texashuntingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
cshe091, Kbake, TonyS, dunnssportinggoods, voodoocashew
67248 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
dogcatcher 104,027
bill oxner 73,103
stxranchman 56,449
SnakeWrangler 53,507
RKHarm24 44,585
rifleman 44,451
BMD 41,091
Gravytrain 39,424
Facebook
Forum Statistics
Forums45
Topics435,379
Posts6,548,384
Members67,248
Most Online19,184
Feb 5th, 2020
Print Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2
Lakes project #7998568 10/05/20 04:15 AM
Joined: Feb 2008
Posts: 3,132
C
cibolo Online Content OP
Veteran Tracker
OP Online Content
Veteran Tracker
C
Joined: Feb 2008
Posts: 3,132
Now i am building 3 lakes, building all the roads and clearing a lot of brush. Easy work for the JD 9620 R and D6 though.

[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]


"Error of Opinion may be tolerated where Reason is left free to combat it." - Thomas Jefferson
"If we ever forget that we're one nation under GOD, then we will be a nation gone under." - Ronald Reagan
Re: Lakes project [Re: cibolo] #7998631 10/05/20 11:00 AM
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 30,700
S
Stub Online Happy
THF Celebrity
Online Happy
THF Celebrity
S
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 30,700
When you say lakes, how many acres each?


texas flag

Re: Lakes project [Re: cibolo] #7998646 10/05/20 11:34 AM
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 1,922
A
Archer Anthony Offline
Pro Tracker
Offline
Pro Tracker
A
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 1,922
nice


That's what she said
Re: Lakes project [Re: cibolo] #7998676 10/05/20 12:21 PM
Joined: Oct 2007
Posts: 15,605
T
TEXASLEFTY Online Content
THF Celebrity
Online Content
THF Celebrity
T
Joined: Oct 2007
Posts: 15,605
I hope you post pics when it’s completed


Originally Posted By: Chunky Monkey
Never been to a camping world. I prefer Dick's to be honest.
Re: Lakes project [Re: Stub] #7998815 10/05/20 02:51 PM
Joined: Feb 2008
Posts: 3,132
C
cibolo Online Content OP
Veteran Tracker
OP Online Content
Veteran Tracker
C
Joined: Feb 2008
Posts: 3,132
Originally Posted by Stub
When you say lakes, how many acres each?



Originally was going to be 2 a 7 and a 20. Now it is a 5,7,20 acre.


"Error of Opinion may be tolerated where Reason is left free to combat it." - Thomas Jefferson
"If we ever forget that we're one nation under GOD, then we will be a nation gone under." - Ronald Reagan
Re: Lakes project [Re: cibolo] #7998817 10/05/20 02:54 PM
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 73,104
bill oxner Online Content
THF Celebrity
Online Content
THF Celebrity
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 73,104
Pure greatness. Do you plan to return some of the big tree trunks for structure?


Quail hunting is like walking into, and out of a beautiful painting all day long. Gene Hill


[Linked Image]




Re: Lakes project [Re: cibolo] #7999001 10/05/20 04:55 PM
Joined: Feb 2018
Posts: 373
P
PoppinPiggies Offline
Bird Dog
Offline
Bird Dog
P
Joined: Feb 2018
Posts: 373
This could be a cool thread to follow!


Don't pass the first day of the season what you'd be happy to shoot the last day of the season.
Re: Lakes project [Re: cibolo] #7999235 10/05/20 08:33 PM
Joined: Feb 2008
Posts: 3,132
C
cibolo Online Content OP
Veteran Tracker
OP Online Content
Veteran Tracker
C
Joined: Feb 2008
Posts: 3,132
[Linked Image]


Here is the start of the 7 acre lake. Long ways to go


"Error of Opinion may be tolerated where Reason is left free to combat it." - Thomas Jefferson
"If we ever forget that we're one nation under GOD, then we will be a nation gone under." - Ronald Reagan
Re: Lakes project [Re: cibolo] #7999240 10/05/20 08:38 PM
Joined: Feb 2008
Posts: 3,132
C
cibolo Online Content OP
Veteran Tracker
OP Online Content
Veteran Tracker
C
Joined: Feb 2008
Posts: 3,132
[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]


This road will tie the upper and lower pastures on the west fence line


"Error of Opinion may be tolerated where Reason is left free to combat it." - Thomas Jefferson
"If we ever forget that we're one nation under GOD, then we will be a nation gone under." - Ronald Reagan
Re: Lakes project [Re: cibolo] #7999250 10/05/20 08:44 PM
Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 3,682
L
LG Online Content
Extreme Tracker
Online Content
Extreme Tracker
L
Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 3,682
up


Never look a monkey in the eye
Re: Lakes project [Re: cibolo] #8005466 10/11/20 12:44 AM
Joined: Feb 2008
Posts: 3,132
C
cibolo Online Content OP
Veteran Tracker
OP Online Content
Veteran Tracker
C
Joined: Feb 2008
Posts: 3,132

Got a little work done today. Got busy on other projects this week so just getting back to the dirt work.


