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All about fishing in the Lone Star State

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The state of Texas offers big fish in big lakes... and plenty of them. Fish for monster bass, crappie, striped bass and catfish. Choose from many lakes throughout the state, 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.

Major Texas Lakes

Texas major lakes and fish chart

Lake & Fish Chart

This chart shows the major fishing waters in Texas, cross referencing these waters with the major types of fishing to be found in each of the lakes or impoundments. For a more complete list of fish species in Texas, see the list below, which also includes state records.

Texas Fishing Lake Sizes & Locations

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.

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.

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.

Diversion Lake is a 3,100-acre lake in the northeast part of the state, 5 miles west of Dundee, TX.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Palo Duro Reservoir is a 2,400-acre lake in the northern part of the state, 5 miles north of Spearman, 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.

Red Bluff Reservoir is an 11,000-acre lake in the west-central part of the state, at Angeles, 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.

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

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.

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.

Visit AA-Boats-Boating.com to find information about fishing boats in Texas and other boating information.

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Some excellent fishing is available south of the Texas border in Mexico. El Cuchillo and Guerrero lakes are only a few hours drive from the border.

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Go fishing in style

Hook the boat to the back of a motorhome and you can now fish anywhere you like across the Texas countryside.

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Fish for big bass in Texas

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

Fishing Guides...Here you can find a listing of Texas fishing guides who offer services within Texas, here.

Fish Species in Texas

Fishing for bass in Texas

Largemouth Bass

Largemouth bass

World record: 22 lbs 4 oz

TX State Record: 18 lbs 3 oz

Smallmouth Bass

Smallmouth bass

World record: 11 lbs 15 oz

TX State Record: 7 lbs 14 oz

Spotted Bass

Spotted bass

World record: 9 lbs 8 oz

TX State Record: 5 lbs 9 oz

Fishing for catfish in Texas

Channel Catfish

Channel catfish

World record: 58 lbs 0 oz

TX State Record: 36 lbs 8 oz

Flathead Catfish

Flathead catfish

World record: 123 lbs 9 oz

TX State Record: 98 lbs 8 oz

Blue Catfish

Blue catfish

World record: 143 lbs 0 oz

TX State Record: 121 lbs 8 oz

Fishing for crappie in Texas

Black Crappie

Black crappie

World record: 6 lbs 0 oz

TX State Record: 3 lbs 14 oz

White Crappie

White crappie

World record: 5 lbs 3 oz

TX State Record: 4 lbs 8 oz

Fishing for walleye in Texas

Walleye

Walleye

World record: 25 lbs 0 oz

TX State Record: 11 lbs 14 oz

Fishing for trout in Texas

Rainbow Trout

Rainbow trout

World record: 42 lbs 2 oz

TX State Record: 8 lbs 14 oz

Brook Trout

Brook trout

World record: 14 lbs 8 oz

TX State Record: 0 lbs 10 oz

Brown Trout

Brown trout

World record: 40 lbs 4 oz

TX State Record: 7 lbs 2 oz

Fishing for panfish in Texas

Bluegill

Bluegill

World record: 4 lbs 12 oz

TX State Record: 2 lbs 0 oz

Green Sunfish

Green sunfish

World record: 2.1 lbs

TX State Record: 1 lbs 5 oz

Hybrid Sunfish

Hybrid sunfish

World record: N/A

TX State Record: 1 lbs 11 oz

Longear Sunfish

Longear sunfish

World record: 1.75 lbs

TX State Record: 0 lbs 13 oz

Redbreast Sunfish

Redbreast sunfish

World record: 2 lbs 0 oz

TX State Record: 1 lbs 9 oz

Redear Sunfish

Redear sunfish

World record: 5.4 lbs

TX State Record: 3 lbs 0 oz

Rock Bass

Rock bass

World record: 3.0 lbs

TX State Record: 1 lbs 2 oz

Warmouth

Warmouth

World record: 2.4 lbs

TX State Record: 1 lbs 5 oz

White Bass

White Bass

World record: 6.8 lbs

TX State Record: 5 lbs 9 oz

Yellow Bass

Yellow bass

World record: 2 lbs 15 oz

TX State Record: 3 lbs 7 oz

Yellow Perch

Yellow perch

World record: 4 lbs 3 oz

TX State Record: 1 lbs 0 oz

Fishing for striped bass in Texas

Striped Bass

Striper

Saltwater world record: 81 lbs 14 oz

TX State Record: 53 lbs 0 oz

Fishing for other species in Texas

Alligator Gar

Alligator gar

World record: 279 lbs*

TX State Record: 279 lbs 0 oz*

Bowfin

Bowfin

World record: 21 lbs 8 oz

TX State Record: 17 lbs 10 oz

Chain Pickerel

Chain pickerel

World record: 9 lbs 6 oz

TX State Record: 4 lbs 12 oz

Longnose Gar

Longnose gar

World record: 50 lbs 5 oz

TX State Record: 50 lbs 5 oz

Northern Pike

Northern pike

World record: 55 lbs 1 oz

TX State Record: 18 lbs 5 oz

Saugeye

Saugeye

World record: 15 lbs 6 oz

TX State Record: 7 lbs 11 oz

Spotted Gar

Spotted gar

World record: 9 lbs 12 oz

TX State Record: 9 lbs 13 oz

Tiger Muskie

Tiger muskie

World record: 51 lbs 2 oz

TX State Record: 9 lbs 1 oz

By clicking on the images and links above, you will be taken to a page offering more information about the selected species.

Fishing information for each state.