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#11034726 - 08/11/15 08:42 AM Bonham Lake Boat Permit
TysonS Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 08/20/14
Posts: 97
Loc: Little Elm, TX
Thinking about going to Bonham Lake this week. Is the only place to buy a boat permit at the Java Joint by the ramp? Looks like they dont open until 8 am. Was hoping to get on the water quite a bit earlier than that.

Anywhere else I can get a permit or online?

Thanks,

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#11034733 - 08/11/15 08:43 AM Re: Bonham Lake Boat Permit [Re: TysonS]
Ranger1 Offline
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Registered: 08/28/03
Posts: 5869
Loc: Allen, Texas
I have never had a problem paying when I come off the water.
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#11034734 - 08/11/15 08:44 AM Re: Bonham Lake Boat Permit [Re: TysonS]
TIM CLINE Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 12/12/03
Posts: 5543
Loc: Texoma
Stop at the gas station on the hwy just before you turn off!

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#11034757 - 08/11/15 08:52 AM Re: Bonham Lake Boat Permit [Re: TysonS]
irbf Offline
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Registered: 04/13/04
Posts: 234
Loc: Van Alstyne/Texoma
It's an Exxon, can't miss it
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#11034818 - 08/11/15 09:19 AM Re: Bonham Lake Boat Permit [Re: TysonS]
TysonS Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 08/20/14
Posts: 97
Loc: Little Elm, TX
Thank you! Anyone been fishing out there recently? Any luck?

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#11034947 - 08/11/15 10:07 AM Re: Bonham Lake Boat Permit [Re: TysonS]
DEFMP Online   content
Angler

Registered: 10/18/13
Posts: 433
Loc: DFW
Fished Saturday, managed 3 with one at 4lbs; overall pretty tough.

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#11039030 - 08/13/15 07:02 AM Re: Bonham Lake Boat Permit [Re: TysonS]
Skeeter man ZX225 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 05/30/03
Posts: 2648
Has anyone actually been checked for their permit? I have been fishing Bonham for years and never ever seen anyone get checked? at least the permit is cheap try buying a permit for Moss near Gainesville!!!

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#11039433 - 08/13/15 10:20 AM Re: Bonham Lake Boat Permit [Re: Skeeter man ZX225]
forkduc Offline
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Registered: 03/28/07
Posts: 11368
Loc: Plano,Texas
I have been fishing Bonham for 15 years and have never been checked. That said, I always buy one. I'm sure it helps with ramp/park maintenance.

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#11039873 - 08/13/15 01:33 PM Re: Bonham Lake Boat Permit [Re: TysonS]
tricky Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 10/15/04
Posts: 674
Loc: little elm texas
I have never been checked either. It just amounts to a one time launch fee.
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#11050140 - 08/18/15 07:55 PM Re: Bonham Lake Boat Permit [Re: TysonS]
KB Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 08/17/02
Posts: 164
Loc: McKinney, TX
Game warden asked for mine a few years ago. When I went to get it from the storage compartment, it was expired. Oops. He made a point that I could not have it in storage but had to be affixed to the boat. Then he wrote me a ticket listed my hair color as "silver". Talking about adding insult to injury. Lol

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#11050708 - 08/19/15 08:38 AM Re: Bonham Lake Boat Permit [Re: TysonS]
dallasdawg Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 10/13/05
Posts: 6757
Loc: Plano, TX
Fished Bonham this past Sunday. Caught 8. I had a 4# and my wife a 5#. The rest were pretty small. We had to fish pretty hard. With the water dropping pretty quick now, the fishing has gotten tougher. Patterns from earlier this summer with the water up are no longer working.
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#11055756 - 08/21/15 02:02 PM Re: Bonham Lake Boat Permit [Re: TysonS]
Hook'em79 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 10/30/06
Posts: 2213
Loc: Ray Roberts
I didn't even know you had to have a lake permit to be on it. Will remember that for next time.
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#11057613 - 08/22/15 04:55 PM Re: Bonham Lake Boat Permit [Re: TysonS]
Diesel Doctor Offline
Angler

Registered: 03/14/11
Posts: 299
Loc: Carrollton, Texas
I paid after I fished a few hours. Not a problem
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#11057624 - 08/22/15 05:09 PM Re: Bonham Lake Boat Permit [Re: TysonS]
Muzzlebrake Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 12/26/14
Posts: 1627
Loc: Euless
I fish Bonham quit a bit. Got my sticker but never been checked by anyone.
When the lake is full the channel cats bite good. Never fished it for ditch pickles.
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