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friggin lake levels #6788182 06/09/17 10:55 AM
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My go to lakes are full but da_ it I'd like to see them well above conservation pool with all the rain we've had. Summer heat drops them too much for my liking. Then its fall dependent rain to get them back up.

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Ideally you like to see lakes at pool in spring, slow draw down over summer, this germinates seed-bearing annual plants such as smartweed, millet, etc...let that over grow, then in fall you want lots of rain to flood it, and rain in the winter to keep it flooded.

Full lakes all summer just means mud holes in the winter. I don't worry about it though, because I have no control over it, but I do watch it. This time of year, I just worry about fishing. grin

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Originally Posted By: Guy
Ideally you like to see lakes at pool in spring, slow draw down over summer, this germinates seed-bearing annual plants such as smartweed, millet, etc...let that over grow, then in fall you want lots of rain to flood it, and rain in the winter to keep it flooded.

Full lakes all summer just means mud holes in the winter. I don't worry about it though, because I have no control over it, but I do watch it. This time of year, I just worry about fishing. grin

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Most of the plants that grow around the big lake we hunt are not beneficial for ducks. It's mostly sumpweed. Typically we have a lot of water plants of different kinds that they will feed on. The worst thing that can happen for us is for that food to end up to deep. This past season the lake gained 6-7 feet and the ducks left.

Went from thousands to a couple hundred in a day.

A day before the season opener. A few days later they were gone and it was spotty the rest of the year.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=AqYiL6SRiHA


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Originally Posted By: Guy
Ideally you like to see lakes at pool in spring, slow draw down over summer, this germinates seed-bearing annual plants such as smartweed, millet, etc...let that over grow, then in fall you want lots of rain to flood it, and rain in the winter to keep it flooded.

Full lakes all summer just means mud holes in the winter. I don't worry about it though, because I have no control over it, but I do watch it. This time of year, I just worry about fishing. grin


Yep I overlooked that aspect of it. Ok, they can down. Lets all hope for some sept and oct rains.

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Originally Posted By: BradyBuck
Most of the plants that grow around the big lake we hunt are not beneficial for ducks.

Any vegetation is better than none, although it may not be vegetation they eat, vegetation makes habitat for macroinvertebrates ducks love to chow on, especially gaddies.

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My go to lakes are full but da_ it I'd like to see them well above conservation pool with all the rain we've had. Summer heat drops them too much for my liking. Then its fall dependent rain to get them back up.


Word.

No rain in next 21 days.

Will dry up fast


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Originally Posted by BradyBuck
Most of the plants that grow around the big lake we hunt are not beneficial for ducks. It's mostly sumpweed. Typically we have a lot of water plants of different kinds that they will feed on. The worst thing that can happen for us is for that food to end up to deep. This past season the lake gained 6-7 feet and the ducks left.

Went from thousands to a couple hundred in a day.

A day before the season opener. A few days later they were gone and it was spotty the rest of the year.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=AqYiL6SRiHA



Thats cause in n texas ducks get overhunted each and every day.
Then,, they just go south, buenas dias Mexico!

Same shiat with dove

This year especially, cause it will be a 4 day weekend.
Hasta la vista palomas...

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