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Fishing in DFW

Fishing in DFW is one of the best ways to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the metroplex. Both Dallas and Fort Worth are surrounded by lakes, so no matter what direction you head in, you’ll end up on a great fishing spot within a 30-mile radius. There’s always something to catch here, so you don’t need to wait for a specific season – just ask yourself when you want to have an unforgettable day on the water.
When you think of Texas freshwater fishing, one fish in particular comes to mind – Bass! Lots of it! You can target Largemouth, Smallmouth, Striped, Hybrid, and White Bass. Not every lake in the area holds a trophy-sized specimen, but you can find at least one type of Bass in each spot, anytime you go. Don’t forget that you can also catch tasty Crappie and heavy Catfish.
Most fishing guides offer trips ranging from 4–8 hours. Longer trips allow you to move from one fishing spot to another, try out different techniques, and get a better sense of the local angling tricks. You’ll mostly use light tackle to catch your fish but if you want to jazz things up, try fly fishing or bowfishing at night. 
With so many lakes around DFW, it can be hard to pick your spot. Some of the most popular destinations are Lewisville Lake, Grapevine Lake, Tawakoni Lake, and Lake Whitney. Your fishing equipment is covered by your guide, so you only need to purchase a fishing license for every angler over 17. 
Your perfect getaway is so close – relax and fish in DFW!
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DFW Fishing Seasons

Calm January days are perfect to go after Crappie, which bites pretty aggressively this time of year. 
If you’re going after Catfish in February, you’re bound to have a great trip. You can target them at Lake Ray Roberts or Lewisville Lake. 
Catfishing is still great and Striper joins the hunt! Lake Grapevine has a healthy population of both, so get your next catch there.
Lake Lewisville holds excellent numbers of Hybrid Striped Bass. The action is especially great in April, so don’t miss out.
Crappie are far into their spawning season and you can easily find them in shallow water, especially around the underwater brush.
Hybrid Bass and Striper are forming schools this time of year. As the temperature gets higher, you can expect excellent topwater action. 
Channel Catfish, Striper, and Hybrid Bass are great targets in July, as they move around in schools. You’ll also find Crappie around the brush piles.
Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass are present in high numbers and you can’t go wrong going after them, especially if you’re at Lake Whitney.
Bass fishing is amazing no matter which lake or type of Bass you choose! To make your trip more challenging, try catching one on a fly.
Crappie fishing should not be missed! There’s lots of them, they’re fun to catch, and most importantly, they’re as tasty as can be!
Catfish start to feed very aggressively as the temperature goes down, so this is definitely the time to go after them!
Go after Crappie and have an epic meal afterward or go after big Catfish for some bicep flexing. Either way, you’ll have a great time!

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Reviews of Fishing in DFW

Half day trip with Captain Charles Lee
Mikki W. fished with Gone Fishin’ Guide Service on October 19, 2020
If it's chilly outside - wear layers! & hold your pole in your hand so you can feel the bite vs. having it in a pole stand.
4 hour trip turned into 11 hours with Captain Mark
Danielle B. fished with 289 Striper Guide on October 17, 2020
I recommend booking with Mark and Ingrid with 289 fishing guide
Half day trip with Captain John
Donald W. fished with Texoma Striper Fishing on October 9, 2020
Use Texoma Striper Fishing guide John Brett as your guide
Great day fishing
Jerry B. fished with Texoma Striper Fishing on October 6, 2020
Go fishing in the fall or spring. Texas tends to be too hot to fish in the summer.
Captin Jerry
David D. fished with Crosscreek Guide Service on September 4, 2020
If this was a persons first time fishing would have a good time.
5 hour with captain chris
Terrence G. fished with Lakeside Guide Service on August 5, 2020
Be ready for a good time and great fishing.
will do this again
Adedamola A. fished with Cypert’s Guide Service on July 26, 2020
Parking places should be more defined We got a citation
Half Day Trip with Capt Marty (Donald was the guide)
Anthony S. fished with Captain Marty’s Guide Service on July 19, 2020
Prepare for the heat! Other than that the guides will take care of you!

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