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Moving to McKinney #13247827 08/14/19 07:53 PM
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What’s your favorite lake within an hour and why?

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Ray Roberts because it is one of the prettiest and cleanest around, along with having very nice quality of bass. The State Park is top notch as well. Also not much pressure relatively speaking. Also welcome to McKinney I am in Allen next city over.

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Lake Texoma, prettiest lake around and you can catch Large mouth and Small mouth

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To get to Texoma under an hour, you have to be really moving and not get pulled over in Howe or Van Alstyne

Lavon for sentimental reasons and it’s easier to figure out than Ray Roberts

I don’t fish Ray Roberts a lot, but I know I’m not the only one that struggles there. It is a beautiful lake though


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Re: Moving to McKinney [Re: Gman72] #13247910 08/14/19 09:01 PM
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Where do you live now?

I'll add Crockett to your list of lakes. Small you can fish the entire lake in a day but has some quality fish in it. Lots of grass and lily pads (usually I have not been there i about a year now). I moved farther out and it is not as convenient as it was when I lived in Allen.

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We live 20 minutes from Lake Conroe...

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Ray Roberts - I can get gas, pick up boat and be on the water in about 45 minutes.
Texoma - You can get to Highport Marina in an hour straight down Preston Rd from McKinney.
Lake Bonham - It's about 1-1:10 up Hwy 121 Small lake with some good fish.
Lavon & Lewisville are within an hour depending on with ramp. I typically avoid during the summer recreation season.

Lake Fork Marina is 75 miles away.

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Lewisville is a good fishery with plenty of fish. It’s a great cranking lake.

Roberts is pretty in the southern main lake area around the state park, a treacherous lake east of wolf island where standing timber abounds. Not pretty but big fish live there. Also fishes tougher than probably any other DFW lake on a consistent basis if you don’t live on that lake.

Texoma is 50 minutes from my house in Mckinney, you can fish deep clear water near the dam or dirtier water closer to the red river side but launch accordingly and as someone mentioned it has plenty of smallmouth and largemouth. Fun lake.

Grapevine is another good lake for numbers, not too big.

Joe Pool has lots of fish too and is also on the smaller side.


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Some great suggestions! Thanks for taking the time. Excited to start exploring some new water.

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Add 30 minutes and you have some of the best fishing in 2 states!

Get a state park and corps pass and you are just about set!


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Not quite an hour. But Bridgeport is great numbers lake. Joe Pool. Lavon.

Also, I Pastor a local church name Genesis Metro. If you are looking, you can fish with the pastor. Lol. www.genesismetro.org


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In 2-3 years the newest reservoir in the state will be about an hour away.


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Originally Posted by Douglas J
In 2-3 years the newest reservoir in the state will be about an hour away.

And they are going to be taking the Fork route with the stocking programs. I can't wait!!! woot


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"In 2-3 years the newest reservoir in the state will be about an hour away."
Ok, where is the gem being created?


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