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Trinity River Fort Worth

Posted By: 817.TX

Trinity River Fort Worth - 11/04/19 02:59 PM

Hello all,
New to the forum. Didn't see a thread regarding the Trinity. Anyhow, I have been scouting places all over the Greater Fort Worth area along the Trinity River chasing catfish, gar fish and having a blast with family and friends. Ill post some pics once I get all that figured out showing some of my catches. Tight lines all!! cool
Posted By: JJ4MEL

Re: Trinity River Fort Worth - 11/04/19 06:17 PM

welcome
Posted By: 817.TX

Re: Trinity River Fort Worth - 11/04/19 07:18 PM

Originally Posted by JJ4MEL
welcome

cool


I think I have this picture thing figured out. LOL.

26 lbs 55 in longnose gar caught at Panther Island in Downtown Ft. Worth
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6 lb Flat head catfish Trinity Park
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Posted By: TXMulti-Species

Re: Trinity River Fort Worth - 11/04/19 10:28 PM

Awesome Longnose man! cheers
Posted By: Ocelot

Re: Trinity River Fort Worth - 11/05/19 01:44 AM

Nice job on the gar and the flathead.
Both something to be proud of.
What were you fishing with?
Posted By: Dan90210 ☮

Re: Trinity River Fort Worth - 11/05/19 04:12 AM

Very nice! Props amigo!!
Posted By: Finesse Master/ Dropshot king

Re: Trinity River Fort Worth - 11/05/19 10:23 AM

I love fishing that panther island area and down by the smokeshed! Nice flathead
Posted By: 817.TX

Re: Trinity River Fort Worth - 11/05/19 08:20 PM

Originally Posted by TXMulti-Species
Awesome Longnose man! cheers

cool

Originally Posted by Ocelot
Nice job on the gar and the flathead.
Both something to be proud of.
What were you fishing with?

Thanks Ocelot. both were caught on cut bait. cool

Originally Posted by Dan90210 ☮
Very nice! Props amigo!!

cool

Originally Posted by Finesse Master/ Dropshot king
I love fishing that panther island area and down by the smokeshed! Nice flathead

cool
Posted By: Ledeez

Re: Trinity River Fort Worth - 11/06/19 03:24 AM

Nice pescado pics! thumb
Posted By: butch sanders

Re: Trinity River Fort Worth - 11/06/19 04:33 PM

the catfish is beautiful
Posted By: JIM SR.

Re: Trinity River Fort Worth - 11/06/19 05:00 PM

There's a place where I used to catch lots of fish years ago when I was stationed at old Carswell AFB, ... the Trinity comes out of Lake Worth
and winds its way around the base and under River Oaks Blvd. Easy access . Good fishing... welcome
Posted By: Curt0407

Re: Trinity River Fort Worth - 11/07/19 02:06 PM

There are some really nice carp and buffalo in the river.
Posted By: jaymzinsa

Re: Trinity River Fort Worth - 11/07/19 04:28 PM

That longnose is a tank, nice fish.
Posted By: 817.TX

Re: Trinity River Fort Worth - 11/08/19 11:49 AM

Originally Posted by JIM SR.
There's a place where I used to catch lots of fish years ago when I was stationed at old Carswell AFB, ... the Trinity comes out of Lake Worth and winds its way around the base and under River Oaks Blvd. Easy access . Good fishing... welcome

Been out there once or twice. Any other secret fishing spots? cool

Originally Posted by Curt0407
There are some really nice carp and buffalo in the river.

cool

Originally Posted by jaymzinsa
That longnose is a tank, nice fish.

Thanks cool

A bad day fishing beats a good day at work any day!! Tight lines all!! fish
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Posted By: 817.TX

Re: Trinity River Fort Worth - 11/13/19 02:10 PM

A couple of more Trinity River pics!! Tight Lines!! cool

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Posted By: "Old School"

Re: Trinity River Fort Worth - 11/13/19 02:43 PM

Try it for bass. It might surprise you!
Posted By: fshng84

Re: Trinity River Fort Worth - 11/14/19 01:40 AM

Don't forget the trout especially the ones stocked for TRWD Flyfest...!

Posted By: 817.TX

Re: Trinity River Fort Worth - 11/18/19 09:18 PM

Originally Posted by "Old School"
Try it for bass. It might surprise you!

Been thinking about it!! Ive seen several people pull some monsters out!! cool

Originally Posted by "fshng84"
Don't forget the trout especially the ones stocked for TRWD Flyfest...!

MIght have to give it a try!! cool


New personal best on the Trinty River 15.5 LB!! cheers

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Posted By: Artfuldodger024

Re: Trinity River Fort Worth - 11/26/19 04:41 PM

I would second that. My second best bass/PB for public water came out of the trinity.
Originally Posted by "Old School"
Try it for bass. It might surprise you!
Posted By: dmunsie

Re: Trinity River Fort Worth - 12/01/19 06:20 PM

Love the Trinity for numbers. It's like a box of chocolate. wink As I've said many times over the years... when I researched the Fort Worth Trinity a long time...ago.. I had the honor of talking to several old timers who told me stories and showed me photos of large....blue catfish, alligator gar caught right where panther island/old radio shack building is/was. Just amazing.
Posted By: JIM SR.

