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Bass Fishing in White Rock Lake: Top Place in Texas
Anglers in major metropolitan cities frequently suffer from a lack of fishing opportunities. But the bass fishing in White Rock Lake
located 15 minutes from downtown Dallas provides excellent fishing so close to an urban environment. It's located in White Rock Lake Park, and is the best in the Dallas park system. Over 1,000,000 people visit the park, many of them being fishermen.
White Rock Lake Fishing is relatively easy. The 1,088 acre lake's maximum depth is 20 feet, so splitting the water column is a synch. Boats are allowed, but there is a 9.9 horsepower limit. Electric trolling motors are allowed as well and if you'd prefer to paddle then head to the White Rock Paddle Company and rent a kayak or a canoe. There are eight fishing piers as well. Swimming isn't allowed and neither is wade fishing so bank fishing it is.
Where to go for bass fishing in White Rock Lake is equally easy. There is a good amount of submerged vegetation, and those plants provide aquatic insect life and solid baitfish populations. Common species are water willow and bulrush stands, and they make excellent ambush points for largemouth bass. The lake is fed by White Rock Creek and it's a tributary of the Trinity River, another of the better fishing spots in Dallas. In the late winter and early spring the best places to fish are up river. You'll find it to be an outstanding spot for seasonal white crappie.
Largemouth bass and catfish are two other popular species to catch, so spring, fall and winter are the best times for bass fishing in White Rock Lake. Summer temperatures can be Dallas hot, so if you're going to hit the water do so in the morning or in the evening. Rubber worms, spinner baits, and spinners and spoons work well on the bass. Live bait like shiners and minnows are good as well, and use chicken livers or shad on the catfish.
When White Rock Lake fishing, remember other folks use the lake as well, so be sure to share the resource with runners, sailors, and canoers. If you find yourself in Dallas then get a fishing license
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