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Old 11-20-2017, 10:16 PM   #1
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Hi guys. I'm new to the Cedar Creek lake area and Texas, recently transplanted from Ohio. Looking for some place near to stump/target shoot and maybe hunt some hogs. Any clubs or trad shooters in this area?
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Old 11-20-2017, 10:49 PM   #2
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I'm in galveston I don't know exactly where you are.

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Old 11-20-2017, 10:51 PM   #3
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Looked it up your about 200 miles away

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Old 11-20-2017, 11:36 PM   #4
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If youre interested in public land hunting, Lake Tawakani isn't too far from you. Public land permit will get you access. I hear the deer hunting is tough, but there should be some hogs there. No target shooting allowed, and that means bows too unfortunately. You cannot release an arrow unless it is at a target animal per g.w. at caddo grasslands that politely corrected me. (I assume since tpwd has control there the interpretation of the rules is the same). Also nearby are big lake bottom wma, Gus Engling, and Richland creek. You can look up details on each and what game is allowed by seatching "texas annual public hunt permit". Dont know anything about trad clubs in the area, but I'm sure you can find one.
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Old 11-21-2017, 06:52 AM   #5
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Thanks for the response. Should have pin pointed my location better. Approx. 90 miles southeast of Dallas and 50 miles west of Tyler.
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Old 11-21-2017, 08:05 AM   #6
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There is a good bowshop in Canton that does weekly 3D shoots starting in January I believe. Look up On Target Archery, good folks and they also have a techno hunt screen that is lots of fun.
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Old 11-21-2017, 09:20 AM   #7
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Look up Old Sabine Bottom WMA.
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Old 11-21-2017, 02:35 PM   #8
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I appreciate the leads, thanks guys.
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Old 12-10-2017, 01:08 PM   #9
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Look at the TBOT SITE. your about an hour east of me..welcome to TEXAS
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Old 12-19-2017, 03:09 PM   #10
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Welcome to Texas Richard. Keep your nose to the ground and you will soon pick up on some local trad clubs and shoots. I don't mind driving a bit so I try to attend some 3D shoots after hunting season is over. I live north of Dallas and drive over west of Ft. Worth for some of their shoots. Cowtown bowmen is their club. They have a couple of trad shoots a year and always have a trad division at their compound shoots. Really a good group of guys over there.
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Old 12-19-2017, 03:20 PM   #11
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On Target Archery in Canton. Indoor shooting to 30 , indoor 3d shooting gizmo. They will start having outdoor shoots sometime here in the Spring on weekends. Great selection of everything and service to match.
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Old 12-19-2017, 08:43 PM   #12
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Are you near 7 points?
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Old 12-21-2017, 07:00 AM   #13
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Are you near 7 points?
Yes, I live at Pinnacle Club, outside of Payne Springs.
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Old 12-21-2017, 07:38 AM   #14
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Put the bow down and pick up a crappie rod!!!


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Old 12-21-2017, 09:40 AM   #15
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I hear you! Been out in my bass buggy a few times with spotty luck. Still trying to learn the lake.
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Old 12-21-2017, 10:21 AM   #16
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I hear you! Been out in my bass buggy a few times with spotty luck. Still trying to learn the lake.
One of the best crappie lakes in Texas as far as catching numbers goes. A dock shooters paradise as well as any other way you like to catch crappie!
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Old 12-21-2017, 03:33 PM   #17
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Thanks for the info. Never fished docks for crappie up north...though I have caught a few from my present dock...always fished structure and cover. From what I've seen on this lake, drop offs and humps probably will hold fish this time of year.
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Old 12-21-2017, 07:08 PM   #18
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Thanks for the info. Never fished docks for crappie up north...though I have caught a few from my present dock...always fished structure and cover. From what I've seen on this lake, drop offs and humps probably will hold fish this time of year.

There's only about 7000 of em on the lake and maybe 100 are worth fishing!!!

Man I love shooting docks though. It's like a drug!!!


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Old 12-21-2017, 08:35 PM   #19
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There's only about 7000 of em on the lake and maybe 100 are worth fishing!!!

Man I love shooting docks though. It's like a drug!!!


