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#3303791 - 04/02/09 12:31 AM Private Lakes
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Registered: 11/24/08
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Loc: Houston, Tx
Im thinking very seriously about joining http://www.mjacompany.com/7lakes.html after hearing about it. I was wondering if there were anywhere else close to pearland to consider. Or has anyone been to 7 lakes? Is it worth the $1000?
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#3308599 - 04/03/09 06:44 AM Re: Private Lakes [Re: Reemer]
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#3309121 - 04/03/09 09:31 AM Re: Private Lakes [Re: Baylor_Guy™]
Reemer Offline
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no you've never been? no there's nowhere else closer that's better? no it's not worth the $1000? young fisher here just looking for a place to throw a lure. looking to show new wife good time and looking for information, is there somewhere else i need to post or do i need to have 9000 posts to get a serious responce?
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#3309242 - 04/03/09 10:01 AM Re: Private Lakes [Re: Reemer]
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From the looks of their fish, they are lacking in forage. Also, the lakes in this area can get very, very choked with grass in the summer rendering them almost unfishable. If you like that area, check out The Lakes Of Danbury just outside of Danbury. I used to be a member and guide there. Much nicer facility, more lakes, etc.etc. etc.

The Lakes of Danbury
P.O. Box 936
Danbury, Texas 77534
Email: jim@lakesofdanbury.com
Phone and FAX
Phone: 979-922-8610
Fax: 979-922-1519





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#3309352 - 04/03/09 10:29 AM Re: Private Lakes [Re: fouzman]
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You might check this out www.americanfishandgameclub.com

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#3309796 - 04/03/09 12:36 PM Re: Private Lakes [Re: john h]
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One thing to check on is the fishing pressure...how many people regularly fishing? In small lakes/ponds, the fishing can really suffer under a lot of fishing pressure, especially in the presence of Florida LMB...but it looks like a great place.

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#3311056 - 04/03/09 07:34 PM Re: Private Lakes [Re: Meadowlark]
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Thankyou very much for all the responses. I dont understand what "forage" means but I will defintally check out The Lakes of Danbury tonight when i get home (im stuck at work). Not sure about the fishing pressure but it will defintally be something ill look into, although i cant imagine there are too many people willing to drop $950 for a year. It seems like a great place for someone who wants to catch fish and dosent have a boat, im just not sure if the price tag is worth it. I checked out the american fish and game club, the prices are very reasonable but it seems like you have to have a boat to do any good fishing. Do you know if they keep the lakes looking nice and well stocked? Sorry for the huge paragraph and once again i appreciate all the feedback.
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#3311932 - 04/04/09 01:41 AM have any one been to toms bass parks [Re: Reemer]
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i when today i got some big [censored] bass i seen there some nice size tilapias prety nice size lakes
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#3332488 - 04/09/09 05:12 PM Re: have any one been to toms bass parks [Re: FISHMYLIFE]
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forage = cover, food, weeds, grass, moss, hydrilla, lilly pads
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#3345275 - 04/13/09 03:25 PM Re: Private Lakes [Re: Reemer]
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I was just there Saturday to try it out, infact I saw another couple from Pearland doing the same (Curious if your them) anyhow, I couldn't have been happier and decided to join.
First few casts resulted in a nice 16" LMB... between my wife and I we caught 7 LMB, 5 BG, we only fished for about 2.5 hours
and that was with me having to stop and remove fish off her hook. Interesting thing was she caught 3 nice LMB on dead shrimp. For my money and location it was worth it 100%
and with a 9th lake being built for Crappie fishing it's only getting better. When the smallest Bass caught was 9" to me that's more than pretty good. They really take alot of care out there for their lakes and fish.... next time I will bring some Barbless hooks and hit those Tiger Bass.

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#3363722 - 04/17/09 08:09 PM Re: Private Lakes [Re: fouzman]
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Loc: McKinney, Texas
Originally Posted By: fouzman
From the looks of their fish, they are lacking in forage. Also, the lakes in this area can get very, very choked with grass in the summer rendering them almost unfishable. If you like that area, check out The Lakes Of Danbury just outside of Danbury. I used to be a member and guide there. Much nicer facility, more lakes, etc.etc. etc.

The Lakes of Danbury
P.O. Box 936
Danbury, Texas 77534
Email: jim@lakesofdanbury.com
Phone and FAX
Phone: 979-922-8610
Fax: 979-922-1519

The LOD are fantastic! I had corporate membership there for 3 years when I lived in Houston...Jim is a first class guy and will go out of his way to ensure that you have a great time. Tell him to go with you and chum up some catfish when your done bassfishing, its a blast!!!



