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#12434428 - 09/20/17 03:01 PM California Crossing Park Irving
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Registered: 03/07/06
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Loc: Irving
Anybody fish here, I'm wondering what the best approach is to the spillway area? Work the shorelines or go deep, crank baits, soft plastics, perhaps a humdinger.
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#12434529 - 09/20/17 04:24 PM Re: California Crossing Park Irving [Re: Gourdbuster]
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Registered: 11/08/07
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Loc: Irving, Texas
I have caught a couple of bass from there but not much else. I have caught a lot more fish in the gravel pit across the street than at the dam itself. Don't let your guard down while fishing there and I definitely would be gone before dark.
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#12434880 - 09/20/17 09:08 PM Re: California Crossing Park Irving [Re: Gourdbuster]
Chiprat Offline
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Registered: 04/28/15
Posts: 301
Loc: Highland Village, Texas
What He said... personally there are many more places to fish in DFW other than this spot...

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#12435497 - 09/21/17 11:23 AM Re: California Crossing Park Irving [Re: Gourdbuster]
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Stand on the wall where the water flows down. Cast parallel to the spillway. Cast as far as you can, hugging the spillway. Work big curly tail grubs on 1/8th or even 1/4 oz jig heads. Work slowly back. Hybrids, sandies, and spotted bass. Sometimes big schools of sandies move in, sometimes crappie. Keep rod tip high, lots of underwater debris. That's what holds the fish and also the shad. Occasionally a big channel or blue will inhale your grub as well. White and almost any combination of chartreuse/something will work.

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#12437506 - 09/22/17 03:32 PM Re: California Crossing Park Irving [Re: Gourdbuster]
Hotrodjrd Offline
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Registered: 05/26/14
Posts: 4548
Loc: Irving, TX
Some shady characters and behaviors go on over there. I'd pack if I were you, but then again I pack everywhere I fish. As stated, there's prob better options in the area than this place and there's usually 101 other people there fishing.

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#12437542 - 09/22/17 03:56 PM Re: California Crossing Park Irving [Re: Gourdbuster]
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Registered: 02/21/17
Posts: 123
Loc: Irving, Tx
Anybody try the small ponds just west of there, between the bike trail and Riverside?

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#12437628 - 09/22/17 04:48 PM Re: California Crossing Park Irving [Re: Lee Finlay]
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Registered: 03/11/13
Posts: 16
Loc: Irving, TX
Never fished em myself, but i usually see someone out there saturday mornings doing some bass fishing. Was thinking about fishing them this weekend

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#12437730 - 09/22/17 06:04 PM Re: California Crossing Park Irving [Re: Lee Finlay]
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Loc: Big D
Originally Posted By: Lee Finlay
Anybody try the small ponds just west of there, between the bike trail and Riverside?

These are the ponds where they had the sewage spill early last year.

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#12439437 - 09/24/17 10:44 AM Re: California Crossing Park Irving [Re: Lee Finlay]
fishin'aholic2 Offline
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Registered: 11/08/07
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Loc: Irving, Texas
Originally Posted By: Lee Finlay
Anybody try the small ponds just west of there, between the bike trail and Riverside?


I have never fished them but I know there are fish in them. The river floods them a few times a year.
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#12448498 - 10/01/17 04:43 AM Re: California Crossing Park Irving [Re: Gourdbuster]
maxrob Offline
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Registered: 02/22/17
Posts: 23
Loc: TX
what they all told you there are a lot shady characters there are sum ok fish but its over fished
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#12474672 - 10/22/17 09:51 AM Re: California Crossing Park Irving [Re: Gourdbuster]
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Registered: 02/14/11
Posts: 283
Thanks for the tips Rudy.
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