SE_LakeGaston(Please note this is a just a brief listing of resorts – if you want to see if your favorite location offers boating and fishing fun, visit www.thousandtrails.com.)

Alabama
Known for its “monster-sized” striper bass and huge catfish, the shores of Lewis Smith Lake are also home to Hidden Cove Resort. There are also spotted bass and largemouth bass. The preserve has a fishing pier, boat slips as well as a boat ramp.

Florida
The Orlando preserve may be a good place to start if you’re new to fishing – the small catch and release pond is perfect for kids (or “big” kids) just learning to fish. Also, for the serious fisherman, thanks to the location of Hancock Lake, the opportunity for snagging “tremendous” largemouth bass exists. Row boats rentals and fishing docks are also available.

Texas
With the distinction of being the “Striper Capital of Texas”, Lake Texoma is an outstanding fishing lake. The lake is also home to crappie, white and black bass, catfish, sunfish, walleye and Florida Bass. There is also a small pond for children to fish.

Looking for a big lunker? Try the Lake Tawakoni preserve, which is sprinkled with countless coves and inlets and a favorite of anglers. The lake also has sand bass, striped and hybrid striped bass, white bass and largemouth bass. There are also two marinas with boat slips, fishing piers and three boat ramps.

ON THE CALENDAR

Lake Conroe is hosting their Luau Weekend on June 22. Come join them for a luau with Leialoha and her fabulous show of authentic native dances. This is one weekend you’ll not want to miss!! Aloha!

Natchez Trace is just 20 minutes from the Summertown Bluegrass Reunion which is scheduled June 20-22. The event features live music, dancing, crafts, vendors, and good family fun. Free admission on Thursday evening, $8 on Friday and $10 on Saturday. Event is held at 662 Monument Road, Summertown, just 20 miles from the preserve. For information call (931) 964-2100.