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The state of Texas offers big fish in big lakes... and plenty of them. Fish for monster catfish, bass, crappie, striped bass, sunfish and more. Choose from many lakes throughout the state, over sixty of which are listed below.

The state of Texas offers a wide variety of fishing opportunities. Here, you can fish for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, spotted bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, blue catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, rainbow trout, brook trout, brown trout, bluegill, green sunfish, hybrid sunfish, longear sunfish, redbreast sunfish, redear sunfish, rock bass, warmouth, white bass, yellow bass, yellow perch, stripers, alligator gar, bowfin, chain pickerel, longnose gar, northern pike, saugeye, spotted gar and tiger muskie in local lakes, rivers, ponds and/or streams. Click here for details and state records for the primary species of fish in Texas lakes.

All about fishing lakes in West TX

Amidst the arid desert of West Texas lies a spectrum of fishing lakes. Some of the major lakes include Amistad Reservoir, Champion Creek Lake, Lake Alan Henry, Lake E V Spence, Lake J B Thomas, Lake Meredith, Lake Nasworthy, O C Fisher Reservoir, Oak Creek Reservoir, Twin Buttes Reservoir and White River Reservoir. Many of these lakes are within state parks, and most offer campgrounds and/or RV Parks at or nearby the lakes. Match up your favorite kind of fishing with a convenient lake in western Texas, and enjoy the great outdoors.

All about fishing lakes in Central TX

Spread throughout Central Texas are a variety of great fishing lakes. Some of the major lakes include Belton Lake, Benbrook Lake, Canyon Lake, Choke Canyon Reservoir, Eagle Mountain Lake, Falcon Lake, Grapevine Lake, Hubbard Creek Lake, Joe Pool Lake, Lake Arrowhead, Lake Austin, Lake Bridgeport, Lake Brownwood, Lake Buchanan, Lake Corpus Christi, Lake Granbury, Lake Kemp, Lake Kickapoo, Lake Lewisville, Lake Lyndon B Johnson, Lake Stamford, Lake Travis, Lake Waco, Lake Whitney, Lake Worth, Medina Lake, O H Ivie Lake, Possum Kingdom Lake, Proctor Lake, Ray Roberts Lake and Stillhouse Hollow Lake. Many of these lakes are within state parks, and most offer campgrounds and/or RV Parks at or nearby the lakes. Match up your favorite kind of fishing with a convenient lake in western Texas, and enjoy the great outdoors.

All about fishing lakes in East TX

Scattered throughout East Texas are a nice variety of fishing lakes. Each lake contains a unique list of fish species which reside in the lake. Some of the major lakes include B A Steinhagen Lake, Caddo Lake, Cedar Creek Reservoir, Cooper Lake, Jim Chapman Lake, Lake Bob Sandlin, Lake Conroe, Lake Fork, Lake Houston, Lake Limestone, Lake Livingston, Lake O the Pines, Lake Palestine, Lake Ray Hubbard, Lake Somerville, Lake Tawakoni, Lake Texana, Lake Texoma, Lavon Lake, Martin Creek Lake, Navarro Mills Lake, Pat Mayse Lake, Richland Chambers Lake, Sam Rayburn Reservoir, Toledo Bend Reservoir, Wright Patman Lake. Many of these lakes are within state parks, and most offer campgrounds and/or RV Parks at or nearby the lakes. Match up your favorite kind of fishing with a convenient lake, and enjoy the great outdoors in eastern Texas.

Texas Fishing Lake Sizes & Locations

Amistad Reservoir is a 64,900-acre reservoir on the southwest border of the state, at Del Rio, TX.

B.A. Steinhagen Lake is a 10,700-acre lake in the southeast part of the state, 8 miles southwest of Jasper, TX.

Belton Lake is a 12,400-acre lake in the east-central part of the state, at Temple, TX.

Benbrook Lake is a 3,700-acre lake in the central part of the state, on the southwest outskirts of Fort Worth.

Caddo Lake is a 27,000-acre lake on the eastern border of the state, at Uncertain, TX.

Canyon Lake is an 8,300-acre lake in the south-central part of the state, at Canyon Lake, TX.

Cedar Creek Reservoir is a 32,500-acre lake in the east-central part of the state, at Kemp, TX.

Champion Creek Reservoir is a 1,580-acre lake in the west-central part of the state, 5 miles south of Colorado City, TX.

Choke Canyon Reservoir is a 26,000-acre lake in the south-central part of the state, at Three Rivers, TX.

Cooper Lake is a 19,000-acre lake in the northeast part of the state, at Cooper, TX.

Eagle Mountain Lake is an 8,700-acre lake in the Fort Worth area, at Azle, TX.

Falcon Lake (Falcon International Reservoir) is a 83,800-acre lake on the southern border of the central Texas, at Falcon State Park.

Grapevine Lake is a 7,000-acre lake in the Dallas area, at Grapevine, TX.