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#3365307 - 04/18/09 01:04 PM Re: Private Lakes [Re: Stax®]
Reemer Offline
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Smutdog that was us actually smile We decided to join as well, too bad it's raining today or id' be there right now. I even bought a trolling motor ($100 @ Bass Pro) and are going to try to take out one of those jon boats tommorow if the weather clears. Thankyou everyone for the advice.
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#3373023 - 04/20/09 08:23 PM Re: Private Lakes [Re: Reemer]
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Went to their website, looked like a nice place. Good luck, hope ya'll catch a bunch. I'd like to go after some of those 2 lb. bluegills. Keep us posted on your good catches.
By the way, what's a tiger bass?
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#3374035 - 04/20/09 10:48 PM Re: Private Lakes [Re: roadtrip]
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tiger bass is a cross between a florida bass and a regular largemouth bass the f1 Tigre bass.

http://www.overtonfisheries.com/StockerFish/SportFish/LargemouthBass/tabid/66/Default.aspx
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#3797484 - 08/10/09 09:42 AM Re: Private Lakes [Re: FattyMcButterpants]
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I was wondering if anyone is a member of the www.americanfishandgameclub.com that JohnH posted??

I went to the website..couldn't believe that you had to pay yearly membership & then $ 45.oo/daily per person to fish there.

I'm reading that right??

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#3799916 - 08/10/09 06:29 PM Re: Private Lakes [Re: roadtrip]
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Loc: East Texas
Originally Posted By: roadtrip
Went to their website, looked like a nice place. Good luck, hope ya'll catch a bunch. I'd like to go after some of those 2 lb. bluegills. Keep us posted on your good catches.
By the way, what's a tiger bass?


Actually it is a proprietary name for a fish created by American Sportfish (http://www.americansportfish.com/).

As stated, it is a cross between a northern (native) bass and pure strain Florida bass. Many other folks have developed a similar fish and call it other names such as Tigre. Dunn's sells the same fish and calls it F1 Bass as does Tyler Fish Farms.

I've stocked this fish and it is really a great fish for ponds. Doesn't get hook shy nearly as bad as the pure Floridas and yet grows almost as fast.

Here is a one year old, 15 inch, 2.5 pound Tiger bass that are numerous in one pond and it came from an American Sportfish fingerling.



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#3800509 - 08/10/09 09:13 PM Re: Private Lakes [Re: Meadowlark]
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Yeah I've heard of F1's but never heard 'em called Tiger Bass. Guess I've been out of the loop. Would love to have some of those in my ponds someday.

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#3813957 - 08/13/09 05:37 PM Re: Private Lakes [Re: roadtrip]
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Registered: 11/08/04
Posts: 421
Loc: plano, tx
Regarding the American Fish & Game Club you are reading that correctly. You pay annual dues, then pay when you fish - Most lakes are $25.00 per person for 1/2 day,$45.00 for a full day. Some sites only let you fish a full day. A few of the lakes are more expensive. The three years I belonged were great! Perfect lakes for a bassbuster or jon boat. My biggest fish was over 9 lbs. Most lakes are great. Most times your the only person/group on the water. For me it was no different then paying for a round of golf. And I fish much better then i golf. I highly recommend.

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#4204041 - 12/01/09 02:19 PM Re: Private Lakes [Re: Reemer]
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Hey Reemer how are you liking the lakes? I stumbled upon there web site yest and was very intrigued but wow its pricey...
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#4205064 - 12/01/09 06:10 PM Re: Private Lakes [Re: SnowBall]
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A couple of small lakes in the Terrell area will open for fee fishing around the first of the year. A 10 acre pond and a 7 acre pond.
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#4218705 - 12/05/09 04:34 PM Re: Private Lakes [Re: roadtrip]
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Originally Posted By: roadtrip
A couple of small lakes in the Terrell area will open for fee fishing around the first of the year. A 10 acre pond and a 7 acre pond.


Do you know where you can get more info on these lakes ?

