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#2178620 - 04/16/08 12:04 PM Ponds in the Keller, Southlake, North Fort Worth Area
TXSooner Offline
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Registered: 04/16/08
Posts: 126
Loc: Melissa, TX
I just moved to the Keller area. I am an experienced angler and have fished some of the nearby lakes, but I am not familiar with any of the ponds in the area. Of course I usually fish for bass, so that would be of the most interest to me.

What are some of the best ponds around?

Also, I want to spend time with my wife while fishing. Quantity over quality will keep her attention more. What areas might be good for bream/perch fishing?

Any advice or information is definitely appreciated.

Thank You.



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#2178821 - 04/16/08 01:13 PM Re: Ponds in the Keller, Southlake, North Fort Worth Area [Re: TXSooner]
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I understand the pond in Bear Creek Park, off of 377, has bass in it. Might give it a try. If you bring some worms, the bluegill should keep you busy. You might also visit the Colleyville Nature Center, off Glade Road between 26 and Precinct Line. The pond with the pier is loaded with bluegill and smallish catfish.

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#2179104 - 04/16/08 02:27 PM Re: Ponds in the Keller, Southlake, North Fort Worth Area [Re: Fishbrain]
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FB - I lived on Park North Lane just off Bear Creek Road for 12 years. I put 5 big channel cats in there one day I had caught at Ray Bob. I also put 3 24-25" redfish in there that were still alive in my boat well when I got back from Waco with them - I doubt they survived any of the winters, though. I also (illegally) put some slot bass in there from Ray Bob.

Problem is most of the ponds on Bear Creek in that area are flow thru so a lot of the fish go downstream....
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#2179111 - 04/16/08 02:28 PM Re: Ponds in the Keller, Southlake, North Fort Worth Area [Re: Fishbrain]
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Don't waste your time at Colleyville Nature Center. It has really gone down hill over the last couple of years in my opinion. It is hit or miss at best.

Send me a PM and I will fill you in on a few of my favorite spots in the Keller area. Maybe you have a few you can share with me as well.
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#2188897 - 04/19/08 08:27 PM Re: Ponds in the Keller, Southlake, North Fort Worth Area [Re: Bass Ninja]
bpharris Offline
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Registered: 08/09/04
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I 2nd GNUTS comment on the Colleyville Nat Ctr. I have fished that place dozens of times and only landed one fish!!

If you do try the Nature Ctr, fish the far west tank. Its the one that has a couple of houses back right up to it.
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#2387587 - 06/21/08 12:41 PM Re: Ponds in the Keller, Southlake, North Fort Worth Area [Re: bpharris]
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Registered: 06/04/08
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go to the pond behind keller town hall i know of an 11#er and i caught some nice 3-4&5 s out of there watch for snakes

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#2389731 - 06/22/08 04:12 PM Re: Ponds in the Keller, Southlake, North Fort Worth Area [Re: BASSMAN#1]
Craig K Offline
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Registered: 06/25/07
Posts: 559
Loc: DFW
i have never done to well at the colleyville nature center either. i do most of my fishing in southlake. since every neighborhood in southlake has a pond there are alot of ponds to choose from. If you dont mind trespassing or in private ponds only then there is some really good bass fishing in southlake. there is a pond behind the police station next to the davis 1709 intersection that has done good. pm me if you want to know my aces, but you will have to tell me some good keller, colleyville, grapevine ponds
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#2402440 - 06/26/08 11:18 AM Re: Ponds in the Keller, Southlake, North Fort Worth Area [Re: Craig K]
TXSooner Offline
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Registered: 04/16/08
Posts: 126
Loc: Melissa, TX
Thanks to everyone who has replied to this post and to those who have sent me private messages with locations. I have already had some very good fishing trips to some of these locations and look forward to many more at the places I have not yet been able to try.

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#2534017 - 08/09/08 09:58 AM Re: Ponds in the Keller, Southlake, North Fort Worth Area [Re: TXSooner]
jgildea26 Offline
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Registered: 08/09/08
Posts: 258
Loc: Arlington, Tx
Keller Municiple Center, off Ruffe Snowe, has sunfish, cats, and i believe bass.

Chisolm Park, in Hurst, has sunfish and cats.

