Detroit, Wildcat Creek

Dallas / Fort Worth Area

Detroit, Wildcat Creek

Dallas / Fort Worth Area

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Property Info

  • General Availability
    Closed during duck hunting season.
  • Lake Size
    14 Acres
  • Bank Fishing
    Bank fishing is not available.
  • Tent Camping
    Tent camping is not available.
  • Boat Availability
    Boat temporarily unavailable
  • Boat Launch
    Small boats/trailers easily launched from bank.
Wildcat Creek Ranch is a premier outdoor outfitter with first class accommodations and great fishing. This large high fence ranch offers quail and pheasant hunting with all meals and lodging. You can book hunting directly with the ranch by visiting https://www.wcrhunting.com

However, you are here to fish and this lake is made for fisherman. The 14-acre lake has long fingers, an island, brush pile, trees and laydowns. Most of the lake is 7 feet or less, but there are several humps that drop to 16 feet. Most of the fish are in the 13–16-inch class, but electrofish survey produced several fish over 3 lbs including a 5lb beauty. Numerous fish over 8 lbs. have been caught.

Wildcat Creek is a premier PWF lodging location and ideal for a husband/wife trip. Lodging is approx. 1000 square foot cabin built just a few feet from the lake, with a fishing dock and outdoor firepit. There is a king bed, full kitchen (By December), coffee maker, microwave and cable TV. There is no wifi. If you book lodging with your fishing you will need a 48 hour advance notice to make sure the cabin is cleaned.

Currently, there is not an improved ramp, so launching small boats 15 foot and smaller is recommended. There is not a boat provided at this time. Both an improved rock boat ramp capable of launching bigger boats and a jon boat for members to use will be ready by March of 2022.

Please note there are multiple entrances to the ranch. And the new main entrance is not the entrance you will be using. Please use the GPS directions. If you are looking at your mapping program it appears that CR 1242 goes right through the middle of the lake. It does not. CR 1242 dead ends into the property. See directions on your reservations for more specific information. Our recommendation is to arrive just after sunlight on your first trip. Its not hard to find the lake or where to park. But, there are several buidlings and roads and seeing it while it is light will save you time in the long run.

The lake has a small crappie population and we do not believe there are any catfish.

Please note this property requires 24 hour advance notice for fishing and 48 hour advance notice when lodging and fishing.

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.

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.

General Directions

About 2 hours NE of Downtown Dallas About 20 minutes East of Paris Texas

Fishing Report

Wildcat Creek Ranch - Detroit, Texas

Stephen Conover on Nov 03 ,2021

Reservation Number : 30181 Property Name : Wildcat Creek Reservation Date : 11/02/2021 All Day - Total Fish/Sizes : 13/ up to 2.5 lbs Lures Used : Crankbaits, Plastics, swimbaits, topwaters My son, Cody, and I fished Wildcat on Tuesday…

Property Pricing

  • Day Rate$120.00
  • Half-Day Rate$90.00
  • Under Twelve RateNo Charge
  • Youth (13-17) Day Rate$60.00
  • Youth (13-17) Half-Day Rate$45.00