Flint Creek/ Tennessee River Junction Decatur Alabama


Lake Bottom Walking


Adventure Location: Falcon Heights, Texas

Adventure Date: 3-5-2022

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The OFM decided to take a lake bed walk around just to see what he had been missing during the drive a rounds. Something important we found out had been missed. We rolled Sierra over to the old lakefront picnic area to head down there. One look at the road down and the OFM decided to make it a walking path.

This picture was taken at the full lake water edge in the past. We decided to head to the boat launching area and check it in particular. That turned out to be a good decision since the launch area dropped off quickly. It looked like an area we need to try our luck at fishing.

Here are the trailers lined up nicely waiting for their boat and folks to return from on the lake.

This is the actual launching section of the small area where the boats can be launched and retrieved.

Tomorrow we hope to get some lure chunking done in this area. The drop off under water was visible today in the clear calm water.

Next we headed on along the water's edge just meandering along like a good meanderthal should. Not too far down the beach we found this footprint of another meanderthal and followed it for quite a ways.

After a good bit of walking we stopped to take this picture of all the beach left to explore. A full lake would have been about 45 feet deep at this spot.

We made it to the dark car on the far left and then turned back to head for Sierra WAY back up that hill we came down a long time ago.

The sum of it all is that we came across three spots that looked fishy enough to comeback and try our luck at catching a fish. That would be a good way of trying to have tooooo much fun.


  1. Looks like a primo spot for a Storm Wildeye Shad!

  2. A rough looking road indeed OFM. I do that a lot. Walk roads to rough to drive. Hard on the feet. I'm glad there is enough water to fish. Oh, i had never heard of meanderthal. Thanks for the new word for my boondocking vocabulary. 😀

    1. Check the info in the About Me in the upper right of the blog. That is when I started the Meanderthal stuff 14.5 years ago.

  3. Ah fishermen. I don't have a clue what you and Andy are talking about. Artifical lakes in TX are an iffy proposition...I guess throughout the west. The one that supplies my household water (as well as for a few industries and whatever is required for a county of 30,000) is doing well at the moment. I've seen a few hard times with it though. At the moment it is OK. When the dam was built, circa 1930, they said it would take 10 years to fill. Well, it filled in a week. My father was young and rode a horse to go have a look. A lot of the countryside he knew was underwater.

    1. Andy referred to the universal fishing lure I use and have published about in the blog in the past.