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Best Texas Fishing Lakes

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Top places to fish for bass, catfish, crappie and more in TX.

Alan Henry Reservoir, Choke Canyon Reservoir, Falcon Reservoir, O.H. Ivie Lake, Lake Buchanan, Lake Conroe, Lake Fork, Lake Lyndon B Johnson, Lake Palestine, Lake Somerville, Lake Texoma, Meredith Reservoir, Ray Roberts Lake, Sam Rayburn Reservoir and Toledo Bend are among the most popular places for fishing in TX, offering anglers the chance to pursue a variety of fish species.

  • Alan Henry Reservoir, TX
  • Amistad Reservoir, TX
  • Champion Creek Lake, TX
  • Choke Canyon Reservoir, TX
  • Falcon Reservoir, TX
  • Lake Buchanan, TX
  • Lake Conroe, TX
  • Lake E V Spence, TX
  • Lake Fork, TX
  • Lake J B Thomas, TX
  • Lake Lyndon B Johnson, TX
  • Lake Nasworthy, TX
  • Lake Palestine, TX
  • Lake Somerville, TX
  • Lake Texoma, TX
  • Meredith Reservoir, TX
  • O C Fisher Reservoir, TX
  • O.H. Ivie Lake, TX
  • Oak Creek Reservoir, TX
  • Ray Roberts Lake, TX
  • Sam Rayburn Reservoir, TX
  • Toledo Bend, TX
  • Twin Buttes Reservoir, TX
  • White River Reservoir, TX
Best Bass Lakes

Amistad Reservoir, Cedar Creek Reservoir, Falcon Lake, Grapevine Lake, Lake Alan Henry, Lake Conroe, Lake Fork Reservoir, Lake Houston, Lake Lewisville, Lake O the Pines, Lake Texoma, Lavon Lake, Ray Roberts Lake and Toledo Bend are considered among the best options for largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass. More...

Popular Catfish Lakes

Choke Canyon Reservoir, Falcon Lake, Hubbard Creek Reservoir, Lake Houston, Lake Lewisville, Lake Livingston, Lake Tawakoni, Lake Texana, Lake Texoma, Possom Kingdom Lake, Richland Chambers Reservoir, Sam Rayburn Reservoir and Twin Buttes Reservoir are just some of the favorite options for channel, blue and flathead catfish. More...

Top Crappie Lakes

Lake Fork Reservoir, Lake O the Pines, Lake Somerville, Lake Tawakoni, Lake Texana, Ray Roberts Lake, Richland Chambers Reservoir, Sam Rayburn Reservoir and Stamford Reservoir are some of the most popular lakes for black and white crappie. More...

Favorite Sunfish-Panfish Lakes

While virtually all TX lakes have sunfish, Cado Lake, Lake Conroe, Lake Fork, Lake Texoma, Meredith Reservoir, Sam Rayburn Reservoir and Toledo Bend are a good choice to fish for bluegill, bream, perch and other sunfish. More...

Best Walleye Lakes

Lake Meredith and White River Reservoir are two major lakes offering walleye fishing. More...

Popular Trout Lakes

Lake Corpus Christi, Lake Meredith and Lake Travis are the primary, large lake options for trout fishing in TX. More...

Top Striper Lakes

Amistad Reservoir, Lake E.V. Spence, Lake Conroe, Lake Livingston, Lake Lyndon B Johnson, Lake Texoma, Possom Kingdom Lake and Toledo Bend are among the best options for striped bass and hybrid striped bass. More...

Visit the Texas fishing page for links to information covering a wide variety of fish species and local fishing choices in the state. Visit the Texas map to identify your best route to these top fishing locations. Look to our sister site for additional information about boating in TX at many of the most popular lakes in the state.

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