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Old 03-18-2010, 03:31 PM   #1
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Are there any catfish ponds near Houston that are still open? the ones i used to go to as a kid are now closed. I'd like to take my son to one soon.

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Old 03-18-2010, 03:37 PM   #2
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Might want to see if this place is still open....not too far north of Houston

Catfish Pond the
(936) 344-2027
17091 N Highway 75
Willis, TX 77378
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Old 03-18-2010, 03:42 PM   #3
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In a few weeks the Texas Parks and Wildlife will start stocking Mary Jo Peckham every other week with catchable catfish, 12- 14 inches.
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Old 03-18-2010, 03:47 PM   #4
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Wheres that?
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Old 03-18-2010, 03:49 PM   #5
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Wheres that?
http://www.co.harris.tx.us/Pct3/park...jopeckham.aspx
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Old 03-18-2010, 03:54 PM   #6
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These city parks that get stocked are THE way to do it with kids, especially. There's a park pond in Southlake that gets stocked regularly with channel cats. I can sit there and catch keeper sized ones all day. Tons of fun.
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Old 03-18-2010, 03:56 PM   #7
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what are the rules at the city parks, are you supposed to release everything you catch?
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Old 03-18-2010, 03:59 PM   #8
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Oh ok, i work out in Katy, Maybe i take a long lunch and go try to catch me some fish.
When are they going to start stocking them?
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Old 03-18-2010, 04:00 PM   #9
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here's some info on the program that i just found.

http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/fishboat..._catfish.phtml
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Old 03-18-2010, 06:28 PM   #10
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here's some info on the program that i just found.

http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/fishboat..._catfish.phtml
Beat me to it.

Check out the list of sites on the link. I think we have 14 lakes across the state in this program now. There may be one close to you Oh, you can keep the fish. Up to five a day per person. These lakes are stocked almost year round. Catfish through most of the year and trout in winter.

Hi Reese, haven't seen you around here in a while.
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Old 03-18-2010, 07:18 PM   #11
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There is a place in Tomball. You can catch and release or you you can pay by the pound cleaned or not cleaned. I have taken my son there a couple of times before we got our little boat. Nothing fancy but...

http://www.tomballfishinghole.com/
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Old 03-18-2010, 07:43 PM   #12
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to bad ya aint up here, you could fish in mine.
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Old 03-18-2010, 07:47 PM   #13
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If you're just trying to get him fishing, just take him down to your local bayou with a loaf of bread and some light tackle. The brim in our local bayou's (at least the Houston area) are as thick as fleas. Just throw a piece of bread in and let it soak for a couple minutes, then cast a small hook with some split shot and a lump of white bread. My son caught his first fish when he was three that way.
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Old 03-18-2010, 11:49 PM   #14
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There is a place in Tomball. You can catch and release or you you can pay by the pound cleaned or not cleaned. I have taken my son there a couple of times before we got our little boat. Nothing fancy but...

http://www.tomballfishinghole.com/
i plan on checking this out. thanks alot, man.
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Old 03-19-2010, 02:10 PM   #15
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i gotta be one of the lucky ones,,, ran into a guy a couple of years ago who gave me an open invite to fish his catfish pond anytime and keep a good mess anytime i go... other day an old friend calls me out of the blue and tells me he needs help catching about 1500 4-8 pounders out of one of his ponds,,, im loving it right now!!!
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Old 03-19-2010, 02:20 PM   #16
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Does he need any additional help ?
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Old 03-19-2010, 02:24 PM   #17
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i plan on checking this out. thanks alot, man.
Not a problem brother. Post back up and tell me how you did.
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Old 03-19-2010, 03:56 PM   #18
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Does he need any additional help ?
actually he told me i could bring friends, and kids... going to make a trip with my son in law with his 2 little brothers, take a couple of kids from the church that dont have dads in the house,, maybe a couple of regular customers from the shop... just cant do all of them at once

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Old 03-19-2010, 04:46 PM   #19
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will do
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