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Jun 5th, 2007, 09:59 PM
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best lakes near dallas,texas

I recently moved to Dallas, Texas. Before I moved I was somewhat already familiar with the area, not so much as the natives are, but more than youre average foreigner.

But with that being said, Im still looking for a great lake to spend time at.

Im looking for a rather large lake to fish at. I recently explored Joe Pool lake. I went to some area businesses in Cedar Hill, TX asking them for direction to get to Joe Pool Lake,..no one seemed to know how to get to the lake.

Finally, one older woman said the best way to get to Joe Pool lake was to get back onto I-20, and take the Great Southwestern Parkway exit. So I did that, and I headed southbound for about 5 miles or so,.and I drove clear across the lake!! I didnt get it,.there was no place to pull over, no where to park and get the fishing poles out.

I saw a small marina on the side, I think it said something like "Oasis Marina", or something, and they featured boat rentals.

I knew right away that this was a "city lake". I am looking for more of a laid back type of lake. Not a lake where Im prone to see lots of people on jetskis, rollerblades, joggers, etc.

I want a real lake, a good lake to go fishing at. The only lake that even comes to mind, is Lake Texoma-the best and largest lake in the Southwestern United States, and home to some of the best striper and white bass catches ever known.

Yes, Texoma is truly a superb lake! But Im not inclinded to making one hour trips to the lake that frequently.

I havent yet checked out Lewisville Lake, Hubbard, or Roberts, but they seem to strike interest in me.

Im open for suggestions

again, Im looking for nice big lake, close to Dallas that is excellent for fishing and camping out at.
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Jun 6th, 2007, 05:40 AM
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Native Angelino here but a frequent visitor to the Dallas area.I am most familiar with the norther burbs,Carrollton,Lewisville, etc.I have been to Lake Lewisville several times. It seems to me to be party central.But its huge and I have not explored all of it.I think one of my buds there told me it is the deadliest and most dangerous lake in Texas.Good luck in your search.
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Jun 6th, 2007, 06:20 AM
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My know-it-all brother-in-law, who lives in Dallas, once told me that there are no "natural" lakes in Texas.

Believing he must be wrong, I did some research. It turns out he was right. There was one natural lake in Texas a hundred years ago, but it is no longer so.
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Jun 6th, 2007, 07:24 AM
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Lake Fork?

I have been thinking about this for a bit and can't remember the fishing lake outside of Dallas, but try that name.
I'll keep thinking about it. I remember years ago my sister got my dad a gift certificate for a fishing guide somewhere outside of Dallas and I think that is it.
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Jun 6th, 2007, 07:34 AM
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Living in Texas, you'll get used to hour drives and soon enough will think nothing of it. Texoma really is the best in that area.
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Jun 6th, 2007, 08:37 AM
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Oh, I missed that one hour qualification. One hour gets you just around Dallas. seriously, I googled Lake Fork. It's supposed to have great bass fishing. You just might have to drive a little farther to get what you want. As OO says, you'll get used to it.
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Jun 6th, 2007, 08:59 AM
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What about Possum Kingdom? Bit more of a drive.

The one natural lake is Caddo Lake in East Texas.
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Jun 6th, 2007, 10:52 AM
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well, i dont care much if the lake in question is natural or not. makes no difference to me if God or 1,000 men removed the dirt and put the water in there.

The main thing I distinguish is urban lakes and rural lakes.

urban lakes have joggers, rollerbladers, jetskis, etc.

whereas, a rural lake is chock full of trees, piers to fish off of, and some boats on it.

I never heard of Lake Fork, Possum Kingdom I have heard of. It looks like all in all, Texoma is my best bet.

No one said anything in regards to Hubbard or Roberts..they must not be good lakes, Im assuming.
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