Yak Dog wrote:Don’t forget about lake Houston , lake Conroe and lake Livingston. All hold crappie and catfish a depth finder with side scan would help finding brush piles and structures. There is also the Sabine River and trinity , I have fished and camped the spot mentioned above on the Colorado river between lane city and bay city . We did a three day trip out of it and caught plenty of catfish . It’s a nice trek wouldn’t mind doing that one again .
karstopo wrote:I’ve wondered about the San Bernard River and what might be accessible freshwater fish wise at the launch up off hwy 35 west of West Columbia.Good suggestions to look into. The San Bernard especially. I seem to recall that there may be some launch points there at a park. The San Bernard and Buffalo Camp Bayou are looking promising.
I’ve fished Austin Bayou above 2004 and that’s gar and an occasional redfish territory, but maybe I could envision crappie in the right season. Never fished up above 2004 on Bastrop bayou, looks interesting in the area of the Dow woods over by the 2004 Bucees.
I’ve fished the Brazos above 2004 and that’s either catfish/gar or saltwater species depending on river flows. Haven’t tried for Crappie though.
The lake, locally known as Brazoria lake, where Cornerstone church is, the old Riverside CC, was the best local Crappie lake by a longshot. As kids, we’d fish at night off the golf course bridges and it was nothing to get 75 crappie or more, this 40 plus years ago.
Most if not all of the many natural oxbow lakes parallel to oyster creek and the Brazos are private water, this is not necessarily a fact, but more of an assumption.
But, this part of the state, naturally since we are next to the Gulf and lack the relief necessary for large impoundments, is a challenge to the freshwater fisherman. We do have an abundance of public saltwater areas to explore, but the brine isn’t everyone’s cup of tea.
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