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#12017464 - 01/03/17 06:53 AM Is Lufkin the best city for bass fishing in Texas?
sight fisher Offline
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Registered: 11/22/04
Posts: 675
Loc: Lufkin, Texas
I think Lufkin is the best city for bass fishing in the state of Texas. There are 9 public lakes about an hour from Lufkin that have officially produced bass over 13lbs. These include the big lakes of Livingston, Sam Rayburn and Toledo Bend. Where else are you going to find that?


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#12017476 - 01/03/17 07:05 AM Re: Is Lufkin the best city for bass fishing in Texas? [Re: sight fisher]
Mark Jones Offline
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Registered: 10/18/11
Posts: 2029
It's a pretty special place, that's for sure.

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#12017492 - 01/03/17 07:27 AM Re: Is Lufkin the best city for bass fishing in Texas? [Re: sight fisher]
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Loc: Dallas, TX
Not bad for golf either.
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#12018792 - 01/03/17 07:11 PM Re: Is Lufkin the best city for bass fishing in Texas? [Re: sight fisher]
Rayzor Offline
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Registered: 05/13/08
Posts: 4971
Loc: Magnolia, Texas
Shhhh. Don't tell anyone that Lake Kurth is up there.
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#12018856 - 01/03/17 07:31 PM Re: Is Lufkin the best city for bass fishing in Texas? [Re: sight fisher]
Andrew Y'Barbo Offline
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Registered: 06/25/12
Posts: 1390
Loc: Lufkin Texas
Lol Kurth is closed.

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#12018921 - 01/03/17 08:07 PM Re: Is Lufkin the best city for bass fishing in Texas? [Re: sight fisher]
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Loc: League City, Tx/Rayburn Countr...
If it wasn't for work in Houston, I'd take a chance and move.
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#12019224 - 01/04/17 01:16 AM Re: Is Lufkin the best city for bass fishing in Texas? [Re: Mark Jones]
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Registered: 06/22/08
Posts: 508
Loc: Waco, TX
The fishing in deep east Texas is pretty incredible. I've lived here for going on 4 years now and have beaten my personal best multiple times.

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#12019276 - 01/04/17 05:59 AM Re: Is Lufkin the best city for bass fishing in Texas? [Re: sight fisher]
lamoon78 Offline
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Registered: 05/05/10
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Loc: Livingston Tx
Livingston shouldnt be talked about with those two lakes.

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#12019314 - 01/04/17 07:06 AM Re: Is Lufkin the best city for bass fishing in Texas? [Re: sight fisher]
sight fisher Offline
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Loc: Lufkin, Texas
Livingston is a target casting lake that does test your skills.

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#12019317 - 01/04/17 07:07 AM Re: Is Lufkin the best city for bass fishing in Texas? [Re: sight fisher]
Brad R Offline
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Registered: 03/09/15
Posts: 1806
Loc: Texas
I'd agree with those two great lakes anchoring my yes vote for Lufkin.

We are very close here in Athens to the same sort of "fishing heaven" with Lake Athens, itself, then a 20 minute drive to Lake Palestine, 40 minutes to the Tyler Lakes, 20 minutes to Cedar Creek Lake, 20 minutes to Purtis Creek, 3 minutes to Athens Fish and Game Lake (private), 30 minutes to Richland Chambers, 60 minutes to Fairfield, not much longer or farther to Tawakoni and Lake Fork, too. And, several rivers including the Trinity. Whew! Then throw in Gary Yamamoto's private lakes less than 30 minutes away.

I'm likely overlooking several more and endless private ponds and small lakes. For sheer numbers, Athens with its road systems: 19, 31, 175, 59 and near I-45 and I-20 is tough to beat, too. It certainly offers a wide variety of fish species to fish for.

Brad

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#12019379 - 01/04/17 07:47 AM Re: Is Lufkin the best city for bass fishing in Texas? [Re: sight fisher]
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Registered: 11/05/11
Posts: 941
Loc: south georgia
my vote is Zapata,Texas.....great fishing on Falcon and sugar lakes,choke canyon ain't far,,weather is warmer in winter plus it's got the best "little tackle house" in Texas......

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#12019390 - 01/04/17 07:56 AM Re: Is Lufkin the best city for bass fishing in Texas? [Re: sight fisher]
GIG'EM AGGIES Offline
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Loc: texas
I'd settle for San Augustine. Hop, skip and a jump to Toledo Bend or Sam Rayburn which in my opinion are the two best lakes in the country. And, you don't have to buy a fishing license from another country.
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#12019425 - 01/04/17 08:21 AM Re: Is Lufkin the best city for bass fishing in Texas? [Re: sight fisher]
RedEar12 Offline
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Registered: 11/30/15
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Atlanta. Less than an hour from Pines, welsh, caddie, monti, pirkey, lone star, and several others.

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#12019571 - 01/04/17 09:36 AM Re: Is Lufkin the best city for bass fishing in Texas? [Re: sight fisher]
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Registered: 04/02/16
Posts: 149
Loc: Palestine TX
Palestine, TX is the center of the bass fishing world! Mecca

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#12019601 - 01/04/17 09:55 AM Re: Is Lufkin the best city for bass fishing in Texas? [Re: RedEar12]
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Registered: 07/10/10
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Loc: Whitehouse, TX
Originally Posted By: RedEar12
Atlanta. Less than an hour from Pines, welsh, caddie, monti, pirkey, lone star, and several others.


Yeah but you have to live in Atlanta. Lol.

It's hard to argue with Athens or Lufkin IMO.
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