July 9

Fishing Spots in or near McKinney, TX

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There are numerous places to fish in McKinney, Texas, and the surrounding area in Collin County. In fact, there are over 50 Community Fishing Lakes (CFL) in Collin County that are annually stocked with fish, like channel catfish and rainbow trout. You can visit the Texas Parks and Wildlife website to see fish stocking reports about when a pond or lake was last stocked with fish and what types of fish are in each pond or lake. Remember to follow all Texas fishing regulations regarding fishing licenses and catch-and-release policies while you’re out having fun fishing. 

Towne Lake Recreation Area

The Towne Lake Recreation Area boasts a 22-acre lake with a fishing Pier. Texas Parks and Wildlife has regularly stocked the lake with adult, fingerling, and fry size fish since 1989. It was last stocked with rainbow trout in 2019, channel catfish in 2017, Florida largemouth bass in 1990, and coppernose bluegill in 1990.

In addition to fishing, the Town Lake Recreation Area has paddle boats, playgrounds, lighted biking and hiking trails, horseshoe courts, sand volleyball courts, a disc golf course, picnic shelters, a recreation center, and public restrooms.

The Towne Lake Recreation Area is located at 1405 Wilson Creek Parkway in McKinney. 

Serenity Park

Serenity Park has a two-acre fishing pond with a pier. Texas Parks and Wildlife has regularly stocked the lake with fingerling size channel catfish since 2005. The pond was last stocked in 2014. 

Besides fishing, Serenity Park has other amenities like covered picnic areas, a playground, open areas for soccer or football, two baseball or softball backstops, and trails for hiking and biking. There are no restrooms.

Serenity Park is located at 6701 Berkshire Road in McKinney.

Katherine B. Winniford Park

Katherine B. Winniford Park includes a two-and-a-half-acre pond for fishing. Texas Parks and Wildlife has regularly stocked the pond with adult size rainbow trout since 1996. Most recently, the pond received 463 adult rainbow trout in 2017. 

Along with fishing, Katherine B. Winniford Park offers a playground, multi-purpose court, large grass area, covered picnic area, and trails for biking and hiking. There are no restrooms. 

Katherine B. Winniford Park is located at 4900 Highlands Drive in McKinney.

Falcon Creek Park

Falcon Creek Park has a half-acre fishing pond. Texas Parks and Wildlife has regularly stocked the pond with fingerling size channel catfish and adult size bluegill. The pond was last stocked with channel catfish in 2013 and bluegill in 2007.

In addition to fishing, Falcon Creek Park has a picnic shelter, a play structure, swings, a multi-purpose court, a fenced-in softball or baseball field, open turf for soccer fields, and biking and hiking trails. There are no restrooms. 

Falcon Creek Park is located at 301 Peregrine Drive in McKinney.

Bonnie Wenk Park

Bonnie Wenk Park boasts a five-acre fishing pond. Texas Parks and Wildlife has regularly stocked the pond with fingerling size channel catfish since 2002. It was most recently stocked with 631 fingerling channel catfish in 2013.

Besides fishing, Bonnie Wenk Park has other amenities like an outdoor amphitheater, a dog park with a splash pad, an all-abilities playground, a fitness court, trails for hiking and biking, and public restrooms.

Bonnie Wenk Park is located at 2996 Virginia Parkway in McKinney.

Bethany Lakes Park

Bethany Lakes Park includes four different fishing ponds and a fishing pier. Texas Parks and Wildlife regularly stocked the North Pond, Pond A, and Pond B with fingerling and adult size channel catfish from 1992 to most recently, 2019. Pond C also includes the addition of adult rainbow trout, stocked almost every year since 1992. 

Along with multiple fishing options, Bethany Lakes Park offers an indoor clubhouse, outdoor pavilion, 14 picnic areas, baseball backstop, a playground, and biking and hiking trails. 

Bethany Lakes Park is located at 301 Century Parkway in Allen. 

Bob Woodruff Park North

Bob Woodruff Park North has an 11-acre lake with a fishing Pier. Texas Parks and Wildlife has regularly stocked the lake with adult and fingerling size fish since 1980. It was last stocked with Florida largemouth bass in 1982, rainbow trout in 1992, and channel catfish in 2013.

In addition to great fishing, Bob Woodruff Park North has a pavilion, playground, hard surface trails, sand volleyball court, and public restrooms. Bob Woodruff Park South, just across the street, has a dog park, baseball backstop, creeks, hiking and biking trails, and public restrooms.

Bob Woodruff Park North is located at 2601 San Gabriel Drive in Plano.

Oak Point Park

Oak Point Park has a large 16-acre pond stocked with fish. Texas Parks and Wildlife has regularly stocked the pond with fingerling size channel catfish since 2008. It was most recently stocked with 925 fingerling channel catfish in 2017.

Besides the big fishing pond, Oak Point Park has other amenities like eight miles of paved trail, five miles of surface trails, a pavilion, turf lawn for activities, a natural elements playground, and public restrooms. The park allows non-motorized boats, canoes, kayaks, and stand-up paddleboards. 

Oak Point Park is located at 5901 Los Rios Boulevard in Plano.

Town Lake Park

Town Lake Park boasts a 27-acre fishing lake and fishing dock. Texas Parks and Wildlife has regularly stocked the pond with fingerling size channel catfish since 2010. It was most recently stocked with 907 fingerling channel catfish in 2017. 

Along with fishing, Town Lake Park offers picnic areas, hiking and biking trails, a gazebo, grass open space, and a nature area. The park allows non-motorized boating, as well as canoeing and kayaking. 

You can access Town Lake Park from the Greenspoint entrance located at 198 Townlake Drive in Prosper, and the Whispering Farms entrance located at 901 Woodview Drive in Prosper.

Well, there you have it. Huffines Kia McKinney just provided you with nine of the best fishing holes in McKinney and around Collin County so you can start planning your next fishing excursion. With over 50 stocked fishing ponds and small lakes in the county, we might not have included your favorite fishing spot. If you think we should add your favorite fishing pond or a fishing pond only locals know about, drop us a line! We would love to hear why your favorite fishing spot is special and why we should add it to our list.  

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