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#11991840 - 12/18/16 07:17 PM Re: 2016-2017 Trout Stocking Schedule [Re: dmunsie]
Nobie318 Offline
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Registered: 12/13/16
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Originally Posted By: dmunsie
Caught my limit in literally 15 minutes. Threw out a hand full of corn, waited 5 minutes and then casted out with 2-3 kernels on a small hook, on top of the chum area and limited out in no time. Granted...some of the guys fly fishing, using lures, etc, gave me a "look" and I agree it's not the classic way of catching them, but dang...it was cold. Glad I didn't have to hang around too long. lol..


what size hooks were you using?

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#11991876 - 12/18/16 07:27 PM Re: 2016-2017 Trout Stocking Schedule [Re: dmunsie]
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Originally Posted By: dmunsie
Caught my limit in literally 15 minutes. Threw out a hand full of corn, waited 5 minutes and then casted out with 2-3 kernels on a small hook, on top of the chum area and limited out in no time. Granted...some of the guys fly fishing, using lures, etc, gave me a "look" and I agree it's not the classic way of catching them, but dang...it was cold. Glad I didn't have to hang around too long. lol..


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#11991960 - 12/18/16 07:54 PM Re: 2016-2017 Trout Stocking Schedule [Re: Todd™]
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Still working on the video but "Baby it's cold outside!" Caught three trout at Bethany Lakes this evening; was breaking ice off the rod guides! Post.

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#11992046 - 12/18/16 08:14 PM Re: 2016-2017 Trout Stocking Schedule [Re: Todd™]
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hats off to people who went fishing today.

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#11992132 - 12/18/16 08:32 PM Re: 2016-2017 Trout Stocking Schedule [Re: Todd™]
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Which pond at bethany lakes park are y'all hitting? Tpwd says pond c and I remember there being 4 ponds I think?
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#11992161 - 12/18/16 08:42 PM Re: 2016-2017 Trout Stocking Schedule [Re: Todd™]
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i believe it's the most south one.

Good job guys. there's no shame in any technique of rod and reel. maybe they just envy you.

anyway, i just wish they stock something little bigger. I mean, would there be that much difference in terms of costs.. 8 - 9 inchers are just too small.. 15inchers would be really nice..

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#11992386 - 12/18/16 09:42 PM Re: 2016-2017 Trout Stocking Schedule [Re: Ajkracing]
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Originally Posted By: Ajkracing
Which pond at bethany lakes park are y'all hitting? Tpwd says pond c and I remember there being 4 ponds I think?
it's the horseshoe shaped one.
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#11992695 - 12/19/16 12:38 AM Re: 2016-2017 Trout Stocking Schedule [Re: Todd™]
dmunsie Offline
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Sorry guys, I didn't realize the recent posts were focusing on Bethany. I've fished at Hulen Park in Cleburne and Chisolm Trail in Hurst. I'm using a #6 (maybe #8??) cricket style hook and threading 2-4 kernels of corn on the hook. I also use 2-3 split shot weights, just enough to bounce the corn around on the bottom. I cast out, keep it there for a second or 2 and then reel it in slowly, stopping every now and then. The take more often than not, is when the bait is moving. The key though is to throw a small handful of corn out to chum the fish. The fish are fed pellets at the fishery, and I think the size of the corn resembles the size/shape of the pellets and the yellow just helps with the visibility. When I cleaned the fish, they really stuffed themselves with the corn so perhaps throw a small handful out after every catch to keep them feeding.

btw..Rolled them in flour with a touch of salt and plenty of pepper. Fried them in a olive oil/butter mix until golden brown. Fillets came easily right off the bones. Dipped them in a tarter sauce/horse radish mix. They tasted great. smile
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#11993057 - 12/19/16 10:02 AM Re: 2016-2017 Trout Stocking Schedule [Re: Todd™]
Reshelman Offline
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Registered: 03/13/14
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Loc: McKinney
They were biting flies well up at Denison Saturday in the freezing cold. Didn't seem to matter which one, but people with bait and spinners didn't catch anything. Smaller seemed to be the ticket.
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#11993766 - 12/19/16 04:59 PM Re: 2016-2017 Trout Stocking Schedule [Re: fshng84]
fshng84 Offline
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Registered: 12/04/07
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Originally Posted By: fshng84
Still working on the video but "Baby it's cold outside!" Caught three trout at Bethany Lakes this evening; was breaking ice off the rod guides! Post.


Following up on Sunday's round at Bethany Lakes, here is the video. Three Trout at Bethany Lakes.

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#11993797 - 12/19/16 05:18 PM Re: 2016-2017 Trout Stocking Schedule [Re: Todd™]
Fisherman Joe Offline
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Registered: 07/16/07
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Wow! I applaud you guys for your hardcore dedication. I went last Saturday @ 3PM and it start getting cold crazy and the wind did not help at all. I caught two and decided it's not worth to get a limit for hypothermia roflmao


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#11994268 - 12/19/16 10:04 PM Re: 2016-2017 Trout Stocking Schedule [Re: Todd™]
Long4Fishing Offline
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Registered: 02/26/13
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Went to Bethany lakes last Saturday, and got my personal best trout: 12 inches.


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#11994788 - 12/20/16 10:07 AM Re: 2016-2017 Trout Stocking Schedule [Re: Todd™]
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^^^ Outstanding! smile
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#12001019 - 12/24/16 12:19 AM Re: 2016-2017 Trout Stocking Schedule [Re: Todd™]
fshng84 Offline
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Registered: 12/04/07
Posts: 2881
Very nice Long4Fishing!

Made it to Waterloo Friday. Started out slow until we found the pattern. Two of us limited out on trout... fun times! Friday's Video at Waterloo.

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#12002137 - 12/24/16 06:49 PM Re: 2016-2017 Trout Stocking Schedule [Re: Todd™]
fshng84 Offline
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Registered: 12/04/07
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FYI: Latest edition of iFishNews - December 24, 2016 is posted! Merry Christmas and thank you for the support!

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