A fishing trip ended in tragedy when the bodies of two Fort Worth teens were recovered over the weekened in the Brazos River near the Possum Kingdom Lake Dam. Fishing, camping, and picnicking are legal here, including on the sandbars. Possum Kingdom Lake runs along the Brazos River. Leader: I just tie on about 9 feet of 20 pound test, and tie the fly directly to that. The river is dammed thrice to form Lake Granbury, Lake Whitney, and Possum Kingdom Lake. … Posts: 37. Depth of the lake varies with the original terrain of the area and is … The friend is a very experienced fly fisherman. I got there about 7:30 in the morning, and even on a holiday parked without any problem. So much so that the dam was completely opened to let out the overflow water from the lake above. A detailed fishing report for the Possum Kingdom Lake will make the difference between a good fishing here and a bad one. This fish will not survive in Texas waters after the winter, so anglers are encouraged to keep their daily bag limit of five trout. First, it is a much more scenic location than most (if not all) of the other locations that are stocked in north Texas. The area directly under the bridge is a great spot also, and is the only place you'll get any bites once it gets hot.To get under the bridge though, you do have to wade some shallow water. We heard reports that the river was completely flooded and when we got to the river, we could see the remnant … So,if you love fly fishing too, and love to talk about fly fishing! Along with the dozens of managed park ponds in cities and counties, the trout will be in the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center casting pond and several rivers including the Frio, South Llano and Guadalupe and Clear Fork of the Trinity River. Brazos river below possum kingdom #2090545. This photo was taken from the ramp. For a few weeks prior, the area and headwaters upstream received bountiful rain. Possum Kingdom has clear blue waters that are perfect for fishing or recreational boating. The location offers excellent fly-fishing opportunities. Although named a ‘mountain range,’ the Palo Pinto Mountains are more like a section of very large cliffs and hills. From DFW take I-20 West toward Weatherford. These parks offer a variety of amenities, including boat ramps, public restrooms with showers, fire rings, cooking grills, and play areas for children ages 2 to 12. Continue reading to learn more valuable information. I decided that catching some big bass sounded like a good trip so I went out to the Brazos River below Possum Kingdom Lake - a hotspot for big bass. Besides fishing and camping, the site is a historical location featuring an 1867 U.S. military fort. Anglers planning to fish the Brazos River would do well to focus their efforts on the section from... State Park Campgrounds. Fishers have access to the Clear Fork of the Brazos River but are required to have a state fishing license. For largemouth and smallmouth bass, minimum length limit = 14 inches. General Fly Fishing Discussion. I write this because I love fly fishing. Be on the lookout for snakes when fishing in the Spring and Summer! Predominant Fish Species. Parks are operating at a limited capacity due to COVID-19, so visitors are encouraged to reserve a day pass in advance. However, it is easy wading if you choose to. Outdoorsman. M. Mike_A OP. (Using a friends bachelor weekend as my excuse) I've read a lot of good things about the brazos river below PK and this will be my first … Check the 2020-2021 trout stocking schedule to confirm stocking dates and check current fishing regulations. Places I've fished,gear I've used, guides I've fished with, and hopefully some good stories and pictures you'll enjoy along the way. Texas Parks and Wildlife stocked Rainbows in the area 3 times since Nov last year. Messages 68 Reaction score 25 Location Texas. Of course, you can always … Submerged vegetation is found throughout the lake in late summer and fall. Fishing the Brazos River in North Texas in Feb. Thread starter Txbart; Start date Feb 3, 2020; Txbart Well-known member. ... Brazos River Below Possum Kingdom #1677494. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department are in the middle of their annual release of rainbow trout into the Brazos River downstream from Possum Kingdom Lake’s Morris Sheppard Dam. You don't need to get into the water if you don't want to. B. Brimbum. Several scout camps are located along the Brazos River and they support a … Striper fishing below the dam will improve after the trout are stocked. Just two hours from the DFW area sits a great fishery for fly anglers that is often overlooked. Does anyone know this water well? In Wichita Falls, the South Weeks Pond off Southwest Parkway is part of the Neighborhood Fishin’ program. In July 2010, primitive camping was $10 per night, campsite camping was $12, sheltered camping was $27, RV camping was $22 for full hookup and $15 for water and electric only. Joined: Jul 2004. The department will stock a total of 332,188 trout throughout the state from Nov. 25-March 5. B. This beautiful lake is famous for the huge cliffs that line the walls of the south end of the lake. By Texas Aggie '14 - Mon Oct 20, 2014 11:24 pm - Mon Oct 20, 2014 11:24 pm #2090545. However, there are a few