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James Brown

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It's coming a flood here north of Wichita Falls.  Red is really going to get on a big one now.
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Yep...this storm may be the one that breaks the spillway's back. [frown] The Red River Basin is taking another HARD hit!  Had predicted that this spring the big pond was approaching the peak of the bell curve on providing the opportunity of consistently catching double digit fish unlike we've experienced for quite some time, even better than this past fall and through part of the winter. 

The flooding is greatly reducing the normal fishing pressure historically put on the lake during this time of year and protecting many of the fish that would have been caught but that gain will easily be countered by the number of large fish lost downstream when the spillway opens her mouth. 

This lake has proven that it recovers from extreme adversity and pressure time and time again and is and always will be one of the best fisheries in the country.  Just a little disappointing on the timing of the high water and how it may affect what I felt was near the peak in the curve.

It saddens me to know that we may never know just how good it was a fixin' to be on catching the bigguns in great numbers.  Regardless of what happens, the lake will still produce big and small like none other but the added bonus I was anticipating this year may be a few digits smaller...


After a great 2014 I was also anticipating a fantastic 2015 striper fishing year. Hopefully, when goes over & gates are open, the big fish are still upstream rather than it was during June/July of 2007.

I remember how the lake stunk last time and I think Paul Mauck told me that was because of all the decaying vegetation. I also remember a graph that we posted on the old SOG showing the depleted oxygen levels which stresses the fish. I'll try to locate that info in the old SOG files

I ran into Paul at the ramp 2 days ago and asked him how the muddy water effects the bite, told me that it slowed it down. Bummer, I seem to recall the fish in 2007 being a tad skinny.

I just located those old 2007 reports on fishing conditions by Paul Mauck. Seems to be  worse than I remembered.
I posted them on a separate thread



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All fish will follow that current. Texoma will lose some fish when the spillway is topped.

That said, I'll be glad for it. Every single day has a high chance of a thunderstorm. I cannot go out on my smaller boat without risking my life. When Texoma tops the spillway bank fishing should be good below the dam.
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When they let water out to generate, do fish exit the lake?
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When they let water out to generate, do fish exit the lake?
As chum!
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What about the flood gates? Do fish still get chopped up? Is that why fishing is so good at the damn - because the striper are eating up all the chum?
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All fish will follow that current. Texoma will lose some fish when the spillway is topped.

That said, I'll be glad for it. Every single day has a high chance of a thunderstorm. I cannot go out on my smaller boat without risking my life. When Texoma tops the spillway bank fishing should be good below the dam.
"That said, I'll be glad for it?"  [confused]  I guess you along with the guides on the river will be glad for it like back in 2007 but don't lose sight of the fact that the great catching below the dam and downstream will be short lived whereas the lake where most people fish on a regular basis will take some time to recover from the loss. [frown]
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PKFISHIN,You are without a doubt entitled to your own opinion's but what a DUMB A#% comment! I understand that since you live on PK that the loss of revenue that affects hundreds of  local people means nothing to you and I am sure you were not around in 1990 to see the affects of that flood on this great fishery and you obviously don't care. I am sure that when this is over you will be the first one on here complaining  about the fishing in the lake. So when the water is topping the spillway or when they really open the gates and the fishing is so good below the dam why don't you and your raft put in down there and let us know about that great fishing 
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Ok so attack me for saying the water will go over the spillway. I can't see anything that will stop it. I was at texoma today and could not find a place to put the "raft" in. Ramps are blocked The lake is so flooded there just no place to fish that's not muddy. The dam area is still somewhat clear but there's no longer a ramp or even a bank to launch from.

As for me wishing ill on Texoma, I fish Texoma more than PK due to the fact I'm not at PK most of the time.
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According to Tulsa District lake Texoma will hit 641.56 on May 22.
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 Attacking you? I don't think so. Not yet. 

"Texoma will lose some fish when the spillway is topped.
That said, I'll be glad for it."

Those where your exact words not just that the water will top the spillway and if you cant find a place to launch a raft you have more problems than I could have ever dreamed.MY boat is 24ft long and it slid off the trailer today just like it always has and I am positive it will continue to no matter what the water level is and I know you don't understand the affects that getting on here and saying that Texoma is so bad that you cant even launch a raft can cause but because of your lack of knowledge  of this lake please keep your negative BS to your self.
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Ok Bye  you ran me off
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iknopw, Everyone has their own opinion. Sounds to me like that you were attacking him. I only get to Texoma a couple times a year for the last 20 years and I have no ideal where I could launch with the water this high. You could have told PKFISHING where he could launch instead of saying he had a Dumb comment.
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Pk, dont run off. Tempers flair, dont take it on. It did not seem to me that you are making light of the damages that the flooded lake will cause. Sounded like because of the water over the dam, the positive for you was good bank fishing. If I was a bank fisherman and liked to fish below a dam, I would be chomping at the bit.
 
Iknow  "Attacking you? I don't think so. Not yet."  Dude, its your 5th post here. Would appreciate the comments to be constructive rather than combative.
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Most of us realize that all lakes that have dams loose a few fish.
So yeah there may be a few fish lost but come on, its going to happen it is not anyones fault, and if the lake gets back to normal and they start generating daily like they should then you lose a few everyday. 
The lake was not created for us to fish. It was dammed for flood control and power generation. We just happen to benefit from that.

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Ok Bye  you ran me off
Buck up PK, dont let a keyboard ranger run you off! We're all gonna be bank fishermen for a while.
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According to Tulsa District lake Texoma will hit 641.56 on May 22.

Their predictions are as accurate as the weatherman's. Going over is probably a sure bet but I don't think it's going to happen for several days.
Currently at 636.65 feet, 9AM, May 21st

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Yeah don't run off PK, but realize that the local guide's and all the marina employee's and warden's are extremely stressed and tense right now due to the flood. They are working in impossible condition's and have a lot on the line here. To many this flood can be financially devastating and take years to recover. Maybe not the best idea to gloat about fishing red river after Texoma goes over spillway and certainly not the best way to go about finding were to launch or were to find the clear water.
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