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#11635018 - 05/30/16 08:51 AM Looking for tips on Bardwell
Jason E White Offline
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Registered: 02/25/15
Posts: 22
Loc: Red Oak, TX
I've been fishing the two northern points this month from around 7-11pm from a kayak and the bank when it's really windy. Haven't caught a single decent sized white or striper. Mostly small bass and crappie on 3-4" storm swimbaits? Where are the whites at?

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#11635051 - 05/30/16 09:16 AM Re: Looking for tips on Bardwell [Re: Jason E White]
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Registered: 12/30/08
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Loc: Desoto,Tx. Dallas county
Lake Bardwell has been releasing water for a few weeks according to the Ft worth dist corp of engineers and usually when this happens fishing on the main lake suffers quite a bit but below the dam is AWSOME. BTW I think you are referring to the points at the southern end of Bardwell. When there isn`t a draw on the lake from the dam you can catch them near the dam face deep trolling 2cents
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#11635138 - 05/30/16 09:51 AM Re: Looking for tips on Bardwell [Re: Jason E White]
Jason E White Offline
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Registered: 02/25/15
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Loc: Red Oak, TX
Thanks. I've been fishing the points near Big and Little Mustang Creek parks.
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#11635578 - 05/30/16 02:28 PM Re: Looking for tips on Bardwell [Re: Jason E White]
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Loc: south DFW
Haven't tried it in a while, but usually can find sandbass around the points by love park. Might give that a try.
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#11635771 - 05/30/16 05:05 PM Re: Looking for tips on Bardwell [Re: Jason E White]
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Registered: 12/30/08
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Loc: Desoto,Tx. Dallas county
Originally Posted By: Jason E White
Thanks. I've been fishing the points near Big and Little Mustang Creek parks.
Ok now I know where you are targeting them. Near the old Waxahachie rd. bridge.That end is pretty shallow Jason I would recommend you try the deeper point off the Highview Park peninsula &the point off Love Park just like forsanmedic said when ever they stop releasing water.Bouncing a slab off the bottom should get you bit or you can always use the Famous Dennis Christian method with the Mepps spinners.He kills the Sand Bass & Hybrids on CC with it. You should check out his Video on this Technique IT WORKS!


Edited by Fishbonz (05/30/16 05:19 PM)
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#11636043 - 05/30/16 07:02 PM Re: Looking for tips on Bardwell [Re: Jason E White]
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Registered: 08/26/10
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Loc: Midlothian
The most action I've gotten has been on the south side of the point at Love. That's the point where the COE office is. They have been anywhere from 6-20 ft deep. Had some schooling action along that east bank Sat. morning. South of that point toward the dam, before you get to the rocks. In my opinion, I wouldn't go out in a kayak on a Sat. or Sunday, in this area, this time of year, unless it was very early, and you're off by 10:00am. The wake board boats will easily swamp you, and they don't pay any attention, or don't care, about anybody or anything.


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#11636308 - 05/30/16 08:37 PM Re: Looking for tips on Bardwell [Re: Jason E White]
ER74 Offline
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Registered: 12/12/10
Posts: 1240
Loc: Midlothain, TX
Fished the old road bed north of the 34 bridge Saturday and had a limit of sandies and a few nice hybrids

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#11640969 - 06/01/16 05:45 PM Re: Looking for tips on Bardwell [Re: ER74]
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Registered: 12/06/09
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Loc: Midlothian, TX
Using a mepps? or slab?

Originally Posted By: ER74
Fished the old road bed north of the 34 bridge Saturday and had a limit of sandies and a few nice hybrids
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#11641427 - 06/01/16 08:51 PM Re: Looking for tips on Bardwell [Re: Jason E White]
Jason E White Offline
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Registered: 02/25/15
Posts: 22
Loc: Red Oak, TX
What's the fee to get into Love Park? $5/vehicle?
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#11641801 - 06/02/16 03:16 AM Re: Looking for tips on Bardwell [Re: Jason E White]
BMC Offline
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Registered: 02/29/16
Posts: 9
No fee for love park at the moment. The sandies were really surfacing Tuesday before the rain hit. Me and a cousin limited out in about an hour and a half near the points by love park.

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#11651485 - 06/07/16 02:37 AM Re: Looking for tips on Bardwell [Re: Jason E White]
ER74 Offline
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Registered: 12/12/10
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Loc: Midlothain, TX
Both a silver mepps and a blue/ white slab

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