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#10873218 - 05/26/15 12:58 PM Ponds in DFW with Smallmouth bass?
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Registered: 06/16/10
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Loc: Garland, Tx
A couple years back, I recall hearing about a couple ponds in the DFW area that were stocked with smallmouth bass. Does anyone have an idea where these ponds are? I used to tear them up at Lake Belton, but that's too far of a drive for a pit stop after work.
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#10873233 - 05/26/15 01:04 PM Re: Ponds in DFW with Smallmouth bass? [Re: TxPacker4]
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Registered: 03/23/10
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Loc: Hurst, Texas
The lakes are Grapevine and Wheeler Branch.
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#10874583 - 05/26/15 10:56 PM Re: Ponds in DFW with Smallmouth bass? [Re: TxPacker4]
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Registered: 08/20/06
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Loc: Allen, Texas
Grapevine would be your close bet I think and even there its kind of rare. I like to make the 5 hour drive to Arkansas and fish one of the rivers where its rare to catch a largemouth. Nothing better than catching smallmouth all day.

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#10874624 - 05/26/15 11:22 PM Re: Ponds in DFW with Smallmouth bass? [Re: TxPacker4]
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I know which lakes around have them. I've heard of ponds in the area that had smallies in them. I just can't remember where they were.
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#10874639 - 05/26/15 11:33 PM Re: Ponds in DFW with Smallmouth bass? [Re: TxPacker4]
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Loc: Allen, Texas
I dont think Smallmouth bass even stand a chance in a pond around North Texas, or anywhere in the south. They need current alot of oxygen and somewhat cool water. Were talking ponds here though. Unless Im missing something. That would be awesome. I have heard of them in Ponds but they are managed/stocked just for Smalmouth.


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#10874959 - 05/27/15 08:26 AM Re: Ponds in DFW with Smallmouth bass? [Re: TxPacker4]
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There have to be a few smallmouth in Trinity flood water retention ponds. Some of these water retention ponds are deep enough with enough current.
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#10875021 - 05/27/15 08:48 AM Re: Ponds in DFW with Smallmouth bass? [Re: TxPacker4]
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Registered: 07/01/04
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Loc: Fulton, Texas
texoma has lots of BIG brownies.
I guess it could happen, especially after flooding like we've had,
but the chances of finding a pond in NE Texas that can maintain
smallmouth are gonna be next to zero
That said, I'd bet you could find one or 2 in any clean, limestone creek that runs thru DFW

Good Luck!
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#10875913 - 05/27/15 02:15 PM Re: Ponds in DFW with Smallmouth bass? [Re: TxPacker4]
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They cant compete with Largemouth in warmer waters where Largemouth can grow bigger than them. That said I heard if you want to have a smallmouth pond it can only have smallmouth no largemouth. Arkansas is chock full of them.

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#10875923 - 05/27/15 02:19 PM Re: Ponds in DFW with Smallmouth bass? [Re: TxPacker4]
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Registered: 08/20/06
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Loc: Allen, Texas
If we did have a smallie dominant pond around here ya'll wouldnt want to know the things I would do to get on it haha

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#10877384 - 05/27/15 10:43 PM Re: Ponds in DFW with Smallmouth bass? [Re: TxPacker4]
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Registered: 05/27/15
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Loc: The Colony, TX
A salesman at Gander Mountain showed me a video of a large smallmouth he harvested from the ponds in Las Colinas...
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#10878192 - 05/28/15 11:04 AM Re: Ponds in DFW with Smallmouth bass? [Re: jrod88]
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Originally Posted By: jrod88
A salesman at Gander Mountain showed me a video of a large smallmouth he harvested from the ponds in Las Colinas...


I believe this!
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#10882638 - 05/30/15 12:16 AM Re: Ponds in DFW with Smallmouth bass? [Re: TxPacker4]
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South Lake in Farmers Branch? I feel like I've heard that before. I've never been there, so I can't confirm.
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#10882795 - 05/30/15 06:24 AM Re: Ponds in DFW with Smallmouth bass? [Re: GoldSpoonr]
jasoniam Offline
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Registered: 08/10/11
Posts: 1177
Loc: Bedford
Originally Posted By: GoldSpoonr
Originally Posted By: jrod88
A salesman at Gander Mountain showed me a video of a large smallmouth he harvested from the ponds in Las Colinas...


I believe this!


Seems like a while back the infamous one named Rudy caught one there!! I may be wrong but it seems like either I've seen him post it or others talk about it!!
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#10884770 - 05/30/15 10:52 PM Re: Ponds in DFW with Smallmouth bass? [Re: TxPacker4]
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Registered: 05/27/15
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Loc: The Colony, TX
This kid was named Dillon. Helpful guy. Had a nice Go-Pro video of the catch and a smaller black bass.
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#10886079 - 05/31/15 08:11 PM Re: Ponds in DFW with Smallmouth bass? [Re: Duck_Hunter]
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Loc: Wylie
Originally Posted By: Duck_Hunter
South Lake in Farmers Branch? I feel like I've heard that before. I've never been there, so I can't confirm.
huh?
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