spots on the Brazos River that will definitely fit into my forte of rivers. There are dams below Possum Kingdom Lake, Lake Granbury and Lake Whitney, none of which is navigable, making continual downriver trips difficult due to the long shuttles required. Possum Kingdom Lake Fishing Report from TPWD (Nov. 25) FAIR. USGS 08088500 Possum Kingdom Lk nr Graford, TX. Follow Hwy 16 until you see the dam and bridge (pictured above). Take the exit for Hwy 180 West that goes through Weatherford and Mineral Wells. Texas Parks and Wildlife stocked Rainbows in the area 3 … So planning food and packing gear for next weekend. I went out to the Brazos River 2 weekends in a row just below the PK dam. Catfish Caught on Brazos River below Possum Kingdom Dam. Available data for this site Click to hide station-specific text Funding for this site is provided by the cooperators / programs below: ... Funding for this site is provided by the cooperators / programs below: Brazos River Authority. According to the Texas Game Wardens official, the victims were fishing on the Brazos River below the Possum Kingdom Lake dam when the incident occurred. Caught several panfish and smaller bass. The water on this section of the Brazos is something especially interesting. By c-dawg - Wed Aug 31, 2011 2:46 am - Wed Aug 31, 2011 2:46 am #1677494. A fishing license to fish any of the lakes and streams along the river is $30 for residents in 2010 and $58 for non-residents. Plano, Texas . A complimentary map of Possum Kingdom is available at the project supervisor's office (940) 779-2321 or from the BRA public information office at information@brazos.org. The Brazos River is often recognized as a muddy and flooded river that runs through Texas. My family spent the Labor Day weekend at my in-laws condo on Possum Kingdom Lake with some good friends of ours. It made for a good Labor Day morning. Rank: TKF 4000 Club; Posts: 4116; Joined: Tue May 10, 2005 8:05 pm; Status: Off-line ; Location: League City; Re: Brazos River Below Possum Kingdom #1677265. Leased areas are shown below, along with other access points on this river. Below Possum Kingdom Lake you will find the Brazos River flowing through the Palo Pinto Mountains. Camping in this section might require you to pull your rig up the bank or tie it off to a tree. After two fun filled days Saturday and Sunday of tubing,swimming, and taking the kids bait fishing off the dock. General Discussion. Largemouth bass; White Crappie; Striped & white bass; Channel & blue catfish Also, each year from December thru early March, Texas Parks and Wildlife stocks the river with Rainbow Trout from the fish hatchery located just down the road from the dam. Though the state agency stocks numerous water bodies each winter, the Brazos release of … I'm definitely looking forward to this winter's Rainbow stocking. WM. . Brazos on the Fly is a North Texas fly fishing guide service. Prepared by Tom Lang and Robert Mauk Inland Fisheries Division - Wichita Falls … Hiking and biking on the many trails that criss-cross the hills … The Brazos River is often recognized as a muddy and flooded river that runs through Texas. Sandbar Camping is also permitted since the entire streambed of the river is considered to be state-owned public property. This part of the river is beautiful and we caught a lot of fish too. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has signed lease agreements with property owners to improve fishing access to rivers and streams. You will find a … Both were from Fort Worth. Excerpts may be used as long as credit and a link back to the original material at http://castyourcaresaway.blogspot.com/ is used. The flow finally dropped to 330 cfs and it's fishable once again. USGS 08088500 Possum Kingdom Lk nr Graford, TX. The Brazos watershed extends over … Your California Privacy Rights/Privacy Policy. Possum Kingdom Dam, a reservoir of Brazos River, is located in Palo Pinto County, Texas. full is now based on this elevation. I have seen water moccasins in the past, and saw two swimming the shallows in the morning yesterday. A group of us are taking a canoe trip down the Brazos in middle April.Just wondering if anyone has any suggestions on catching a few bass or catfish while we float the river. Lake Granbury’s fish kill was spotted mostly in areas south of the Hwy. Available data for this site Click to hide station-specific text Funding for this site is provided by the cooperators / programs below: ... Funding for this site is provided by the cooperators / programs below: Brazos River … Wolfman57. Feb 3, 2020 #1 My son, a friend of ours and I fished the Brazos River below the Possum Kingdom Lake dam today. Just watch the Texas Parks and Wildlife. Possum Kingdom Lake covers an area of 16,716 acres with 219 miles of shoreline. Good day fishing below Possum Kingdom lake. Officials with the Brazos River Authority said that they are searching for two men who had been fishing at the dam. Plano, Texas. Brazos River Authority Star Route Graford, Texas 76025 (940) 779-2321. Texas Game Wardens are confirming the bodies pulled from the Brazos River below the Possum Kingdom Lake dam are those of two young adults from … The Brazos River south of Possum Kingdom Lake has beautiful bluffs and a more narrow channel. Generally regarded as one of