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Texas Fishing Areas

Angling Destinations Weather Fish Species
April 20 2024


Texas Fishing Areas


Texas is a top destination for anglers, with numerous lakes, rivers, and coastal areas offering a variety of fishing opportunities. Some of the most popular angling destinations in the state include Lake Fork, Lake Ray Roberts, and Lake Texoma, all of which are known for their large populations of bass, crappie, and catfish. The coastal areas of Texas, including Galveston Bay and Matagorda Bay, offer excellent opportunities for redfish, trout, and flounder.

The prevalent species of fish in Texas include largemouth bass, catfish, crappie, trout, and redfish. The best times of year to fish in Texas vary depending on the species and location. Generally, spring and fall are the best times to fish for bass, while winter is the best time for crappie. Coastal fishing is best in the fall and winter for redfish and trout.

Average seasonal temperatures in Texas range from the mid-50s to mid-60s in the winter to the mid-90s in the summer. Anglers should take precautions to stay cool and hydrated during the hot summer months.

When it comes to bait and lures, anglers in Texas have a variety of options. Live bait such as shad, worms, and minnows are popular choices, as are artificial lures such as spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and topwater plugs.

Interesting fishing facts about Texas include the fact that the state record for largemouth bass is 18.18 pounds and was caught in Lake Fork. Additionally, Texas is home to the only naturally occurring population of alligator gar in the world, and the state record for this species is over 300 pounds.

