Guide to stocked shing ponds and lakes around Plano
FISHING GUIDE PLANO
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COMPILED BY ERICK PIRAYESH Every year the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department stocks an estimated 40 million sh in public lakes, ponds and bays throughout the state, according to the department’s website. Six public bodies of water are open for shing in Plano.
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5 SHAWNEE COMMUNITY PARK 3380 Sherwood Drive, Plano Hours: 5 a.m.-11 p.m. daily 1 1 Amenities: playground, pavilion, picnic tables, disc golf course, grills, open sports practice elds, restrooms, trails 6 STONEY HOLLOW PARK 4030 Coldwater Creek Lane, Plano Hours: 5 a.m.-11 p.m. daily 1 Amenities: playground, open sports practice elds, trails
1 BIG LAKE PARK 3800 Rainier Road, Plano Hours: 5 a.m.-11 p.m. daily 1 1 1 Amenities: playground, picnic tables, grills, trails 2 BOB WOODRUFF PARK 2601 San Gabriel Drive, Plano Hours: 5 a.m.-11 p.m. daily 1 1 1 Amenities: playground, pavilion, restrooms, sand volleyball court, trails
3 OAK POINT PARK & NATURE PRESERVE 5901 Los Rios Blvd., Plano Hours: 5 a.m.-11 p.m. daily 1 Amenities: playground, pavilion, restrooms, trails 4 RUSSELL CREEK PARK 3500 McDermott Road, Plano Hours: 5 a.m.-11 p.m. daily 1 1 Amenities: playground, pavilion, restrooms, trails
Russell Creek Park
COURTESY CITY OF PLANO
DO I NEEDA FISHING LICENSE?
Texas requires individuals age 17 and older who are shing in public waters in the state to have a shing license. Exemptions include: • Anyone under age 17 • Anyone born before Jan. 1, 1931 • Anyone shing in privately owned bodies of water • Anyone shing within the boundaries of a state park More information can be found at https://tpwd.texas.gov/shboat/ sh/.
TYPES OF TACKLE
Spinners have one or more blades that spin around a safety pin- type shaft.
Poppers are used at the surface of the
Jigs can be used to catch nearly every kind of freshwater sh.
water and make noise to attract sh.
Spoons are metal lures that mimic the action of swimming minnows.
Plastic baits come in many sizes and colors, and can have built-in scents to attract sh.
Bobbers are attached a certain length from tackle used to keep bait at the desired depth.
SOURCES: CITY OF PLANO, TEXAS PARKS & WILDLIFE DEPARTMENTCOMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER
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PLANO NORTH EDITION • MAY 2022
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