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#10962545 - 07/07/15 07:58 PM Beavers bend
Snook20 Offline
Angler

Registered: 04/10/11
Posts: 338
Loc: Tyler
heading up there next weekend. any of you guys ever been? I really have no desire to fish for trout but is there any large/small mouth or stripers?

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#10962556 - 07/07/15 08:03 PM Re: Beavers bend [Re: Snook20]
spazm09 Offline
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Registered: 04/16/09
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Loc: Dallas, Tx
I've been going to beavers bend all my life. We've camped there every Thanksgiving for the past 22 years and camped there random weekends before that.

Not sure about stripper but I've caught LMB and I believe there are smallmouth. The river in the park will be crowded with canoes, kayaks and tubers so I would suggest fishing either outside the park on the river or fish the lake.

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#10962566 - 07/07/15 08:05 PM Re: Beavers bend [Re: Snook20]
Snook20 Offline
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Registered: 04/10/11
Posts: 338
Loc: Tyler
What kinda baits?

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#10962624 - 07/07/15 08:33 PM Re: Beavers bend [Re: Snook20]
FWBanger Offline
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Registered: 07/13/11
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If you're taking your kayak then definitely hit the lake. There are a lot of good lmb in there. Throw some big chartreuse rattle traps. If you're looking for smallmouths then hit the nearby Glover river and throw crawfish cranks. The state park will be full of tubers and people chasing trout. My buddy has pulled some nice trout out of there but the bigger ones usually feed at night.
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#10962700 - 07/07/15 09:02 PM Re: Beavers bend [Re: Snook20]
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Registered: 06/25/05
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Loc: W.F TX
Lower Mountain Fork - Spinning set-up with rooster tails, you'll catch all kinds of fish. I wouldn't go any further than the Rock Garden or put it under the bridge where you'd normally take out and go up stream where the last set of Rapids comes down and fish around in that current.
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#10962706 - 07/07/15 09:05 PM Re: Beavers bend [Re: Snook20]
Snook20 Offline
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Registered: 04/10/11
Posts: 338
Loc: Tyler
Are thee small mouth in the lake? its a family trip but Im taking my cuda 14 so I dont think I'll be able to deal with the rapids.

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#10962717 - 07/07/15 09:11 PM Re: Beavers bend [Re: Snook20]
ArchFisher Offline
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Registered: 09/17/06
Posts: 188
Loc: Grand Prairie, TX
Is anyone running shuttles on the river?

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#10963328 - 07/08/15 09:28 AM Re: Beavers bend [Re: Snook20]
J Barlow Offline
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Registered: 05/02/06
Posts: 291
Loc: Richardson
There are smallmouth in the river and in the lake. I went last year and had a blast on the river fishing for smallies. If you are going to fish the river you need to get started before the shuttles start running the turons to the launch point. I believe they start around 9 to 10ish. You Cuda should work fine on the river. I took my coosa and it worked great. The rapids are not anything to worry about if they are not releasing water.
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#10964059 - 07/08/15 02:03 PM Re: Beavers bend [Re: Snook20]
Snook20 Offline
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Registered: 04/10/11
Posts: 338
Loc: Tyler
Can I drive to the launch point? Also what kind of baits?

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#10965925 - 07/09/15 11:30 AM Re: Beavers bend [Re: Snook20]
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Registered: 06/25/05
Posts: 21441
Loc: W.F TX
Yes you can, I'd put in below the Re-regulation dam and just fish within a half mile or so of that stretch, that away you can paddle back up to your truck. (There might be a few little spots you have to get out to get back up) but they're not too difficult. I'd put in as early as I could, like at sunrise and once it starts getting crowded on the river maybe head over to the lake if you're still wanting to fish. There's a little boat "ramp" you can unload at and then just park off to the side out of the way. Last time we were up there we did the river twice from there to the bridge at hwy 70 and that little stretch was were the major majority of fish and quality fish were caught. Don't bring any beer in your kayak either, if they catch you, you'll get a ticket. We wore'em out with little rooster tails, orange with gold blades, weightless senkos would probably work good too. Keep everything tied down when you're not using it and don't get in a rush going through the big rocks and you should have a good time.
Here's what it looked like last fall, might be alittle different with the rain and what all they've gotten.








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#10966019 - 07/09/15 12:07 PM Re: Beavers bend [Re: Snook20]
J Barlow Offline
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Registered: 05/02/06
Posts: 291
Loc: Richardson
/\ /\ What NoconaBrian said for the lures. Add to the list small Pop-R's and small topwater frogs.

When I went I unloaded at the Re-regulation dam and had my fishing partner wait there with the kayaks while I drove to Ambush adventure and had the owner ride back with me to take my truck to the take out point at the hwy. I think I paid him $10 for the help. He left the keys locked in my truck while I had the extra set. I had set the arrangement up with him before the trip. I am sure you could also pick him up before unloading the kayak.

Ambush Adventures

It was a nice 6 to 7 river miles. If you do the full trip to the bridge be sure to paddle back in the little coves up in the trees between the rick for fish. I caught a ton in there.

JB
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#10966221 - 07/09/15 01:36 PM Re: Beavers bend [Re: Snook20]
Todd™ Offline
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Registered: 01/21/11
Posts: 3359
Loc: On my kayak
Awesome! I heard that Beavers Bend was going to be closed for like 3 years after the floods. Just checked and the park is open. I also spend every Thanksgiving there.


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#10969402 - 07/10/15 08:16 PM Re: Beavers bend [Re: Snook20]
G_Mize93 Offline
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Registered: 01/26/14
Posts: 126
Loc: Denton, TX
Hey lets keep this rolling! Ill be heading up there the weekend of the 24th with a group of friends, all to do the same thing! banana


Edited by G_Mize93 (07/10/15 08:16 PM)
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#10969482 - 07/10/15 08:59 PM Re: Beavers bend [Re: Snook20]
Bass Art Offline
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Registered: 03/16/03
Posts: 3856
Loc: Talty, TX
Snook, if you can hook up with a group of experienced kayakers, the trip from the Re-reg dam to Hwy 70 is a blast. And I've caught good fish all over that stretch at different times.

If the water is up a little, areas like the rock garden are actually easier to maneuver because you float over alot of the obstacles.
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