Location State Fish Habitat
Alan Henry Reservoir
Texas Blue Catfish, Bluegill, Channel Catfish
Alvarado Lake
Texas
Andrew Brown East Big
Texas
Aquilla Lake
Texas Blue Catfish, Bluegill, Channel Catfish
B. A. Steinhagen Lake
Texas
Baird Lake
Texas
Bardwell Lake
Texas Blue Catfish, Bluegill, Channel Catfish
Bellwood Lake
Texas
Belton Lake
Texas Blue Catfish, Bluegill, Channel Catfish
Benbrook Lake
Texas Black Crappie, Blue Catfish, Bluegill
Big Creek Reservoir
Texas
Bob Sandlin Lake
Texas
Bouton Lake: (936) 897-1068
Texas
Brady Creek Reservoir
Texas
Braunig Lake
Texas Blue Catfish, Channel Catfish, Common Carp
Caddo Lake
Texas Black Crappie, Blue Catfish, Bluegill
Calaveras Lake
Texas Blue Catfish, Bluegill, Channel Catfish
Canyon Lake
Texas Black Crappie, Blue Catfish, Bluegill
Cedar Creek Reservoir
Texas Black Crappie, Blue Catfish, Bluegill
Choke Canyon Reservoir
Texas Alligator Gar, Black Crappie, Blue Catfish
Clear Lake: (940) 627-5475
Texas
Coleto Creek Reservoir
Texas Black Crappie, Blue Catfish, Bluegill
Cooper Lake
Texas Black Crappie, Blue Catfish, Channel Catfish
Crappie
Texas
Creekside Fishing Area
Texas
Eagle Mountain Lake
Texas Black Crappie, Blue Catfish, Bluegill
Fairfield Lake
Texas Alligator Gar, Black Crappie, Blue Catfish
Fayette Co. Lake
Texas Black Crappie, Blue Catfish, Bluegill
Fishermans Point Fishing Site
Texas
Fort Phantom Hill Lake
Texas Blue Catfish, Bluegill, Common Carp
Gibbons Creek Reservoir
Texas Black Crappie, Blue Catfish, Bluegill
Graham Lake
Texas Black Crappie, Blue Catfish, Channel Catfish
Granger Lake
Texas Blue Catfish, Channel Catfish, Common Carp
Grapevine Lake
Texas Black Crappie, Blue Catfish, Bluegill
Greenbelt Reservoir
Texas Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish
Houston County Lake
Texas
Hubbard Creek Reservoir
Texas
Inks Lake
Texas Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish, Largemouth Bass
J.B. Thomas Reservoir
Texas Blue Catfish, Bluegill, Channel Catfish
Joe Pool Lake
Texas Black Crappie, Blue Catfish, Bluegill
Kickapoo Reservoir
Texas Blue Catfish, Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish
Kirby Lake
Texas
Lady Bird Lake (Town)
Texas American Eel, Blue Catfish, Bluegill
Lake Amistad
Texas Alligator Gar, Black Crappie, Blue Catfish
Lake Amon G. Carter
Texas Black Crappie, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass
Lake Arlington
Texas Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Common Carp
Lake Arrowhead
Texas Blue Catfish, Bluegill, Channel Catfish
Lake Athens
Texas
Lake Austin
Texas Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass
Lake Bastrop
Texas Black Crappie, Bluegill, Channel Catfish
Lake Bridgeport
Texas Channel Catfish, Common Carp, Flathead Catfish
Lake Brownwood
Texas Blue Catfish, Bluegill, Channel Catfish
Lake Buchanan
Texas Black Crappie, Blue Catfish, Bluegill
Lake Casa Blanca
Texas Blue Catfish, Bluegill, Channel Catfish
Lake Cisco
Texas
Lake Coleman
Texas Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Common Carp
Lake Conroe
Texas Black Crappie, Bluegill, Channel Catfish
Lake Corpus Christi
Texas Black Crappie, Blue Catfish, Bluegill
Lake Cypress Springs
Texas
Lake Dunlap
Texas Blue Catfish, Bluegill, Channel Catfish
Lake E. V. Spence
Texas
Lake Fork Reservoir
Texas Black Bullhead, Black Crappie, Blue Catfish
Lake Georgetown
Texas Blue Catfish, Bluegill, Channel Catfish
Lake Gilmer
Texas
Lake Grady T. Wallace
Texas Bluegill, Channel Catfish
Lake Granbury
Texas Black Crappie, Blue Catfish, Bluegill
Lake Hawkins
Texas
Lake Holbrook
Texas
Lake Houston
Texas Alligator Gar, Blue Catfish, Bluegill
Lake Jacksonville
Texas Black Crappie, Bluegill, Channel Catfish
Lake Kemp
Texas Channel Catfish, White Bass
Lake Lavon
Texas American Eel, Black Crappie, Blue Catfish
Lake Lewisville
Texas Black Crappie, Blue Catfish, Bluegill
Lake Limestone
Texas Alligator Gar, Blue Catfish, Bluegill
Lake Lyndon B. Johnson (Lbj)
Texas Black Crappie, Blue Catfish, Bluegill
Lake Marble Falls
Texas
Lake Mcqueeney
Texas
Lake Meredith
Texas Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish
Lake Mexia
Texas Blue Catfish, Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish
Lake Mineral Wells
Texas Blue Catfish, Bluegill, Channel Catfish
Lake Murvaul
Texas
Lake Nacogdoches
Texas
Lake Nasworthy
Texas Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Common Carp
Lake O` The Pines
Texas Black Crappie, Blue Catfish, Bluegill
Lake Palestine
Texas Black Bullhead, Black Crappie, Blue Catfish
Lake Quitman
Texas
Lake Raven
Texas
Lake Ray Hubbard
Texas Black Crappie, Blue Catfish, Bluegill
Lake Ray Roberts
Texas Black Bullhead, Black Crappie, Blue Catfish
Lake Striker
Texas Blue Catfish, Bluegill, Channel Catfish
Lake Tawakoni
Texas Black Crappie, Blue Catfish, Bluegill
Lake Travis
Texas Blue Catfish, Bluegill, Channel Catfish
Lake Tyler
Texas
Lake Waco
Texas Blue Catfish, Bluegill, Channel Catfish
Lake Whitney
Texas Black Crappie, Blue Catfish, Bluegill
Lake Wood
Texas
Leon Reservoir
Texas
Lone Star Lake
Texas
Mackenzie Reservoir
Texas Blue Catfish, Bluegill, Channel Catfish
Martin Creek Lake
Texas
Mccarty Lake
Texas
Mcclellan Reservoir
Texas Blue Catfish, Bluegill, Channel Catfish
Medina Lake
Texas American Eel, Blue Catfish, Bluegill
Mill Creek Reservoir
Texas
Millers Creek Reservoir
Texas Blue Catfish, Bluegill, Channel Catfish
Miss Directed Fishing Charters
Texas
Mountain Creek Lake
Texas
Navarro Mills Lake
Texas
O.C. Fisher Reservoir
Texas
O.H. Ivie
Texas Blue Catfish, Bluegill, Channel Catfish
Palo Duro Reservoir
Texas Blue Catfish, Bluegill, Channel Catfish
Palo Pinto Reservoir
Texas Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Common Carp
Possum Kingdom Lake
Texas Blue Catfish, Bluegill, Channel Catfish
Proctor Lake
Texas Black Crappie, Blue Catfish, Bluegill
Purtis Creek Lake
Texas
Ratcliff Lake
Texas
Richland Chambers Reservoir
Texas Alligator Gar, Black Bullhead, Black Crappie
Sam Rayburn Lake
Texas Alligator Gar, Black Bullhead, Black Crappie
Somerville Lake
Texas Black Crappie, Blue Catfish, Bluegill
Squaw Creek Reservoir
Texas Black Crappie, Channel Catfish, Common Carp
Stamford Reservoir
Texas
Stillhouse Hollow
Texas Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Common Carp
Sweetwater Reservoir
Texas
Tradinghouse Creek Reservoir
Texas Black Crappie, Bluegill, Channel Catfish
Twin Buttes Reservoir
Texas
Walter E. Long Lake (Decker)
Texas Black Crappie, Blue Catfish, Bluegill
White River Reservoir
Texas Blue Catfish, Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish
White Rock Lake
Texas Blue Catfish, Bluegill, Channel Catfish
Wichita Reservoir
Texas Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Common Carp
Wright Patman Lake
Texas Largemouth Bass, White Bass, Blue Catfish, Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish, Black Crappie, Green Sunfish, Redbreast Sunfish, Redear Sunfish
Zebco Lake (Tffc)
Texas

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