Re: Trinity River Fort Worth - 12/01/19 07:22 PM

Behind the Lake Worth dam, below Samson Marion Park there is a big hole of water where the river starts that years ago we used to catch
mega giant gars and carp. We could access that area by going on the road that passes Burgers Lake and swing past the dam.
Don't know if that's still available now,..?? I think you can still work your way down to that area from the Park.
I lost a chaise lounge type folding lawn chair there once,...went to pee in the bushes, and came back in time to see the
chair going under water. I had stuck my rod down in the chair, and something pretty big took the whole thing right out in the water... fish
Posted By: TXMulti-Species

Re: Trinity River Fort Worth - 12/02/19 05:36 PM

Originally Posted by JIM SR.
Behind the Lake Worth dam, below Samson Marion Park there is a big hole of water where the river starts that years ago we used to catch
mega giant gars and carp. We could access that area by going on the road that passes Burgers Lake and swing past the dam.
Don't know if that's still available now,..?? I think you can still work your way down to that area from the Park.
I lost a chaise lounge type folding lawn chair there once,...went to pee in the bushes, and came back in time to see the
chair going under water. I had stuck my rod down in the chair, and something pretty big took the whole thing right out in the water... fish

shocked
Gonna be trying that pretty soon for Carp and Buffalo! It's a long steep hike down there but it sure looks fishy fish
Posted By: JIM SR.

Re: Trinity River Fort Worth - 12/02/19 11:08 PM

Not a good place to park and leave a vehicle at LookOut Point,,,,I fished there 40 years ago, and came in from the base
side.... biker ole slinger
Posted By: bush hog

Re: Trinity River Fort Worth - 12/03/19 03:00 AM

Crappie in there too!
Posted By: ggoytia

Re: Trinity River Fort Worth - 01/23/20 02:50 AM

Try the last drop off on Beach Blvd, it's been a while.
You can park next to the rowing club area.
Posted By: 817.TX

Re: Trinity River Fort Worth - 02/07/20 08:54 PM

Looking forward to the nicer weather this weekend!! Hopefully we can get on some flatheads!! Tight lines all!! cool
Posted By: jsinn01

Re: Trinity River Fort Worth - 02/08/20 10:05 PM

Really cool pics! Thanks for sharing.
Posted By: Dfitz

Re: Trinity River Fort Worth - 02/09/20 12:39 AM

rockon
Posted By: 817.TX

Re: Trinity River Fort Worth - 03/07/20 01:50 PM

Hitting the banks this weekend!! Ill post pics if I hook into something!! Tightlines!! bannana2
Posted By: Fishing natural

Re: Trinity River Fort Worth - 03/07/20 05:43 PM

How do yall feel about eating those fish though lol only reason I wont fish the trinity I like to eat my catch, especially with the gar I feel bad cause of how you gotta make them swallow it to get hooked
Posted By: Finesse Master/ Dropshot king

Re: Trinity River Fort Worth - 03/12/20 03:44 AM

Im pretty sure you aren't supposed to eat any fish out of that place...
Posted By: 817.TX

Re: Trinity River Fort Worth - 04/23/20 02:22 PM

I don't eat ANYTHING out of the Trinity!! barf cool
Posted By: 817.TX

Re: Trinity River Fort Worth - 04/23/20 04:06 PM

But I do drink beer while im there!! fish cool

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Posted By: T- Gil

Re: Trinity River Fort Worth - 04/28/20 04:20 PM

Originally Posted by Fishing natural
How do yall feel about eating those fish though lol only reason I wont fish the trinity I like to eat my catch, especially with the gar I feel bad cause of how you gotta make them swallow it to get hooked

I grew up fishing the stretch from SW Blvd to Hulen. It isn't much further around to Trinity Park. Back then, 40ish years ago, we were hearing the same thing. Bob Hood was the Outdoors writer for the Startlegram, so I wrote in and asked the question for his column. As a kid, it was pretty cool to see him respond in print. He had asked "those in the know" and said it was safe to eat fish between downtown and BB Lake. I realize a lot changes in 40 years, but if I was eating what I caught, I'd probably still eat fish out of there. With the third eye that popped up on my forehead, I should be able to tell if something didn't look right with the meat before I cooked it!
Posted By: 817.TX

Re: Trinity River Fort Worth - 05/22/20 08:14 PM

Nice 8 lb flathead fish
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This one trying get away!! cool

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Lets see if we cant hook into a big one this weekend!! fish cool
Posted By: psalty

Re: Trinity River Fort Worth - 05/23/20 02:12 AM

Get a couple more and w/ some hushpuppies make a blockparty fish fry (social distancing of course) but within arms reach of the vittles. Have a grand Memorial Day and thank a vet if you get a chance.
Oh yeah, congrats on the cats !! thumb flag
Posted By: MAC67STANG

Re: Trinity River Fort Worth - 05/23/20 02:42 PM

Thanks for sharing and welcome
Posted By: flee fly

Re: Trinity River Fort Worth - 05/24/20 05:36 PM

Great job! Grew up in ft worth and learned how to fish on the trinity back in the 60s. The hole behind the lake worth spillway we called it the gar hole. When ever the lake would spill over there would be long deep puddles of water full of fish, it was like every cast you would catch a fish. The fish hatchery used to be beside the hole and behind the hospital.... great times, thanks for sharing
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