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#11571788 - 04/28/16 04:58 PM Creek or river with some good channel cats (dfw)
Reagan Norris Offline
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Registered: 03/16/16
Posts: 24
I'm trying to get some fishing in this weekend and was wondering where a good spot for some channels would be. Would have to be somewhere not far from grapevine. I don't typically like lakes because I don't have a boat and I don't like ponds because there are normally screaming children or cars driving around. Just a nice, remote spot preferably with eating sized cats. Thanks!

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#11571791 - 04/28/16 05:02 PM Re: Creek or river with some good channel cats (dfw) [Re: Reagan Norris]
spazm09 Offline
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Registered: 04/16/09
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Loc: Dallas, Tx
Don't know how far "not far" is... but if you look on google earth, follow rowlett creek up into plano. Those creeks are small but hold lots of 8-14 inch channel cats. You might have to throw back 3 out of every 4 fish because they're too small but they are supper easy to catch. Small hook and a worm

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#11571795 - 04/28/16 05:07 PM Re: Creek or river with some good channel cats (dfw) [Re: Reagan Norris]
spazm09 Offline
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The creek in particular I have fished at is Breckenridge park

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#11571847 - 04/28/16 05:46 PM Re: Creek or river with some good channel cats (dfw) [Re: Reagan Norris]
erittmueller Offline
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Registered: 07/25/15
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Loc: Irving/Valley Ranch
Really going to depend on release rates. Denton creek where there is wood is good. Trinity where you can gain access. Ponds/canals in Las Colinas.

Eric

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#11574077 - 04/29/16 05:32 PM Re: Creek or river with some good channel cats (dfw) [Re: Reagan Norris]
Muzzlebrake Offline
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Under the bridge at old Hwy 121 in Lewisville. Elm Fork Trinity and walk upstream as far as you can if the water is not out of banks. Hoards of channel cats in there all moved up to spawn. Shad gizzards are the best bait but I have no clue where to buy them. Maybe some bait stores around Lewisville might still carry them. Otherwise use chicken livers.


Edited by Muzzlebrake (04/29/16 05:32 PM)
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#11574540 - 04/29/16 09:02 PM Re: Creek or river with some good channel cats (dfw) [Re: Muzzlebrake]
Reagan Norris Offline
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Registered: 03/16/16
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Originally Posted By: Muzzlebrake
Under the bridge at old Hwy 121 in Lewisville. Elm Fork Trinity and walk upstream as far as you can if the water is not out of banks. Hoards of channel cats in there all moved up to spawn. Shad gizzards are the best bait but I have no clue where to buy them. Maybe some bait stores around Lewisville might still carry them. Otherwise use chicken livers.

Where do you park? And just making sure is it the highway just south of lewisville lake?

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#11575009 - 04/30/16 07:57 AM Re: Creek or river with some good channel cats (dfw) [Re: Reagan Norris]
Muzzlebrake Offline
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Loc: Euless
Originally Posted By: Reagan Norris
Originally Posted By: Muzzlebrake
Under the bridge at old Hwy 121 in Lewisville. Elm Fork Trinity and walk upstream as far as you can if the water is not out of banks. Hoards of channel cats in there all moved up to spawn. Shad gizzards are the best bait but I have no clue where to buy them. Maybe some bait stores around Lewisville might still carry them. Otherwise use chicken livers.

Where do you park? And just making sure is it the highway just south of lewisville lake?


That's the old highway. Pull off the hwy just before the bridge metal guard rail on north bound side and drive down along side the fence. There should be a worn path down to the river if the water is not out of banks. I used to be able to park under the bridge right there. Look it up on google earth and you can see where cars have been going in off the highway.


Edited by Muzzlebrake (04/30/16 07:58 AM)
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#11575019 - 04/30/16 08:15 AM Re: Creek or river with some good channel cats (dfw) [Re: Reagan Norris]
Muzzlebrake Offline
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Loc: Euless
Here is a screen shot where you can see the vehicle path just below the highway.
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#11575056 - 04/30/16 09:00 AM Re: Creek or river with some good channel cats (dfw) [Re: Muzzlebrake]
Reagan Norris Offline
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Thanks!

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