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#10774747 - 04/17/15 09:58 AM Best lake to live on...
crankn101 Offline
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Registered: 04/12/07
Posts: 4110
Loc: Longmont co.
Whats the best lake to live on in Texas for bass fishing?

Big fish?
Numbers?
Lake holds water?
Close to other lakes?
Year round fishing?
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#10774794 - 04/17/15 10:12 AM Re: Best lake to live on... [Re: crankn101]
Ranger1 Offline
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Registered: 08/28/03
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Loc: Allen, Texas
Bob Sandlin gets my vote
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#10774802 - 04/17/15 10:15 AM Re: Best lake to live on... [Re: crankn101]
Fishin' Rocket Offline
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Registered: 06/22/08
Posts: 497
Loc: Waco/Nacogdoches, TX
Fork!!!

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#10774809 - 04/17/15 10:18 AM Re: Best lake to live on... [Re: crankn101]
Gitter Done Offline
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Registered: 02/06/07
Posts: 10109
Loc: San Antonio Tx.
Lake Austin if you can afford it!

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#10774814 - 04/17/15 10:20 AM Re: Best lake to live on... [Re: crankn101]
coachallentca Offline
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Registered: 11/19/08
Posts: 3883
Loc: crowley
Holbrook, Fork, Athens or any east texas lake. I love east texas and going to move soon.
My son wants to live on Fork but I don't think he would ever come home. He would be fishing 24-7.
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#10774824 - 04/17/15 10:23 AM Re: Best lake to live on... [Re: crankn101]
Chris G Offline
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Registered: 11/16/08
Posts: 1812
Loc: Frisco, TX
Cypress Springs or Bob Sandlin are perfect but Cypress gets my vote. I've had a weekend place out there for going on 7 years now and the lowest the lake has been during that time is about 3 feet low vs Sandlin's 8-9 feet low. It's a really pretty lake for being in NE Texas. You can always catch good numbers for the most part out there because the spots are huge in numbers on that lake but you can also catch quality. The crappie fishing can also be off the hook at times with BIG crappie. Bob Sandlin is next door, Monticello is 10 min away and you can be at Lake Fork Marina in 35-45 minutes depending on what part of the lake you live on.
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#10774826 - 04/17/15 10:23 AM Re: Best lake to live on... [Re: crankn101]
redskeeter190 Offline
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Registered: 05/02/09
Posts: 1740
Loc: Knoxville, TN
All depends....if you want to live on a great fishing lake....or one with scenic beauty......Around here, in East Tennessee.....for a fishing lake....Chickamauga......for beauty......the western shore of lower Tellico....with the view of the Smoky Mountains in the background......

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#10774844 - 04/17/15 10:27 AM Re: Best lake to live on... [Re: crankn101]
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Registered: 11/18/02
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Loc: Pineywoods
Mid lake T Bend. That lake is equal to several lakes and 30 minutes to Rayburn. Upper end gets you near all the East Texas directory of lakes. South end gets you within easy driving to the south Louisiana coast and the best coastal fishing in America.
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#10774854 - 04/17/15 10:30 AM Re: Best lake to live on... [Re: crankn101]
catslayer Offline
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Registered: 03/03/08
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Loc: Straight outa Johnson county.....
Lake cherokee... the one south of long view.

Private lake, owners only and some incredible fishing
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#10774857 - 04/17/15 10:31 AM Re: Best lake to live on... [Re: crankn101]
RayBob Offline
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Registered: 11/18/02
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Loc: Pineywoods
T Bend is under legal mandate to keep water level no more than 6 feet below pool. (I think it is 6')
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#10774900 - 04/17/15 10:44 AM Re: Best lake to live on... [Re: RayBob]
Chris B Offline
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Registered: 05/02/03
Posts: 6637
Loc: Prosper, TX
T Bend would be my pick.
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#10774950 - 04/17/15 11:05 AM Re: Best lake to live on... [Re: crankn101]
crankn101 Offline
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Registered: 04/12/07
Posts: 4110
Loc: Longmont co.
Thanks for the replies. cheers

I doubt it would ever happen but Im working on an internet gig so I wouldnt be tied down to any one spot. Summers in Minnesota and winter-spring in Texas...
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#10774953 - 04/17/15 11:06 AM Re: Best lake to live on... [Re: Chris G]
crankn101 Offline
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Registered: 04/12/07
Posts: 4110
Loc: Longmont co.
Originally Posted By: Chris G
Cypress Springs or Bob Sandlin are perfect but Cypress gets my vote. I've had a weekend place out there for going on 7 years now and the lowest the lake has been during that time is about 3 feet low vs Sandlin's 8-9 feet low. It's a really pretty lake for being in NE Texas. You can always catch good numbers for the most part out there because the spots are huge in numbers on that lake but you can also catch quality. The crappie fishing can also be off the hook at times with BIG crappie. Bob Sandlin is next door, Monticello is 10 min away and you can be at Lake Fork Marina in 35-45 minutes depending on what part of the lake you live on.


I drive 30 minutes to catch tiny smallmouth..That sounds like heaven!.
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#10774963 - 04/17/15 11:10 AM Re: Best lake to live on... [Re: crankn101]
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Registered: 12/11/04
Posts: 25492
Loc: Weatherford
Athens sure would be hard to beat!

A hour away from about 10 different lakes.
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#10775014 - 04/17/15 11:28 AM Re: Best lake to live on... [Re: crankn101]
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Registered: 09/12/12
Posts: 777
Loc: Denton, TX
Athens gets my vote. Nice homes, nice town, great lake, and a quick drive to other lakes.

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