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Lake Fork, TX
2016-07-22
For bass focus on deeper channels. Early (before sunrise) you can find some in the shallows adjacent to deeper water. Crappie are killing it off deeper points!!... [more]

Lake Fork, TX
2016-07-22
Fish deep and slow. Best chance of picking up huge fish. Some of the best fish I have caught were in the heat of summer. ... [more]

Welcome to FishingNotes.com O H Ivie fishing report page. Here you will find all the information you need to make the best decisions for today's fishing. Current weather including air temperature, barometric pressure, wind speed and direction are continuously updated throughout the day. O H Ivie water temperature is one of the vital statistics included on this page. We also include the moon phase as full and new moons are generally better fishing times. Help in choosing what time to hit the water with daily sunrise and sunset times plus moon rise and moon set times. We would love to hear how your fishing trip went, feel free to share your days success on the community report page. Good luck and we hope you catch a full bag today!
State:
Texas
Latitude:
31.599801
Maximum Depth (ft):
119
County:
Runnels
Longitude:
-99.779936
Normal Elevation (ft):
1551
Inpoundment Type:
Reservior
Water Clarity:
3-6 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
19149
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
No Restrictions
Lake Management:
Municipal Park
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Guest
2014-04-15
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 58
O.H. IVIE Water stained; 54-60 degrees; 45.90' low. Black bass are fair on watermelon seed jigs, shakyheads, Rat-L-Traps and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair on minnows.
Guest
2014-03-19
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 58
Water stained; 54-60 degrees; 45.90' low. Black bass are fair on watermelon seed jigs, shakyheads, Rat-L-Traps and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair on minnows.
Guest
2014-03-11
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 47
O.H. IVIE Water stained; 45-51 degrees; 45.33' low. Black bass are fair on watermelon seed jigs, shakyheads, Rat-L-Traps and Texas rigs. Crappie are fair on minnows.
heycods
2010-02-25
Species: Largemouth Bass
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
"Another one!Wesley Pullig of Eden caught this 13.09-pound bass from O.H. Ivie Reservoir January 21. The fish was 26.125 inches long, 19.75 inches in girth and is now Toyota ShareLunker 477.Copyright: David Campbell, © Texas Parks and Wildlife DepartmentO.H. Ivie Does It AgainWest Texas lake produces two Toyota ShareLunkers in less than a weekATHENS, Texas — O.H. Ivie Reservoir sent another Toyota ShareLunker to the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center (TFFC) January 21, just five days after sending its first entry since 2002.Angler Wesley Pullig of Eden caught a 13.09-pound largemouth in 25 to 30 feet of 48-degree water using an X-Lock jig with Xcite Baits raptor tail craw. The fish, now Toyota ShareLunker 477, was 26.125 inches long and 19.75 inches in girth.Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) inland fisheries biologist Mandy Scott saw the big fish explosion on O.H. Ivie coming years ago.West Texas was coming off a drought that began in the late 1990s and continued after 2000. When rains did come in 2005, O.H. Ivie partially refilled, and that jumpstarted the largemouth bass population, Scott said. ""We got about 15 feet of water that flooded saltcedar,"" she said. ""That benefited the spawns. We had bigger year classes, more bait fish and better habitat conditions overall.""Before the rains came, Scott’s surveys and angler reports showed there were too many small fish in the lake, and they were growing slowly because of a lack of baitfish. ""A lot of people thought we should have stocked bass after the lake rose, but it would have been a waste,"" Scott said. ""The water rise helped fish that were already there reproduce, and adding fingerlings might have hurt the growth of fish those fish. We decided to wait and let Mother Nature work. It’s hard to do that sometimes, especially when you are getting pressure from a lot of people to put something in.""It’s also in human nature to want to help, and after the rains local bass clubs worked with Scott to take small fish caught in their tournaments on Ivie and release them into Twin Buttes Reservoir, which had gotten so low the bass population had dropped severely.""The clubs were very cooperative and supportive,"" she said. ""It helped both lakes to do that.""The proof that Scott’s strategy worked started coming in January 16, when Ben Blaine of Merkel caught Toyota ShareLunker 475, a 14.02-pound hog. Pullig’s fish confirms that was no fluke.Pullig’s fish is the sixth to be entered into the Toyota ShareLunker program so far this season. Two have come from private lakes in East Texas, two from O.H. Ivie and two from Falcon International Reservoir.Big bass seem to be everywhere in the state, and the traditional big bass lakes like Fork, Choke Canyon, Conroe and Amistad have yet to be heard from. ShareLunker program manager David Campbell isn’t given to making predictions, but he’s glad he has a new Toyota Tundra to pick up ShareLunkers. ""It rides really well with a full tank of water,"" he said.By the time this season is over, Campbell will no doubt be happy to have a comfortable ride.Anyone legally catching a 13-pound or bigger largemouth bass from Texas waters, public or private, between October 1 and April 30 may submit the fish to the Toyota ShareLunker program by calling program manager David Campbell at (903) 681-0550 or paging him at (888) 784-0600 and leaving a phone number including area code. Fish will be picked up by TPWD personnel within 12 hours.For complete information and rules of the ShareLunker program, tips on caring for big bass and a recap of last year’s season, see http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/sharelunker. The site also includes a searchable database of all fish entered into the program along with pictures where available.The Toyota ShareLunker Program is made possible by a grant to the Texas Parks"
heycods
2010-02-19
Species: Largemouth Bass
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