[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]


"Error of Opinion may be tolerated where Reason is left free to combat it." - Thomas Jefferson
"If we ever forget that we're one nation under GOD, then we will be a nation gone under." - Ronald Reagan
Re: Lakes project [Re: cibolo] #8005591 10/11/20 03:21 AM
Joined: Dec 2017
Posts: 702
Ohdangit Online Content
Tracker
Online Content
Tracker
Joined: Dec 2017
Posts: 702
coolpics


I'm just a pebble in the belly of the devil
Re: Lakes project [Re: cibolo] #8005735 10/11/20 01:28 PM
Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 4,737
E
erathar Online Content
Extreme Tracker
Online Content
Extreme Tracker
E
Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 4,737
That is some greasy looking caliche. Did you run a water truck? Do you think you'll hit clay?

Re: Lakes project [Re: cibolo] #8006084 10/11/20 08:12 PM
Joined: Jan 2016
Posts: 1,440
H
heredeer Offline
Pro Tracker
Offline
Pro Tracker
H
Joined: Jan 2016
Posts: 1,440
up

Re: Lakes project [Re: cibolo] #8006217 10/11/20 10:03 PM
Joined: Jul 2013
Posts: 3,210
tlk Online Content
Veteran Tracker
Online Content
Veteran Tracker
Joined: Jul 2013
Posts: 3,210
gonna need some clay to hold water I believe - work looks great though

speaking from experience - the deeper the better


You can't fix stupid
Re: Lakes project [Re: cibolo] #8006364 10/11/20 11:53 PM
Joined: Feb 2008
Posts: 3,132
C
cibolo Online Content OP
Veteran Tracker
OP Online Content
Veteran Tracker
C
Joined: Feb 2008
Posts: 3,132
I am bringing in bentonite and a whole lot of it.


"Error of Opinion may be tolerated where Reason is left free to combat it." - Thomas Jefferson
"If we ever forget that we're one nation under GOD, then we will be a nation gone under." - Ronald Reagan
Re: Lakes project [Re: cibolo] #8006368 10/11/20 11:58 PM
Joined: Jul 2013
Posts: 3,210
tlk Online Content
Veteran Tracker
Online Content
Veteran Tracker
Joined: Jul 2013
Posts: 3,210
guessing you already know this but bentonite takes awhile to seal - best of luck to you


You can't fix stupid
Re: Lakes project [Re: cibolo] #8006409 10/12/20 12:53 AM
Joined: Feb 2008
Posts: 3,132
C
cibolo Online Content OP
Veteran Tracker
OP Online Content
Veteran Tracker
C
Joined: Feb 2008
Posts: 3,132
I am going for a minimum 10’ depth and there is good clay but with what has been dug it doesn’t hold water very long so betonite looks to be are only option or a liner.


"Error of Opinion may be tolerated where Reason is left free to combat it." - Thomas Jefferson
"If we ever forget that we're one nation under GOD, then we will be a nation gone under." - Ronald Reagan
Re: Lakes project [Re: cibolo] #8006425 10/12/20 01:06 AM
Joined: Mar 2013
Posts: 2,687
J
jetdad Online Content
Veteran Tracker
Online Content
Veteran Tracker
J
Joined: Mar 2013
Posts: 2,687
I have a pond that leaks. I'm curious about cost, how much product you use, and how you apply the bentonite.

Re: Lakes project [Re: cibolo] #8006458 10/12/20 01:23 AM
Joined: May 2007
Posts: 5,087
TX_LT230FH Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
Joined: May 2007
Posts: 5,087
Nice project. I will tell you, like some others, build it deeper than you think you need to. You will most likely get sediment influx that, over the years, will reduce the depth. And if you use a liner, or even bentonite, dredging it out with an excavator gets tricky.
I’m mulling building a 2 acre lake on my place. I have 5 stock tanks and they are all chocolate milk color. The soil up here is so clay-rich it’s what most all the tanks end up looking like. I will have to line mine to get clearer water, and haul all the excavated dirt off because the dam will feed clay back into the lake every time it rains.
How much fetch area do you have for the lake?


Re: Lakes project [Re: TX_LT230FH] #8006759 10/12/20 01:08 PM
Joined: Feb 2008
Posts: 3,132
C
cibolo Online Content OP
Veteran Tracker
OP Online Content
Veteran Tracker
C
Joined: Feb 2008
Posts: 3,132
Originally Posted by TX_LT230FH
Nice project. I will tell you, like some others, build it deeper than you think you need to. You will most likely get sediment influx that, over the years, will reduce the depth. And if you use a liner, or even bentonite, dredging it out with an excavator gets tricky.
I’m mulling building a 2 acre lake on my place. I have 5 stock tanks and they are all chocolate milk color. The soil up here is so clay-rich it’s what most all the tanks end up looking like. I will have to line mine to get clearer water, and haul all the excavated dirt off because the dam will feed clay back into the lake every time it rains.
How much fetch area do you have for the lake?


