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Lake Gilmer

Posted By: GTrigg

Lake Gilmer - 09/04/19 11:39 PM

Let me save everyone a trip to Lake Gilmer. The gates at both ramps have been closed / locked until further notice. The City of Gilmer is reporting the lake's level is being dropped four to five feet for spillway repairs.
Posted By: DJB

Re: Lake Gilmer - 09/04/19 11:47 PM

Thanks for the info. Wonder how long the repairs will take.
Posted By: GTrigg

Re: Lake Gilmer - 09/04/19 11:50 PM

Don't know about the repairs, but I'm wondering how long will it take Mother Nature to get the lake's level back up?
Posted By: DJB

Re: Lake Gilmer - 09/04/19 11:56 PM

True.
Posted By: Oldrabbit

Re: Lake Gilmer - 09/05/19 12:44 AM

Thanks for the heads up.
Posted By: CCTX

Re: Lake Gilmer - 09/05/19 01:04 AM

Three of my favorite lakes are closed right now
hammer
Posted By: BigDozer66

Re: Lake Gilmer - 09/05/19 01:44 AM

Yeah my buddy posted several pics on FB of all the hazards that people normally run over the top of and probably never knew were there! bolt
Posted By: Allen Bass Fisher

Re: Lake Gilmer - 09/05/19 12:15 PM

Thanks for the heads up GTrigg. Almost went there Saturday morning but whimped out due to the heat.
Posted By: Twistedmidnite

Re: Lake Gilmer - 09/07/19 02:30 PM

I work for the city of gilmer, guess I could of made a post on here crazy. I'll try to update when the lake opens back up. But for now I do have a key to the gates 😂
Posted By: GTrigg

Re: Lake Gilmer - 09/07/19 06:12 PM

Have a few spots I would sure like to mark....Hint hint
Posted By: LittleGazoo

Re: Lake Gilmer - 09/07/19 07:29 PM

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Originally Posted by GTrigg
Have a few spots I would sure like to mark....Hint hint

+1 and check out a few of the trails I have for running.
Posted By: Oldrabbit

Re: Lake Gilmer - 09/07/19 10:21 PM

It may just be time for a drone flight.
Posted By: Colton D

Re: Lake Gilmer - 09/28/19 05:56 PM

I just drove by. It’s really low.. stump city from the ramps to the power lines on the east side.
Posted By: bassnman

Re: Lake Gilmer - 09/30/19 02:39 PM

Hey CCTX, what's your third favorite closed lake? Monty, Gilmer and ??
Posted By: bassnman

Re: Lake Gilmer - 09/30/19 02:39 PM

Welsh?
Posted By: CCTX

Re: Lake Gilmer - 09/30/19 03:30 PM

Originally Posted by bassnman
Hey CCTX, what's your third favorite closed lake? Monty, Gilmer and ??

Mountain Creek
No docks, no boat houses = no jet skis
Posted By: bassnman

Re: Lake Gilmer - 09/30/19 04:21 PM

Ah. Why is it closed?
Posted By: CCTX

Re: Lake Gilmer - 09/30/19 04:29 PM

DBU locked the gates at the ramp
No other straight forward access
Posted By: Diaudioman

Re: Lake Gilmer - 10/13/19 10:35 PM

I just saw this forum on the news. They cited it for there story.
https://www.kltv.com/2019/10/13/east-texas-lake-closed-repairs/
Posted By: Twistedmidnite

Re: Lake Gilmer - 10/13/19 10:54 PM

Lol, my wife read me that article and I came here to update this thread. We closed the drain valve last week and contractors were there Friday, think the rain ran em out, repairs should start tomorrow. Expected to take 1-2 weeks. Ramps will remain closed until water comes up.
Posted By: Twistedmidnite

Re: Lake Gilmer - 10/13/19 10:57 PM

Best I could tell it was down about 10 ft. Bass blowing up on shad everywhere smile
Posted By: CCTX

Re: Lake Gilmer - 10/13/19 11:01 PM

hammer
Posted By: Tanner101

Re: Lake Gilmer - 10/13/19 11:47 PM

I love the comment on the news clip. "The fish are gonna leave sooner or later." Huh?
Posted By: BAllen91

Re: Lake Gilmer - 10/14/19 01:20 PM

Originally Posted by Tanner101
I love the comment on the news clip. "The fish are gonna leave sooner or later." Huh?


I heard a bunch of them are thinking about moving to Fork, gets boring for them not have boats run around all day.
Posted By: Jake Shannon(Skeet4Life)

Re: Lake Gilmer - 10/14/19 04:31 PM

Fish are gonna leave??? Huh
Posted By: GTrigg

Re: Lake Gilmer - 10/14/19 11:13 PM

I'm seeing more and more Yaks out on the lake. Must be nice, but I'm too old and fat for something like that..... bang
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