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by Jimbo Roberts
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Trout
Topic: We need Rain !
Replies: 53
Views: 3383

Re: We need Rain !

It's all about cold water and how far downstream the flows will push it before the air temperatures warm it up. So first it's about how cold the water is to begin with. This season the water temperatures of the releases are about 60 degrees, most seasons will would see mid-50's, but that takes sever...
by Jimbo Roberts
Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: Trout
Topic: We need Rain !
Replies: 53
Views: 3383

Re: We need Rain !

I wish Cindy would move west and get us the rain we need, but it's not looking good. The best chance for rain is Saturday and Sunday and not related to the hurricane. And I hate to say it, but reaching pool this late in June is probably not going to happen. We were real close but the lake is droppin...
by Jimbo Roberts
Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Trout
Topic: River Cleanup July 8th - Call for volunteers
Replies: 13
Views: 1002

Re: River Cleanup July 8th - Call for volunteers

I'll be there.....

Jimbo Roberts
by Jimbo Roberts
Wed Jun 14, 2017 1:30 am
Forum: Warmwater
Topic: Terrible news - Zebra Mussels discovered in Canyon Lake
Replies: 4
Views: 683

Re: Terrible news - Zebra Mussels discovered in Canyon Lake

When I heard they were in Texoma years ago, I said to myself they're eventually going to be in every lake. What's worse is there is no known treatment that can combat them other than physical removal. I wonder how long before they start showing up in the river below Canyon Lake and what is that goin...
by Jimbo Roberts
Sun Jun 11, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Trout
Topic: We need Rain !
Replies: 53
Views: 3383

Re: We need Rain !

The upper basin on the Guadalupe is everything above Canyon Lake. So when it rains in the upper basin all that runoff has to go into Canyon Lake. And we missed significant rains in the upper basin again. The river up there is really starting to drop. It's not looking good for the lake to get to pool...
by Jimbo Roberts
Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Trout
Topic: We need Rain !
Replies: 53
Views: 3383

Re: We need Rain !

That was during the storm and the waves messing up the gage readings.
It's 908.92'msl and still rising ever so slightly. Next good chance for significant rain is next week.
Maybe a rogue T-Storm will develop out of the blue.

Tom tom tom tom.....
Tom tom tom tom.....
Tom tom tom tom.....

Jimbo
by Jimbo Roberts
Mon Jun 05, 2017 1:36 am
Forum: Trout
Topic: We need Rain !
Replies: 53
Views: 3383

Re: We need Rain !

It getting "iffy" again. The lake is close to pool, but if the past summers are any indication, we need rain now!!! If we don't get the rain in the next week or so and get the lake to pool, it probably won't happen this summer. So say a little prayer for the right amount of rain in the upper basin. ...
by Jimbo Roberts
Wed May 24, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Trout
Topic: We need Rain !
Replies: 53
Views: 3383

Re: We need Rain !

Under certain conditions GBRA will cut the flows for weekend recreation. The lake must be below 910cfs, there must be no significant rain in the forecast. And it must be sometime after Easter but not after Labor day. There are other reasons GBRA will cut flows. Their annual inspection of the dam, re...
by Jimbo Roberts
Wed May 24, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Trout
Topic: We need Rain !
Replies: 53
Views: 3383

Re: We need Rain !

Very little rain fell in the upper basin. The river came up about 20cfs at Spring Branch. Not nearly enough to raise the lake back to pool. The lake will start dropping again simply because of evaporation as the summer heats up. We need a heavy rain over the upper basin over the next couple of weeks...
by Jimbo Roberts
Mon May 22, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Warmwater
Topic: White Bass
Replies: 17
Views: 2192

Re: White Bass

If you're going for different species and live close to Houston, you should go over to Sabine Lake and try for a Yellow Bass, true cousin to the White Bass you just caught. Good Luck !

Jimbo
by Jimbo Roberts
Mon May 22, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Trout
Topic: We need Rain !
Replies: 53
Views: 3383

Re: We need Rain !

The upper Basin pretty much missed catching any significant rain these last few days. Tomorrow we have a better chance at catching the rain we need to raise the lake back up to pool. So I'm hoping the clouds are thick and the rain comes in buckets..... Tom tom tom tom..... Tom tom tom tom..... Tom t...
by Jimbo Roberts
Sun May 21, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Trout
Topic: We need Rain !
Replies: 53
Views: 3383

Re: We need Rain !

As much as we would like to think the lake could be managed for the Trout fishery, it is primarily a flood control project designed and managed to control downstream flooding. Secondarily it releases water for historical water right demands downstream and thirdly the water is used to create electric...
by Jimbo Roberts
Sat May 20, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Trout
Topic: We need Rain !
Replies: 53
Views: 3383

We need Rain !

Well it's that time of year again. The lake is close to pool, but we need the lake to reach 909'msl to have the flow agreement to kick in this summer. I've been watching the water temps on the monitors up and down the river and it's already exceeding 70 in the afternoon. So we need the right amount ...
by Jimbo Roberts
Mon May 08, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Warmwater
Topic: Striped Bass -Guadalupe River Below Canyon Lake Dam
Replies: 23
Views: 2108

Re: Striped Bass -Guadalupe River Below Canyon Lake Dam

I was fishing last Friday at #5. After releasing a nice Trout I saw a Striper about 20lbs come up out of the deep and look for it.
It was seen half-way between Barking Dog Pool and S Turn Rapids, Go get it !!!

Jimbo
by Jimbo Roberts
Mon May 01, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: Warmwater
Topic: Striped Bass -Guadalupe River Below Canyon Lake Dam
Replies: 23
Views: 2108

Re: Striped Bass -Guadalupe River Below Canyon Lake Dam

These are the spots I know hold Stripers..... The stretch from the dam down to Horseshoe Falls holds the greatest numbers, from the 306 bridge at Maricopa down about 1/3 the way around the tubers loop, from Little Ponderosa down to the Devil's Playground also holds a large number of Stripers. Also y...