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Advice? Where to go, what to fish for #13785282 11/26/20 02:26 AM
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My son and I are just getting into fishing. We've mostly been going after bass in the ponds around town (McKinney) but we've taken short trips to Lake Lewisville and Ray Roberts where we've gone after bass and crappie. In all, we've had very little luck; a few largemouth and one striper. I suspect our biggest gap is not knowing where to find the fish.

We'd love to have more success... For a couple of beginners in North Texas (Collin County), where would you recommend we go, and what should we fish for? We don't have a boat, so we're limited to fishing from the bank. We're central to Lavon, Lewisville, and Ray Roberts.

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Re: Advice? Where to go, what to fish for [Re: Hunyock] #13785399 11/26/20 05:00 AM
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Go after Carp! They're the most fun fish to catch by far IMO. Ron's Harbor House at Lavon is where I'd head in your area. Not to mention you'll catch loads of Catfish as well while targeting Carp if you like fresh Catfish food



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Re: Advice? Where to go, what to fish for [Re: Hunyock] #13785526 11/26/20 01:54 PM
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One other thing to consider is that TX stocks alot of local ponds with rainbow trout during the winter. Check their stocking schedule & see if there's any locations close to you:

https://tpwd.texas.gov/fishboat/fish/management/stocking/trout_stocking.phtml


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Re: Advice? Where to go, what to fish for [Re: TXMulti-Species] #13785651 11/26/20 03:26 PM
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Originally Posted by TXMulti-Species
Go after Carp! They're the most fun fish to catch by far IMO. Ron's Harbor House at Lavon is where I'd head in your area.]


Holy cow, what a monster! Thanks for the idea, I'll check that out.

Re: Advice? Where to go, what to fish for [Re: Uncle Zeek] #13785657 11/26/20 03:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Uncle Zeek
One other thing to consider is that TX stocks alot of local ponds with rainbow trout during the winter. Check their stocking schedule & see if there's any locations close to you:

https://tpwd.texas.gov/fishboat/fish/management/stocking/trout_stocking.phtml


Cool! I knew they stocked local ponds with bass but didn't know about the trout. That link shows several stocked ponds near me, thanks!

Re: Advice? Where to go, what to fish for [Re: Hunyock] #13786297 11/27/20 01:55 AM
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There are lots of community lakes in Texas. Many of them are stocked with trout in the winter, but others are stocked with catfish in the summer. Many of these lakes have great bank access and contain catfish, bass, sunfish, bullheads, carp, buffalo, etc. They do have some method restrictions so check that before you go. Good luck and let us know how you do.

https://tpwd.texas.gov/fishboat/fish/recreational/lakes/cfl.phtml?r=3

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Re: Advice? Where to go, what to fish for [Re: Hunyock] #13786312 11/27/20 02:22 AM
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https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?ie=UTF&msa=0&mid=14Bo6cJ0jDfCcRxRZXK9ANZePLRA&ll=31.58001359598144%2C-97.83158&z=7

This map helps me as a bank fisherman in the area. Good luck

Re: Advice? Where to go, what to fish for [Re: Osbornfishing] #13786519 11/27/20 02:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Osbornfishing
There are lots of community lakes in Texas.
https://tpwd.texas.gov/fishboat/fish/recreational/lakes/cfl.phtml?r=3
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Thanks for the link and the welcome!

Re: Advice? Where to go, what to fish for [Re: tcmitch25] #13786523 11/27/20 02:55 PM
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Originally Posted by tcmitch25
https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?ie=UTF&msa=0&mid=14Bo6cJ0jDfCcRxRZXK9ANZePLRA&ll=31.58001359598144%2C-97.83158&z=7

This map helps me as a bank fisherman in the area. Good luck


Thanks!

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