1. City Lake Park
There are five lakes and ponds in Mesquite, TX that the Parks and Recreation Department tends to during the year. City Lake Park is one of them!
The Rockwall County Herald-Banner explained that the Mesquite City Lake located in the park is regularly stocked with thousands of trout that grow to be big enough to eat. A bonus that the lake is part of the Texas Park & Wildlife’s Neighborhood Fishin’ Program so it’s also routinely stocked with catfish that you can catch off a dedicated fishing pier. The only time there are not fish big enough to catch and keep is August.
Remember, kids 16 and under fish for free, but adults much purchase a license!
2. Catfish Corner
True to its name, Catfish Corner offers the best fishing in Mesquite, TX if you want to catch catfish. Located near the Devil’s Bowl Speedway, this serene and picturesque park is the perfect way to relax after a long day at the races and catch your own dinner.
The lake is always stocked with fresh-water catfish, making it the perfect place for a sure catch or for a beginner to feel the thrill of reeling in their first fish. The area is usually open to visitors on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., though they may change depending on the weather and other circumstances.
Make sure to bring sunscreen and something for shade since this spot is known for being exceptionally sunny.
3. Palos Verdes Lake Park
Palos Verdes Lake Park recently underwent a major restoration project that makes it an ideal place for fishing in Mesquite, TX. The new and improved dam ensures better flood control for the lake that is home to hundreds of fish, turtles, mussels, and mollusks.
The surrounding park is just as scenic as the lake. The trees provide plenty of shade along the walkway and you have a few fishing piers to choose from. Enjoy a tranquil day of fishing and get lost in your thoughts in this relaxing park or bring your friends for some conversation.
4. Valley Creek Park
For the best of lush greenery, play spaces, and fishing in Mesquite, TX, you should visit Valley Creek Park. Not only are there a few lakes stocked with fish that you can choose from, but there is also a beautiful green space, football fields, a software complex, and a playground.
You can fish all day long because when the kids lose focus, they can go play in the surrounding area! You’re likely to catch a catfish or bass while you’re there.