texasfishingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
FunNSunTackle, Noahsmith0218, fisherman18, Davvyboy1, aggiegolfer09
109183 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
TexDawg 90,012
hopalong 78,903
Pilothawk 77,397
John175® 69,705
JDavis7873® 67,392
Derek 🐝 61,601
Tritonman 58,365
LoneStarSon® 54,784
Mark Perry 54,468
facebook
Forum Statistics
Forums60
Topics775,509
Posts12,977,786
Members109,183
Most Online36,273
Jan 23rd, 2013
Print Thread
Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4
Ponds in the Keller, Southlake, North Fort Worth Area #2178620
04/16/08 05:04 PM
04/16/08 05:04 PM
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 126
Melissa, TX
T
TXSooner Offline OP
Outdoorsman
TXSooner  Offline OP
Outdoorsman
T

Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 126
Melissa, TX
I just moved to the Keller area. I am an experienced angler and have fished some of the nearby lakes, but I am not familiar with any of the ponds in the area. Of course I usually fish for bass, so that would be of the most interest to me.

What are some of the best ponds around?

Also, I want to spend time with my wife while fishing. Quantity over quality will keep her attention more. What areas might be good for bream/perch fishing?

Any advice or information is definitely appreciated.

Thank You.



Re: Ponds in the Keller, Southlake, North Fort Worth Area [Re: TXSooner] #2178821
04/16/08 06:13 PM
04/16/08 06:13 PM
Joined: Mar 2003
Posts: 22,659
New Braunfels
Fishbrain Offline
TFF Guru
Fishbrain  Offline
TFF Guru

Joined: Mar 2003
Posts: 22,659
New Braunfels
I understand the pond in Bear Creek Park, off of 377, has bass in it. Might give it a try. If you bring some worms, the bluegill should keep you busy. You might also visit the Colleyville Nature Center, off Glade Road between 26 and Precinct Line. The pond with the pier is loaded with bluegill and smallish catfish.

Re: Ponds in the Keller, Southlake, North Fort Worth Area [Re: Fishbrain] #2179104
04/16/08 07:27 PM
04/16/08 07:27 PM
Joined: Jan 2002
Posts: 26,018
N. Texas Lunatic Asylum
redfin® Offline
TFF Guru
redfin®  Offline
TFF Guru

Joined: Jan 2002
Posts: 26,018
N. Texas Lunatic Asylum
FB - I lived on Park North Lane just off Bear Creek Road for 12 years. I put 5 big channel cats in there one day I had caught at Ray Bob. I also put 3 24-25" redfish in there that were still alive in my boat well when I got back from Waco with them - I doubt they survived any of the winters, though. I also (illegally) put some slot bass in there from Ray Bob.

Problem is most of the ponds on Bear Creek in that area are flow thru so a lot of the fish go downstream....


I know more old alcoholics than I know old doctors - Me.
"If you think women are the weaker sex, try pulling the blankets back over on your side."
Re: Ponds in the Keller, Southlake, North Fort Worth Area [Re: Fishbrain] #2179111
04/16/08 07:28 PM
04/16/08 07:28 PM
Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 106
Ft. Worth
B
Bass Ninja Offline
Outdoorsman
Bass Ninja  Offline
Outdoorsman
B

Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 106
Ft. Worth
Don't waste your time at Colleyville Nature Center. It has really gone down hill over the last couple of years in my opinion. It is hit or miss at best.

Send me a PM and I will fill you in on a few of my favorite spots in the Keller area. Maybe you have a few you can share with me as well.


Re: Ponds in the Keller, Southlake, North Fort Worth Area [Re: Bass Ninja] #2188897
04/20/08 01:27 AM
04/20/08 01:27 AM
Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 698
Colleyville, TX
bpharris Offline
Pro Angler
bpharris  Offline
Pro Angler

Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 698
Colleyville, TX
I 2nd GNUTS comment on the Colleyville Nat Ctr. I have fished that place dozens of times and only landed one fish!!

If you do try the Nature Ctr, fish the far west tank. Its the one that has a couple of houses back right up to it.


"If you can read this, thank a teacher. If you're reading it in english, thank a Marine."


***Interested in an opportunity to earn FREE ELECTRICITY, weekly bonuses and a monthly residual income check? PM me for more info on joining our Ambit team!***
Re: Ponds in the Keller, Southlake, North Fort Worth Area [Re: bpharris] #2387587
06/21/08 05:41 PM
06/21/08 05:41 PM
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 221
B
BASSMAN#1 Offline
Outdoorsman
BASSMAN#1  Offline
Outdoorsman
B

Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 221
go to the pond behind keller town hall i know of an 11#er and i caught some nice 3-4&5 s out of there watch for snakes

Re: Ponds in the Keller, Southlake, North Fort Worth Area [Re: BASSMAN#1] #2389731
06/22/08 09:12 PM
06/22/08 09:12 PM
Joined: Jun 2007
Posts: 562
DFW
C
Craig K Offline
Pro Angler
Craig K  Offline
Pro Angler
C

Joined: Jun 2007
Posts: 562
DFW
i have never done to well at the colleyville nature center either. i do most of my fishing in southlake. since every neighborhood in southlake has a pond there are alot of ponds to choose from. If you dont mind trespassing or in private ponds only then there is some really good bass fishing in southlake. there is a pond behind the police station next to the davis 1709 intersection that has done good. pm me if you want to know my aces, but you will have to tell me some good keller, colleyville, grapevine ponds


Re: Ponds in the Keller, Southlake, North Fort Worth Area [Re: Craig K] #2402440
06/26/08 04:18 PM
06/26/08 04:18 PM
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 126
Melissa, TX
T
TXSooner Offline OP
Outdoorsman
TXSooner  Offline OP
Outdoorsman
T

Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 126
Melissa, TX
Thanks to everyone who has replied to this post and to those who have sent me private messages with locations. I have already had some very good fishing trips to some of these locations and look forward to many more at the places I have not yet been able to try.

