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Walleys stocked in White Rock Lake? #13820876 12/27/20 01:11 PM
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In 1978 and 1979 about 8 million Walleye fry were stocked in White Rock yet no one has ever reported catching a single fish. Their initial thought was to put in 5,000 per acre as they thought with murkier warmaer water they will not reproduce. TPW thought the walley would eat the over abundant yellow bass but sounds like the tables were turned before thay could mature.So the yellow bass ate the Walleye fry?? Seems so Trying to figure how to get story from my phone to post on TFF.

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I asked TPWD about future Walleye stockings at PK, since they stocked them in the past. I was hoping for something that would stay in the lake if we get floods and the flood gates open, as the stripers head for the ocean once they feel the current. TPWD said no more Walleyes in Texas, as they had to buy them from Colorado and they are expensive. I think it's a shame as I think they might do well in some of our lakes especially PK.

TPWD did stock some smallmouth in PK and I am seeing them in the shallows already.


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Re: Walleys stocked in White Rock Lake? [Re: Eric] #13820939 12/27/20 02:27 PM
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Walleyes do not make it through the summers here. Odds are, they stocked them and they died off naturally when the water got hot. Especially a shallow lake like white rock. I would bet parts of the lake were close to 100 degrees in the summer.

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Originally Posted by fishin'aholic2
Walleyes do not make it through the summers here. Odds are, they stocked them and they died off naturally when the water got hot. Especially a shallow lake like white rock. I would bet parts of the lake were close to 100 degrees in the summer.


They can survive the summer in a lot of Texas lakes

Re: Walleys stocked in White Rock Lake? [Re: Eric] #13821079 12/27/20 04:42 PM
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We used to fish for them in Lewisville by the old party cove area near I35 back when they were stocked there, it was rocky deep water.

Cypress Springs got stocked also, Knew a guy who caught a pretty big one and had it mounted

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Originally Posted by Dubee
Originally Posted by fishin'aholic2
Walleyes do not make it through the summers here. Odds are, they stocked them and they died off naturally when the water got hot. Especially a shallow lake like white rock. I would bet parts of the lake were close to 100 degrees in the summer.


They can survive the summer in a lot of Texas lakes

A couple lakes they do. Not many.

Re: Walleys stocked in White Rock Lake? [Re: Eric] #13821716 12/28/20 03:25 AM
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They gave em a try at GVine back in the 70’s - I caught one small one, heard about a few others.


Re: Walleys stocked in White Rock Lake? [Re: Dubee] #13822091 12/28/20 04:23 PM
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Amen. They survive just fine in Lakr Murray just across the OK line. They will do fine in some TX lakes.


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Re: Walleys stocked in White Rock Lake? [Re: Eric] #13822272 12/28/20 07:22 PM
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There's a good population of walleye in Lake Meredith north of Amarillo.

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in the 70's they also stocked tiger musky. it was a learning process and they were not worth the cost vs survival rates.


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Re: Walleys stocked in White Rock Lake? [Re: Eric] #13823240 12/29/20 04:56 PM
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Wheeler Branch is literally across the street from my house. Small(200 acres), deep(85’) clear and cool weed filled waters. Still has a few left over walleye and smallmouth survivors. “A few”. Probably the best walleye opportunity south of the Red River but I wouldn’t go “target them”. Head up 287. Plenty of Panhandle lakes have Walleye populations. Heck, when I was a kid there was a big billboard at Cypress Springs heralding the lake as “Home Of The Walleye”( another taxpayers “FAILS”!!) in the late 70’s/early 80’s. [Linked Image]
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Only one I ever caught came out of Squaw Creek years ago. Did they ever develop a population?

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No. There was a small group of fisherman that targeted them and would catch a few. They are so rare now I believe it’s just a matter of time before they are gone. Same with the smallies.

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Originally Posted by olefisher
Only one I ever caught came out of Squaw Creek years ago. Did they ever develop a population?


Squaw had a bunch before the plant came on line

Re: Walleys stocked in White Rock Lake? [Re: 361V] #13824324 12/30/20 01:48 PM
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Originally Posted by 361V
No. There was a small group of fisherman that targeted them and would catch a few. They are so rare now I believe it’s just a matter of time before they are gone. Same with the smallies.

My bad.I thought your question was about my aforementioned Wheeler Branch Reservoir I live across from. They are caught occasionally still from Wheeler Branch. Squaw Creek? NO. Smallmouth, walleye and hybrids were stocked when the lake was inundated in 1977. They thrived in the rocky, cool, clear, deep (100ft+) waters. When the power plant came online in 1990 the cold water species quickly disappeared in the 100 degree water. Hybrids? I think the state just stopped stocking these sterile “put and take” fish? People don’t realize how close Wheeler Branch and Squaw Creek are to each other. I can actually see Squaw from a few blocks from my house: [Linked Image]

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