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Wheeler Branch Lake - Glen Rose TX


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New Lake and Park. Dove in March with visibility about 10’ at 20’ depth. Temp was 45F at 45’ depth. Needed dive light at 50’ depth. Local Fire Dept placed a Training platform at 20’ depth, concrete pad, to the right of the Boat Ramp. No entry allowed at Boat Ramp. Shore line can be steep with very loose soil, gravel. Bottom is very heavy clay. small stand of trees left of Boat Ramp at 50’ depth. No motor power boats will be allowed until fishing opened up in September.

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sethcaudle - 9/15/2017 3:43 PM
I went scuba diving here on 9/14/2017. Average viz: 11-15ft/3-5m. Water temp: 76-80°F/24-27°C.
tenball - 9/05/2017 2:47 PM
I went scuba diving here on 9/3/2017. Average viz: 11-15ft/3-5m. Water temp: 81-85°F/27-29°C.
Had a blast.Pretty clear and plenty of fishies.I picknicked also
angus21 - 8/13/2017 6:21 PM
Went diving here 8/11/17 viz was around 5-7 ft, water was 88 surface and 77 at 30 ft. I did find jellyfish along the nav line from the bus to the tree with the clown. Diving is easy here with easy entry and exit. Lots of fish to see I will have to remember food to feed next time.
Great place to go play in West Texas!
kro650 - 8/06/2017 6:04 PM
I went scuba diving here on 8/6/2017. Average viz: 5-10ft/2-3m. Water temp: 81-85°F/27-29°C.
Refresher dive for Chris to get ready for the Flower Gardens.
Visibility was not good. Water temp was 88 at the surface and 84 at 24’. The thermocline was about 25’. We only went to 31’ where it was 72.
Worked on navigation and Buoyancy.
kro650 - 8/06/2017 6:02 PM
I went scuba diving here on 8/5/2017. Average viz: 5-10ft/2-3m. Water temp: 81-85°F/27-29°C.
Refresher dive for Chris to get ready for the Flower Gardens.
Visibility was not good. Water temp was 88 at the surface and 84 at 24’. The thermocline was about 25’. We only went to 31’ where it was 72.
kro650 - 8/06/2017 5:57 PM
I went scuba diving here on 7/23/2017. Average viz: 11-15ft/3-5m. Water temp: 81-85°F/27-29°C.
Refresher dive with Chris to get ready for the Flower Gardens.
Jared84 - 7/17/2017 8:53 PM
I went scuba diving here on 7/17/2017. Average viz: 11-15ft/3-5m. Water temp: 71-75°F/22-24°C.
Amazing dive today, saw a lot of things I don’t normally see. There was a big carp, and right around the thermocline about 23 feet I saw a bunch of little things that looked like jellyfish, they weren’t much larger than my pinky nail but there were a lot of them that looked like a little white circle inside a larger circle and tiny hairs all the way around, they swam like jellyfish too. Has anyone else seen them? I also saw a massive catfish laying on top of the bus. I measured him against my fin and he was about 4 inches longer so I put him at around 28-30 inches, he was HUGE!! Hoping when I go back later in the week he will still be hanging around the bus and I will take my camera this time.
BillParker - 7/18/2017 9:32 AM
Fascinating. Sightings of fresh water jellyfish are rare. I’ve never seen them. tpwmagazine.com/archive/2008/may/scout1/
Jared84 - 7/18/2017 2:02 PM
These ones definitely weren’t quarter size, I wondered if they will get any bigger since I have never seen them before so I figure they might be early in there life cycle. I’m going to go again later this week and check, I’ll take my camera this time
BillParker - 7/18/2017 2:12 PM
Good luck. I bet we don’t see them often because the fish eat them.
Jared84 - 7/20/2017 7:01 PM
Went this afternoon and found them again. youtu.be/vMyaZLqcdWA
BillParker - 7/20/2017 7:30 PM
That’s so cool.
kro650 - 7/21/2017 6:47 AM
Very cool. Where did you find it and how deep? We are going out Sunday afternoon so we can go exploring.
Jared84 - 7/21/2017 1:35 PM
I found a bunch of them between 20-25 feet, right around the thermocline, on the line between the boat and the bus and on the line between the bus and the platform
Jared84 - 7/27/2017 10:07 PM
Did you find any?
kro650 - 7/28/2017 1:07 PM
We got out there a little late. It was 2:00 when we got in the water. I looked all over and did not see them. We are going back next weekend so maybe we can find them then.
kro650 - 7/16/2017 11:41 PM
I went scuba diving here on 7/15/2017. Average viz: 16-20ft/5-6m. Water temp: 81-85°F/27-29°C.
Visibility was about 20’.
Water was warm
Surface temperature was 87 and the thermocline was about 25’. Below 25’ it was 73 at 30’.
Good dive
Jared84 - 7/17/2017 2:29 AM
Did you find all the sights fairly easy?
BillParker - 7/15/2017 1:57 PM
I went scuba diving here on 7/15/2017. Average viz: 21-25ft/6-8m. Water temp: 76-80°F/24-27°C.
Excellent conditions
Db1949 - 7/13/2017 5:16 PM
divebuddy.com/divesite_photo/7375/wheeler-branch-reservoir-map/

