Rock Lake is full of fishers every day, and there is no mystery about it. It is utterly cold and has many kinds of trouts which make it easier to fish. Yet, the access is limited to a boat at the end of this long river. There is also a different choice here, Rock Creek, as it is a stunning little river that goes through some pristine areas. The water flows up and down from Trinity River, the longest river in Freestone County, Texas, through the lake, which gives its character more surprising than any other river in the region.

Trout Fishing
trout fishing

The best surprises and the huge one is the trouts that live here. Since the river crosses    the country, and the water temperatures are so high during summer, it is incredible that a trout could survive. The trouts are an inhabitant of the river in the fall. Then, they inevitably migrate to the lake during the summer. The brown trouts lead the charge from autumn, and rainbow trouts follow their search for a river in the spring. 

Any fish caught above the falls cannot go back to the river, so it would be better to go trout fishing upstream of the natural barrier. There are quite a few private ranches on the market today, so the ideal way to buy this particular route is to take the John Wayne Pioneer Trail, which can be accessed from a branch of the Cherry Creek Road near Ewan.

In spring, when most rivers are too big, cold, or muddy, Rock Creek fills up with trouts. So, you can still fish for the first heat of the year and enjoy the spring sunshine from here. 

Carp Fishing

carp fishing

Carp and bass are also capable of surviving during summer, even snake, as well as occasional surprises like northern Pikeminnow and Panfish. Beneath Rock Creek Falls, there will be miles of access along the John Wayne Pioneer Trail, which could be launched from a bass or nymph to get all the carp you need.Yes, you read it correctly. Nymph for carp, because there are so many carp in Rock Creek. 

The main difference between both is the size. An ordinary trout can reach 10-12″ in many rivers, meanwhile tons of these carp in this small stream weigh 10-12 pounds. Even if you fish in trout area, you are most likely on a hook that looks like the trout of a lifetime, only to see that it is a carp.

Although some fishermen might be surprised by the idea of carp fishing, it is challenging. Carp do not usually fly in the air, but they are very capable of doing so, and they are equally capable of using their enormous body weight to free your reel while you try to put the brakes on their original course.

The carp season starts when the water gets boiling in June and progresses into the falls (so before mid-June, the fish probably are busy reproducing and less care about food). They stay away from the cones and settle down with the fish at dusk and dawn. Nymphs, surveillance bands or casting, are also useful.

Even if this is for Rock Creek, it is a start. If you make a move, keep in mind that you are in a semi-desert. It would help if you had plenty of sunscreens, water, and a hat. Be careful where you put your palms and feet when following a carp downstream on some rattlesnakes.