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Best FF lakes #13823852 12/30/20 01:04 AM
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I'm in CA but will be in Tx in April./May Please recommend the best Fly fishing lakes for LMB. Great if they have good crappie as well. Thanks

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In a specific part of the state or is this just a general question? It's a big state.

Some of the better LMB lakes would include Fork, Allen Henry, Amistad, and others could be included in the list. You can fly fish any of them that time of year, but they are located hundreds of miles apart from each other.

I'd suggest asking about the best lake in the part of the state you plan to visit.


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I understand; I can go anywhere and I have 2 weeks. So I'm looking for help narrowing things down. I have timeshare availability at Flint, Wills, and near Lake Fork. But I don' t have to stay at those areas if you have an outstanding choice.

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Lake Fork is the most famous LMB lake in the state. So, it should be on your short list of options.

But, I recommend posting this question on the Bass Fishing section of this board. It gets a lot more traffic than the Fly Fishing section and I think you'll get more information on different lakes.

One thing to consider is that many of these lakes will require access to a boat and not all of them have rental boats available. So, if that is a concern, I'd be sure to ask that question while you look.

Good luck and enjoy your trip!


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Re: Best FF lakes [Re: McFish51] #13824514 12/30/20 03:34 PM
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Call Rob Woodruff, 903-850-3670, Flyfishingfork.com, he's the best flyfishing guide around.

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CADDO LAKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Best all around Fly Fishing Lake in East Texas.

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Fly tournament on Fork, 5/1

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Looks, by his website, that Woodruff is on the sidelines? May be better to search him on that newfangled Instagram thingie.

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https://www.instagram.com/p/B-kAy3bDcOn/?igshid=1wjyq2jk99q6j -- Yup. Instagram thingie has up to date information on the Woodruffs. Quite the mystery though! So exciting I can hardly wait to hear what's next! Guesses anyone?

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My pick without a doubt would have to be Athens in April. Fish poppers, gurglers, frogs along pads and over grassy points in the AM, strip streamers over grassy structure during the day. Lots of fish and good shots at bigger ones too.


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Originally Posted by texasflycaster
Looks, by his website, that Woodruff is on the sidelines? May be better to search him on that newfangled Instagram thingie.



Rob recently had a minor heart attack, but he will be back guiding late next month.

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Originally Posted by I FISH 4
CADDO LAKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Best all around Fly Fishing Lake in East Texas.


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