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#12017464 - 01/03/17 06:53 AM Is Lufkin the best city for bass fishing in Texas?
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Registered: 11/22/04
Posts: 601
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?


Edited by sight fisher (01/03/17 06:54 AM)

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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 Online   content
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Registered: 10/18/11
Posts: 1786
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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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: 4462
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
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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: 486
Loc: Waco/Nacogdoches, 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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Registered: 11/22/04
Posts: 601
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 Online   content
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Registered: 03/09/15
Posts: 937
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]
beartrap Online   content
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Registered: 11/05/11
Posts: 172
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]
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Posts: 1141
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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
Posts: 453
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: 45
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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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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#12019614 - 01/04/17 09:59 AM Re: Is Lufkin the best city for bass fishing in Texas? [Re: sight fisher]
BMCD Offline
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Registered: 11/01/02
Posts: 3593
Loc: Katy, Texas US
Dang work in Houston, if I could get around that Lufkin or Huntsville is where id be.

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#12019857 - 01/04/17 11:51 AM Re: Is Lufkin the best city for bass fishing in Texas? [Re: sight fisher]
SK1 Online   content
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Registered: 05/27/14
Posts: 223
Tyler,TX too many lakes within 1hr drive too list. Bassfishing heaven. Too much Agua and not enough time .


Edited by SK1 (01/04/17 11:52 AM)

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#12019916 - 01/04/17 12:24 PM Re: Is Lufkin the best city for bass fishing in Texas? [Re: SK1]
InTheClear Offline
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Registered: 09/28/12
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Loc: Southwest Texas
Originally Posted By: SK1
Tyler,TX too many lakes within 1hr drive too list. Bassfishing heaven. Too much Agua and not enough time .


I've been saying this for 25 years.

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#12020190 - 01/04/17 03:03 PM Re: Is Lufkin the best city for bass fishing in Texas? [Re: sight fisher]
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#12024854 - 01/06/17 04:56 PM Re: Is Lufkin the best city for bass fishing in Texas? [Re: Andrew Y'Barbo]
Rayzor Offline
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Registered: 05/13/08
Posts: 4462
Loc: Magnolia, Texas
Originally Posted By: Andrew Y'Barbo
Lol Kurth is closed.


I just spoke to Engineering in Lufkin. They are finally putting in a new ramp and courtesy dock. No money yet for a bathroom, though. They are repairing cracks in the dam, also. Lady said it would be back open February-ish.
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#12035125 - 01/11/17 11:11 PM Re: Is Lufkin the best city for bass fishing in Texas? [Re: sight fisher]
Mo_Cat Offline
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Registered: 01/12/15
Posts: 131
Loc: LOZ
Tyler Texas, center to all
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#12035158 - 01/12/17 12:13 AM Re: Is Lufkin the best city for bass fishing in Texas? [Re: sight fisher]
MadFluker Offline
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Registered: 10/30/16
Posts: 35
Tyler is the black hole of FUN

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#12035480 - 01/12/17 09:00 AM Re: Is Lufkin the best city for bass fishing in Texas? [Re: sight fisher]
Texascajun69 Offline
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Registered: 04/06/09
Posts: 563
Loc: Midlothian, Texas, USA
My vote goes to Hemphill. 20 minutes either way to the 2 greatest lakes in the country. Why fish pot hole lakes when you have T-Bend and Rayburn at your feet. Everyone goes WOW when a 30lb stringer is caught on Palestine. Everyone goes nice catch when a 30lb stringer is weighed in on T-Bend. T-Bend Share a Lunker Program (10lb +) had over 70 10lb + bass weighed in last year and 21 so far this year (May 2016 to May 2017).

This is one of the reasons so many of the Texas touring pros live between the lakes.
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