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Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, spotted bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, blue catfish, black crappie, white crappie, rainbow trout, bluegill, green sunfish, hybrid sunfish, longear sunfish, redbreast sunfish, redear sunfish, tilapia, warmouth, white bass, yellow bass, striped bass, hybrid striped bass, aligator gar, longnose gar and spotted gar at lakes in Central Texas.
  • Belton Lake, TX
  • Benbrook Lake, TX
  • Canyon Lake, TX
  • Choke Canyon Reservoir, TX
  • Eagle Mountain Lake, TX
  • Falcon Lake, TX
  • Grapevine Lake, TX
  • Hubbard Creek Lake, TX
  • Joe Pool Lake, TX
  • Lake Arrowhead, TX
  • Lake Austin, TX
  • Lake Bridgeport, TX
  • Lake Brownwood, TX
  • Lake Buchanan, TX
  • Lake Corpus Christi, TX
  • Lake Granbury, TX
  • Lake Lewisville, TX
  • Lake Lyndon B Johnson, TX
  • Lake Travis, TX
  • Lake Waco, TX
  • Lake Whitney, TX
  • Lake Worth, TX
  • Medina Lake, TX
  • O H Ivie Lake, TX
  • Possum Kingdom Lake, TX
  • Proctor Lake, TX
  • Ray Roberts Lake, TX
  • Stillhouse Hollow Lake, TX

Major Central Texas Lakes

Central Texas major lakes and fish chart

Lake & Fish Chart For Central Texas

This chart shows the major fishing waters in Central 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 Central Texas, see the list below, which also includes state records.

Central Texas Fishing Lake Sizes & Locations

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

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

Brady Creek Reservoir is a 2,020-acre lake in the central part of the state, at the town of Brady.

Braunig Lake is a 1,350-acre lake in the south-central part of the state, 1 mile west of Elmendorf.

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

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

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

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

Granger Lake is a 4,064-acre lake in the east-central part of the state, at the town of Granger.

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

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

Inks Lake is a 830-acre lake in central TX, 10 miles west of Burnet.

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

Lady Bird Lake is a 470-acre lake in the central part of the state, in Austin.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lake Walter E. Long is a 1,270-acre lake in the central part of the state, 8 miles east of Austin.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

See lists of lakes in West Texas, or and East Texas.

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Fish Species & State Records in Central Texas

Primary fish species residing in West Texas Lakes

Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.

Fishing for bass in Central Texas

Largemouth Bass

Largemouth bass

World record: 22 lbs 4 oz

State Record: 18.18 lbs

Smallmouth Bass

Smallmouth bass

World record: 11 lbs 15 oz

State Record: 7.93 lbs

Spotted Bass

Spotted bass

World record: 9 lbs 8 oz

State Record: 5.56 lbs

Fishing for catfish in Central Texas

Channel Catfish

Channel catfish

World record: 58 lbs 0 oz

State Record: 36.5 lbs

Flathead Catfish

Flathead catfish

World record: 123 lbs 9 oz

State Record: 98.5 lbs

Blue Catfish

Blue catfish

World record: 143 lbs 0 oz

State Record: 121.5 lbs

Fishing for crappie in Central Texas

Black Crappie

Black crappie

World record: 6 lbs 0 oz

State Record: 3.92 lbs

White Crappie

White crappie

World record: 5 lbs 3 oz

State Record: 4.56 lbs

Fishing for trout in Central Texas

Rainbow Trout

Rainbow trout

World record: 42 lbs 2 oz

State Record: 8.92 lbs

Fishing for panfish in Central Texas

Bluegill

Bluegill

World record: 4 lbs 12 oz

State Record: 2.02 lbs

Green Sunfish

Green sunfish

World record: 2.2 lbs

State Record: 1.30 lbs

Hybrid Sunfish

Hybrid sunfish

World record: N/A

State Record: 1.73 lbs

Longear Sunfish

Longear sunfish

World record: 1.75 lbs

State Record: 0.84 lbs

Redbreast Sunfish

Redbreast sunfish

World record: 2 lbs 0 oz

State Record: 1.63 lbs

Redear Sunfish

Redear sunfish

World record: 5.4 lbs

State Record: 2.99 lbs

Tilapia

Tilapia

World record: 9.6 lbs

State Record: 7.75 lbs

Warmouth

Warmouth

World record: 2.4 lbs

State Record: 1.30 lbs

White Bass

White Bass

World record: 6.8 lbs

State Record: 5.56 lbs

Yellow Bass

Yellow bass

World record: 2 lbs 15 oz

State Record: 3.46 lbs

Fishing for striped bass in Central Texas

Striped Bass

Striper

World record: 81 lbs 14 oz

State Record: 53.0 lbs

Hybrid Striped Bass

Hybrid Striped Bass

US record: 27 lbs 5 oz

State Record: 19.66 lbs

Fishing for other species in Central Texas

Alligator Gar

Alligator gar

World record: 279.0 lbs*

State Record: 279.0 lbs

Longnose Gar

Longnose gar

World record: 50 lbs 5 oz

State Record: 50.31 lbs

Spotted Gar

Spotted gar

World record: 9 lbs 12 oz

State Record: 9.81 lbs

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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby Lakes In Central TX

Each major lake in the central third of the state is featured in this website with an entire page dedicated to everything you need to know about that lake. On those pages are lists of camping facilities at, or nearby, each lake. Begin your search by clicking here:

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Contact Information

Texas Parks & Wildlife
Fisheries Management Offices
1601 E. Crest Dr
Waco, Texas 76705
254 867-7974

 

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