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Wading for carp in south DFW metro #12492004
11/04/17 08:04 PM
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Any suggestions for locations to fly fish for carp in south Dallas. I just moved here from Colorado and can't seem to find a place to target carp from the shore. I have a kayak but do not know the lakes around here very well. I heard that Joe Pool can be good but I have not seen any there.


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Re: Wading for carp in south DFW metro [Re: flyslinger] #12515287
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LLELA will have good carp school

Re: Wading for carp in south DFW metro [Re: flyslinger] #12517498
11/27/17 05:28 AM
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LLELA has a [censored] ton of buffalo you can catch. Pain in the rear to get on a fly rod, but when you do it's a lot of fun. And of course, if you find the right spot at the reserve, you can find carp as well. Make sure the water isn't too high before you go.

Re: Wading for carp in south DFW metro [Re: flyslinger] #12519230
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LLELA?

Thanks

Re: Wading for carp in south DFW metro [Re: flyslinger] #12519323
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I'd be interested to know of carp/buffalo spots east of dallas if anyone has any suggestions? I'm close to Tawokoni. What is everybody throwing for carp flies around here? I've got some good patterns for east Idaho, but haven't given them a whirl out here yet.

Re: Wading for carp in south DFW metro [Re: Tim Apple] #12519531
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Originally Posted By: Tim Apple
LLELA?

Thanks


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Re: Wading for carp in south DFW metro [Re: flyslinger] #12582161
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My favorite fly pattern is the Carp Backstabber in a tan/rusty crawfish lookin’. Does the job well. Hybrid carp flies are good too.

Re: Wading for carp in south DFW metro [Re: flyslinger] #12582268
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The trinity has carp all up and down it


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Re: Wading for carp in south DFW metro [Re: Robert Hunter] #12583249
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Originally Posted By: Robert Hunter
The trinity has carp all up and down it


Main stem is always so muddy, though. I've found it really hard to find clear water in DFW for sight fishing.

Re: Wading for carp in south DFW metro [Re: flyslinger] #12585340
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If you get the sun high and behind you,you can just look for mud blooms. On the right day they stand out well and they are not as spooky real problem is figuring out what direction they are feeding. There are days you cant see anything though I’ll admit. Brite side lots of access,and close for a short run.


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Re: Wading for carp in south DFW metro [Re: flyslinger] #12585345
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I have a spot on Lavon for tailing carp. Most of the winter.

They run up creeks during the spring and are all over the place.

Re: Wading for carp in south DFW metro [Re: flyslinger] #12585547
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I have a video of a few dozen of them doing something that looked remarkably like eating dry flies -- clooping apparently its called -- up in Rowlett Creek from spring of last year. The one day I didn't bring fly gear.

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Re: Wading for carp in south DFW metro [Re: flyslinger] #12587627
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What about out in Arlington near ATT Stadium? Anyone know any carp holes out thisaway?

Re: Wading for carp in south DFW metro [Re: flyslinger] #12597708
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Where is a good spot to access the Trinity south of Dallas away from downtown?


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