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#11250881 - 11/28/15 07:42 PM new to DFW
mikereils5er Online   content
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Registered: 11/22/15
Posts: 101
Loc: FRISCO
been here about a month and just got my stuff shipped to me from California, looking to walk the banks at some lakes in the area when the weather gets better. have my license and all that, just looking to get into a good bite if anyone has any advice. preferably a good place to walk around and cast is fun for me.

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#11250911 - 11/28/15 07:56 PM Re: new to DFW [Re: mikereils5er]
Brent S Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/04/13
Posts: 2441
Loc: Eagle Mountain Lake
DFW is big, what part of the metroplex are you at?

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#11250945 - 11/28/15 08:09 PM Re: new to DFW [Re: Brent S]
mikereils5er Online   content
Outdoorsman

Registered: 11/22/15
Posts: 101
Loc: FRISCO
I just moved to frisco, but I work in McKinney. So I believe im close to Lewisville and lavon? trying to find a good place for largemouth

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#11250948 - 11/28/15 08:11 PM Re: new to DFW [Re: mikereils5er]
Mike Ryan Offline
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Registered: 03/13/04
Posts: 2349
Loc: Fort Worth,Texas
Welcome to Texas and welcome to the Texas Fishing Forum. I am not sure where in the DFW location you are located at, the good news is that we are blessed in North Texas with many lakes to choose from regardless of your specific locale.
And while true that having a boat is going to allow you greater access to a lot of water that are not bank fishing accessible, there are still many possibilities to have a successful day of fishing walking the banks.
As many put up their rods during the colder days of winter, some of your best fishing can be during this time of year. This is particularly true for certain for certain species like crappie that can be caught in the creeks of lakes as they pursue the baitfish seeking warmer water and at fishing barges that can be found on some local lakes.
In fact, for crappie this is a bank fisherman's time to shine. And it just gets better with the coming of spring when big slab crappie can be found shallow spawning.
We have a put and take trout stocking that is just getting started at many locations, check the Texas Parks and Wildlife for stocking information.
https://tpwd.texas.gov/

On the TFF be sure to check out the bank fishing forum. Ask questions, I am sure the good folks of the TFF will help in any way they can, and again welcome

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#11250953 - 11/28/15 08:14 PM Re: new to DFW [Re: Mike Ryan]
mikereils5er Online   content
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Registered: 11/22/15
Posts: 101
Loc: FRISCO
what creeks and what lakes for crappie?

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#11250958 - 11/28/15 08:15 PM Re: new to DFW [Re: mikereils5er]
Mike Ryan Offline
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Registered: 03/13/04
Posts: 2349
Loc: Fort Worth,Texas
I just saw your response to your location. I am not close to you, but others will help you get off to a good start.
cheers

For me, I live close to Lake Benbrook and I do really well in particular during the spring spawn. We catch some real slabs out there each spring from the bank. We also catch Hybrids, sand bass, and largemouth from the bank at Benbrook during the spring spawn. Catching a Hybrid bass on light tackle is a lot of fun.

I also live a less than 10 minute drive from the Trinity River and although that river is far from being a pristine water, you may be surprised at how many decent largemouth and other species live in that body of water. I have caught largemouth up to 5lbs but most will be in the 1 to 3lb range.

It will take you a little time and effort but the payoff can be rewarding.


Edited by Mike Ryan (11/28/15 08:22 PM)

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#11250965 - 11/28/15 08:18 PM Re: new to DFW [Re: mikereils5er]
mikereils5er Online   content
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Registered: 11/22/15
Posts: 101
Loc: FRISCO
haha no problem, thanks though mike!

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#11251035 - 11/28/15 08:39 PM Re: new to DFW [Re: mikereils5er]
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Registered: 10/01/03
Posts: 329
not close but welcome. lots of good info and people on here. welcome
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#11251448 - 11/29/15 06:53 AM Re: new to DFW [Re: mikereils5er]
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Registered: 03/04/12
Posts: 776
Loc: Allen Tx
Welcome to the forum welcome

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#11251505 - 11/29/15 07:44 AM Re: new to DFW [Re: mikereils5er]
Rudy Lackey Online   content
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Registered: 03/03/02
Posts: 8106
Loc: N. Richland Hills Texas USA
Ray Roberts has it all Great fishing pier,bridges,bank,rip rap wood..
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#11252547 - 11/29/15 04:53 PM Re: new to DFW [Re: mikereils5er]
mikereils5er Online   content
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Registered: 11/22/15
Posts: 101
Loc: FRISCO
thanks everyone!

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#11252699 - 11/29/15 05:51 PM Re: new to DFW [Re: mikereils5er]
Grainraiser Online   content
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Registered: 10/10/09
Posts: 2411
Loc: Mesquite TX
There will be a fishing for winter crappie on creeks seminar held at the Bass Pro shop in Garland on Dec 1st. It will be hosted from our very own Carey Thorn who knows the local bank spots like the back of his hand. It would be a very good place to start if your bank fisherman in the area.


Reggie

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#11255287 - 11/30/15 08:55 PM Re: new to DFW [Re: Grainraiser]
McKinneyLonghorn Online   content
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Registered: 05/31/13
Posts: 617
Loc: McKinney
Originally Posted By: Grainraiser
There will be a fishing for winter crappie on creeks seminar held at the Bass Pro shop in Garland on Dec 1st. It will be hosted from our very own Carey Thorn who knows the local bank spots like the back of his hand. It would be a very good place to start if your bank fisherman in the area.


Reggie


I second the recommendation on Carey's seminar. I plan on being there and a handful of other TFF members do as well. Just wanted to note that I believe the date is Dec. 5, not Dec. 1. It is at 6:30.

Not sure why the link won't make itself clickable, but here is the link to the announcement. www.texasfishingforum.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/11236599/Winter_Bank_Fishing_%28_Creeks_&#Post11236599

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#11264242 - 12/05/15 04:38 PM Re: new to DFW [Re: mikereils5er]
Ranger2000 Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 10/03/14
Posts: 3
Hey Mike we also just relocated not long ago. I try to get out and go fishing a few times a week. I have been hitting lake lewisville as it is about 10 min drive to the lake. Not sure if your interested in going out sometime but if so give me a ring (414)380-1986. I usually launch on the boat ramp of of 380

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#11274466 - 12/10/15 01:06 PM Re: new to DFW [Re: mikereils5er]
Jhuffmaster Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 12/09/15
Posts: 3
I also just joined the forum.... I am in the DFW area workin, I am from the Alabama Gulf Coast and only fish saltwater mostly offshore. Do not have my boat or anything up here with me. my wife is coming up I am going to have her bring me a couple rods so I can go kill some time on the banks...... Any advice of where to go would be awesome!!!

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