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#11181505 - 10/23/15 03:39 PM carp fishing in Dallas/licenses
derek whiting Offline
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Registered: 10/22/15
Posts: 18
HI,i am coming to Dallas on a trip,my questions are where would be the best places to fish for carp,preferably doubles to twenties,I won't be able to travel too far,we will be staying at the Omni hotel on LBJ freeway,the other question is do I need to buy a license? I read that if fishing in a state park a license isn't required,Is this true?I live in Utah,so non resident,can anyone help with advice ,Thanks

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#11183361 - 10/24/15 04:55 PM Re: carp fishing in Dallas/licenses [Re: derek whiting]
Daniel Mtanous Offline
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Registered: 09/08/15
Posts: 212
Loc: Desoto,Texas
Pay $5 dollars at the Oasis Marina for Joe Pool Lake and you can catch Carp all day long as long as you can find a spot. It's always heavily crowded though because the only location the carp congregate is under the bridge you walk over. You also need a fishing license.

The Cedar Hill State Park on the other hand doesn't require you to have a license. There will hardly be any crowding as there is enough shore for everyone! I have never seen a carp either but I am also not a carp fisherman. It is $7 per person and an extra $5 dollars to stay at night. It is $70 dollars for the State Park pass and it will work for a year at any State Park in Texas. The pass covers an entire car instead of per person.

Oasis Marina in Grand Prairie has carp that are hand fed. You pay $5-6 dollars for "Indoor Fishing" which will give you access to fish their deck. The problem is the area where the carp are is always loaded with people and they usually stay for a while. It's first come first serve. I had someone crossing my lines consistently. It requires a fishing license.

Cedar Hill State Park has a wide shore line but half of it is closed due to flood damage. I have never seen a carp caught there or have caught one myself but it doesn't mean there aren't any. It is $7 per person for the day or $5 for the night or $12 for all day and all night. You don't require a fishing license. You are free to walk the shore lines. The bass are legal 14" and under here.

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#11183465 - 10/24/15 05:52 PM Re: carp fishing in Dallas/licenses [Re: derek whiting]
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I have caught a lot of carp at the state park. Most were under 10 pounds. No buffalo at the park, but a few at the lynn creek marina (Oasis).
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#11183497 - 10/24/15 06:07 PM Re: carp fishing in Dallas/licenses [Re: derek whiting]
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The parts of Cedar Hill State Park that have the carp are closed.
They have not opened them since the may flooding.
They are still cleaning up brush and mud.

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#11185329 - 10/25/15 03:58 PM Re: carp fishing in Dallas/licenses [Re: Daniel Mtanous]
derek whiting Offline
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Registered: 10/22/15
Posts: 18
Thanks for the advice,do you know anything about White rock?

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#11185421 - 10/25/15 04:20 PM Re: carp fishing in Dallas/licenses [Re: derek whiting]
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The Rock has some monsters, seen them fishing for bass and gills.. I don't target them (wanting to learn) Carp, Buffs and Koi get really big there.
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#11188955 - 10/27/15 07:43 AM Re: carp fishing in Dallas/licenses [Re: derek whiting]
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Registered: 07/17/11
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Loc: Godley Tx
You need a license if fishing cedar hill state park. The no license only applies if fishing a body of water completely in a state park.

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#11189687 - 10/27/15 01:22 PM Re: carp fishing in Dallas/licenses [Re: Fitz®]
derek whiting Offline
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Registered: 10/22/15
Posts: 18
thanks for the info

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#11194325 - 10/29/15 06:39 PM Re: carp fishing in Dallas/licenses [Re: derek whiting]
Daniel Mtanous Offline
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Registered: 09/08/15
Posts: 212
Loc: Desoto,Texas
Dubee that is incorrect. I talked to a game warden at the office and they told me a license isn't required. I also called and spoke to someone to ask them and they told me the same. The website even states it.

Here is their number if you want to ask them yourself: (972) 291-3900

This is the website: Cedar Hill State Park

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#11194918 - 10/29/15 11:09 PM Re: carp fishing in Dallas/licenses [Re: derek whiting]
whiterockjesse Offline
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Loc: a dumpster at white rock lak...
when are you coming ? i can put you on some carp at white rock
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#11197164 - 10/31/15 09:15 AM Re: carp fishing in Dallas/licenses [Re: Daniel Mtanous]
derek whiting Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 10/22/15
Posts: 18
thanks for getting the info from the warden,he should know the rules,since I have never been to Dallas I don't know where the state parks are,it's not that clear on google maps,we are visiting in April for a week,and possibly re locating there in a couple of years,again thanks for your trouble

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#11197177 - 10/31/15 09:19 AM Re: carp fishing in Dallas/licenses [Re: whiterockjesse]
derek whiting Offline
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Registered: 10/22/15
Posts: 18
we are coming in April,3rd-9th,my wife is attending some classes,so I will have time to fish most days,we are staying at the Omni hotel on LBJ freeway,thanks for the offer,I will keep in touch

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#11197249 - 10/31/15 09:49 AM Re: carp fishing in Dallas/licenses [Re: derek whiting]
whiterockjesse Offline
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Registered: 02/13/03
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Loc: a dumpster at white rock lak...
cool,i have a split shift and have some time daily to visit the lake . let me know when it gets closer to you coming . Have a carpy weekend laugh
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2014 totals
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l/m bass - 11
channel cats -46Drum- mirrors- mudcat- crappie -

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#11202644 - 11/02/15 10:00 PM Re: carp fishing in Dallas/licenses [Re: whiterockjesse]
derek whiting Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 10/22/15
Posts: 18
thanks for the offer,I look forward to fishing with you,I watched a video on youtube of a bunch of you fishing at whiterock,lots of fish caught,many a good size commons,and buffalo,I will keep watching here for updates,and get in touch before we come to Dallas, we are about to freeze up here,so no more fishing for carp until I come there,do you ever see any Mirrors there?
will I need to get a license for whiterock,I noticed that some of you were using 3 rods,is that allowed?
thanks again for your help

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#11202882 - 11/03/15 07:35 AM Re: carp fishing in Dallas/licenses [Re: derek whiting]
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Registered: 06/27/09
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Loc: Mineola, formerly Arlington
No special license needed for White Rock. You will need an out of state fishing license. With that you will be good all over the state. 3 or more rods are allowed on most Texas waters, including White Rock. If you get a chance to fish with Jesse, you will be in good hands.
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