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Does anybody have a preference for river lakes compared to resevoirs? Based solely on my geographical circumstance i fish mostly river lakes. My experience on resevoirs is limited, so tell me what yall think differentiates the two.

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What's a river lake? A river that has been damed will form a lake behind the dam also known as a reservoir, but I never heard  of a river lake

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Well when i think of a lake i picture coves, points, and generally just a more expansive body of water. I think of a river lake as a lake that is more river like in nature. For instance, they meander like a river, and depending on what dam engineers are up to, they may even have current. Basically they are just rivers, but really wide.

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I understand what you're driving at I think.........but to me a lake usually has water running through it at most times........generating electricity maybe.......and a reservoir has water running into it but holds all the water without releasing it.

I have not fished a reservoir since leaving California......I like lakes better. Wide ones or narrow 'river' lakes....I like them both.

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I understand what you're driving at I think.........but to me a lake usually has water running through it at most times........generating electricity maybe.......and a reservoir has water running into it but holds all the water without releasing it.

If there is a river running unto a reservoir, some water has to be released. Maybe not all the time, but if they did not release some water, it would eventually over flow the dam. In most cases, the reason the dam is there in the first place is for power generation. You have to release water through the turbines to make electricity.

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