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Where to launch on Grapevine or Lewisville #13651911 07/31/20 06:05 PM
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Hello,

I am getting a kayak for my birthday so i can go fishing on bigger lakes(not from shore) in the next month or so, I was wondering if anyone could help me with places to launch on Grapevine and Lewisville. Free is better but willing to pay if needed.

Also would like to stay closer to the southern side for both as I live in Richardson.

Any other lakes recommended near me? if so which ones and launch areas?
dont want to have to drive too far roflmao

Thanks in advance,
Paul

Re: Where to launch on Grapevine or Lewisville [Re: ps1135] #13651956 07/31/20 06:51 PM
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To get started, you might want to consider Twin Cove Park on Grapevine. It's $10 to enter, but has really nice amenities (i.e.: Kayak dock with launching ramp within the dock). There is a hard bank next to the dock if you prefer to launch from the grass (this is what I do).

The fishing is decent to good at Twin Coves. I've never caught a wall hanger at Twin Coves, but I've never been skunked either. My largest is a 3-pound bass... but lots 1 to 2 pounders.

There is a lot of boat traffic at the mouth of the cove because of the nearby marina. However, the cove is very deep and you can stay in protected waters while having divers fishing features (i.e.: secondary coves, secondary points, creek beds, standing timber, rock, ledges, humps, grass, etc). Also, Grapevine tends to have relatively clear water (which I prefer).

In my opinion, this is a good place for you to start. I would stay off Lewisville until you get a feel for your new kayak. Lewisville has a lot of boat traffic 9 months out of the year.

Don't rule out Ray Roberts. Its a further drive and the fishing can be tough... but its a low boat traffic lake and it has really good fish (if you can figure out how to catch them!)

Good luck.


Re: Where to launch on Grapevine or Lewisville [Re: ps1135] #13652329 08/01/20 01:08 AM
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Happy Birthday and welcome to the Yak-addiction. I agree with Mike, STAY off Lewisville until you are comfortable in the Yak. Twin Coves is a great launch, also look into Murrell park its one cove east from twin coves, and it's free. In Lewisville I stick to Hickory Creek arm of Lewisville, but gotta watch out for wake boats and jet skis. If you get up in the creek usually not as much boat traffic.
Best of luck

Re: Where to launch on Grapevine or Lewisville [Re: ps1135] #13652572 08/01/20 12:38 PM
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Welcome to the kayak fishing world. There isn't many places to launch that don't have some kind of fee. As far as driving....well just my thoughts, kayak fishing is not the easy route. This sport takes work and effort. You will get out of it what you put in to it. There is nothing wrong with paying $7 to support the texas wildlife.


Re: Where to launch on Grapevine or Lewisville [Re: ps1135] #13652722 08/01/20 03:15 PM
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Murrell is free and has two ramps you can use to launch (one is a high water ramp which may be closed to boats but you can still launch a kayak there). Twin coves has the $10 fee but can launch at the kayak spot or at the boat ramp. There is also a park in Grapevine just west of the Gaylord (Katie Woods maybe?) that has a $5 fee and a ramp - you can paddle to the dam from there.

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