Texas Fishing Destinations

Ratcliff Lake

Black Crappie Blue Catfish Kelp Bass and 1 more species

The Ratcliff Lake fishing area is located in the heart of the Davy Crockett National Forest in Texas, USA. The lake is stocked with various species of fish, including largemouth bass, catfish, and crappie. Nearby activities include hiking, camping, and picnicking. Fishing tips include using live bait or lures and fishing near underwater structure. The best time to visit for fishing is during the spring and fall months when temperatures average between 50-70°F. Get driving directions.

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Fish Species

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Crappies are members of the sunfish and the black bass family.

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This is the largest catfish of the family Ictaluridae, reported to grow to 120 lb. (54 kg).

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The kelp bass, a member of a large group of seabasses, which inhabit the eastern Pacific, is a robust fish ...