Top Ten Hidden Trout Fisheries

Brazos River, Texas

The Brazos River below Possum Kingdom Lake is a lousy trout fishery. But the stripers and carp in this medium-sized tailwater two hours west of Fort Worth grow big and fight hard. On trout stocking days, anglers line up to pitch salmon eggs and corn at the new inhabitants, and when you see them, head for the dam to cast to the splashes of feeding stripers or walk downstream to fish the slow side channels for carp and striper. Many recreationalists canoe the Brazos, fishing for perch and river bass, especially in the spring and summer. White bluffs overlook this pretty tailrace. The Brazos is an ideal winter fishery, the Texas weather rarely turning cold. During weekdays, few fishers venture onto the clear waters. Oh sure, if you want to fish for the eight-inch trout, that's your choice. But the stripers will probably get to them first, and it's those big boys I'll be chasing.



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