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Tennessee Colony, The Bigwood on the Trinity

Dallas/ Fort Worth Area


  • General Availability
    Closed during duck hunting season.
  • Lake Size
    13 Acres
  • Bank Fishing
    Bank fishing is available.
  • Tent Camping
    Tent camping is not available.
  • Boat Availability
    Aluminum boat with pedestal seating, trolling motor and battery
  • Boat Launch
    Hand launching only. No trailers allowed in water.
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MANDATORY!!! Remove all bass 16" 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.

Take all trash with you. Clean boat of all trash including your used soft plastics.
The Bigwoods on the Trinity is a premier hunting facility and lodge located in Tennessee Colony, near Palestine, TX. The resort sits on 7,500 beautiful acres with high end lodging and amenities in addition to fantastic deer, duck and boar hunting.

If you are just looking to fish for the day, there is a beautiful Cypress tree-lined 13 acre lake behind the lodge that is full of fish and various cover to hold them. The lake is fairly shallow so depending on weather, the lake size can vary from 7 to 13 acres. Quantity and quality should be expected, several big bass are caught there each year and lake record is 11.3lbs.

There is a 14 foot aluminum boat stored in a covered boat house for our members to use. The boat has two padded, pedestal seats, a transom mount trolling motor, and battery. No trailered boats can be launched at this lake, hand launch only if bringing your own boat. While we fully expect the boat to have fully charged batteries and be ready for a full day on the water, we would recommend that you bring a extra battery and transom mount trolling motor to mount to the rear of the boat, just in case. This is a full service hunting ranch and has guests most days. So if you have any issues with the boat, the ranch manager is available at the main house just a few hundred feet from the boat house.

We are harvesting bass at this site at this time, please remove all bass 16" and under.

Please note that that is an active hunting ranch and you may hear gun fire. If the sound of shotguns or rifles is bothersome, you will want to choose another PWF property. On the rare occasion there maybe a paid hunter who fishes the lake from shore for an hour or two. There are other bodies of water on the property and the managment has requested that the hunters use the other ponds. But, we suspect there maybe the possibility that a hunter may fish from shore once in awhile. This is an active ranch with lots of activity and we expect there will be a few issues with hunters fishing the lake you have reserved.

Lodging is available to our members. There is a single building next to the main lodge with a series of nice motel style rooms along with a very inviting separate shared living area with TV, microwave, sink and refrigerator.

General Directions

1.5 hours from Downtown Dallas 3 hours from Downtown Houston 3.25 hours from Downtown Austin

Fishing Report

Tug of War at Trinity

Paul Barner on Oct 22 ,2020

Reservation Number : 26229 Property Name : The Bigwood on the Trinity Reservation Date : 10/21/2020 All Day - Total Fish/Sizes : 12 Bass 1.5 lb to 3.5 lb Lures Used : Senko/Texas Rig Ring Fry This is a new…

  • Day Rate$100.00
  • Half-Day Rate$75.00
  • Under Twelve RateNo Charge
  • Youth (13-17) Day Rate$50.00
  • Youth (13-17) Half-Day Rate$40.00
  • LodgingApartment-Style Lodging
  • There is a single building next to the main lodge with a series of nice motel style rooms with two queen beds in each room. Two rooms share a common bathroom. We do not know this in advance if others will be staying in the rooms and thus you maybe sharing a bathroom with two hunters. We think this will be unlikely; but will not be checking with the lodge in advance.

    There is a very inviting separate shared living area with TV, microwave, range, oven, sink and refrigerator for you to use. On occasion others will be lodging in the additional rooms and this common space could have others sharing the common living area.

    All linens, towels, cooking pots and utensils are provided. WiFi is available.

    When you leave, please take all trash accumulated during your stay with you.
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