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Carp fishing from Bank - Houston area

Posted By: Akos

Carp fishing from Bank - Houston area - 10/20/19 08:25 AM

Hi all,

I am from Hungary and I am looking for places where i can do carp fishing from the bank. I am living in Houston. Do you know any good place?
for example Lake Houston? is it good?

Also do you have any advise to find any spot easier? there are not too many park usually and everything else is private so it is quite time consuming to look around a safe and public place where i can fish a good one.[Linked Image]

I have tried a few Bayou and lakes but looking for more. If there would be any where the carps reach 30+ lb that would be awesome.

Till that here a few pic what i took recently. I caught 18 carps and the largest was 20lb. The smallest was 10 lb. It was a fun day.


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Posted By: banker-always fishing

Re: Carp fishing from Bank - Houston area - 10/21/19 03:31 AM

Nice fish. cheers Also welcome to the TFF! thumb
Posted By: TXMulti-Species

Re: Carp fishing from Bank - Houston area - 10/21/19 03:40 AM

Awesome fish! Welcome to the TFF. I don't know anyone off hand that lives in Houston but I've got some friends who might know a spot or two. 30+ Carp are hard to find most anywhere here in Texas!
Posted By: Akos

Re: Carp fishing from Bank - Houston area - 10/22/19 12:35 AM

Thanks guys!

I will post here if i could catch some bigger one smile
Posted By: Bentman63

Re: Carp fishing from Bank - Houston area - 10/22/19 12:54 PM

Do you eat them or catch them for sport?
Posted By: Akos

Re: Carp fishing from Bank - Houston area - 10/23/19 05:17 AM

well, I am crazy about carps therefore from my side: it is only catch and release.

Is there any competition which is worth to visit for fun and community? 6-8 hours or even a few days long one?
I saw a few video on YouTube and found a few pages but all of them 2-5 years old. Here i saw some post about this topic. is there team competition? any pdf regarding rules? smile Any community building fishing events?
Posted By: Laker One

Re: Carp fishing from Bank - Houston area - 10/23/19 12:57 PM

Nice fish. woot
Posted By: TXMulti-Species

Re: Carp fishing from Bank - Houston area - 10/23/19 03:58 PM

Originally Posted by Akos
well, I am crazy about carps therefore from my side: it is only catch and release.

Is there any competition which is worth to visit for fun and community? 6-8 hours or even a few days long one?
I saw a few video on YouTube and found a few pages but all of them 2-5 years old. Here i saw some post about this topic. is there team competition? any pdf regarding rules? smile Any community building fishing events?


Glad to hear you're so passionate about Carp!
There are two main clubs here in America which promote Carp angling, the American Carp Society (ACS) and the Carp Angler's Group (CAG). Both hold events and tournaments all over America, as an example here in Texas ACS holds the Mill Creek Cup every year and CAG holds the Austin Team Championship. Both clubs also hold smaller events throughout the year to hang out and catch fish. Personally I'm a member of both and I try to make it to every event! Our last one for the ACS was at Lake Ray Hubbard (Lake Ray Hubbard ACS Event) and our next one for CAG here in North Texas will likely be for 2-3 days at Lake Fork. I'll put some links below to both for ya.

https://americancarpsociety.com/
http://www.carpanglersgroup.com/forum/
Posted By: Curt0407

Re: Carp fishing from Bank - Houston area - 10/23/19 06:22 PM

When you get dates for the Fork get together, post them up plz. I would like to swing by and meet some of you guys.
Posted By: TXMulti-Species

Re: Carp fishing from Bank - Houston area - 10/23/19 07:36 PM

Originally Posted by Curt0407
When you get dates for the Fork get together, post them up plz. I would like to swing by and meet some of you guys.


Will do! thumb
Posted By: Akos

Re: Carp fishing from Bank - Houston area - 10/24/19 12:24 AM

thanks the info!! cheers
Posted By: skeeterK

Re: Carp fishing from Bank - Houston area - 10/25/19 04:50 PM

Lake Conroe has lots of carp. Getting to them can be a challenge without a boat but it is possible. Most of the lake north of the 1097 bridge is national forest and open to anyone. Use Google Maps to locate forest roads (204a, 215, 234a, etc..) roads leading to the water. Most mornings and evening carp will feed on the surface in various coves. Peach Creek, Sandy Creek, etc. There's a nice cove with easy access just 100 yards south of Cagle National Park. There's a walking trail to it. Also the rocks either side of the 1375 bridge.
I fly cast for carp in these areas with good success but from a boat. One word of caution though, from now though December the forest areas will be full of deer hunters and duck season later in the month. The park and bridge are off limits to hunters.
Posted By: yak dog

Re: Carp fishing from Bank - Houston area - 10/28/19 03:19 AM

I travel all over Houston and see a lot of the bayous .there is a bayou that SPUR 5 goes across and it’s south of wheeler street. There is also a Mac Greggor park here at this location . I seen ALOT ! Of big carp every time I go there . They usually are feeding on small bugs and debris on top water .
Posted By: yak dog

Re: Carp fishing from Bank - Houston area - 10/28/19 03:21 AM

pm me for more info , that way I can send you some tagged locations I’ve seen them.
Posted By: Akos

Re: Carp fishing from Bank - Houston area - 10/28/19 08:20 PM

Thanks guys! I will check them out
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