Does anyone know if there are any fis...

Does anyone know if there are any fish in Lake Bonham?

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Michael Williams

South West City, MO

#1 Feb 26, 2013
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Resident

United States

#2 Feb 26, 2013
Yeah, they have bass tourneys out there every year and plenty of crappie and nice sized catfish have been caught there.

But you aren't likely to catch anything this time of the year.
Bluegill Jones

Texarkana, TX

#3 Feb 26, 2013
Michael Williams wrote:
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There are seven fish,one turtle,three snakes,and two wayward ducks.
AC

Point, TX

#4 Feb 27, 2013
Yes, there are. you just got to know how to catch them! I know a lady that catches big fish all the time!
anon

Peoria, IL

#5 Feb 27, 2013
Lake Bonham was a great fishing lake ten years ago, but all those tournements and overfishing on the catfish and crappie have made it slow these days. I've see guys pull big cats out full of eggs, and not turn them back. SOme over twenty or thirty pounds. Instead they go bragging to their buddies and clean the fish at the ramp throwing the eggs to the birds. The same goes for bass and everything else. Lake Texoma has great striper and catfishing and not just because its huge but the guides and most people there release all catfish over ten pounds and only keep the smaller ones to eat. Plus the state has put a limit on the number of big fish you can take per day. Lake Bonham would greatly benefit from this if practiced on all the types of fish in the lake. In a year or three it would return to being a nice fishery once again.
Michael Williams

South West City, MO

#6 Feb 27, 2013
anon wrote:
Lake Bonham was a great fishing lake ten years ago, but all those tournements and overfishing on the catfish and crappie have made it slow these days. I've see guys pull big cats out full of eggs, and not turn them back. SOme over twenty or thirty pounds. Instead they go bragging to their buddies and clean the fish at the ramp throwing the eggs to the birds. The same goes for bass and everything else. Lake Texoma has great striper and catfishing and not just because its huge but the guides and most people there release all catfish over ten pounds and only keep the smaller ones to eat. Plus the state has put a limit on the number of big fish you can take per day. Lake Bonham would greatly benefit from this if practiced on all the types of fish in the lake. In a year or three it would return to being a nice fishery once again.
Are all these tournaments registered with the city? I know a lot of boats aren't registered with a ramp permit. Who is in charge of enforcing lake rules?
anon

Peoria, IL

#7 Feb 28, 2013
Bonham PD usually only puts their boat in the water for the forth of july. I've never seen anyone enforce the permit. I use the north ramp and have seen plenty of boats with out the stickers. The game wardens i've met on the lake didn't care much about them either. I doubt all of the tourmaments are registering with the city. Wonder what the future of Lake Bonham is considering the new lake going in behind it?
Michael Williams

South West City, MO

#8 Mar 1, 2013
anon wrote:
Bonham PD usually only puts their boat in the water for the forth of july. I've never seen anyone enforce the permit. I use the north ramp and have seen plenty of boats with out the stickers. The game wardens i've met on the lake didn't care much about them either. I doubt all of the tourmaments are registering with the city. Wonder what the future of Lake Bonham is considering the new lake going in behind it?
They have talked about this new lake forever, until it actually happens we need to take care of the one we do have.
Resident

Texarkana, TX

#9 Mar 1, 2013
The Bois D Arc Resevoir is not a city project.
anon

Peoria, IL

#10 Mar 1, 2013
Resident wrote:
The Bois D Arc Resevoir is not a city project.
Nobody implied it was. However based on the plans I've seen Lake Bonham will remain at a constant level since water will flow from Bois D'Arc into Lake Bonham and then out through the pump station. The timeline had the Contruction phase to begin 2016 and the project completed in full operation by 2020.
anon

Peoria, IL

#11 Mar 1, 2013
With the water flowing thru Lake Bonham whatever effects the new lake will in turn be introduced into Lake Bonham.
Tibbs

United States

#12 Jun 30, 2015
Bluegill Jones wrote:
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There are seven fish,one turtle,three snakes,and two wayward ducks.
You are wrong. There are 4 ducks and 17 geese. The rest is correct.
Tibbs

United States

#13 Jun 30, 2015
anon wrote:
With the water flowing thru Lake Bonham whatever effects the new lake will in turn be introduced into Lake Bonham.
I was wondering about that myself. The overflow will prob have to be diverted with the new lake butting up to the dam, right?

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