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#4222829 - 12/06/09 06:29 PM Re: Private Lakes [Re: john h]
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#4224254 - 12/07/09 08:03 AM Re: Private Lakes [Re: roadtrip]
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why would you pay annual dues and then day use fees on top of that? seems kinda loco to me.
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#4256076 - 12/15/09 05:42 PM Re: Private Lakes [Re: bassitup]
salex Offline
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Registered: 03/24/09
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Loc: NE Texas
why would you pay annual dues and then day use fees on top of that? seems kinda loco to me

Paying a low annual fee plus a low day rate equates to a very affordable way to access more than 50 lakes. For some fisherman the $1000 to $25,000 (Ferndale) upfront fee is too much, so paying $50 to $150 at a time is a more affordable option. I have been a member for 8 years and there is not a better fishing value on the market.
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#4256219 - 12/15/09 06:17 PM Re: Private Lakes [Re: bassitup]
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Registered: 03/24/09
Posts: 594
Loc: NE Texas
why would you pay annual dues and then day use fees on top of that? seems kinda loco to me

Paying a low annual fee plus a low day rate equates to a very affordable way to access more than 50 lakes. For some fisherman the $1000 to $25,000 (Ferndale) upfront fee is too much, so paying $50 to $150 at a time is a more affordable option. I have been a member for 8 years and there is not a better fishing value on the market.
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#4256355 - 12/15/09 06:57 PM Re: Private Lakes [Re: roadtrip]
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Loc: NE Texas
can you send me a PM on the Terrell lakes?
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#4298653 - 12/28/09 09:02 PM Re: Private Lakes [Re: salex]
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#4379229 - 01/18/10 04:56 PM Re: Private Lakes [Re: gonefishn]
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Registered: 01/25/09
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Originally Posted By: gonefishn
I was wondering if anyone is a member of the www.americanfishandgameclub.com that JohnH posted??

I went to the website..couldn't believe that you had to pay yearly membership & then $ 45.oo/daily per person to fish there.

I'm reading that right??


This started out as a hunting club (late 90's, early 00's), North Texas Conservating and Hunting Club I believe. Mostly dove, quail, and duck. Deer was added later. I was a member during that time and would often fish these tanks inbetween morning and evening dove or duck hunts. Always caught big bass since these are private ranches with little fishing pressure. Glad to see now they have expanded and added fishing. Would be great for tube or kayak fishing, but agree there are too many fisheries to be explored for free in North Texas.
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#4405204 - 01/25/10 07:45 PM Re: Private Lakes [Re: YakBonz]
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Registered: 03/24/09
Posts: 594
Loc: NE Texas
YakBonz,

I wanted to clarify your response. The American Fish and Game Club, started out as a Fishing club in 1996. In early 2006 The American Fish and Game Club bought Texas Conversation Hunting Club (TCHC); adding hunting to their business model. Last month The American Fish and Game Club sold the fishing side of the business and now is strictly a hunting club. The new name of the fishing club is Private Water Fishing. Private Water Fishing has over 50 private lakes to fish and will be adding approx 5 new lakes a year.
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#4406492 - 01/26/10 08:05 AM Re: Private Lakes [Re: salex]
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Registered: 12/03/08
Posts: 558
Loc: Nacogdoches, TX
I'm about to join the American Fishing Club, looks nice. I don't have a big boat(yet) or have many places to go fishing so sounds good to me.
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#4406886 - 01/26/10 10:12 AM Re: Private Lakes [Re: MP/HOG]
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Posts: 565
Thanks Salex. My history was fuzzy and only made the connection between the fishing and hunting because I recognized some of the ranches from TCHC. Thanks for setting the record straight. Will look into Private Water Fishing because I mainly fish over hunting anymore.
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#4413599 - 01/27/10 09:59 PM Re: Private Lakes [Re: MP/HOG]
salex Offline
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Registered: 03/24/09
Posts: 594
Loc: NE Texas
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I'm about to join the American Fishing Club, looks nice. I don't have a big boat(yet) or have many places to go fishing so sounds good to me.

What is the Americam Fishing Club?

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#4413749 - 01/27/10 11:03 PM Re: Private Lakes [Re: salex]
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Registered: 12/03/08
Posts: 558
Loc: Nacogdoches, TX
Sorry its the American Fish and GAme Club....

http://www.gtbc.com/
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#4414376 - 01/28/10 08:57 AM Re: Private Lakes [Re: MP/HOG]
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Registered: 01/25/09
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Hey MP/HOG, looks like Salex mentioned that the American Fish and Game CLub is just now only hunting. The fishing part has spun off and is now known as the "Private Water Fishing" club. Might help avoind some confushion when looking into this.
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