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#11353467 - 01/18/16 11:28 AM Lake Murvaul
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Does anyone know some good bank fishing spots on lake murvaul for catfish?
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#11354322 - 01/18/16 05:21 PM Re: Lake Murvaul [Re: MercuryJump]
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Loc: Hurst, Texas
We used to kill them in the pond below the dam, but that was a long time ago.
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#11354441 - 01/18/16 06:21 PM Re: Lake Murvaul [Re: MercuryJump]
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Registered: 06/23/13
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Loc: Above ground
Marina maybe

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#11354629 - 01/18/16 07:28 PM Re: Lake Murvaul [Re: MercuryJump]
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There is a ramp up near the bridge that might offer some bank to fish from.
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#11355085 - 01/18/16 10:49 PM Re: Lake Murvaul [Re: MercuryJump]
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Most of the shoreline on Murvaul is private property. There is a fishing pier at the marina and as E5Zero stated above there is a ramp at Dotson bridge on the west side of the lake. A lot of people fish off the side of the highway but there's a lot of truck traffic on that road. There is also some shoreline available at Tinkle Park on the south side of the lake. Maybe someone else will jump in here but I cant think of many places to fish off the bank. Also, the marina is closed down so there's no concessions on the lake.

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#11362141 - 01/21/16 09:05 PM Re: Lake Murvaul [Re: MercuryJump]
Larry Mosby Offline
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Try the park on the north end of fm 1971 and Tinkle Park on the south side. Good luck!
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#11362269 - 01/21/16 10:40 PM Re: Lake Murvaul [Re: MercuryJump]
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Why is the marina closed

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#11362836 - 01/22/16 10:02 AM Re: Lake Murvaul [Re: MercuryJump]
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Couldn't say why it closed but I sure wish someone would open it up again. Was a nice place to eat lunch and buy bait.

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#11363331 - 01/22/16 01:01 PM Re: Lake Murvaul [Re: MercuryJump]
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We were at the marina last fall, one of the guys said they were going to reopen after the first of the year.
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#11364260 - 01/22/16 08:04 PM Re: Lake Murvaul [Re: MercuryJump]
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I've never fished from the bank there but have seen some folks absolutely slay the crappie this time of year at the small bridge, from the bank. Would have gone there today if it hadn't been so windy.
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#11365263 - 01/23/16 12:19 PM Re: Lake Murvaul [Re: bush hog]
basscaster46 Offline
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Registered: 03/03/06
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Loc: Red Oak, TX
Originally Posted By: bush hog
Most of the shoreline on Murvaul is private property. There is a fishing pier at the marina and as E5Zero stated above there is a ramp at Dotson bridge on the west side of the lake. A lot of people fish off the side of the highway but there's a lot of truck traffic on that road. There is also some shoreline available at Tinkle Park on the south side of the lake. Maybe someone else will jump in here but I cant think of many places to fish off the bank. Also, the marina is closed down so there's no concessions on the lake.

Marina closed that's sad to hear had a lot of great memories at that lake.

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#11366539 - 01/24/16 09:45 AM Re: Lake Murvaul [Re: Bugzout10]
elkhunter7x6 Online   content
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Registered: 01/20/07
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Loc: panola county
Originally Posted By: Bugzout10
Why is the marina closed

Because you cannot make a living selling minnows and cheese burgers at a rural lake. The lake board owns the cabins and RV park and rakes in those proceeds.

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#11366750 - 01/24/16 11:43 AM Re: Lake Murvaul [Re: MercuryJump]
Bugzout10 Online   content
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Registered: 06/23/13
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Loc: Above ground
i guess I won't be staying there this spring huh

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#11366770 - 01/24/16 11:50 AM Re: Lake Murvaul [Re: MercuryJump]
elkhunter7x6 Online   content
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Registered: 01/20/07
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Loc: panola county
You can still stay there. The lake board owns and operates the cabins and RV park. They are still in business. The marina is privately owned and has gone out of business and closed again.

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#11367128 - 01/24/16 03:33 PM Re: Lake Murvaul [Re: MercuryJump]
bush hog Offline
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Registered: 06/12/13
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Loc: Beckville, TX
There's still a good place to eat(Fuglers) and buy minnows about 1/4 mi. from where you turn onto Decker Rd going to the ramps. They have very good food. It's just not quiet as convenient as the marina was.

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