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 Post subject: Camping?
PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:48 pm 
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I really enjoy fishing lake Houston, but I am looking for a smaller lake where I can go and camp and take the kids. I grew up camping on the Ouachita river in south Arkansas and those are the memories that stick in my head. Nobody out there, the water to ourselves, camping and having a good time. Really I need a spot where the bream bite really good to get the kids hooked on fishing, with not all the boat traffic of Lake Houston, Conroe or Livingston. And when I mean camping I mean a tent, tying the boat to a tree or bush and having a grand old time without electronics or AC, haha. Any thoughts our suggestions would be really helpful. I am looking within 2 hours of Houston give or take.

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 Post subject: Re: Camping?
PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:35 pm 
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Nowadays you're gonna need to go to a private lake to have those conditions..... there ain't watering hole nowhere that has public access that you'll not be seeing several other folks..... you might be able to find some peace in the winter.......

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 Post subject: Re: Camping?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:58 am 
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If you are willing to adapt a bit, I suggest camping on the beach between Surfside and San Luis Pass. You can pick a pretty isolated stretch of beach, pitch a tent, and catch all the whiting and baby gaftop cats that you would care to mess with fighing the surf. It isn't the fish species and it won't remind you of the Ouachita bottom lands, but it could be fun for a day or two until you get more sand in the land you don't want it to be in.

If you decide to give that a shot, be very cautious of the rattlesnakes in the dunes. There are more in that scrub and sea oats than you can imagine. So, don't let the young ones run off in the dunes without giving them a good warning to be on the lookout.


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 Post subject: Re: Camping?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:33 am 
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Lake rayven at huntsville state park. cost a fee to get in boats can only go idle speed
they have canoes and things for the kids. Been a long time since i have been there
but you can pull some sites up on youtube to check it out.
big bream . http://www.texaskayakfisherman.com/foru ... p?t=225199


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 Post subject: Re: Camping?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:14 am 
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I had thought about huntsville state park too sticko, but I didn't mention it because of the isolation part. You probably won't be isolated and not see many other folks there, but lake raven in the park is a good place too.


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 Post subject: Re: Camping?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:21 am 
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Thanks for the info guys. I will check Raven out and may hit it during the week. I have been in Texas for 18 years now, so I know I won't be able to completely get away, but just something that is not too overrun would be great. Just trying to spend some quality time with the kids.


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 Post subject: Re: Camping?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:36 am 
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Raven will be pretty cramped as Greg mentioned. Not much isolation unfortunately.

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 Post subject: Re: Camping?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:43 pm 
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anything close to houston is going to be cramped in the summer time.


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 Post subject: Re: Camping?
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This is true !! Hard to find a camping spot at all that would be isolated.

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 Post subject: Re: Camping?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:39 pm 
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I have seen some pitch tents out on the islands in the east fork.


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 Post subject: Re: Camping?
PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:36 pm 
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Cabellas Fishermans Handbook, Wade Middleton or the other guy, fished that lake and caught some monster bass... they were shocked! Lake Raven... it was a very pretty place too...


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