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Old 11-02-2009, 09:25 AM
 
Location: A little suburb of Houston
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Wow, I had no idea they had actually started Lake Columbia. this is great. Any ETA on completion? I can't wait to get my boat in there. I like Lake Palestine a lot, but I couldn't boat for several weeks this summer with the drought.. and it's about a 30 minute haul. Lake Columbia would be about 15 minutes max.
They haven't started it yet...but real soon as pretty mcuh everything but the 404 is in place a ready to go. Recent article: Lake Columbia's funding is in place | www.thecherokeean.com | Cherokeean Herald
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Old 11-02-2009, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Where I live.
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Invasive non-native species are a problem in several waters across Texas....did they ever have problems with nutria at Caddo?
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Old 11-02-2009, 09:30 AM
 
Location: A little suburb of Houston
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[quote=BobTex;11447185
I messed up by saying the weed was from Asia. It is from S. America![/QUOTE]


Thanks for the link. I knew people were talking about it but didn't realize how bad it was getting. LOP is still doing pretty good and that is where I spend most of my time. I guess I'm a bit obsessive in cleaning my boat every time it comes out, but that is probably habit from fishing in salt water. Salt can do nasty things to a boat if not kept clean. This is certainly another good reason.
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Old 11-02-2009, 09:32 AM
 
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Invasive non-native species are a problem in several waters across Texas....did they ever have problems with nutria at Caddo?
Plenty of nutria in the area, but generally not a problem. Those Louisiana and East Texas folks know what to do with them. They have a bit of commercial value. They are also pretty beneficial to the bear population that has been rebuilding in the area.
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Old 11-03-2009, 02:03 AM
 
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Sorry for the hijack but my wife and I are likewise curious. Whats the scoop on Lake Palestine or Lake Tyler ?
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Old 11-03-2009, 07:03 AM
 
Location: East Texas, with the Clan of the Cave Bear
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I am not super familiar with Lake Tyler but I do keep a major presence ongoing on the Texas Fishing Forums and from what I understand the City of Tyler likes to keep most if not all the hydrilla (aquatic vegetation) wiped out of Lake(s) Tyler which hurts most gamefishing. Roughly 25%-30% coverage of this weed , or any subsurface vegetation, supports very healthy gamefish populations. It forms underwater habitat for fishies.

The city's efforts do open the water up for pleasure boating activities.

In general lakes which have what many consider a noxious weed problem generally support better than average fishing. Lake Conroe is an excellent example. they use the white amur (grass carp) to eat aquatic weeds and once the lake is devoid of it the fishing is pretty poor for many species (bass. bream, and crappie).
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Old 11-03-2009, 07:52 AM
 
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Plenty of nutria in the area, but generally not a problem. Those Louisiana and East Texas folks know what to do with them. They have a bit of commercial value. They are also pretty beneficial to the bear population that has been rebuilding in the area.
Tastes like chicken, right....?
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Old 11-03-2009, 09:39 AM
 
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Tastes like chicken, right....?
Doesn't it always it is the fur that I like though, makes a good warm coat.
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Old 11-03-2009, 09:41 AM
 
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I am not super familiar with Lake Tyler but I do keep a major presence ongoing on the Texas Fishing Forums and from what I understand the City of Tyler likes to keep most if not all the hydrilla (aquatic vegetation) wiped out of Lake(s) Tyler which hurts most gamefishing. Roughly 25%-30% coverage of this weed , or any subsurface vegetation, supports very healthy gamefish populations. It forms underwater habitat for fishies.

The city's efforts do open the water up for pleasure boating activities.

In general lakes which have what many consider a noxious weed problem generally support better than average fishing. Lake Conroe is an excellent example. they use the white amur (grass carp) to eat aquatic weeds and once the lake is devoid of it the fishing is pretty poor for many species (bass. bream, and crappie).
Ha! I was thinking that was you...I hang out at that forum from time to time as well. LOP is really my home away from home though I live a few blocks from the bay.
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