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#12793198 - 06/15/18 12:50 PM Best lake in east Texas for fishing and family fun
rscustomrods Offline
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Registered: 06/30/07
Posts: 148
So I am ready to retire and buy a waterfront home. I have an off the water house on fork and love it. However my wife and two adult daughters want to live on a lake where they can do the typical water sport stuff. Is there a lake in east Texas where I can catch quality bass and my family can play with the water toys? A lake with waterfront homes. Any advice is appreciated. I have spent most of my adult life fiahing lake fork exclusively when in Texas and have lost touch with the surrounding lakes. Any input is greatly appreciated. Is big Sam an option? Never fished it. Tawakoni? Athens?

Thanks for your time,

Rich

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#12793206 - 06/15/18 01:02 PM Re: Best lake in east Texas for fishing and family fun [Re: rscustomrods]
Chris G Offline
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Registered: 11/16/08
Posts: 2263
Loc: Frisco, TX
Cypress Springs or Bob Sandlin. Lots of water stuff they can do and they fishing isn't bad either. You are also only 40 minutes from Fork and 15 minutes from Monticello. Both aren't cheap but Sandlin is generally cheaper for the same house than Cypress for whatever reason.
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#12793247 - 06/15/18 01:31 PM Re: Best lake in east Texas for fishing and family fun [Re: rscustomrods]
Jake Shannon(Skeet4Life) Offline
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Registered: 10/31/10
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Loc: Tyler, Tx/Arlington, Tx
Lake Tyler is a good option, 1hr from fork, 30 from Palestine big city stuff nearby for the ladies. Tyler is a fun lake to fish as well and has plenty of lake front homes on it.

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#12793254 - 06/15/18 01:37 PM Re: Best lake in east Texas for fishing and family fun [Re: rscustomrods]
Cobra190 Offline
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Registered: 06/11/13
Posts: 172
Loc: Rusk, America
Jacksonville is great for boating and skiing, sucks for fishing. My choice would be Athens.

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#12793276 - 06/15/18 01:51 PM Re: Best lake in east Texas for fishing and family fun [Re: rscustomrods]
BMCD Offline
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Registered: 11/01/02
Posts: 4252
Loc: Katy, Texas US
Prolly an easier question is what lake does not have those specifications. Sam Rayburn does not meet your requirements.

I like Lake Waco, but may not be east enuff for u.


Edited by BMCD (06/15/18 01:52 PM)

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#12793280 - 06/15/18 01:53 PM Re: Best lake in east Texas for fishing and family fun [Re: rscustomrods]
Jaret Latta Offline
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Registered: 01/06/07
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Loc: Austin, Tx/Nacogdoches, Tx
Rayburn or Toledo. Depends on your budget and what you need around you as far amenities. No big cities around Sam or Toledo. Toledo you can actually have lakefront with a dock, Rayburn is corps so there is a take line. No permanent structure beyond that so no docks.


Edited by Jaret Latta (06/15/18 01:54 PM)

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#12793283 - 06/15/18 01:54 PM Re: Best lake in east Texas for fishing and family fun [Re: rscustomrods]
jackwabbit Offline
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Registered: 10/06/08
Posts: 316
Loc: Rowlett TX
Holbrook

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#12793287 - 06/15/18 01:58 PM Re: Best lake in east Texas for fishing and family fun [Re: rscustomrods]
tricky Offline
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Registered: 10/15/04
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Loc: little elm texas
Quitman and Winnsboro are both close. I would go to Texoma if I were you.
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#12793327 - 06/15/18 02:24 PM Re: Best lake in east Texas for fishing and family fun [Re: rscustomrods]
rscustomrods Offline
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Registered: 06/30/07
Posts: 148
Thanks for. The info guys. I will look at a few of those

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#12793470 - 06/15/18 04:53 PM Re: Best lake in east Texas for fishing and family fun [Re: rscustomrods]
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Registered: 04/16/16
Posts: 537
Loc: Plano, Texas
I would do athens. There’s good fishing and plenty of open water for water sports stuff.

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#12793480 - 06/15/18 05:02 PM Re: Best lake in east Texas for fishing and family fun [Re: rscustomrods]
Doug R. Offline
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Registered: 06/11/12
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Loc: back in the day
Tawakoni
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#12793520 - 06/15/18 05:39 PM Re: Best lake in east Texas for fishing and family fun [Re: rscustomrods]
wconn33 Offline
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Registered: 08/07/06
Posts: 584
Loc: Huntington, Tx
Sam Rayburn works for me and there is still land that isnt sky high to buy and build on.
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#12793532 - 06/15/18 05:52 PM Re: Best lake in east Texas for fishing and family fun [Re: rscustomrods]
GIG'EM AGGIES Offline
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Registered: 05/14/14
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Loc: texas
Cedar Creek would be a good plan B.
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#12793533 - 06/15/18 05:53 PM Re: Best lake in east Texas for fishing and family fun [Re: rscustomrods]
Pumadon Offline
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Registered: 01/29/03
Posts: 1208
Loc: Royse City, Texas
Athens, Holbrook, Hawkins and Bon Sandlin would be my east Texas choices.
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#12793537 - 06/15/18 05:57 PM Re: Best lake in east Texas for fishing and family fun [Re: rscustomrods]
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Loc: Yantis,Texas
Cypress, Bob Sandlin, Murvaul
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