Gilmer , Hat and Star Ranch

Dallas / Fort Worth Area

Gilmer , Hat and Star Ranch

Dallas / Fort Worth Area

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Property Info

  • General Availability
    This site is available year round.
  • Membership Access
    Gold Member Only Access
  • Lake Size
    21 Acres
  • Bank Fishing
    Bank fishing is available.
  • Tent Camping
    Tent camping is not available.
  • Boat Availability
    Jon boat with bench seating
  • Boat Launch
    Not a concrete ramp, but large fiberglass boats can be launched from ramp area.
You must be willing to harvest and report your harvest after your trip using the club web-site. If you are not willing to remove ALL bass 16" and smaller during your trip; we respectfully ask you do not fish this lake. This is mandatory at Gilmer Hat and Star.

Do you like trophy bass? Dozens of 10 lb plus bass have been caught from this 21 acre lake that was built in 1986. In 2006 a 15.4 lb bass was caught and the mount of the fish can be seen in the owners home (see photo). This is only 3 oz. shy of a Texas private lake record. Each year there are more than a dozen 10 lb fish caught from this lake with only a handful of days fished. In March of 2023 a 11.12 was caught shallow on a big soft plastic in less than 3 foot of water. The lake has creek channels, humps, points, timber and lots of deep water. In some places you can be 15 feet from the shore and be in 20 foot water. Water depths up to 32 feet can be found and a deep creek runs through the middle of the lake. The chance to catch a 10 lb or better fish are as good here as any club lake. This lake is for the angler who is looking for one big fish and understands that the big fish don't bite everyday.

There is a boat launch marked on the site map on the south side of the lake and is suitable for launching full size bass boats.

There is a jon boat with bench seating available for members to use.

MANDATORY!!! Remove all bass 16" and under and all crappie at this site and put any culls you are not taking home in the smaller lake. Report the total number of each species removed back to the club office through the online reservation system after your outing.

Requirements

MANDATORY!!! Remove all bass 16" and under and all crappie at this site and put any culls you are not taking home in the smaller lake. Report the total number of each species removed back to the club office through the online reservation system after your outing.

Drive slowly on the property. No smoking, no fires.

General Directions

2.5 hours ENE of Dallas. 40 miles NE of Tyler.

Fishing Report

Good Times in Gilmer

Brian Tadlock on Apr 08 ,2024

Reservation Number : 38743 Property Name : Hat and Star Ranch Reservation Date : 04/06/2024 All Day - Total Fish/Sizes : 35 lmb up to 8.5 Lures Used : Fluke, swimbait w/underspin We had a great time at Hat and…

Too much wind.

Jeff Cavitt on Mar 31 ,2024

Reservation Number : 38914 Property Name : Hat and Star Ranch Reservation Date : 03/29/2024 All Day - Total Fish/Sizes : 0 Lures Used : All Wind pushed the boat even with an anchor. Fought the boat more than fishing.…

Beautiful property, missed out on the big ones

Eric Carr on Mar 25 ,2024

My friend and I fished March 20, with water temps in the mid-sixties. This was my first time on Hat and Star, and the place is immaculate. Visited with Bill, the owner, who was very helpful and kind. I stayed in…

Property Pricing

  • Day Rate$150.00
  • Half-Day Rate$110.00
  • Under Twelve RateNo Charge
  • Youth (13-17) Day Rate$75.00
  • Youth (13-17) Half-Day Rate$55.00

Lodging Info

  • CabinCabin
  • A nice new cabin by the main lake is now available for members to use. Cool woodwork visible throughout the one bedroom and a separate sitting area with bunk beds. Nicely equipped with Refrigerator, microwave and A/C. Two adult occupancy is $150. $25 for each additional adult or minor.