Van Alstyne, JerMar Lake

Dallas / Fort Worth Area

Van Alstyne, JerMar Lake

Dallas / Fort Worth Area

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Property Info

  • General Availability
    Available all season, including Teal season.
  • Hunting Blind Available
This place has a big chunk of land, about 100 acres in all, with 15 acres of water. There's a small 3-acre lake that flows into a bigger 10-acre one. Plus, there are 4 more little ponds surrounding the big lakes where ducks like to hang out. If you're into jumping around smaller ponds, those work too. The lake is less than an hour from Dallas, so it's a quick drive.

When it's hunting time, most folks set up in a hiding spot on the east side of the big lake, on the west side near the road, or at the point in the northwest corner. The hiding spot in the water can be as deep as two feet, depending on how high the lake is, so you'll need waterproof waders.

This lake slopes gently, and the water near the edges is pretty shallow, which makes putting out and picking up decoys easy. You'll find cattails along most of the east side of the lake, perfect for staying hidden. And there's plenty of underwater plants to keep the ducks happy.


Waders are required if hunting from the blind.

General Directions

Approx 1 hour north of Downtown Dallas. Only 1 mile west of 75 N.

Hunting Report

Nice end to our Season

ANDY FOSTER on Jan 29 ,2024

We had a great hunt Saturday 2 man limit on mostly Ringnecks an a few Teal. We saw several Mallards the evening ( atleast 75 to 100 on JerMar) before while scouting but none where  to be found on our morning hunt.…

Frozen Over at Van Alstyne

Patrick Bray on Jan 21 ,2024

The lake was entirely frozen today, 2-3 inches thick. I even went about 60 feet out on it and didn't have a single crack in the ice. I opened a small hole in front of the blind and tried to bring…

A New One For Us

John Hurd on Jan 15 ,2024

Was honestly surprised to see how much open water there was this morning on JerMar.  On the West side, there was ice out about 5 feet from the shoreline.  On the East side, it was frozen out to the reed/cattail…