Emory, Frannies Lake

Dallas / Fort Worth Area

Emory, Frannies Lake

Dallas / Fort Worth Area

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Property Info

  • General Availability
    Closed some weekends for hunting Oct. 1st - Feb. 28th
  • Lake Size
    60 Acres
  • Bank Fishing
    Bank fishing is not available.
  • Tent Camping
    Tent camping is not available.
  • Boat Availability
    Jon boat with bench seating, Mini Pontoon Boat
  • Boat Launch
    Concrete Boat Launch
*Starting Oct. 1, 2022 through Feb. 28, 2023 MLD white-tailed deer season takes place. If you wish to fish Friday through Sunday, you need to gain prior approval first. To book a weekend trip, please contact the PWF office on the Thursday prior to the weekend you wish to fish. **You do not need prior approval to fish Monday through Thursdays***

This 60 acre, 25 foot deep east Texas tea-colored water lake was built in 2009 by the same engineering firm that built Lake Fork. The lake has lots of brush, mostly underwater, and was built with the fisherman in mind. Each year the lake receives additional forage (baitfish) for the bass. Some years it is tilapia, other years threadfin shad or bluegill. With its proximity (just 80 miles east of downtown Dallas) and great fishing, we expect this lake to be one of the most popular in the club.

A handful of times a year the landowner's family or friends may fish at the lake while a reservation is taking place. If fishing with another person or persons is not what you are looking for, please book an alternate site.

There is a 16-foot-wide concrete boat ramp that can launch full-size bass boats. The lake boasts a covered boathouse with a 16-foot pontoon boat for members to use. If there is a trolling motor on the boat. Please do not use. This is the owners trolling motor. You must bring your own Trolling motor and batteries.

In addition, there are two 14-foot Jon boats for members to use. DO NOT DRAG JON BOATS ON THE BOAT RAMP.

Please note you must be willing to harvest at this site, it is the reason we are there! If you do not want to harvest the small bass AND report your harvest you will not be allowed to fish this lake. We have lots of lakes that do not require harvesting. MANDATORY!!! Remove all bass 14” and under and all crappie and catfish at this site. Report the total number of each species removed, back to the club office through the online reservation system after your outing.

You must bleach your live wells

Please note there are two locks at the front gate. You must lock the PWF combination lock through the shackle of the keyed lock. Failure to do this locks the cattle lessor out of the property and really causes big issues for PWF staff. Please take the time to understand how to lock the two locks together. (We have provided a picture of how they should be locked, please review all property photos before you go so you can see how they should be left)

If you need additional tackle or want to take a lunch break; Lake Fork Trophy Lures, a full-service tackle store, and a dozen restaurants are less than 10 minutes from the front gate of the ranch.

The lake requires a two-person minimum. The lake requires a full day minimum.

Requirements

Please note you must be willing to harvest at this site, it is the reason we are there! If you do not want to harvest the small bass AND report your harvest you will not be allowed to fish this lake. We have lots of lakes that do not require harvesting. MANDATORY!!!

Remove all bass 14” and under and all crappie and catfish at this site. Report the total number of each species removed, back to the club office through the online reservation system after your outing.

The lake requires a two-person minimum.

The lake requires a full day minimum.

You must bleach your live wells

Take all trash with you. Clean boat of all trash including your used soft plastics.

You may keep all Crappie and Catfish.

General Directions

80 miles east of downtown Dallas.

Fishing Report

Beautiful day and good fishing - Nov 22

Blake Nelson on Nov 28 ,2022

Fished from about 10:30 to 2:30 – Caught about 10 bass from 15” to 5 lbs and 20 big crappie.  Bass caught on various baits (lipless crankbait, jigging spoon, drop shot, spinner bait). Crappie caught on small roadrunner jig. All fish…

Slow day at Frannies

Al Burns on Nov 10 ,2022

Reservation Number : 34316 Property Name : Frannies Lake Reservation Date : 11/09/2022 All Day - Total Fish/Sizes : 5 bass over 14 inches, 4 bass under 14 inches, 9 crappie Lures Used : limit getter spinnerbaits and soft plastics…

Rainy day with Frannie

Samuel Mitchell on Oct 29 ,2022

Reservation Number : 33952 Property Name : Frannies Lake Reservation Date : 10/28/2022 All Day - Total Fish/Sizes : 1 @3, 1@5 and 14 about 2 Lures Used : Crankbait, jerkbait It takes a lot to get me off the…

Property Pricing

  • Day Rate$175.00
  • Half-Day Rate$125.00
  • Under Twelve RateNo Charge
  • Youth (13-17) Day Rate$90.00
  • Youth (13-17) Half-Day Rate$65.00