I have a place tha will do soil samples to see if the clay is useable so may just go tat way and save a ton of money. The big pond/tank/lake is approx 30 acres and the other 2 are 5&7 acres. I am building road at the same time. I will dig caliche our of the big lake and bring it down below for the road And pad site around the 7 acre lake. Then grab dirt out of the 7 acre lake and take it up top for the berm/dam on the 30 are lake. Wash and repeat


"Error of Opinion may be tolerated where Reason is left free to combat it." - Thomas Jefferson
"If we ever forget that we're one nation under GOD, then we will be a nation gone under." - Ronald Reagan
Re: Lakes project [Re: cibolo] #8006764 10/12/20 01:12 PM
Joined: Feb 2008
Posts: 3,132
C
cibolo Online Content OP
Veteran Tracker
OP Online Content
Veteran Tracker
C
Joined: Feb 2008
Posts: 3,132
This is one of 4 entrance/exits for the river bottom where the cabana’s and tent camp sites will be.


[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]


"Error of Opinion may be tolerated where Reason is left free to combat it." - Thomas Jefferson
"If we ever forget that we're one nation under GOD, then we will be a nation gone under." - Ronald Reagan
Re: Lakes project [Re: cibolo] #8006836 10/12/20 01:54 PM
Joined: Aug 2014
Posts: 1,986
E
EddieWalker Offline
Pro Tracker
Offline
Pro Tracker
E
Joined: Aug 2014
Posts: 1,986
Fun project, for about a week!!! then it will turn into work, and then a marathon of pain and suffering. At least that's how it went for me when I dug my 4 1/2 acre pond. One thing that I think is really helpful when digging is to remember that fish like an ugly pond. The worse thing you can do is make it all nice and smooth. You want drop offs, humps, ridges, holes and lots of places for your fingerlings to hide. After burning all my trees, I piles up the stumps and what didn't burn into several lines that the fish use, but are hidden under water. I also dug a huge pit at the bottom of the pond that goes down another 12 feet with my backhoe. A couple years after finishing it, we had a bad draught and I lost about 8 feet of water that summer. My depth ranged from 6 feet down to 16 feet, and then deeper in that pit. A couple years later I poured a concrete dam across my spillway that gave me another 2 feet of water. That has made a huge difference in how much water evaporates in the summer. At one point I had a yardstick in the water and I could measure how much it dropped per week. I think it was about 2 inches a week from evaporation.

Re: Lakes project [Re: EddieWalker] #8007184 10/12/20 05:16 PM
Joined: Feb 2008
Posts: 3,132
C
cibolo Online Content OP
Veteran Tracker
OP Online Content
Veteran Tracker
C
Joined: Feb 2008
Posts: 3,132
Originally Posted by EddieWalker
Fun project, for about a week!!! then it will turn into work, and then a marathon of pain and suffering. At least that's how it went for me when I dug my 4 1/2 acre pond. One thing that I think is really helpful when digging is to remember that fish like an ugly pond. The worse thing you can do is make it all nice and smooth. You want drop offs, humps, ridges, holes and lots of places for your fingerlings to hide. After burning all my trees, I piles up the stumps and what didn't burn into several lines that the fish use, but are hidden under water. I also dug a huge pit at the bottom of the pond that goes down another 12 feet with my backhoe. A couple years after finishing it, we had a bad draught and I lost about 8 feet of water that summer. My depth ranged from 6 feet down to 16 feet, and then deeper in that pit. A couple years later I poured a concrete dam across my spillway that gave me another 2 feet of water. That has made a huge difference in how much water evaporates in the summer. At one point I had a yardstick in the water and I could measure how much it dropped per week. I think it was about 2 inches a week from evaporation.


2” a week wow.This is a huge project, basically developing 155 acres with lakes, road system, RV slips, and clearing out river bottom for river front cabana’s and picnic tables.


"Error of Opinion may be tolerated where Reason is left free to combat it." - Thomas Jefferson
"If we ever forget that we're one nation under GOD, then we will be a nation gone under." - Ronald Reagan
Re: Lakes project [Re: cibolo] #8007263 10/12/20 05:58 PM
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 13,128
D
don k Online Content
THF Celebrity
Online Content
THF Celebrity
D
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 13,128
If you are going to do that much work it looks to me that you are going to need way more heavy equipment than what you are using now. Good luck, that is a big project that is going to keep you busy for a while.

Page 1 of 2 1 2
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

© 2004-2019 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3