Hubbard Creek Reservoir is a 14,900-acre lake in the north-central part of the state, at Breckenridge, TX.

Joe Pool Lake is a 7,500-acre lake in the Dallas area, at Cedar Hill, TX.

Lake Alan Henry is a 2,900-acre lake in the west-central part of the state, at Justiceburg TX.

Lake Arrowhead is a 15,000-acre lake in the northeast part of the state, 5 miles southwest of Henrietta, TX.

Lake Austin is a 1,600-acre lake in Central Texas, at Austin.

Lake Bob Sandlin is a 9,000-acre lake in the northeast part of the state, at Rocky Mound, TX.

Lake Bridgeport is a 12,000-acre lake in the north-central part of the state, at Lake Bridgeport, TX.

Lake Brownwood is a 6,500-acre lake in the central part of the state, at Brownwood, TX.

Lake Buchanan is a 22,300-acre lake in the south-central part of the state, at Bluffton, TX.

Lake Conroe is a 20,000-acre lake in the southeast part of Texas, at Conroe.

Lake Corpus Christi is an 18,000-acre lake in the Corpus Christi area, at Lake City, TX.

Lake E.V. Spence is an 11,600-acre lake in the west-central part of the state, at Robert Lee, TX.

Lake Fork Reservoir is a 27,000-acre lake in the north-central part of the state, at Emory, TX.

Lake Granbury is a 8,300-acre lake southwest of Fort Worth, at Granbury, TX.

Lake Houston is an 11,800-acre lake in the southeast part of the state, at Houston, TX.

Lake J.B. Thomas is a 7,300-acre lake in the west-central part of the state, 8 miles west of Ira, TX.

Lake Kemp is a 15,500-acre lake in the north-central part of the state, 10 miles north of Seymour, TX.

Lake Kickapoo is a 6,000-acre lake in the north-central part of the state, 10 miles west of Archer City, TX.

Lake Lewisville is a 30,000-acre lake in the North Dallas area.

Lake Limestone is a 12,500-acre lake in the east-central part of the state, at Jewett, TX.

Lake Livingston is a 90,000-acre lake in the southeast part of the state, at Livingston, TX.

Lake Lyndon B Johnson is a 6,500-acre lake in the south-central part of the state, at Marble Falls, TX.

Lake Meredith is a 16,000-acre lake in the north-central part of the state, north of Amarillo, TX.

Lake Nasworthy is a 1,380-acre lake in the central part of the state, at San Angelo TX.

Lake O the Pines is a 17,000-acre lake in the east-central part of the state, at Ore City, TX.

Lake Palestine is a 25,500-acre lake in the east-central part of the state, at Coffee City, TX.

Lake Ray Hubbard is a 23,000-acre lake in the northeast part of the state, at Garland, TX.

Lake Somerville is a 11,500-acre lake in the southeast part of the state, at Somerville, TX.

Lake Stamford (Stamford Reservoir) is a 5,000-acre lake in the north-central part of the state, at Stamford, TX.

Lake Tawakoni is a 38,000-acre lake in the northeast part of the state, at Greenville, TX.

Lake Texana is a 9,700-acre lake in the south-central part of the state, at Edna, TX.

Lake Texoma is a 93,000-acre lake on the northern border of the state, at Denison, TX.

Lake Travis is an 18,600-acre lake in the southeast part of the state, at Lakeway, TX.

Lake Waco is a 7,200-acre lake in the east-central part of the state, at Waco, TX.

Lake Whitney is a 23,500-acre lake in the east-central part of the state, at Whitney, TX.

Lake Worth is a 3,500-acre lake in the north-central part of the state, at Fort Worth, TX.

Lavon Lake is a 21,400-acre lake in the northeast part of the state, at McKinney, TX.

Martin Creek Lake is a 5,000-acre lake in the east-central part of the state, at Tatum, TX.

Medina Lake is a 5,400-acre lake in the south-central part of the state, at Mico, TX.

Navarro Mills Lake is a 5,000-acre lake in the east-central part of the state, at Navarro Mills, TX.

O.C. Fisher Lake is a 5,400-acre lake in the central part of the state, at San Angelo, TX.

O.H. Ivie Lake is a 19,000-acre lake in the central part of the state, at Concho, TX.

Oak Creek Reservoir (Oak Creek Lake) is a 2,370-acre lake in the west-central part of the state, at Blackwell, TX.

Pat Mayse Lake is a 5,900-acre lake in the northeast part of the state, at Powderly, TX.

Possom Kingdom Lake is a 17,500-acre lake northwest of Fort Worth, at Pickwick, TX.

Proctor Lake is a 4,500-acre lake in the central part of the state, at Proctor, TX.

Ray Roberts Lake is a 25,000-acre lake in the northeast part of the state, at Pilot Point, TX.

Richland Chambers Reservoir is a 41,000-acre lake in the east-central part of the state, at Corsicana, TX.

Sam Rayburn Reservoir is a 115,000-acre lake in the east-central part of the state, at Broaddus, TX.

