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 Post subject: Lake Houston Stumps
PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:35 am 
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I know this subject has been talked about before but I had some questions about how to get over to The Cedar. I just bought a 17 Ft Sportsman that drafts 12". I launch at River Grove. I feel pretty good going up and down the river but the lake is a different story. I went to the 1960 bridge yesterday following the buoys and when I was idling around I saw a stump/tree limb about 1/2 foot out of the water just North of the 1960 bridge on the Northwest side. The water depth was showing 18 feet at 20 yards from that object. I would like to head to the Cedar but am unsure of the best path. Do I need to go South to the powerlines and head East from there? I do use a Navionics map but it is not as accurate as I would like. Your help is greatly appreciated.


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 Post subject: Re: Lake Houston Stumps
PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:07 am 
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I would just cut across north of the McKay (1960) bridge and stay about 30 yards north of the bridge.
Actually, I would go to Sharkeys...
Might want to bring a small step ladder to help get up onto the dock...


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 Post subject: Re: Lake Houston Stumps
PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:14 am 
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It used to be clear running north of 1960 but since imelda the depth in
there has really changed and a lot of timber has washed up along there
but still probably the best way to go . Just idle through there the first
time till you get a track on your nav map . I think they have a crew
trying to clear up the downed trees in that area but not sure when
or if they will get the job done. There has been a lot of sand moved
around in there and where it was 12 feet deep now is less than 3 and
the trees have piled up in those areas. so just be careful running any
area till you know it is safe you can not trust the maps now because
a lot of it has changed even some of the markers are not trust worthy
right now.


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 Post subject: Re: Lake Houston Stumps
PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:10 pm 
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I usually just ride the channel till I get closer to the power lines where I know it’s clear, then I will loop around to the East side of the lake and make my way back towards the cedar. Running on plane it doesn’t add any time really.


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 Post subject: Re: Lake Houston Stumps
PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:46 pm 
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Whatever i hit in east fork 5 weeks ago wasnt a stump but it took out my lower unit


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 Post subject: Re: Lake Houston Stumps
PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:04 pm 
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Man I' am sorry to hear that.

I ran up the east fork a couple of weeks ago, there is no telling how close I was to hitting the same underwater
structure.

The last time I talked to you was in Luce Bayou and you had just caught a little bass.

2019 Z19 maroon


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 Post subject: Re: Lake Houston Stumps
PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 8:39 pm 
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reelfast wrote:
Man I' am sorry to hear that.

I ran up the east fork a couple of weeks ago, there is no telling how close I was to hitting the same underwater
structure.

The last time I talked to you was in Luce Bayou and you had just caught a little bass.

2019 Z19 maroon


Man u sure it wasnt a 5 pounder. LOL. Yeah, i think i hit a floater just under the surface. $4800 later, got it back this week. Still need some minor glass work which hopefully i can get done week after next. Gonna try to get out for a couple hours sunday before i put it back on the trailer for a couple more weeks.


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 Post subject: Re: Lake Houston Stumps
PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2020 10:37 pm 
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Sorry to hear about that UCBM..... Seems with all the wake boats and ski boats ripping and running through the river they would've taken care of all those stumps..... Man is the traffic terrible in the river.....I guess those white sand beaches just calls their name.....

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 Post subject: Re: Lake Houston Stumps
PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2020 10:40 pm 
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sticko wrote:
It used to be clear running north of 1960 but since imelda the depth in
there has really changed and a lot of timber has washed up along there
but still probably the best way to go . Just idle through there the first
time till you get a track on your nav map . I think they have a crew
trying to clear up the downed trees in that area but not sure when
or if they will get the job done. There has been a lot of sand moved
around in there and where it was 12 feet deep now is less than 3 and
the trees have piled up in those areas. so just be careful running any
area till you know it is safe you can not trust the maps now because
a lot of it has changed even some of the markers are not trust worthy
right now.


Best advice for getting around on any lake in this area..... Especially Lake Houston.....
I watched 3 boats run up on the sand bar at the mouth of the bayou recently and that island at the mouth of the river is still claiming run agrounds......
There ain't no rush...... Especially when your safety is involved.....

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FISH BITE WET HOOKS

ENJOY THE HUNT OR STAY HOME

REGARDLESS OF HOW MANLY YOU THINK YOU ARE WEARING A PFD CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE....

Check Out Some Good Crappie Vids Here....
https://www.youtube.com/user/fishingorhunting


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 Post subject: Re: Lake Houston Stumps
PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2020 8:10 pm 
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SK'sCrappieCatching wrote:
Sorry to hear about that UCBM..... Seems with all the wake boats and ski boats ripping and running through the river they would've taken care of all those stumps..... Man is the traffic terrible in the river.....I guess those white sand beaches just calls their name.....


Thanks man. Got it back and its running pretty good. STill need to get some minor fiberglass repair


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