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#4227134 - 12/07/09 09:30 PM Van city lake???
wild bill Offline
Angler

Registered: 12/30/05
Posts: 305
Loc: Flint Texas
Several years ago I had some buddies that fished the 'van city lake' I live in Tyler area and travel to Van on a regular basis; never seen any kind of sign of the lake.. I do know as you drive in to Van on Hwy 110 there is a large 'soil conservation lake" is that "IT"

directions or even a map would be appreciated.

And I thought I read that THe Canton lake that is behind the Walmart You now had to go to the police station for a permit to fish What period of time does the permit cover?

thanks

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#4227199 - 12/07/09 09:48 PM Re: Van city lake??? [Re: wild bill]
Keystone Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 04/04/05
Posts: 3444
Loc: Tool Tx
Van city lake,,many years ago,we called it pure oil city lake,,it was free,,that was 20 yrs ago...i remember hooking a monster bass and being broke off,long time ago
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#4227247 - 12/07/09 10:04 PM Re: Van city lake??? [Re: wild bill]
SteveR Offline
Angler

Registered: 09/17/00
Posts: 349
Loc: N. Texas
Canton Lake permit is good for the day. The daily pass is $3 and an annual pass is $25. I believe you can fish the lake free from the bank or if you launch a canoe / kayak without a trailer.
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#4227340 - 12/07/09 10:36 PM Re: Van city lake??? [Re: SteveR]
wild bill Offline
Angler

Registered: 12/30/05
Posts: 305
Loc: Flint Texas
I have been on the "PURE OIL" lake ; took a friend there once we found a 'brush pile' and broke off so many times that I begain to wonder if the Bass had a knife. Later that day I took my push pole extented it down to the "brush pile' to find it was a pile of concrete blocks !

Last year the news reported that the dam on Pure Oil had broken

But I think the "Van City Lake" is East of town off of hwy 110 NOT SURE!!


Edited by wild bill (12/07/09 10:37 PM)

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#4228575 - 12/08/09 11:24 AM Re: Van city lake??? [Re: wild bill]
wild bill Offline
Angler

Registered: 12/30/05
Posts: 305
Loc: Flint Texas
I found it !!! Goggle earth has become a friend! It is east of Van and is on a road named "VAN CITY LAKE ROAD" how cool is that. Years ago Several of my fishing friends made trips to that lake to fish. THey always seemed to have good success.
I have not been fishing in many years but with the purchase of this new ( used) boat I plan on making a trip to Van City Lake soon as the weather makes it possible. Small lake maybe some big bites there.
thanks for you help
b

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#4230402 - 12/08/09 07:34 PM Re: Van city lake??? [Re: wild bill]
steveiam Online   content
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Registered: 09/19/09
Posts: 6625
Loc: Red Oak, Tx. (North Texas)
I was in Van Sunday--we eat at the "Dinner Bell" every Christmas, love how they decorate that place.
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#8584840 - 02/13/13 10:24 AM Re: Van city lake??? [Re: wild bill]
Fish50 Offline
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Registered: 02/13/13
Posts: 1
Van City Lake
18745 County Road 447 Van, TX 75790










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#8587088 - 02/13/13 06:22 PM Re: Van city lake??? [Re: wild bill]
catch Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 01/26/11
Posts: 50
How is the ramp and water level?

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#11875010 - 10/11/16 09:29 AM Re: Van city lake??? [Re: wild bill]
collincountytx Online   content
TFF Guru

Registered: 04/08/08
Posts: 11967
Loc: Dallas, TX
Sadly, the lake is now private (sold by the city to Glenn Hinckley for $1 million February of this year)
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#11875428 - 10/11/16 01:27 PM Re: Van city lake??? [Re: wild bill]
salex Online   content
Pro Angler

Registered: 03/24/09
Posts: 835
Loc: NE Texas
The lake is now private.

Van City Lake Sold
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#11875437 - 10/11/16 01:31 PM Re: Van city lake??? [Re: collincountytx]
salex Online   content
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Registered: 03/24/09
Posts: 835
Loc: NE Texas
The lake is 90 acres. Getting the permits to build a 90 acre lake are getting harder and harder. Probably a smart move on Mr. Hinkley's part to buy it and bring it up to code.
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#11875791 - 10/11/16 05:02 PM Re: Van city lake??? [Re: wild bill]
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TFF Guru

Registered: 04/08/08
Posts: 11967
Loc: Dallas, TX
Agree, smart move (I'm sure you've seen the stocking history)
Van City was on the short list of lakes to re-visit this weekend (only got to fish it once).
I'll be first in line if permits become available or the lake becomes part of PWF.
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#11879238 - 10/13/16 03:42 PM Re: Van city lake??? [Re: collincountytx]
salex Online   content
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Registered: 03/24/09
Posts: 835
Loc: NE Texas
Not part of the PWF family of lakes. 90 acre lakes are hard to come by.
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#11901696 - 10/26/16 05:48 PM Re: Van city lake??? [Re: wild bill]
Bois d'arc Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 05/24/14
Posts: 1424
Fished there in the 90's...lots of native bass. Dredged out after a kid drowned there....nothing but a slick bottom left. Sorry to hear its gone private.

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#12151391 - 03/21/17 02:28 PM Re: Van city lake??? [Re: wild bill]
MadFluker Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 10/30/16
Posts: 69
Went out there last week and found the lake has NO water or very little close to the dam. There was heavy equipment doing dirt work on the east shore. It has been fenced off with closed signs.

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