Terrell , The Bluffs of Sandy Shores

Dallas / Fort Worth Area

Terrell , The Bluffs of Sandy Shores

Dallas / Fort Worth Area

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Property Info

  • General Availability
    This site is available year round.
  • Lake Size
    50 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
We had the opportunity to start this lake from scratch. We stocked the lake with red ear sunfish and copper nose bluegill in the Fall of 2017. In June of 2018, we added the finest genetics of pure Florida bass. In March 2022, we have already had reports of bass over 10 lbs.

Since the originally stocking we have added 10’s of thousands of dollars of more bluegill and threadfin shad. Each year an additional forage fish have been added and will be added. In other words, it is not an accident that we have grown 10 lb bass in 4 years.

The lake is an active sand quarry where trucks pick up 25 ton loads of sand on a daily basis. The current lake size is 50+ acres and will grow to 100+ acres over the next 10 years as they excavate more and more sand. We were able to work with the owner to create dramatic humps of rocks and timber that create an absolutely stunning array of fish habitats. There are dozens of brush piles and some that are more than 100 feet long and 30 feet high. Most quarry lakes are not designed for fishing. This lake is different it is laid out for the fisherman and for the fish.

There is a 100 foot long 16-foot wide concrete boat ramp that would be the envy of every private lake in the state.
This lake is a flagship lake for Private Water Fishing, and we need your help to keep it this way. In order to fish here, you must agree to harvest all bass 14 inches and smaller. If you do not like to harvest, we respectfully ask that you fish another one of our fisheries where the harvest is not requested. Remember we are harvesting all bass 14 inches and smaller only.

This lake is one of the most popular in the club and we intend to keep it that way. We limit fishing reservations to 8 or fewer reservations a month. So, the lake rests 22-23 days a month. So, if you see most days blacked out for reservations. This is not fishing pressure, these are rest days.

MANDATORY!!! Remove all bass 14" and under at this site. Report the total number of each species removed, back to the club office through the online reservation system after your outing.
Please remember to bring a bucket with you to take the harvest fish 14" and smaller. Do not leave your cull /harvest bass in the mini pontoon boats livewell.

This lake requires a 2 adult minimum.

This lake requires a full day minimum.

Bank fishing is not allowed.

There is a 14-foot jon boat for members to use.

A mini pontoon boat has been added for members to use. Please note that it is recommended that you have at least a 50 lb thrust trolling motor with a 42" shaft or greater to move this boat. We also recommend that you bring 2 batteries with you. This is a big lake and you will likely drain a single battery and may need a backup battery if you are fishing all day. Please note there is a live well to keep your cull bass in case you forgot a bucket to put them in. The switch to turn on and off the live well is at the front of the boat. PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE THE CULL BASS IN THE LIVE WELL. TAKE THEM WITH YOU.

There are no catfish or crappie in the lake.

Requirements

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

Please note there is a live well to keep your cull bass in case you forgot a bucket to put them in. The switch to turn on and off the live well is at the front of the boat. PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE THE CULL BASS IN THE LIVE WELL. TAKE THEM WITH YOU.

This lake requires a 2 adult minimum charge

This lake requires a full day minimum.

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

General Directions

40 miles east of downtown Dallas

Fishing Report

Terrific Day in Terrell

Ken Addington on May 27 ,2022

Yesterday me and my friend Kirk Balsley spent the day on this beautiful lake.  We got a late start about 9:30 am and the sky was bright & blue.  Knowing Florida bass can be fickle after even a small front…

Stormy Day on The Bluffs

Jeffrey Robles on May 25 ,2022

Reservation Number : 32207 Property Name : The Bluffs of Sandy Shores Reservation Date : 05/24/2022 All Day - Total Fish/Sizes : 15 Bass, up to 4lbs. Lures Used : Rat-L-Traps, Spinnerbaits, Senkos, Generals, & Trick Worms Fished the bluffs…

Bluffs of Sandy Shores 5/18

Chris Casner on May 23 ,2022

I think everyone starts their report off for the Bluffs with – WOW. The lake is stunning, and it’s a target rich environment. Fellow member Randy Groves and I were on the water at first light in separate boats. Water temp was 81 and…

Property Pricing

  • Day Rate$250.00
  • Half-Day Rate$250.00
  • Under Twelve RateNo Charge
  • Youth (13-17) Day Rate$125.00
  • Youth (13-17) Half-Day Rate$125.00