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#11481836 - 03/16/16 04:25 PM Creek Fishing Fort Worth
Clints Offline
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Registered: 03/06/11
Posts: 10
Hey guys,

My father and I built a kayak before I moved to Fort Worth and now I'm looking to get it in some water. Any suggestions on creeks or small lakes that might be a good place to start? Would love to snag some sandies or whites this time of year.

Appreciate it!
Clint

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#11483216 - 03/17/16 09:35 AM Re: Creek Fishing Fort Worth [Re: Clints]
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Wow cool you built that! Very nice.

Not sure about in your area BUT I would suggest you check out the bank fishing map in the bank fishing section. Its a stickey on the top there. Many of the places listed you can also yak. Not all of them. But a lot. Its a place to start if your new to the area.

Also of course, google map out some stuff that looks good and go drive out and investigate. See how it is.

Good luck!
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#11483420 - 03/17/16 11:15 AM Re: Creek Fishing Fort Worth [Re: Clints]
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Yeah that's a darn good looking kayak! The Trinity River is an excellent fishery here in Fort Worth. I have been wanting to try MAry's Creek on the southwest side but IDK if it hold enough water for fish, let alone kayaks.
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#11483963 - 03/17/16 03:32 PM Re: Creek Fishing Fort Worth [Re: Rhino68W]
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Loc: Fort Worth, Tx.
Originally Posted By: Rhino68W
Yeah that's a darn good looking kayak! The Trinity River is an excellent fishery here in Fort Worth. I have been wanting to try MAry's Creek on the southwest side but IDK if it hold enough water for fish, let alone kayaks.


definitely holds enough water for fish. And you can yak it too if you can find a place to launch but you would have lots of shallow portage as well.

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#11484118 - 03/17/16 04:39 PM Re: Creek Fishing Fort Worth [Re: Clints]
District Paddle Offline
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Registered: 03/16/11
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Loc: Dallas, Texas
Almost all of the main lakes in the area have creeks that you can explore.

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#11484517 - 03/17/16 08:04 PM Re: Creek Fishing Fort Worth [Re: Clints]
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Registered: 03/09/15
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Loc: Texas
Clint, an easy lake to just run out and get on quick is Marine Creek in North FW. Mostly small bass and some really big ones caught on occasion.

Then, just for its navigable size and water clarity, you owe yourself a trip down to Wheeler Branch in Glen Rose, the clearest water of all North Texas lakes. Fishing really turns on well just about now down there. Deep at almost 80 feet, I think it just takes a bit longer for the fish to move into the shallows.

Hey! I can't tell by looking. Is your kayak made from cedar strips? The workmanship looks very nice!

I am going to set up a woodworking shop out at Lake Athens in my garage and I have been thinking of building a kayak or a canoe. I helped a friend build a small boat in junior high school woodworking shop a million years ago and I would like to give it a go.

Another project I'd like to build is one of those tear drop small campers. So cool, especially if I could figure out a way to carry my kayak above it.

Cheers! Brad

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#11485659 - 03/18/16 11:27 AM Re: Creek Fishing Fort Worth [Re: Nathan "Bull" Montgomery]
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Originally Posted By: Nathan "Bull" Montgomery
Originally Posted By: Rhino68W
Yeah that's a darn good looking kayak! The Trinity River is an excellent fishery here in Fort Worth. I have been wanting to try MAry's Creek on the southwest side but IDK if it hold enough water for fish, let alone kayaks.


definitely holds enough water for fish. And you can yak it too if you can find a place to launch but you would have lots of shallow portage as well.

I was wondering if someone had fished it before. You just answered that question lol
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#11485790 - 03/18/16 12:35 PM Re: Creek Fishing Fort Worth [Re: Clints]
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Registered: 12/14/11
Posts: 907
Loc: Irving, TX
I have not been recently, but I the sandies should be running up the creek at Fort worth nature center.
http://www.fwnaturecenter.org/

You may want to call them to see how much water Eagle mountain lake is letting out, it is a nice paddle. You probably will see gators, but don't be alarmed
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#11489192 - 03/20/16 11:42 AM Re: Creek Fishing Fort Worth [Re: Brad R]
Clints Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 03/06/11
Posts: 10
Hi Brad,

Thanks for the tip; ill definitely check it out. And no to the cedar strips, just marine grade plywood.

Clint

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#11489194 - 03/20/16 11:43 AM Re: Creek Fishing Fort Worth [Re: Clints]
Clints Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 03/06/11
Posts: 10
Thanks everyone! Looking forward to getting some paddle time in.

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#11489336 - 03/20/16 02:20 PM Re: Creek Fishing Fort Worth [Re: Clints]
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Registered: 02/23/06
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Loc: Richardson TX
Very nice looking kayak, like the bass too.
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#11490345 - 03/21/16 12:26 AM Re: Creek Fishing Fort Worth [Re: Clints]
Treadlightly2 Offline
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Registered: 12/15/09
Posts: 83
Loc: Fort Worth
You can launch from Ten Mile Bridge Road to get to the sandies that are stacking up at the outflow from Eagle Mountain Lake. You'll have to carry maybe 40 yards from parking to the water under the bridge there. Please report back, I don't have a kayak anymore so I'll have to live vicariously for a while.

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#11589894 - 05/08/16 01:07 PM Re: Creek Fishing Fort Worth [Re: Clints]
FireMedic486 Offline
Angler

Registered: 03/29/06
Posts: 292
Loc: Fort Worth
Marshall Creek is nice and I have had great luck with the fish there. You can get into it several ways but the easiest in my opinion is Trophy Club Park. I think it costs around $5 to get in to the park but you can go into Grapevine Lake from there or up Marshall Creek. Very pretty place to paddle

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