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#7535398 - 05/16/12 08:02 AM Trinity River Fort Worth
Rat Trap Press Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 11/06/11
Posts: 76
Loc: Fort Worth
I got home early from work yesterday afternoon,loaded up the kayak and headed for the closest body of water, the Trinity River west of University. I fished there area about two weeks ago but getting my kayak to the water was a pain. On my previous trip I launched from underneath the University bridge. To get to the launch point I had to drag my kayak about 75 yards, negotiate a 2 foot ledge on a decline towards the water's edge, and then I almost lost my shoes in some deep stinky mud. My kayak, a Feel Free Moken 10, has a "wheel in the keel" which is great when you're heading across a parking lot, but it's not intended for moving longer distances. Yesterday morning I bought a cheap cart from Academy and it made things much easier. Earlier in the week I scouted out another launch point that avoided mud or excessively steep banks but it required about 200 yards of walking to get to it. It was no problem with the cart.

I had a great time! The conditions were perfect and the fish were aggressive. I'll probably be heading out there again this weekend. If anybody is interested just send me a message.



This is the biggest crappie I've ever caught (I've been fishing for less than a year).






This was one mean bass! He thrashed around in the kayak and slapped the camera out of my hand. I almost didn't get a photo of him.


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#7535486 - 05/16/12 08:26 AM Re: Trinity River Fort Worth [Re: Rat Trap Press]
Adam Hueske Offline
Angler

Registered: 03/21/11
Posts: 426
Loc: Fort Worth, TX
Good pics and report! You see any other fisherman on the Trinity?

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#7535491 - 05/16/12 08:27 AM Re: Trinity River Fort Worth [Re: Rat Trap Press]
Txwhitacre Offline
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Registered: 12/26/11
Posts: 1503
Loc: Lakeside, TX
nice! I hear there are some nice bass in the trinity


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#7535542 - 05/16/12 08:41 AM Re: Trinity River Fort Worth [Re: Rat Trap Press]
Rat Trap Press Offline
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Registered: 11/06/11
Posts: 76
Loc: Fort Worth
I rarely see anybody fishing out there. I have fished from the north bank with minimal success. all of the fish seem to be enjoying the shade on the south side of the river. I have never seen kayaks in this area.

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#7536196 - 05/16/12 10:58 AM Re: Trinity River Fort Worth [Re: Rat Trap Press]
Nathan "Bull" Montgomery Offline
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Registered: 02/23/11
Posts: 4281
Loc: Fort Worth, Tx.
You will be seeing me and my buddies there occassionally. Very good stretch of the river and there are bass on both sides just depends on the conditions that day. We usually launch underneath that smaller bridge in your first picture.

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#7536564 - 05/16/12 12:26 PM Re: Trinity River Fort Worth [Re: Rat Trap Press]
paddling oar's Offline
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Registered: 03/10/10
Posts: 2913
Unfortunatly I like to eat fish or I would since I'm on the west side of town. Probably will be chasing wipers at benbrook close to the dam.


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#8632306 - 02/25/13 09:11 AM Re: Trinity River Fort Worth [Re: Rat Trap Press]
Spiderhole Offline
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Registered: 02/25/13
Posts: 5
Hello, I just moved to Ft. Worth and got my fishing license yesterday. I grew up fishing on the St. Lawrence river in Upstate New York, which is primarily Walleye, Small Mouth Bass, and Northern Pike territory. The kid I was talking with recommended "Wahoo" brand jig's in white... I am assuming I can use them without a worm or bait since it has a spinner and feathers, but I wasn't sure what all you had success with. I want to pull bass out of the Trinity, catch and release.

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#8632935 - 02/25/13 11:16 AM Re: Trinity River Fort Worth [Re: Rat Trap Press]
Nathan "Bull" Montgomery Offline
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Registered: 02/23/11
Posts: 4281
Loc: Fort Worth, Tx.
If you want to catch bass I would suggest using(or learning to use if you not sure how) Jigs, cranks, spinnerbaits, and soft plastic worms.
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#8633592 - 02/25/13 01:28 PM Re: Trinity River Fort Worth [Re: Rat Trap Press]
Spiderhole Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 02/25/13
Posts: 5
Very familiar, what I am curious about is if you use worm on your jigs down here.

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#8633990 - 02/25/13 02:57 PM Re: Trinity River Fort Worth [Re: Spiderhole]
Striper Swiper Offline
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Registered: 11/06/12
Posts: 253
Loc: Trophy Club, Tx.
Originally Posted By: Spiderhole
Hello, I just moved to Ft. Worth and got my fishing license yesterday. I grew up fishing on the St. Lawrence river in Upstate New York, which is primarily Walleye, Small Mouth Bass, and Northern Pike territory. The kid I was talking with recommended "Wahoo" brand jig's in white... I am assuming I can use them without a worm or bait since it has a spinner and feathers, but I wasn't sure what all you had success with. I want to pull bass out of the Trinity, catch and release.


Ah! The St. Lawrence River! Smallmouth Heaven! We would go to A-Bay every year in September for smallies. I love that place!
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#8634363 - 02/25/13 04:18 PM Re: Trinity River Fort Worth [Re: Rat Trap Press]
Nathan "Bull" Montgomery Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 02/23/11
Posts: 4281
Loc: Fort Worth, Tx.
By worm do you mean trailers? I personally prefer Berkley's chigger craws but just about any crawdad imitation will work.
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#8635464 - 02/25/13 07:57 PM Re: Trinity River Fort Worth [Re: Rat Trap Press]
Spiderhole Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 02/25/13
Posts: 5
Yup Stiper, I am out of Grindstone Island, my family is all still up there. We have a Grady White to do all this fishing. Up there, literally we use a hairy jig with a real nightcrawler on it to fish Walleye and Northern Pike in about 20 feet of cold water.

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#8635565 - 02/25/13 08:16 PM Re: Trinity River Fort Worth [Re: Rat Trap Press]
Big redneck Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/15/12
Posts: 1114
Loc: DFW, Tx
Nice catch! I've seen some big fish pulled out of the trinity. I use to think the same way as far as fishing non eatable waters, but since I fish often and the freezer is usually stocked, I don't mind fishing non-eatable waters for the fun of it. thumb

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#8637188 - 02/26/13 09:12 AM Re: Trinity River Fort Worth [Re: Big redneck]
YAK'N AGGIE Offline
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Registered: 05/21/12
Posts: 2373
Originally Posted By: Big redneck
Nice catch! I've seen some big fish pulled out of the trinity. I use to think the same way as far as fishing non eatable waters, but since I fish often and the freezer is usually stocked, I don't mind fishing non-eatable waters for the fun of it. thumb


Just curious, why is the Trinity non-eatable?
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#8637246 - 02/26/13 09:24 AM Re: Trinity River Fort Worth [Re: Rat Trap Press]
FishAll50 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 05/14/12
Posts: 2236
Loc: McKinney and Pottsboro, Tx
The Trinity has come along way as far as cleanliness. My degree/backgound is engineering and I remember an acquaintance back in the early 90's who worked in environmental engineering noting that people were very concerned with several fish kills on the Trinity (at that time). He said however, that signified an improvement -the fact that there were actually now fish in the Trinity to be affected.

Rat Trap - Good job and couple of nice fish. WTG.


Edited by FishAll50 (02/26/13 09:25 AM)

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