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Lake: Lake Meredith


Post By: LukeJ09      Posted: 5/7/2012 6:41:45 PM     Points: 281    
Hey I'm from Colorado and I'm gonna be headin to Canyon for a friends graduation this weekend... anyway, I'm lookin for a place to drop a line and maybe get into some bass... I've never even seen this lake before, so any tips on where to fish, what to use, etc would be great... will be fishin from shore... also if there's some other nearby place to fish like ponds or something where I can catch decent fish I'd be glad to hear about it
 Reply by: Lloyd Tackitt      Posted: 5/8/2012 6:29:35 AM     Points: 18748    
 Reply by: BioGuy      Posted: 5/8/2012 9:16:24 PM     Points: 445    
I am from Central Texas so I cannot say what current levels are like personally. I will do a little research for you:

Lake Meredith is 98' low according to the TPWD Department Fish Report website:
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It looks like inflow is 0.27 cfs.....You should call the lake office at (806)857-3151 and ask what the lake level is before heading up.

Google Earth imagery from one year ago shows it very low. Texas is in the midst of one of the worst droughts in recent history and we are losing entire forests. We lost 2800 homes and 4 million acres to fire:
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Many of our lakes are very low right now. The panhandle was hit very hard.

You can try these other Lakes in the area. To get current conditions for most fishing spots in Texas enter this into a google search: TPWD <Insert Lake or park name>

Buffalo Lake Natl Wildlife Refuge
Lake Tanglewood is private and the only other large lake in the vicinity.

There is a small pond in Southeast Park in Canyon. Who knows whats in it, worth a shot.

If you were going to anywhere but the panhandle there would be more water to fish. However, the panhandle is much like far east colorado. It is more desert like than anything else. Okay not desert exactly, but mixed prairie. If you like hiking you should check out Palo Duro Canyon. It is the largest canyon in Texas. Its a great spot to visit.

 Reply by: LukeJ09      Posted: 5/8/2012 11:20:12 PM     Points: 281    
Thanks BioGuy great info... I've lived in SE CO my whole life, so i understand the desert/semi-desert description (more fitting than most would think)... I'll ask my friend if she knows anything about the small pond and I'll make a few calls around about the lake... Whatever I end up doing I'll try to get a post up on how I do if I do make it out on the water.
 Reply by: BioGuy      Posted: 5/9/2012 7:23:48 AM     Points: 445    
SE Colorado is a great place to visit for backpacking and stargazing. I spend at least a week every couple of years in Picture Canyon near Campo, CO. I love it there. I can do some climbing, backpack into NM or OK from there, and get some serious stargazing done with my telescopes. Its also a great spot to rest on the way to the Rockies to summit some 14'ers! I love CO!
 Reply by: Lloyd Tackitt      Posted: 5/9/2012 5:55:10 PM     Points: 18748    
Fishermen helping fishermen - how cool is that?
 Reply by: LukeJ09      Posted: 5/13/2012 9:19:27 AM     Points: 281    
Well unfortunately I got sick on my trip, so I ended up not stopping by the lake... hopefully next time I'm through there I can stop by and drop a line.