"Ben Blaine of Merkel caught this 14.02-pound Toyota ShareLunker January 16 from O.H. Ivie Reservoir. The fish was 25.5 inches long and 21.25 inches in girth.O.H. Ivie Back in Toyota ShareLunker Fold1/19/2010ATHENS, Texas—O.H. Ivie Reservoir and other West Texas lakes suffered from drought from the late 1990s until 2004, when rains came again.The drought took two forms: low water and few big bass caught.The fish drought ended January 16, when Ben Blaine of Merkel landed a 14.02-pound largemouth bass from O.H. Ivie. It became Toyota ShareLunker No. 475.“We’ve been expecting it,” said Bobby Farquhar, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) inland fisheries regional director from San Angelo. “About six to seven years after the end of a drought you usually see the big fish start to come out.”Blaine caught his fish at 5:00 p.m. in 12 to 15 feet of 48-degree water on a DD-22. The fish was 25.5 inches long and 21.25 inches in girth.Five ShareLunkers have come from the lake previously: three in 2000 and two in 2002. “All those fish were from the original stockings in 1990 and 1991,” Farquhar said. “When the lake went down, we had too many bass, and they didn’t grow. We changed the regulation to let anglers keep two fish under 18 inches, and that plus the rise provided better conditions. There were lots of adult fish in the lake, and they produced strong year classes in 2004 and 2005. I would not be surprised to see more ShareLunkers. We’ve had several reports of 12-pounders being caught in the last year.”Anyone legally catching a 13-pound or bigger largemouth bass from Texas waters, public or private, between October 1 and April 30 may submit the fish to the Toyota ShareLunker program by calling program manager David Campbell at (903) 681-0550 or paging him at (888) 784-0600 and leaving a phone number including area code. Fish will be picked up by TPWD personnel within 12 hours.ShareLunker entries are used in a selective breeding program at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center (TFFC) in Athens. Some of the offspring from these fish are stocked back into the water body from which they were caught. Other ShareLunker offspring are stocked in public waters around the state in an attempt to increase the overall size and growth rate of largemouth bass in Texas. Anglers entering fish into the Toyota ShareLunker program will receive a free replica of their fish, a certificate and ShareLunker clothing and be recognized at a banquet at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens on June 5, 2010. In addition, if a Texas angler catches the largest entry of the year, that person will receive a lifetime fishing license.For complete information and rules of the ShareLunker program, tips on caring for big bass and a recap of last year’s season, see www.tpwd.state.tx.us/sharelunker. The site also includes a searchable database of all fish entered into the program along with pictures where available.The Toyota ShareLunker Program is made possible by a grant to the Texas Parks"
O H Ivie Largemouth Bass Rating:
4
O H Ivie Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- It is not in pre-spawn right now...the water temp is too cold.
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Largemouth bass fishing is going to be pretty slow at 85 degree water temperature. Bass will start moving much slower and feeding less aggressively until the water temperature starts to get back down to comfortable levels. When the water temperature is up this high, it's time to get out fishing early and late in the day when the sun is not on the water. When you can get out for the entire day, it's a great time to fish some deeper water. Many large bass are taken this time of year since bass fishermen typically gets out deeper and fish slower with larger baits. Like any other time of year, the slower you fish with bigger baits on the deep drops and river channels, the better chance you have at a lunker. This is a great time to catch a trophy. Good luck out there today!
O H Ivie Smallmouth Bass Rating:
3
O H Ivie Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- There aer no longer any smallmouth in Ivie
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be pretty slow at this water temperature. Bass will typically start moving much slower and feeding less aggressive until the water temperature starts to get back down to comfortable levels. When the water temperature is up this high, get out fishing early and late and cast in the shallows. When the sun is up it will be time to get out into deeper water, try fishing some drop offs and deep channel bends.
O H Ivie Crappie Rating:
3.5
O H Ivie Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Crappie fishing is NOT spawning, nor are there any crappie around. Wait until this March 10, 2011 cold front has gone so that the water temperature can warm up.
Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Your lake crappie will be much more lethargic in the water temperature. They will be in deeper and cooler water. Crappie will be feeding; however they will not be feeding aggressively unless the other fishing factors are at prime levels. Find some moving water that is clear and you should find some more aggressive fishing.
O H Ivie Catfish Rating:
4
O H Ivie Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Unlike most North American fish species, blue catfish, flathead and channel catfish are comfortable when the water temperature is this high. They will be feeding and moving in typical patterns. You will start having a little better luck if you can get to some moving water that is adding a little more oxygen for the baitfish and the catfish will be there also.
O H Ivie Spotted Bass Rating:
3
O H Ivie Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Spotted bass fishing is going to be pretty slow at this water temperature. Bass will typically start moving much slower and feeding less aggressive until the water temperature starts to get back down to comfortable levels. When the water temperature is up this high, get out fishing early and late and cast in the shallows. When the sun is up it will be time to get out into deeper water, try fishing some drop offs and deep channel bends.
O H Ivie White Bass Rating:
3
O H Ivie White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Caught about 50 white bass on a 5' hump just off the river using laser blades Saturday morning. Most were in the 15-18" range with just a few throw-backs.
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O H Ivie Striped Bass Rating:
4
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