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#11540755 - 04/13/16 06:36 PM Just moved near Lake Bardwell.. Need Help Please
Onlycatchkeepers Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 04/01/16
Posts: 4
Was wondering if anyone know of any good fishing spots for Lake Bardwell. Was hoping to catch a hybrid or two. I was looking on Google map and saw that the stars on the map are loading ramps that I could use. I have a small inflatable boat with a trolling motor so I can't go too far. Any help or anything would be much appreciated.

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#11541070 - 04/13/16 08:39 PM Re: Just moved near Lake Bardwell.. Need Help Please [Re: Onlycatchkeepers]
RODS454 Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 08/26/10
Posts: 778
Loc: Midlothian
I launch at Love Park. Free ramp and have no problems there. It is the star farthest south on the east side. I've only gotten into the hybrids once. It is on that east side
south of that ramp. Go out of that cove and around that point, and work down that side toward the dam. I found them by accident going to a brush pile I had marked. It showed on my graph like noodles, so I stopped and cast my 1/4 crappie jig at them.

Hope this helps.


Edited by RODS454 (04/17/16 05:51 PM)
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#11541237 - 04/13/16 09:33 PM Re: Just moved near Lake Bardwell.. Need Help Please [Re: RODS454]
Onlycatchkeepers Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 04/01/16
Posts: 4
Wow!! Nice catch!! I'd much rather catch all that than a couple of hybrids. thanks again for the help! I'll be on the look out for sandies and crappies too.


Edited by Onlycatchkeepers (04/13/16 09:34 PM)

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#11544708 - 04/15/16 12:51 PM Re: Just moved near Lake Bardwell.. Need Help Please [Re: Onlycatchkeepers]
Eldon V. Offline
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Registered: 01/19/09
Posts: 104
Loc: Waxahachie TX
Understand that hybrid striped bass must be 18 inches long or longer. The hybrids in the posted pictures appear to be too short. A 17 and 1/2" long hybrid is not big enough and must be returned to the water. If a game warder should see the pictures, someone might be in trouble big time. Do not kill hybrids that are too short. We need the opportunity to catch big legal hybrids in the future.
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#11545206 - 04/15/16 04:35 PM Re: Just moved near Lake Bardwell.. Need Help Please [Re: Onlycatchkeepers]
me and the boys Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/08/10
Posts: 1764
Loc: Joshua TX
eeks
I bet this has already been fowarded

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#11545276 - 04/15/16 05:22 PM Re: Just moved near Lake Bardwell.. Need Help Please [Re: Onlycatchkeepers]
CamoKing Offline
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Registered: 03/23/14
Posts: 96
Loc: Alvarado, Tx.
Uh Oh...... looks undersized...

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#11548863 - 04/17/16 05:58 PM Re: Just moved near Lake Bardwell.. Need Help Please [Re: Onlycatchkeepers]
RODS454 Offline
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Registered: 08/26/10
Posts: 778
Loc: Midlothian
I appreciate all the concern, but the only hybrid kept was the 21" fish. The others were released. The fish in the picture only had one tooth patch on the tongue. All sandies caught at Bardwell need to be checked to be sure.
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#11552562 - 04/19/16 01:11 PM Re: Just moved near Lake Bardwell.. Need Help Please [Re: Onlycatchkeepers]
POPPA Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 01/12/03
Posts: 506
Loc: Forney
A coworker of mine fishes below the when they are letting water out. Has good luck too

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#11554788 - 04/20/16 12:09 PM Re: Just moved near Lake Bardwell.. Need Help Please [Re: Onlycatchkeepers]
RODS454 Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 08/26/10
Posts: 778
Loc: Midlothian
The last time I was in the Corp office, they told me the road behind the dam was still closed. But that's been over 2 months ago.
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#11561100 - 04/23/16 04:28 PM Re: Just moved near Lake Bardwell.. Need Help Please [Re: Onlycatchkeepers]
k close Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 03/03/04
Posts: 111
Loc: alvarado , tx
Hey Onlycatchkeepers +1 on all Rods454 advice . I have also had luck fishing back toward Highway 34 bridge coming out of Love Park cove. The long peninsula directly across the lake also holds plenty of sandies this time of the year and there is easy access at the beach or ramp in Highview Park. Hey Rods was that you I passed coming out of Love Park Friday afternoon in a Fishmaster Center Console?

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#11562570 - 04/24/16 05:11 PM Re: Just moved near Lake Bardwell.. Need Help Please [Re: Onlycatchkeepers]
RODS454 Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 08/26/10
Posts: 778
Loc: Midlothian
I didn't make it out there this week. Went to Tawakoni Saturday, and killed them. Two of us boated about 200 in 4 hrs. All released to fight again.
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#11564202 - 04/25/16 01:05 PM Re: Just moved near Lake Bardwell.. Need Help Please [Re: k close]
k close Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 03/03/04
Posts: 111
Loc: alvarado , tx
Wow way to go !! Were you on the main lake or are they back in creeks?

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#11564299 - 04/25/16 01:48 PM Re: Just moved near Lake Bardwell.. Need Help Please [Re: Onlycatchkeepers]
RODS454 Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 08/26/10
Posts: 778
Loc: Midlothian
We were on the main lake. On the humps. 20-23' of water. Fish stacked up like cord wood! Finally got tired and bored and we left them biting.
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#11564465 - 04/25/16 03:07 PM Re: Just moved near Lake Bardwell.. Need Help Please [Re: Onlycatchkeepers]
Tx Tree Grower Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 09/17/08
Posts: 773
Loc: Palestine, TX
Can you still fish behind the dam on Bardwell? If so how do you get back there?

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#11564927 - 04/25/16 06:30 PM Re: Just moved near Lake Bardwell.. Need Help Please [Re: Onlycatchkeepers]
RODS454 Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 08/26/10
Posts: 778
Loc: Midlothian
Last time I tried to go back there the road was closed for repairs. That was 2 months ago. Need to call the Corp office for Bardwell. They can tell you.


Edited by RODS454 (04/25/16 06:31 PM)
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