Fishing Map from CheckOutDFWFrom rainbow trout to largemouth bass, McKinney is home to several ponds and lakes that are full of a variety of fish. So if you're looking for a new fishing spot, you’ll want to check out this list of the five best places to fish in the McKinney area. (See the fishing spots mapped out at right.)


Bonnie Wenk Park

Bonnie Wenk Park features a large 5-acre fishing pond. Texas Parks and Wildlife regularly stocks the pond with fingerling size channel catfish. The pond was most recently stocked in 2013 and has a catch-and-release policy. The park also has a popular dog park, playground, and event space. Address: 2996 Virginia Pkwy, McKinney, TX 75071


Towne Lake Recreation Area

The Towne Lake Recreation Area (red fish on the map) is a family-friendly space that features a 22-acre lake with a fishing pier. Texas Parks and Wildlife regularly stocks this lake with different kinds of fish. The lake was last stocked in 2019 with rainbow trout but has been previously stocked with channel catfish, Florida largemouth bass, and copper nose bluegill. Like most of the fishing spots in McKinney, this lake has a catch-and-release policy. Address: 1405 Wilson Creek Pkwy, McKinney, TX 75069


Serenity Park 

Serenity Park (yellow fish on the map) is a quiet spot that features a two-acre fishing pond with a pier. Texas Parks and Wildlife recently stocked the pond with fingerling-size channel catfish in 2014. If you choose to fish here, be sure to abide by the park’s catch-and-release policy. In addition to a fishing pier, this small park has a picnic shelter, a playground, and a biking trail. Address: 6701 Berkshire Rd, McKinney, TX 75072


Katherine B. Winniford Park

Katherine B. Winniford Park (green fish on the map) features a two-and-a-half-acre pond that is stocked with adult size rainbow trout. The pond was most recently stocked in 2017. This park also has a catch-and-release policy. Fish gather in the park’s man-made creek, making it a great place to try and cast your line. Address: 4900 Highlands Dr, McKinney, TX 75070


Lake Lavon

If you are interested more serious fishing, head to Lake Lavon (purple fish on the map). This lake, the closest boating lake to McKinney, is located about 17 miles southeast and does not have a catch-and-release policy. The large, 21,400-acre lake is known for good crappie fishing, especially in the Winter and Spring. You can also find largemouth bass, white bass, channel catfish, sunfish, and blue catfish here.  Lake Office Address: 3375 Skyview Drive, Wylie, Texas 75098


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