texasfishingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Sullyfam, pctxlipripper, JDHarris, Easttexasfishin, cshamblin
117802 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
TexDawg 112,039
hopalong 109,954
Bigbob_FTW 85,661
John175☮ 83,662
Pilothawk 82,588
Derek 🐝 67,922
Mark Perry 67,743
JDavis7873 67,414
Bob Davis 63,734
Forum Statistics
Forums60
Topics1,149,225
Posts15,690,111
Members142,802
Most Online36,273
Jan 23rd, 2013
Print Thread
Lake Worth #14468238 09/04/22 11:21 PM
Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 251
B
Ben B Offline OP
Angler
OP Offline
Angler
B
Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 251
Anyone know if the water is high enough to access the nature preserve area way up the lake?

Moritz Chevrolet - 9101 Camp Bowie W Blvd, Fort Worth, TX - Monte Coon (817) 696-2003
Re: Lake Worth [Re: Ben B] #14468254 09/04/22 11:37 PM
Joined: Nov 2014
Posts: 18,170
S
SteezMacQueen Online Happy
TFF Guru
Online Happy
TFF Guru
S
Joined: Nov 2014
Posts: 18,170
It’s 1.59 low.


Eat. Sleep. Fish.
Re: Lake Worth [Re: Ben B] #14468260 09/04/22 11:42 PM
Joined: Jul 2013
Posts: 6,117
Brent S Online Content
TFF Celebrity
Online Content
TFF Celebrity
Joined: Jul 2013
Posts: 6,117
Barely. It starts to really suck close to 2' low and beyond. Really frustrating that the lake keeps getting so low.

Re: Lake Worth [Re: Ben B] #14471022 09/08/22 02:36 AM
Joined: Oct 2007
Posts: 8,768
Jons3825 Offline
" Mod Alert"
Offline
" Mod Alert"
Joined: Oct 2007
Posts: 8,768
Originally Posted by Ben B
Anyone know if the water is high enough to access the nature preserve area way up the lake?


If you do not know the path at this level, it is really sketch. Just past the shutdown area is a BIG windowmaker. You will likely drag skeg until you get past the 2 islands. Between the shutdown and the 2 islands is some underwater stuff ( concrete or metal) in line with the bird houses on poles. As you go up the boat lane past the 2 islands, there are some stumps in play that will shock you, and going out of the boat lane will uncover tons of more stuff to hit. Fishing has been beyond sub-par up there this summer.


[Linked Image]
PM me for diving info or for recovery quote's.
LIKE the TFF on Facebook - www.facebook.com/texasfishingforum
Originally Posted by Brad
I will be back. I'm never truly gone
Re: Lake Worth [Re: Ben B] #14471117 09/08/22 11:08 AM
Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 20,921
buda13 Offline
TFF Guru
Offline
TFF Guru
Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 20,921
At 1.9ft low this year we did $15k worth of damage to my partners boat…. another Worth tournament regular did about 10k damage to his boat this year as well. Today we are at -2’. I’ve been making that run for 15 years now, you better know exactly where your supposed to be. I see people all the time in areas that make me cringe… if they only knew what was there. Metal and concrete chunks don’t mix with fiberglass, nor do 120 year old petrified stumps in 2’ of water.




Re: Lake Worth [Re: Ben B] #14471278 09/08/22 02:30 PM
Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 984
P
prosise Online Content
Pro Angler
Online Content
Pro Angler
P
Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 984
Even when it is normal, it's sketchy. I had to get several tracks following my fishing buddy to get a good path back there. You will drive in some very strange paths, and I typically brush up next to the reeds at the intersection past the entrance sign for the sanctuary and metal pole. I always sidescan going back, and the bottom is scarred with people who got off the safe path. If it is lower than I am used to, prob even more dangerous. I pretty much idle past the bridge all the way back. When you go past the bridge, the dogleg to the left is very surprising. I decided to do some livescope at that corner all the way across to the point, and that area is full of standing trees. And pretty much everywhere you see water has big stumps.. Best advise is to drop the trolling motor and work your way back and try to save a safe trail back there.

[Linked Image]

Re: Lake Worth [Re: Ben B] #14471523 09/08/22 05:34 PM
Joined: May 2019
Posts: 4,204
A
avid_basser Offline
TFF Team Angler
Offline
TFF Team Angler
A
Joined: May 2019
Posts: 4,204
If I learned anything...Buda showed me that I don't trust myself to go past the bridge. AHAHAHAHAH

Which reminds me, have the new tags come in yet. Guess I'll wait until next year to get the new one.

