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Old    justin Houston (justinwakes)      Join Date: May 2009       01-17-2010, 6:16 PM Reply   
I live in Montgomery, TX and I am new to the area! I heard a rumor that you can wakeboard on a power plant lake during the winter... because the water is around 70 degrees. it would make it nice because I can wakeboard year around!! the houston winter sucks!!!
Old    Ben (kamighazi)      Join Date: Nov 2008       01-17-2010, 6:41 PM Reply   
its a private lake next to Lake Conroe (Entergy lake). Its gated and Entergy employees are only supposed to use it (and they are real strict about it). but yeah its real warm on the outlet side. The problem its on the wind blown side of the lake.

Just get a wetsuit\drysuit dude. This has been an unseasonably cold winter so far. Last year rode all winter. But this next week looks pretty good.
Old    justin Houston (justinwakes)      Join Date: May 2009       01-17-2010, 6:58 PM Reply   
Thanks bro!
Old    Nick Tomsyck (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       01-17-2010, 7:23 PM Reply   
Houston winter sucks.... now I've heard it all.
Old    Greg Bodor (gti2lo)      Join Date: Nov 2005       01-17-2010, 7:52 PM Reply   
Come upto Canada...... my buddy just drove his car across the lake to visit his buddy!
Old    Sinko (sinkoumn)      Join Date: Jan 2007       01-17-2010, 7:59 PM Reply   
^^What Nick said,
Old    Stephen Pliler (stevo8290)      Join Date: Sep 2008       01-17-2010, 9:21 PM Reply   
You can!!! Lake Perky (i think its officially called Rogers lake?) is feed by Perky Power plant by Marshall Texas. That is too much of a drive for you, but thats the one I go too. But its pretty sweet when its warm. The Lake feeds the plant on one end and shoots it on the other side. Its a U shape and the place to ride is right at the bottom of the U. The closer you get to the plant the warmer it gets. But its overgrown and shallow there so we normally stay at the damn thats at the bottom of the U. The only problem is they shut the plant down for months at a time so sometimes its cold.
Old    Chris (maxx_wake)      Join Date: Sep 2003       01-18-2010, 10:47 AM Reply   
I think there are several power plant lakes in Texas. I used to ride on Lake Bryan when I was in college which was a power plant lake. It basically had two lakes connected by a channel and the outlet side was always a little warmer.

I live in Conroe so that would be awesome to get on that one near Lake Conroe but it sounds like you have to have a hook up. Plus like Ben said everytime I have driven by that lake it looked blown out so probably not even worth it.
Old    Nick Tomsyck (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       01-18-2010, 11:19 AM Reply   
@ Greg..
in the winter here we do that all the time, my best friend is >1 min across the frozen lake, 10 min by car.... its so nice
Old    Tim White (wetsounds1)      Join Date: Jan 2006       01-18-2010, 6:49 PM Reply   
Fayetteville, TX Power Plant Lake. Used to ride there a lot. Can get blown out but could be a nice road trip for you

Tim
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Old    Ian Ashton (ian_ashton)      Join Date: Jul 2008       01-19-2010, 5:25 AM Reply   
Man, you Texan's are spoiled! In Michigan we get 7 months of riding, about 5 of which are in water that is 60 degrees or less, lol.
Old    Audrey (sexyws6mama)      Join Date: Mar 2008       01-19-2010, 6:16 AM Reply   
San Antonio-go to Calaveras Lake for warm water
Old    Ryan P (waketx05)      Join Date: Feb 2008       01-19-2010, 1:38 PM Reply   
2nd fayetteville.. im in el campo and we have 2 rivers that are fed by the bay also.. where the water stays warmer than most.. the best part is that u have to know someone to get a boat on it.. sooo spoiled.. too bad i dont have a boat.. lol.. one day.. .o yes.. one day!!
Old    Robert Bailey (bailey)      Join Date: May 2001       01-19-2010, 9:48 PM Reply   
We used to give lessons on lake Bastrop which is a power plant lake. I can't say I liked the extra temp in the middle of summer but it was great in the winter months. Bastrop is about 45 minutes out of Austin.
Old    abner (bradmo42)      Join Date: Jan 2006       01-20-2010, 5:03 AM Reply   
lake bryan wont do it for you. i rode pretty much 300 out of 365 days there. 65 days the water temp was just too cold.

(Message edited by bradmo42 on January 20, 2010)
Old    justin Houston (justinwakes)      Join Date: May 2009       01-20-2010, 6:35 PM Reply   
Hey Tim,
How warm does the water stay that is like 2 hrs from me! I would be so down to drive over there with the boat.
Old    Ben (kamighazi)      Join Date: Nov 2008       01-21-2010, 7:31 AM Reply   
Hey if you're down to drive. Take a look at Gibbon's Creek just north of you. Its about an hour closer than Fayetteville, and a power plant lake.

Gets pretty butter, just has some shallow spots. Run the dam side to a small cove perfect for tossing dubs. just make sure you have a depth finder, and DO NOT RUN CLOSE TO THE POWER PLANT. You will run ground (like me).
Old    rich surguy (richsur)      Join Date: Jun 2007       01-21-2010, 9:37 AM Reply   
Justin, go to gcwa.com and get to know your fellow Htown riders. Alot of ride year round this weekend is looking pretty good.

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