Re: Ponds in the Keller, Southlake, North Fort Worth Area [Re: TXSooner] #2534017
08/09/08 02:58 PM
08/09/08 02:58 PM
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 258
Arlington, Tx
J
jgildea26 Offline
Angler
jgildea26  Offline
Angler
J

Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 258
Arlington, Tx
Keller Municiple Center, off Ruffe Snowe, has sunfish, cats, and i believe bass.

Chisolm Park, in Hurst, has sunfish and cats.

And I dont know exactly where you are, but the Trinity River has nice fish.
Bear Creek in Keller

Bicentinal Park in Southlake

Chesapeake Park in Southlake

Greenbriar Park in Ft Worth

Joe Pool Lake and Eagle Mountain Lake has some nice bass, a little out of the way though.

Hoped it helped, I live in Arlington, pretty close by.

Re: Ponds in the Keller, Southlake, North Fort Worth Area [Re: jgildea26] #2671980
09/24/08 11:57 PM
09/24/08 11:57 PM
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 515
NRH, TX
J
johntvette Offline
Pro Angler
johntvette  Offline
Pro Angler
J

Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 515
NRH, TX
The nature center is very good, during select times of the year. I have posted many pictures on this forum, of 5lb plus bass......mostly on topwater.



Of course, it helps that I live next to it, and can be opportunistic on the weather patterns.


1997 Skeeter 200SL Evinrude Vindicator 200
Re: Ponds in the Keller, Southlake, North Fort Worth Area [Re: TXSooner] #4081618
10/25/09 03:40 PM
10/25/09 03:40 PM
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 1
K
kellergolfer14 Offline
Green Horn
kellergolfer14  Offline
Green Horn
K

Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 1
I live in the Keller area and have had many areas where trespassing has been worth it for catching big bass/cats. Some of the places I have great success at are:

Cats:(using dead bluegill on hook and strike indicator)


Bicentennial Park off of 1709 (Southlake Blvd.)


Inside Lakes of Highland Oaks (the neighborhood across from Keller Fire House) neighborhood (the neighborhood across from Keller Fire House) off of Rufe Snow Dr .
(Chain of ponds, use middle pond for cats).
Be careful though, some friends have been ticketed and given community service for trespassing!


Bear Creek Park
Very run down, look for small cats and perch.
But also during winter they conduct kid fish on Sat. morning so for the next week after you can pull some 10-12 in trout out of it but they die off quick.


Bass: (using green soft plastic worms and crankbaits)


Bicentennial Park again


Many of the lakes around here have hosted Bassmaster Series events (the pro fishing shows) and many of the pros pulled out 10-12 pounders
Vital to have a boat to fish these lakes!!!!!!!


Many golf courses have great fishing also like Sky Creek Ranch in Keller and Iron Horse Golf Course in North Richland Hills.


Well thats all if yall need any more info for places around here feel free to contact me

Good luck fishing!!






Re: Ponds in the Keller, Southlake, North Fort Worth Area [Re: Bass Ninja] #5489665
11/06/10 02:10 PM
11/06/10 02:10 PM
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 15
F
fishhunter123 Offline
Green Horn
fishhunter123  Offline
Green Horn
F

Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 15
hey i would try some of the weedy spots at bob jones ive caught a couple 3-4 pounders there with a zoom trick worm chartruse color

Re: Ponds in the Keller, Southlake, North Fort Worth Area [Re: fishhunter123] #5491332
11/07/10 05:05 AM
11/07/10 05:05 AM
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 7
Ft. Worth
L
Longhornmike Offline
Green Horn
Longhornmike  Offline
Green Horn
L

Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 7
Ft. Worth
Here are a few for your consideration:
Arcadia Park / North Fort Worth - Several places along the foot bridges to fish from. Best if you take a bike and travel along the creek.

Spray Park off Trace Ridge and Heritage Trace (take Hawley) / North Fort Worth - You can fish from 75% of the bank and is mowed to the edge.

Capp Smith Park / Watauga - Never had any luck here, but others have posted pics of nice size bass. I have seen a giant Koi in the back part of the lake.

Also, just take a look at Google Maps with the aerial view. As the homes are built, many small stock ponds become open to fishing.

Re: Ponds in the Keller, Southlake, North Fort Worth Area [Re: Longhornmike] #5774817
01/29/11 12:06 AM
01/29/11 12:06 AM
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 15
F
fishhunter123 Offline
Green Horn
fishhunter123  Offline
Green Horn
F

Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 15
does arcadia park have bass in it

Re: Ponds in the Keller, Southlake, North Fort Worth Area [Re: fishhunter123] #5806488
02/04/11 11:19 PM
02/04/11 11:19 PM
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 7
Ft. Worth
L
Longhornmike Offline
Green Horn
Longhornmike  Offline
Green Horn
L

Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 7
Ft. Worth
Yes, Arcadia Park does have bass. Mostly in the two pound range. Since it is a creek the fish come and go, which makes it a challenge to find them. It is usually difficult to get to the best spots, so I fish with a short Ugly Stick rod and no more than #6 test mono line. I use rooster tails and 6' Culprit Red Shad worms. I have caught them in places that I could not imagine there being a fish sitting. There are some very deep holes, so it is best to walk the creek, wear jeans and be on the look out for our "fanged" friends in the warm/hot months. Sometimes you can't swing a dead cat without hitting a snake.

Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread


© 1998-2018 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
UBB.threads™ 7.6.2