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Mose Johnson Lake #9670887 01/22/14 11:36 PM
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Has anybody ever fished at Mose Johnson Lake in the great city of Bowie?
It looks fisherman friendly, take a yak out and can hit up the whole lake in about an hour or so.

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You don't always need a boat..
But gosh darn it, sure helps!
Re: Mose Johnson Lake [Re: DaBankFishamen] #13177818 06/06/19 01:15 PM
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Guess not..


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But gosh darn it, sure helps!
Re: Mose Johnson Lake [Re: DaBankFishamen] #13214192 07/14/19 02:44 AM
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Yes, it was excellent for fishing, unfortunately a senior in the high school drowned there last year and they have since put a fence up and closed access. Very good largemouth and crappie. Pictures attached from last year just prior to it closing. [Linked Image]
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Re: Mose Johnson Lake [Re: DaBankFishamen] #13214528 07/14/19 04:32 PM
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Man, that is a great looking little lake!


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Re: Mose Johnson Lake [Re: DaBankFishamen] #13473759 03/16/20 03:07 PM
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Wonder if we would get in trouble for fishing it


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Re: Mose Johnson Lake [Re: DaBankFishamen] #13474977 03/17/20 12:52 PM
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generally when someone wants to keep folks out of a property they put up a fence but most folks this day an time think its ok to sneek in to others property without invitation an then complain when the owners run them out.

Re: Mose Johnson Lake [Re: DaBankFishamen] #13475879 03/17/20 09:54 PM
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Is this the old city lake?

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No the old city lake can still be fished by general public and is much larger than this one. Mose Johnson is the small lake beside the high school that was once part of the Mose Johnson chicken ranch property. It is still fenced and gated on the school side and along north and south side and east side is heavily wooded and I assume fenced as well.

Re: Mose Johnson Lake [Re: DaBankFishamen] #13561645 05/17/20 09:43 PM
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I know of Mose Johnson and Amon Carter. Never heard of “city lake” in Bowie.

Re: Mose Johnson Lake [Re: DaBankFishamen] #13563464 05/19/20 01:32 PM
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The old city lake they refer to is Bowie lake north of Bowie, near Stoneburg. City water for Bowie used to come from there until it dried up in 50's and Amon Carter was built for larger water supply. Lake refilled, has some houses around it and doesn't get much fishing pressure that I've seen.

Re: Mose Johnson Lake [Re: DaBankFishamen] #13563949 05/19/20 06:59 PM
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See it now. Thanks. Does Bowie Lake have public access? I’m not seeing a boat ramp.

Re: Mose Johnson Lake [Re: 361V] #13564027 05/19/20 07:57 PM
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Most fishing seems to be people with lots and private access. Other than that, the dam is a drive over spillway and we back in there (small crappie boat) then park off to side on spillway. Your gonna get wet or need waders to push off though.

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