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Lone Star Adventure: Bank Fishing


It's bank fishing season in North Texas, the time when white bass are spawning in creeks above our local reservoirs. In this week's Lone Star Adventure FOX 4's Richard Ray takes us to Denton Creek just north of Roanoke to catch the big one.

Bank fishing is a great sport for those who don't own a boat. White bass migrate up creeks each spring to spawn, giving anglers the perfect chance to pluck fish from the water while standing on the shoreline.

Peak time in North Texas for the white bass spawning run is usually the 2nd and 3rd week in March.

Anglers generally have to hit a number of spots before they find a good concentration of fish. They say when the fish are spawning you can catch one with almost every cast.

There are quite a few creeks around the metroplex bank fishers can access. Texas Parks and Wildlife biologist Tom Hungerford recommends these hot spots:

Lake Grapevine Feeder
Denton Creek where it crosses under 377 north of Roanoke

Lake Benbrook Feeders
Clear Fork: US 377
Bear Creek: FM-1187 / Mustang Park / Ben Day Murrin Rd. (Westcreek Circle)
Rocky Creek: access in Rocky Creek Park Park

Lake Lewisville Feeders
Elm Fork: US 380/Greenbelt Park
Hickory Creek: Old Alton Rd.
Little Elm Creek: Fish Trap Rd.

White Rock Lake Feeder
White Rock Creek: Near Flag Pole Hill

Lake Ray Hubbard Feeders
Rowlett Creek: Centerville Rd/Northwest Pkwy
East Fork: up to the Lavon Dam north of SH 78

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