Stillhouse Hollow Lake (Stillhouse Hollow Reservoir) is a 6,400-acre lake in the east-central part of the state, at Temple, TX.

Toledo Bend is a 185,000-acre lake on the texas-Louisiana border east of San Augustine, TX.

Twin Buttes Reservoir is a 9,000-acre lake in the central part of the state, at San Angelo, TX.

White River Reservoir is a 1,400-acre lake in the northwest part of the state, 40 miles east of Lubbock TX.

Wright Patman Lake is a 19,000-acre lake in the northeast corner of the state, at Texarkana, TX.

A Nice Largemouth from Lake Fork, Texas

Like most things in Texas, the bass in Lake Fork, and other TX lakes, are big!

The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department website is a great resource for information about fishing in Texas. Click here for a Texas fishing license.

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Fish for big bass in Texas

Excellent largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fishing opportunities are available to anglers in TX.

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Fish Species in Texas

Fishing for bass in Texas

Largemouth Bass

Largemouth bass

World record: 22 lbs 4 oz

TX State Record: 18.18 lbs

Smallmouth Bass

Smallmouth bass

World record: 11 lbs 15 oz

TX State Record: 7.93 lbs

Spotted Bass

Spotted bass

World record: 9 lbs 8 oz

TX State Record: 5.56 lbs

Fishing for catfish in Texas

Channel Catfish

Channel catfish

World record: 58 lbs 0 oz

TX State Record: 36.5 lbs

Flathead Catfish

Flathead catfish

World record: 123 lbs 9 oz

TX State Record: 98.5 lbs

Blue Catfish

Blue catfish

World record: 143 lbs 0 oz

TX State Record: 121.5 lbs

Fishing for crappie in Texas

Black Crappie

Black crappie

World record: 6 lbs 0 oz

TX State Record: 3.92 lbs

White Crappie

White crappie

World record: 5 lbs 3 oz

TX State Record: 4.56 lbs

Fishing for walleye in Texas

Walleye

Walleye

World record: 25 lbs 0 oz

TX State Record: 11.88 lbs

Fishing for trout in Texas

Rainbow Trout

Rainbow trout

World record: 42 lbs 2 oz

TX State Record: 8.92 lbs

Brook Trout

Brook trout

World record: 14 lbs 8 oz

TX State Record: 0.67 lbs

Brown Trout

Brown trout

World record: 40 lbs 4 oz

TX State Record: 7.12 lbs

Fishing for panfish in Texas

Bluegill

Bluegill

World record: 4 lbs 12 oz

TX State Record: 2.02 lbs

Green Sunfish

Green sunfish

World record: 2.1 lbs

TX State Record: 1.30 lbs

Hybrid Sunfish

Hybrid sunfish

World record: N/A

TX State Record: 1.73 lbs

Longear Sunfish

Longear sunfish

World record: 1.75 lbs

TX State Record: 0.84 lbs

Redbreast Sunfish

Redbreast sunfish

World record: 2 lbs 0 oz

TX State Record: 1.63 lbs

Redear Sunfish

Redear sunfish

World record: 5.4 lbs

TX State Record: 2.99 lbs

Rock Bass

Rock bass

World record: 3.0 lbs

TX State Record: 1.13 lbs

Tilapia

Tilapia

World record: 9.6 lbs

TX State Record: 7.75 lbs

Warmouth

Warmouth

World record: 2.4 lbs

TX State Record: 1.30 lbs

White Bass

White Bass

World record: 6.8 lbs

TX State Record: 5.56 lbs

Yellow Bass

Yellow bass

World record: 2 lbs 15 oz

TX State Record: 3.46 lbs

Yellow Perch

Yellow perch

World record: 4 lbs 3 oz

TX State Record: 1.04 lbs

Fishing for striped bass in Texas

Striped Bass

Striper

Saltwater world record: 81 lbs 14 oz

TX State Record: 53.0 lbs

Hybrid Striped Bass

Hybrid Striped Bass

US record: 27 lbs 5 oz

TX State Record: 19.66 lbs

Fishing for other species in Texas

Alligator Gar

Alligator gar

World record: 279.0 lbs*

TX State Record: 279.0 lbs

Bowfin

Bowfin

World record: 21 lbs 8 oz

TX State Record: 17.65 lbs

Chain Pickerel

Chain pickerel

World record: 9 lbs 6 oz

TX State Record: 4.75 lbs

Longnose Gar

Longnose gar

World record: 50 lbs 5 oz

TX State Record: 50.31 lbs

Northern Pike

Northern pike

World record: 55 lbs 1 oz

TX State Record: 18.28 lbs

Saugeye

Saugeye

World record: 15 lbs 6 oz

TX State Record: 7.78 lbs

Spotted Gar

Spotted gar

World record: 9 lbs 12 oz

TX State Record: 9.81 lbs

Tiger Muskie

Tiger muskie

World record: 51 lbs 2 oz

TX State Record: 9.06 lbs

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