By Russell Husted Education Director

The next in our series of 101 education outings will focus on bass fishing on our local water, the Trinity River, on April 8. The Trinity is an ideal location for bass for many reasons, and quite a few of us call this water home. This Bass 101 will teach you how to best fish it.

 We will meet at 7 a.m. at the Panther Island Pavilion, 395 Purcey St. in Fort Worth. It’s an ideal location to fish both arms of the Trinity — the Clear Fork and the West Fork. The Clear Fork comes out of Lake Benbrook, and the West Fork comes out of Lake Worth. Both lakes have been stocked with many varieties of bass, and these bass have made their way into the river from high water releases, including this monster caught by member Adam Tate a few years ago, right in downtown Fort Worth!

We will have a quick learning session, then proceed to fishing. Shuttles for kayaks will be available for club members. Bank fishing is also available. Lunch will be served from noon to 2 p.m. Good numbers of bass make The Trinity their home, and April is one of the best months to fish for bass in the Trinity. The bass really start looking to the top of the water column, right along the banks, keying in on mice and other creatures that may fall into the river. The Trinity is also a great place to kayak because of its high banks, which can shield stiff wind you might otherwise encounter. There are also several good kayak launch areas and, if planned correctly, take-out spots as well, so doing floats on the river is a great way to go. We hope you make plans to attend the Bass 101, because this is a great way to learn and meet more members in our great club! See you then.
FWFF member Adam Tate with a big hybrid striped bass from the Trinity River.
Panther Island Pavilion, 395 Purcey St, Fort Worth

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