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New Kayak access to the Trinity! #13324538 10/28/19 02:34 AM
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Construction on a kayak/canoe launch onto the Elm Fork at 121 and The Trinity just south of Lewisville dam is coming along nicely! Its on the south side of 121 accessible as you're heading eastbound.

I have seen in the last few years it being discussed in the Lewisville Town Hall meetings. Read about the funding and the bids, selection process for the contractor and all that. And now it's almost done!

Hows the fishing around there? I only live a few miles away but have not fished the river. I'm excited to actually get in on some local River fishing with a nice launch ramp designed especially for kayaks.


Originally Posted By: junbengreat
Pulled a gun on his dryer and they caught a bunch of fish.
Re: New Kayak access to the Trinity! [Re: Dan90210 ☮] #13324580 10/28/19 03:31 AM
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I’ve never fished the trinity over there, but I’ve fished it in FW and I like it a lot.


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Re: New Kayak access to the Trinity! [Re: Dan90210 ☮] #13324806 10/28/19 02:42 PM
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Great info. I'll have to check that out. Thanks Dan!

To answer your question... I have fished the Elm Fork around Sandy Lake Rd several times. The river is dammed at Sandy Lake so the channel is deep in that area (20' at normal flow). I have done "decent" to "skunked" in the river. However, even if the river skunks me, I always seem to pull a few out of the flood control ponds to the north.

My son used to bank fish LLELA. He seemed to do better up there than I did at Sandy Lake. Because of this, I am excited about the 121 access... its a short paddle/pedal to LLELA from 121 (about 2 miles).

Re: New Kayak access to the Trinity! [Re: Dan90210 ☮] #13325231 10/28/19 09:46 PM
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Paddling upriver towards LLELA will be some good fishing!!

Re: New Kayak access to the Trinity! [Re: Dan90210 ☮] #13325257 10/28/19 10:12 PM
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Isnt that where all the dumps are?


Re: New Kayak access to the Trinity! [Re: christian myrick] #13325698 10/29/19 03:58 AM
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Originally Posted by christian myrick
Isnt that where all the dumps are?

Lol. Your right! The Lewisville Landfill and sewage treatment plant are both very close.

I'll still fish it though. roflmao

Re: New Kayak access to the Trinity! [Re: Dan90210 ☮] #13325932 10/29/19 01:33 PM
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The dump is south by SE from the ramp they are making but yes its in the area.

Contamination in this area would require the pollutants to go upstream. However even areas down stream of the dump have safe clean water. The Elm Fork is good to go if you are into eating fish there are no bans or limitations like there are on the Trinity in Ft. Worth.

For those who have not been this part of the Trinity is VERY different than the Trinity as it flows through Cow town. In Ft. Worth the water moves slowly through nice big canals with grass lined gently sloped banks and little derbies in the water.

This area is very wild. Steep banks, almost vertical in most places, tons and tons of random derbies in the water, its not wider than a medium distance cast that I have seen. And the water is usually moving pretty good. Sometimes it is low and slow but usually you can see the water moving, its got current.

Now, all this is based on my two times hiking down to it and what I can see when I drive over it on 121. Which I do quite a lot. If I am incorrect someone let me know!

I assume their are lmb, spots, sandies, all kinds of catfish (looks like a flathead heaven), carp, gar, crappie, bluegill, in there? Maybe hybrids? Sound right to yall?


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Pulled a gun on his dryer and they caught a bunch of fish.
Re: New Kayak access to the Trinity! [Re: Dan90210 ☮] #13326019 10/29/19 02:29 PM
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That about right Dan. The current can slow to a crawl during the hot summer months, but it's still there.

I think it's safe to assume anything that is in Lewisville is also in the Elm below the dam. Personally, I have caught Spots, Crappie, Channel Cat and Sandies on the river (and a few small LMB out of the ponds). The Sandies act differently in this part of the river because they are "resident" in between the dams. I don't catfish... I caught the channels while crappie fishing with a jig. However, I see a lot of bankers catfishing and so I assume there is a good cat population?

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Never caught a flathead out of here, but I have caught blues and channels. Caught some big carp, buffs and medium (3ft) gar. White bass randomly and a few large hybrids in deeper pools when you can find them. LOTS of small LMB in there too that are fun to catch along with the aggressive spots. My best bait believe it or not has been a small white grub or a small spinner. Corn for the carp, buffs and cats.

I will definitely fish this area as my favorite waters on the Elm Fork by 380 is really no longer navigable.

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I plan to make this part of my standard rotation too. If I see y'all, I always have a couple extra in the cooler cheers

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TPWD usually stocks trout in the river twice a year and sometimes the city of Lewisville will augment the tiny Texas trout with some hefty specimens from Missouri or Arkansas.

Re: New Kayak access to the Trinity! [Re: Mike@972] #13327117 10/30/19 03:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Mike@972
I plan to make this part of my standard rotation too. If I see y'all, I always have a couple extra in the cooler cheers


Did we just become friends?


Originally Posted By: junbengreat
Pulled a gun on his dryer and they caught a bunch of fish.
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Originally Posted by Dan90210 ☮
Originally Posted by Mike@972
I plan to make this part of my standard rotation too. If I see y'all, I always have a couple extra in the cooler cheers


Did we just become friends?


LOL

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When is it supposed to open?

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Originally Posted by Lee Finlay
When is it supposed to open?


It, like many projects got hung up and are behind schedule. Was supposed to open in September if i am not mistaken. Hopefully by next spring?

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