Mike M. submitted this map over a year ago.

Maybe you can get him to update it
kro650 - 7/13/2017 10:15 AM
Is there a map of where things are located?
Blazey_07 - 7/13/2017 10:38 AM
I’ve seen one somewhere and I think it’s by Kevin. Basically it’s two white boueys. First one from the big pavilion is the bus and the second one further west is the platform. There is a line from the back of bus to the north west and it goes to the clown and further down is the big tree and swing.
vic139 - 7/13/2017 3:41 PM
Kevin is the only one I know that made a map
kro650 - 7/13/2017 3:41 PM
That helps. I was there in April 2016 and saw the bus but did not see the line. I am going to try to get out there on Saturday.
Scubagirl757 - 7/13/2017 4:05 PM
Look for a red jeep cherokee (I think). That will be Donovan, from My Scuba Shop in weatherford. He will show you where everything is.
Jared84 - 7/13/2017 4:09 PM
The profile picture for the lake is a map, if you find the first line it’ll take you everywhere.
tenball - 7/12/2017 4:44 PM
I went scuba diving here on 7/8/2017. Average viz: 16-20ft/5-6m. Water temp: 66-70°F/19-21°C.
tenball - 7/10/2017 2:57 PM
I just got back.Water was clear 20 ft even with other divers.Temp at surface was probably 90 plus.Thermocline was at 25 ft.I had a blast .Graet day.
kro650 - 7/05/2017 7:09 AM
Has anyone been to Wheeler Branch lately? We were thinking about going there this weekend.
Jared84 - 7/05/2017 9:39 PM
I went last week, the water was warm enough for t-shirt above 30 ft. The visibility was at least 15. I haven’t gone there enough to know how much the rain effects it but we did have rain a couple times since then.
sethcaudle - 6/15/2017 9:02 AM
I went scuba diving here on 6/12/2017. Average viz: 11-15ft/3-5m. Water temp: 61-65°F/16-18°C.
Jared84 - 6/12/2017 6:40 PM
I went scuba diving here on 6/12/2017. Average viz: 16-20ft/5-6m. Water temp: 71-75°F/22-24°C.
Water was great. Went to the bus, the platform, the clown, the boat, and the patio table. Did a lot of shallow water at the end of dive around the shore line in the vegetation.
vands01 - 6/04/2017 11:26 AM
I went scuba diving here on 5/13/2017. Average viz: 21-25ft/6-8m. Water temp: 76-80°F/24-27°C.
BillParker - 4/19/2017 9:26 PM
I went scuba diving here on 4/19/2017. Average viz: 11-15ft/3-5m. Water temp: 61-65°F/16-18°C.
I’ve seen better viz there but is was more than good enough. The water is in the 60s already if you stay shallow. Plenty of fish to see.
kro650 - 11/13/2016 3:01 PM
I went scuba diving here on 4/24/2016. Average viz: 11-15ft/3-5m. Water temp: 71-75°F/22-24°C.
BillParker - 10/25/2016 7:33 PM
I went scuba diving here on 10/25/2016. Average viz: 21-25ft/6-8m. Water temp: 71-75°F/22-24°C.
Great viz at Wheeler today. Who’d have thought it would be the place to dive for 2016. The viz has been good all year as long as you waited a week or so after a heavy rain for it to settle out. We had a great time following Scubadubado’s guide lines to the great oak and the island.

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