It is a real place
there is water in the river
and probably fish also.
The place is ratty at best.
If that place was the only place in Texas to catch fish I would go out of state.
Getting down to the water is a choir in itself.
Getting back up is a double choir especially with fish.
I went by the place awhile ago.
I saw this post on another forum.
Pay very serious attention to the bold statement.
I would say that getting back up the 300' hill would be best left to athletic people in great shape.
Some of the younger guys were having a hard time getting up that long 300' hill with only a few fish.
That hill is at a 45 degree incline if not worse.
The west banks have stairs. So going up and down is not a big deal. The pulley system can handle jon boats, but you and your friend must be able to get it onto the lift. It's about waist high. Then the staff will push the button, and lower it to the bottom. At that time, you take the stairs left of it, unhook and you're next to the prime spot.
As far as the LnD is concern, if you are not going to the sand bars about 1/3 mile down, being next to the lock is the best place. For the more adventurous anglers, the east is the best place to hit. You can climb on top of the dam and have a clear look at the rapid water and both sides of the bank. The fishes are bigger on the east bank, my honest opinion. But you run into more hazards. So be patient.
This guy is a total idiot & trying to get someone hurt.
He has proven by his statement that he hasn't been there in 3 years.
He lives in Houston & obviously don't have a clue about what the place looks like now.
1rst off, the stairs he refers to is only about 20' long.
You'll still have more than 250 feet of dirt, mud or sand to tread.
Wear your boots or waders cause you'll need them.
2nd, he mentions stairs next to the trolly but, there's just 1 problem with that.
There's never been stairs next to the trolly.
It's all bare ground, dry or mud depending on the weather that day.
If you go there be very careful & tell someone where you're going in case something happens.
It's a very different place after the floods.
I'll add a teaser.
On the south side of the 7 bridge there's now a huge tall sandbar in the middle of the river.
The east side should be a good spot as the ground is more level south of the bridge.