Re: Lake Worth [Re: Ben B] #14472025 09/09/22 01:07 AM
Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 251
B
Ben B Offline OP
Angler
OP Offline
Angler
B
Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 251
I really appreciate this info guys! I’ve been back there a couple of times when the water was high…definitely couldn’t run on plane, but was able to idle a decent ways before it looked fishy. This was years ago though and I had a smaller boat with a small engine that could get into skinnier water much easier than what I have now. I’m sure with the water being any kind of low it’s even worse - and I wouldn’t dare trying to do anything but get on the trolling motor from the bridge north. However I was not aware of any concrete slabs under the surface. Safe to say I’ll just stay away for good measure…save myself the fiberglass work. In my opinion there aren’t that many great spots to fish on that lake in general - so I think I’ll just pass all together for now.

Thanks again!

Re: Lake Worth [Re: Ben B] #14472283 09/09/22 11:41 AM
Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 20,921
buda13 Offline
TFF Guru
Offline
TFF Guru
Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 20,921
Hey Ben.. don’t write that area off, really wasn’t trying to scare anyone away but y’all need to know what’s really there. The pic posted above is pretty close but want to mention one thing… once you start into the first left curve of the “horseshoe” past the bridge shutting down anywhere short of the no wake buoys is taking a huge risk. I didn’t say it on the previous post, all of those damages I mentioned occurred at idle speed past the no wake buoys. It’s a sickening sound to hear metal or concrete shredding your fiberglass at 5 mph.

As of now the lake is at -2.09 and dropping like a rock.




Re: Lake Worth [Re: prosise] #14472950 09/09/22 09:29 PM
Joined: Oct 2007
Posts: 8,768
Jons3825 Offline
" Mod Alert"
Offline
" Mod Alert"
Joined: Oct 2007
Posts: 8,768
Originally Posted by prosise
Even when it is normal, it's sketchy. I had to get several tracks following my fishing buddy to get a good path back there. You will drive in some very strange paths, and I typically brush up next to the reeds at the intersection past the entrance sign for the sanctuary and metal pole. I always sidescan going back, and the bottom is scarred with people who got off the safe path. If it is lower than I am used to, prob even more dangerous. I pretty much idle past the bridge all the way back. When you go past the bridge, the dogleg to the left is very surprising. I decided to do some livescope at that corner all the way across to the point, and that area is full of standing trees. And pretty much everywhere you see water has big stumps.. Best advise is to drop the trolling motor and work your way back and try to save a safe trail back there.

[Linked Image]



Running this for a few years, I know I do not want to take your path as you turn left. At this level I know there is stuff in that path. I swing out a bit more to towards the yellow circle. I think it is a bit too big. I am not saying it can not be done, but I have personally seen stuff there that keeps me more towards the middle.


[Linked Image]
PM me for diving info or for recovery quote's.
LIKE the TFF on Facebook - www.facebook.com/texasfishingforum
Originally Posted by Brad
I will be back. I'm never truly gone
Re: Lake Worth [Re: buda13] #14472954 09/09/22 09:31 PM
Joined: Oct 2007
Posts: 8,768
Jons3825 Offline
" Mod Alert"
Offline
" Mod Alert"
Joined: Oct 2007
Posts: 8,768
Originally Posted by buda13
At 1.9ft low this year we did $15k worth of damage to my partners boat…. another Worth tournament regular did about 10k damage to his boat this year as well. Today we are at -2’. I’ve been making that run for 15 years now, you better know exactly where your supposed to be. I see people all the time in areas that make me cringe… if they only knew what was there. Metal and concrete chunks don’t mix with fiberglass, nor do 120 year old petrified stumps in 2’ of water.


Can confirm... I am the partner. Same night as me another guy knocked his lower badly, it was replaced.


[Linked Image]
PM me for diving info or for recovery quote's.
LIKE the TFF on Facebook - www.facebook.com/texasfishingforum
Originally Posted by Brad
I will be back. I'm never truly gone
Re: Lake Worth [Re: Ben B] #14474713 09/11/22 09:59 PM
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 706
S
Snagalager Offline
Pro Angler
Offline
Pro Angler
S
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 706
Used to run on pad all the way up there about three or four times a week back before the No wake buoy’s were put in. It made you pucker but we kept doing it.


[Linked Image]
Re: Lake Worth [Re: Snagalager] #14474716 09/11/22 10:03 PM
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 67,744
Mark Perry Online Content
Super Freak
Online Content
Super Freak
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 67,744
Originally Posted by Snagalager
Used to run on pad all the way up there about three or four times a week back before the No wake buoy’s were put in. It made you pucker but we kept doing it.



Yep....I think I still have my trail saved on an SD card. Took me a couple of times to figure out the run but once I had it I would run a good ways up there. No way now. It probably has changed a lot.

Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

© 1998-2022 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3