It’s hard to believe another year has come and gone! 2021 was a tough year for a lot of folks. We lost some good people around the lake, and they will be missed.
2022 can be a fresh start for a lot of us, and it’s a fresh start for the lake in a way. Last month SRA announced that Lake Fork will be drawn down to 6 feet below full pool, in order to complete some repairs on the dam. Of course that has been the hot topic in our little community, but that’s all we know. We don’t know how long it will take to complete the repairs, and after that it will be up to the rainfall we get to eventually fill it back up.
I love fishing the lake low again. It’s great to see the stumps that have been a few feet under water since 2014. I can still remember big fish we pulled off of many of those stumps.
I also believe it will be good for the lake in the long run. Exposing some of the lake bottom to the air and sunlight might be good for it. I’m also hoping we’ll get some nice shoreline growth that will provide great cover when Fork fills back up.
It will definitely make the fishing interesting this spring. Just be careful out there. Be mindful that many boat ramps are no longer useable at this low level. Also be careful for hidden stumps. There are a few that are in boat lanes now. Birch creek, little mustang, Williams, and the main boat lane in front of Sun Eagle Bay have some under water stumps in the lane.
Good luck out there! If I can be of any assistance on your next trip, don’t hesitate to contact me. Jesus said, “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28
Here are a few highlights from 2021!