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DFW Catfish #12400256
08/25/17 02:52 AM
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I've lived in DFW for about 5 years now and now I'm starting to hit fishing hard again. What lake would be my best bet for some decent to big Blue and Flathead catfish. I'm located in Euless and anything within an hour I'm game to try.


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Re: DFW Catfish [Re: Papa_Buggs] #12400637
08/25/17 01:21 PM
08/25/17 01:21 PM
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Lake Mineral Wells State Park has a good population of very large catfish.The record flathead is 51.5 pounds.


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Re: DFW Catfish [Re: Papa_Buggs] #12400651
08/25/17 01:27 PM
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If you're looking for something closer in the city... try fishing the Elm Fork off 635/Luna/Roya lane.

Caught this one off frozen shad under a bobber in about 4ft of water

Plenty of Channels & Blues



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Re: DFW Catfish [Re: Papa_Buggs] #12400810
08/25/17 03:46 PM
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Looking good shadcity- results were tacos, gumbo, fried, baked etc. ?


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Re: DFW Catfish [Re: Papa_Buggs] #12401007
08/25/17 06:19 PM
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Thanks!

Fried him up with some cornmeal, tony chachere's, flour, salt & pepper mix

Add some hushpuppies & homemade tartar sauce

... not bad with a beer in hand cheers

Re: DFW Catfish [Re: Papa_Buggs] #12401357
08/25/17 10:44 PM
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Sounds great. Fresh fish #1. Stay safe and hope Harvey doesn't impact y'all.
We're just receiving some outer bands at this time. bolt


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Re: DFW Catfish [Re: Papa_Buggs] #12404200
08/28/17 04:04 AM
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went and hit Grapevine caught a good number of Sand bass on a little spoon, got some bites on shrimp but no takes. I'm going to try mineral wells on my next day off because i'm after some big cats. fish


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Re: DFW Catfish [Re: Papa_Buggs] #12407047
08/30/17 04:49 PM
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Big catfish are caught from the bank in at least 2 places in Lake Mineral Wells.
1. Cast from the bank on either side of the boat ramp towards the island.
2. The camping area has a few spots which access the deep water and giant catfish are routinely caught by setting out rods at night. The down side is you have to pay a fee for a camp site.

In either case make sure your rods are well anchored. I have seen some expensive rigs lost because the rod holders were pulled out. If you plan to stay overnight there is a small extra charge. Since it is a state park the usual restrictions apply.(No trot lines,no jugs.) It is a great little lake for fishing for crappie or catfish.

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Great cat

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