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Are the crappie staging near docks this time of year? I would guess they would be in deep water now...
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Old 12-21-2017, 09:35 PM   #20
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I run cattle in Trinidad and Kemp. Have a family home on the lake in Eustace. Know the area well.
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Old 12-21-2017, 11:01 PM   #21
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Been through Eustace, it's close to Pennacle Club. Anyplace around this area to stump shoot with my longbow? Would also like to pick your brain concerning the lake.
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Old 12-22-2017, 06:19 AM   #22
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I don’t mind telling you a few things about the crappie fishing on CC. I normally fish it a few times a year. Not sure how your boat is set up as far as electronics but it doesn’t take much to find fish on that lake. The next few months are sketchy but going and catching fish is still doable. Another thing you can do is hire one of the many guides on that lake and learn a few things and build on it from there. Either way shoot me a PM if you have any question and I’ll try to help you out.

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Old 12-22-2017, 09:15 AM   #23
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I fish there a couple times a year. Usually late spring to early fall. This time of year I would look around the bridges and deeper main lake areas for brush assuming you have SI. There's brush all over that lake. You won't have to go far to find some.


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Old 12-22-2017, 10:33 AM   #24
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Thanks guys! I appreciate the info.
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Old 12-22-2017, 03:07 PM   #25
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What brought you down to the area? retire? Pinnacle club is nice. You might try Purtis Creek State Park for stump'n. Lake is nice but has its problems with petty theft and meth. Parts of Seven Points and Payne Springs can be a little dicey. Gun Barrel is where everything is located. El Manantial is very good Tex Mex its in Seven Points. Cedar Creel Brewery is across the street, fun times and good beer. Lots of Dallas people have second homes so its pretty dead in the winter but gets very busy on the weekends from Memorial day to Labor day but during the week its pretty quiet. Mabank and Malakoff have the best schools followed by Eustace with Kemp bringing up the rear.

Good sand bass and hybrid fishing up by the dam, just watch for the birds--lol--Sassy Shad will bring them in. A lot of people crappie fish off the bridges plus as others said around the docks. The water gets better the more south you go, so where you are at is pretty good.
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Old 12-22-2017, 05:42 PM   #26
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Been retired for some time. Married a Texas girl last year and moved to Dallas. She retired and we moved to the lake...mostly to get out of the heavy daily traffic and crowds but still be somewhat close...80 miles...to her family. I've seen some of the dicey folks you mentioned. Reminds me of old times. I'm retired law enforcement, spent most of my career doing drug investigations.
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Old 12-22-2017, 06:11 PM   #27
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We have a place on the lake, fishing is all about the cast net. If you can catch shad you can catch fish. Fresher the better. This time of year is for trophy blues. Drifting 30-35 foot with a big piece cut bait. A 40 pound blue is common once you learn the technique.
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Old 12-22-2017, 06:24 PM   #28
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Been retired for some time. Married a Texas girl last year and moved to Dallas. She retired and we moved to the lake...mostly to get out of the heavy daily traffic and crowds but still be somewhat close...80 miles...to her family. I've seen some of the dicey folks you mentioned. Reminds me of old times. I'm retired law enforcement, spent most of my career doing drug investigations.
Great to have good people move in. Its a beautiful area to retire to especially if you can live on or have lake access. My Wife's family have lived on the lake for 30 plus years.
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Old 12-22-2017, 06:48 PM   #29
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Great to have good people move in. Its a beautiful area to retire to especially if you can live on or have lake access. My Wife's family have lived on the lake for 30 plus years.
Maybe we can get together sometimes and get out on the lake. My bass buggy still needs a few things to make it a good fishing boat but will be there soon.
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Maybe we can get together sometimes and get out on the lake. My bass buggy still needs a few things to make it a good fishing boat but will be there soon.
yea sounds good. We hunt on our land down in Trinidad in the river bottoms. Been real slow this year. What made you pick Pinnacle Club? You guys have some big deer up in Ohio.
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Old 12-23-2017, 12:27 PM   #31
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Last month my Ohio hunting partner killed a 12 point he estimated at 300#. This was on a farm that he and I hunted since 1968. The farm raises corn and soy beans so the deer eat well.
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