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#12157474 - 03/25/17 10:31 AM Llela
Fishing natural Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 09/03/12
Posts: 160
Loc: fort worth
Anyone fished llela at Lake Lewisville recently how's the bit for catfishing? Or am I better off at the lake ?
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#12159576 - 03/27/17 03:44 AM Re: Llela [Re: Fishing natural]
MellowFellow Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 02/19/17
Posts: 11
I've seen some decent sized cats pulled out of the area right next to the parking lot. I've only caught small ones there myself, but everyone says the catfishing is good over there.

http://www.catfish1.com/forums/showthread.php?48294-Below-Lake-Lewsville-dam

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#12162119 - 03/28/17 12:19 PM Re: Llela [Re: Fishing natural]
JJ4MEL Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/21/09
Posts: 1053
Loc: McKinney, TX
I prefer to hike down towards the railroad bridge. Avoid the crowds at the dam and deeper/slower water. Have had good luck on cats, carp and buffs. Kids love it too for the hiking.

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#12189279 - 04/08/17 01:49 PM Re: Llela [Re: Fishing natural]
Rocke Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 04/08/17
Posts: 1
It's been at least 15 years since I dropped a line in fresh water, but I've been away from the gulf for 2 years now and after reading about llela I'm thinking of giving it a shot. I used to fish for cats in conroe all the time, just deopping bread balls or raw bacon on the bottom. Any advice particular to this location I should know?

Gear-wise all I have is the 7ft ugly stik and baitcaster I used for reds, currently rigged with braided 20 lb test. Will that work for big catfish? Also curious about hook size/type.

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#12191947 - 04/10/17 01:33 PM Re: Llela [Re: Rocke]
JJ4MEL Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/21/09
Posts: 1053
Loc: McKinney, TX
Originally Posted By: Rocke
It's been at least 15 years since I dropped a line in fresh water, but I've been away from the gulf for 2 years now and after reading about llela I'm thinking of giving it a shot. I used to fish for cats in conroe all the time, just deopping bread balls or raw bacon on the bottom. Any advice particular to this location I should know?

Gear-wise all I have is the 7ft ugly stik and baitcaster I used for reds, currently rigged with braided 20 lb test. Will that work for big catfish? Also curious about hook size/type.


That is all you need. I use what I believe is a 6/0 wide gap circle hook for bigger cats with a chunk of cut bait or live bluegill. I normally hike down stream closer to the railroad bridge. Deeper holes and lots of bait.

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#12200403 - 04/15/17 06:52 AM Re: Llela [Re: Fishing natural]
cthai89 Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 06/01/09
Posts: 4
Anyone going today ?

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#12208339 - 04/20/17 09:11 AM Re: Llela [Re: Fishing natural]
Viet Crew Offline
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Registered: 05/05/16
Posts: 7
If they released some water all he'll break loose. Few week ago when I was there to check. you can cross the river without getting wet. But the water is good my favor set up would be is top water if you're are close to the dam.. boober and 5 feet line hook and bait. Let it flow down reel back in before it get snagged in the tree. I did alot top water last year in that dam.I lost too many sinker near the dam lol. But if you walk deep down bottom rig is good as well. Shad are plenty there but llela dam cast net is not allow.

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#12258256 - 05/22/17 11:49 PM Re: Llela [Re: Fishing natural]
cthai89 Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 06/01/09
Posts: 4
I've gone twice. First time didn't catch anything water was running at 800 or 900. Then this weekend went when it was at 300. Saw a ton off carp right below the dam and I the spill way. foul hooked one in the tail on accident. Didn't catch anything else using bluegill until my very last 4 inch bluegill. Hooked on to a massive gar right inside the dam area by the parking lot. Was thinking about going down the rocks to get a picture but a guy was trying to be helpful grabbed the line and it broke off. Also there were a bunch of people just wading in the water right below the dam cast netting the carp. I walked downstream a bit, but didn't make it to the railroad. I want it to be a good spot to fish but did far I'm not having much luck. I mostly like catching catfish but haven't seen many there.

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#12258724 - 05/23/17 09:48 AM Re: Llela [Re: Fishing natural]
txbassnewbie Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 07/02/14
Posts: 127
Loc: Flower Mound
they are catching buffalo not carp. you prob wont see more hybrids and sand bass till it warms up

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#12258881 - 05/23/17 10:48 AM Re: Llela [Re: txbassnewbie]
cthai89 Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 06/01/09
Posts: 4
Originally Posted By: txbassnewbie
they are catching buffalo not carp. you prob wont see more hybrids and sand bass till it warms up


you're probably right, but I saw them with both. In any case they aren't supposed to even have nets down there.

What is a good release rate for fishing off the top of the spillway or on the rocks/further down stream

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