the most scenic stretches of the Brazos River in North Texas, the 20 mile section between Texas Hwy 16 and Hwy 4 in Palo Pinto County, snakes its way from the Possum Kingdom dam down through the rough low mountains into the scenic countryside. The water had been running 1000 cfs due to releases from the dam as a result of the winter storm a week ago. The best paddling can be found immediately below Possum Kingdom Lake and Lake Granbury. By imaoldmanyoungsalt - Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:14 pm - Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:14 pm #2300583. While for... Water Quality (8.5/10). Just tie some deceivers that look like … Register Log In Texas Fishing Forum Forums Kayak Fishing Brazos River below Possum Kingdom: Forums Calendar Active Threads Forum Help: Main Menu Forum; Guidelines/Rules; Photo Contest; ... Brazos River below Possum Kingdom [Re: butch sanders] #1226641 04/02/07 11:17 PM: Joined: Mar 2007. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has signed lease agreements with property owners to improve fishing access to rivers and streams. Jul 8, 2016 - 226 lbs. Brent has been on PK Lake his entire life. Extending out of the southeast corner of the lake is a great place to kayak along the Brazos River. No waders needed unless it's late in the fall.It's too hot! Also, each year from December thru early March, Texas Parks and Wildlife stocks the river with Rainbow Trout from the fish hatchery located just down the road from the dam. This was a few weekends ago and Im sure they are still releasing water but from one week to the next I noticed a drop in the amount of fish caught. This part of the river is beautiful and we caught a lot of fish too. PROVISIONAL DATA SUBJECT TO REVISION. I'll post up a complete report when I get back in. With the rocks creating several riffles and pools. My Wife came down and took some Photos of me. I started out throwing some topwater lures, a sure … Children under 17 can fish for free in Texas, however a fishing license with freshwater fishing endorsement is required for adults. Follow me! The reservoir holds approximately 540,000 acre-feet of water with 230,750 acre-feet available as water supply for the Brazos basin. PROVISIONAL DATA SUBJECT TO REVISION. At this point, large sandbars and islands dot the banks and river providing great locations for setting camp and building a fire. View fullsize. Watershed . There is stocking of rainbow trout below several dams and spillways, which often have very cool water and provide excellent conditions for trout fishing. Possum Kingdom Lake, located about 140 miles west of Dallas, Texas, is an ideal starting point for a kayaking adventure down the Brazos River. Pro Angler. However, there are a few spots on the Brazos River that will definitely fit into my forte of rivers. My name is Will Stewart and I am operating as an independent guide to provide a fly fishing experience to the Brazos river below Possum Kingdom Lake. This is great if you just want to hit the water with you fly rod for trout but only have time for a short day trip. The location offers excellent fly-fishing opportunities. Bass and panfish aren't leader shy! The dead fish will continue to float downstream toward the dams. Cooler weather does not have to mean the end of fishing in Texas. Possum Kingdom Lake and Morris Sheppard Dam are located about eighteen miles southeast of Graham mainly in Palo Pinto County, on the Brazos River. and unpacked...probably Monday-Tuesday. I got out on the water pretty early and anticipated trying to catch some striped bass, but with not much luck I quickly made a change of plans and started to target Largemouth Bass. An angler fishing in a community fishing lake or from a dock, pier or jetty within a Texas State Park is limited to no more than two poles. “TPWD stocks catchable sized fish during winter months to create angling opportunities throughout Texas,” said TPWD’s rainbow trout Program Director, Carl Kittel. The Hwy 16 bridge area of the Brazos River behind the Possum Kingdom dam holds Largemouth … Page Last Modified: 2020-12-12 17:03:26 EST For near real-time instantaneous water level, see table below or the … Fishing RegulationsLargemouth bass are subject to a special 16-inch minimum length. Josh Walker … Texas Parks & Wildlife Department The release from Morris Sheppard Dam was increased to 200 cubic feet per second at 6 p.m. Sunday. Reenactments and … The location offers excellent fly-fishing opportunities. Sandbar Camping is also permitted since the entire streambed of the river is considered to be state-owned public property. Possum Kingdom Lake Public Use Areas The Brazos River Authority has established ten public areas, scattered across much of the shoreline of Possum Kingdom Lake. This year, rainbow trout will be stocked into the Canyon Tailrace on the Guadalupe River below Canyon Lake and the Possum Kingdom Tailrace on the Brazos River below Possum Kingdom Lake. In Wichita Falls, the South Weeks Pond off Southwest Parkway is part of the Neighborhood Fishin’ program. User mini profile. We proudly supply the commercial and residential water needs of Possum Kingdom Lake. It was time for me to hit the river with my Orvis Trident 7wt Monday morning. 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