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#5758497 - 05/25/15 09:33 AM Lake Texoma Spillway
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Fought the mud and skeeters (and they were bad!) to get to the spillway this morning. This is the 3rd time in my life to see it. It's mesmerizing, to me. Tried to post a vid too, but it's not working right, or I don't know how.


http://vid633.photobucket.com/albums/uu53/dgruff/2893F5F5-48C3-4169-967C-6C74FA5037A8.mp4
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#5758502 - 05/25/15 09:38 AM Re: Lake Texoma Spillway [Re: d.g.ruff]
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Very cool photos. Thank you for the hard work you put in to get them.
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#5758519 - 05/25/15 09:47 AM Re: Lake Texoma Spillway [Re: d.g.ruff]
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Saw some pics of Highport this morning too.. These are all just incredible..
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#5758521 - 05/25/15 09:48 AM Re: Lake Texoma Spillway [Re: d.g.ruff]
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Where did they keep the German POW's, I heard it was in the spillway.
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#5758522 - 05/25/15 09:48 AM Re: Lake Texoma Spillway [Re: T Bone]
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I was there in 87 when the spillway had water coming over it...Amazing the power of the water below...

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#5758531 - 05/25/15 09:55 AM Re: Lake Texoma Spillway [Re: d.g.ruff]
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All that's left of Highport is just a parking lot, lol. And there isn't much of it! The Island bar & grill is up to the roof! Lots of boat houses that no one can get to.
The German POW camp was quiet a ways off from the dam, supposedly. I know "about" where it was and I'd like to do a little metal detecting there, lol.
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#5758549 - 05/25/15 10:06 AM Re: Lake Texoma Spillway [Re: T Bone]
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Originally Posted By: T Bone
Saw some pics of Highport this morning too.. These are all just incredible..


I have only personally seen that a couple times and that was way back in the 80's, both Whitney and Texoma reached the limit. BTW, I remember striper being awesome at Whitney a couple years later, of course that was before the algae blooms or whatever that crap is.

Great photo up
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#5758559 - 05/25/15 10:17 AM Re: Lake Texoma Spillway [Re: d.g.ruff]
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The stripers are biting good right now, so I've been told. Of course, there is no where to launch a boat at the moment, lol.
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#5758560 - 05/25/15 10:18 AM Re: Lake Texoma Spillway [Re: d.g.ruff]
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Great photo!
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#5758576 - 05/25/15 10:32 AM Re: Lake Texoma Spillway [Re: easton1025]
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Originally Posted By: easton1025
I was there in 87 when the spillway had water coming over it...Amazing the power of the water below...


87 ??
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#5758591 - 05/25/15 10:42 AM Re: Lake Texoma Spillway [Re: d.g.ruff]
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Looks amazing!
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#5758604 - 05/25/15 10:50 AM Re: Lake Texoma Spillway [Re: d.g.ruff]
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Originally Posted By: d.g.ruff
All that's left of Highport is just a parking lot, lol. And there isn't much of it! The Island bar & grill is up to the roof! Lots of boat houses that no one can get to.
The German POW camp was quiet a ways off from the dam, supposedly. I know "about" where it was and I'd like to do a little metal detecting there, lol.


I believe you are referring to Camp Howze which was NW of Gainesville on FM 1207, The Gaiinesville Municipal airport is located in theat area. In the '40s it was better knowm for its military training.
Highport is running boat "ferry" for people wishing to get to their boats at the boat houses.
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#5758649 - 05/25/15 11:28 AM Re: Lake Texoma Spillway [Re: d.g.ruff]
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#5758707 - 05/25/15 11:58 AM Re: Lake Texoma Spillway [Re: d.g.ruff]
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That's crazy. Incredible pics

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#5758720 - 05/25/15 12:07 PM Re: Lake Texoma Spillway [Re: d.g.ruff]
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Thanks everybody! It's way cooler in person. Heck, you can hear it at least a quarter mile away. That's about how far away you have to park from it. Then, traipse thru the jungle, fire ants, mud and skeeters. The wife said I had a tick on me, but she's about half goofy, lol. It was prolly a doodlebug.
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