And I dont know exactly where you are, but the Trinity River has nice fish.
Bear Creek in Keller

Bicentinal Park in Southlake

Chesapeake Park in Southlake

Greenbriar Park in Ft Worth

Joe Pool Lake and Eagle Mountain Lake has some nice bass, a little out of the way though.

Hoped it helped, I live in Arlington, pretty close by.

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#2671980 - 09/24/08 06:57 PM Re: Ponds in the Keller, Southlake, North Fort Worth Area [Re: jgildea26]
johntvette Offline
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Registered: 04/13/07
Posts: 510
Loc: NRH, TX
The nature center is very good, during select times of the year. I have posted many pictures on this forum, of 5lb plus bass......mostly on topwater.



Of course, it helps that I live next to it, and can be opportunistic on the weather patterns.
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#4081618 - 10/25/09 10:40 AM Re: Ponds in the Keller, Southlake, North Fort Worth Area [Re: TXSooner]
kellergolfer14 Offline
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Registered: 10/25/09
Posts: 1
I live in the Keller area and have had many areas where trespassing has been worth it for catching big bass/cats. Some of the places I have great success at are:

Cats:(using dead bluegill on hook and strike indicator)


Bicentennial Park off of 1709 (Southlake Blvd.)


Inside Lakes of Highland Oaks (the neighborhood across from Keller Fire House) neighborhood (the neighborhood across from Keller Fire House) off of Rufe Snow Dr .
(Chain of ponds, use middle pond for cats).
Be careful though, some friends have been ticketed and given community service for trespassing!


Bear Creek Park
Very run down, look for small cats and perch.
But also during winter they conduct kid fish on Sat. morning so for the next week after you can pull some 10-12 in trout out of it but they die off quick.


Bass: (using green soft plastic worms and crankbaits)


Bicentennial Park again


Many of the lakes around here have hosted Bassmaster Series events (the pro fishing shows) and many of the pros pulled out 10-12 pounders
Vital to have a boat to fish these lakes!!!!!!!


Many golf courses have great fishing also like Sky Creek Ranch in Keller and Iron Horse Golf Course in North Richland Hills.


Well thats all if yall need any more info for places around here feel free to contact me

Good luck fishing!!






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#5489665 - 11/06/10 09:10 AM Re: Ponds in the Keller, Southlake, North Fort Worth Area [Re: Bass Ninja]
fishhunter123 Offline
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Registered: 09/28/10
Posts: 15
hey i would try some of the weedy spots at bob jones ive caught a couple 3-4 pounders there with a zoom trick worm chartruse color

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#5491332 - 11/07/10 12:05 AM Re: Ponds in the Keller, Southlake, North Fort Worth Area [Re: fishhunter123]
Longhornmike Offline
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Registered: 04/07/07
Posts: 7
Loc: Ft. Worth
Here are a few for your consideration:
Arcadia Park / North Fort Worth - Several places along the foot bridges to fish from. Best if you take a bike and travel along the creek.

Spray Park off Trace Ridge and Heritage Trace (take Hawley) / North Fort Worth - You can fish from 75% of the bank and is mowed to the edge.

Capp Smith Park / Watauga - Never had any luck here, but others have posted pics of nice size bass. I have seen a giant Koi in the back part of the lake.

Also, just take a look at Google Maps with the aerial view. As the homes are built, many small stock ponds become open to fishing.

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#5774817 - 01/28/11 06:06 PM Re: Ponds in the Keller, Southlake, North Fort Worth Area [Re: Longhornmike]
fishhunter123 Offline
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Registered: 09/28/10
Posts: 15
does arcadia park have bass in it

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#5806488 - 02/04/11 05:19 PM Re: Ponds in the Keller, Southlake, North Fort Worth Area [Re: fishhunter123]
Longhornmike Offline
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Registered: 04/07/07
Posts: 7
Loc: Ft. Worth
Yes, Arcadia Park does have bass. Mostly in the two pound range. Since it is a creek the fish come and go, which makes it a challenge to find them. It is usually difficult to get to the best spots, so I fish with a short Ugly Stick rod and no more than #6 test mono line. I use rooster tails and 6' Culprit Red Shad worms. I have caught them in places that I could not imagine there being a fish sitting. There are some very deep holes, so it is best to walk the creek, wear jeans and be on the look out for our "fanged" friends in the warm/hot months. Sometimes you can't swing a dead cat without hitting a snake.

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