big Creek Park north shore west of Big Creek
6 30 20.101 -96 33.922 Welch Park west shoreline across from boat ramp
7 30 19.895 -96 32.839 Welch Park hump between shad cove
8 30 18.532 -96 31.411 Overlook Marina island SE side
9 30 18.537 -96 31.504 Overlook Marina island SE side
10 30 18.338 -96 32.175 Yequa Park fishing dock
11 30 18.59 -96 34.398 Rocky Creek Park hump in open water
12 30 18.12 -96 34.409 Rocky Creek Park hump by West boat ramp
13 30 18.173 -96 36.329 Peninsula out from Pecan Lake 1 of 2
14 30 18.131 -96 36.35 Peninsula out from Pecan Lake 2 of 2
15 30 17.674 -96 37.381 Nails Creek east, east end of Iron Bridge Road
16 30 17.765 -96 38.173 Nails Creek east, west from end of Iron Bridge Road
17 30 17.689 -96 38.204 Nails Creek east, west from end of Iron Bridge Road

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Re: Sommerville [Re: sticknstring] #13554587 05/12/20 03:03 PM
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Thanks folks! I appreciate all the input. Was up at o-500 this morning, was going to hitch the boat till I saw rain in the area and 25-30 mile gusts forecasted on the lake! No thanks! I’ll save it for another day...

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I would check out the tires in front of what used to be the old Big Creek Marina .. have always had very good luck there

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They ain’t biting at Somerville it’s over loaded with boat traffic. I would try another lake.


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Re: Sommerville [Re: sticknstring] #13557599 05/14/20 05:00 PM
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Way too many boats on Somerville right now

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14 boats were packed at big tires last time when I was there

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I’m finding that all the lakes seem to be getting super crowded...I’ll save that almost 2 hour for another day.
What area of Somerville has stumps/ flooded timber?

Re: Sommerville [Re: sticknstring] #13559678 05/16/20 02:31 AM
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Originally Posted by sticknstring
I’m finding that all the lakes seem to be getting super crowded...I’ll save that almost 2 hour for another day.
What area of Somerville has stumps/ flooded timber?



Stumps or timber ? hmmm

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Re: Sommerville [Re: sticknstring] #13560306 05/16/20 05:39 PM
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not the dam. but there is an island close to the dam, almost straight out, with brushpiles

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Agree with Snowy... While the tires mentioned at the marina are always popular, brushpiles are the key on Somerville.

There are quite a few guides who have placed brushpiles... Run the dam in about 12' of water looking for areas that dropoff to 18'. You will find the brushpiles easily. Minnows work best, but jigs are fairly effective as well.



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