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.
  • Membership Access
    Gold Member Only Access
  • Lake Size
    14 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.
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 piles, 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 14–16-inch class, but electrofish survey produced a few bass over 5 lbs. Fish over 8 lbs. have been caught. In 2022 multiple fish feeders were added and the bluegill production has exploded. Since it is more than 2 hours from most of the metroplex, fishing pressure is low. Great lake on an incrdedible property. If this property was 1 hour closer to the metroplex pricing would be a lot more.

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, 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.

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. It's not hard to find the lake or where to park. But, there are several buildings 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

Solid day at Wildcat

Stephen Ford on Sep 18 ,2023

Reservation Number : 37249 Property Name : Wildcat Creek Reservation Date : 09/17/2023 All Day - 09/17/2023 All Day Total Fish/Sizes : 20/up to 6lbs Lures Used : Variety, most success on speed worm, swimjig and squarebill This was my…

Good PM fishing

Tri Vo on Aug 07 ,2023

Reservation Number : 37061 Property Name : Wildcat Creek Reservation Date : 08/06/2023 PM - Total Fish/Sizes : 48 Lures Used : Trig worm, squarebill, medium dive crankbait, jig, frog Decided to venture in the heat since the family had…

Saturday, Jul 8th @ Detroit - Wildcat Creek (LATE report, good time, great stay)

Mark Daugherty on Jul 19 ,2023

Thought I’d throw out a late report on our outing at Wildcat Creek back on the 8th. Favorable weather conditions until it got hot and still later in the afternoon. We stayed overnight in the cabin and started fishing before…

Property Pricing

  • Day Rate$90.00
  • Half-Day Rate$60.00
  • Under Twelve RateNo Charge
  • Youth (13-17) Day Rate$45.00
  • Youth (13-17) Half-Day Rate$30.00

Lodging Info

  • CabinCabin
  • Lodging 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 ,coffee maker, microwave and cable TV. There is no wifi. Lodging prices are $175.00 for two people. $25 for each additional person. All linens are provided. This is a first class place.