Whitney Finally Opening

We made a trip down to Lake Whitney over the weekend…  We stopped by the Lofer’s Bend Day Use area and took a few photos…  The Day Use park and ramp were a happening places.  We took a few photos…

We had gone down for the Media Bass weigh in but missed it.  We did visit with Gordon Stauffer with Media Bass.  He said that 5 boats had fished the tournament, but only one boat brought in fish.  I believe he said they weighed in 4 fish for a little over 7 pounds.  Another boater said that they had lost a big fish, 5 or 6 pounds at the boat while trying to dip it up in a net.  I know how that goes, but fishing ain’t horseshoes.  I can tell you that by 2:30 when we visited with Mr. Staufer, it was HOT out there 97° as I recall….  pretty hot for fishermen, just right for the recreational boaters and swimmers and there were lots of them.

Texas Parks and Wildlife had a little tent set up at the top of the ramp for “Boat Inspection.”  I asked what they were inspecting for and they said Zebra Mussels.  I asked if they had found any and they said “No.”  I showed the young lady there my arm muscle, and said here is a muscle, but she wasn’t impressed.  The guy with her, actually laughed.  He looked like a body builder.

The word we got is that the all the private marinas are open, though there is still clean up going on in them, especially Juniper Cove which was hit not only by the flooding, but a tornado.   Lofer’s Bend East, Lofer’s Bend West, and Soldiers Park are Open.   McCown is rumored to be opening on July 31.  The Corps of Engineers is working on all of their parks.   Also, I heard via email that Chisholm Trail and Nolan River parks were open.

We also stopped by Harbor Master Marina and it looked great.  There were some deer feeding as we entered the marina and we couldn’t resist some pictures.

I like taking deer pictures almost as much as I like taking duck pictures.

I am looking forward to when The Boss and I get back on Whitney.  We sure have missed it.

By the way, we had supper over at the Bosque Resort.  We had their shrimp platter.  The shrimp were delicious and they were HUGE!  Man what a great place to eat and it is right there by the dam in Laguna Park… convenient!

 

 

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Having fished most of my life and Whitney Lake specifically for 20 years, I know every stump, sand bar, rocky bluff, and sink hole on Whitney, well some of them anyway. I could probably fill a semi-truck with the 5+ pounders caught on this beautiful lake. My job is to report to you on some of the best black bass fishing in the state of Texas.

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One Response to Whitney Finally Opening

  1. Kevin July 28, 2015 at 11:15 am #

    We were there Monday and pretty much had the lake to ourselves for most of the day. A few fishermen here and there with 4 trailers in the parking lot at the day use area at Lofers. Of course the wind was blowing and between East Lofers and McCown it was an ocean of waves. McCown still does not have the sliding ramp fixed and did not see anyone around there.