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Fishing At Amistad Reservoir

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Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, blue catfish, black crappie, white crappie, bluegill, hybrid sunfish, redbreast sunfish, tilapia, white bass, striped bass, alligator gar, longnose gar and spotted gar at Amistad Reservoir in West Texas.

With a history of dramatic water-level fluctuations, fishing success at Amistad Reservoir can vary as well. But when it's good, it can be very good - especially for bass. This 64,900-acre reservoir on the southwest border of the state, at Del Rio, TX can be one of the top bass lakes in the country when conditions permit. Can be a good idea to check lake levels and fishing reports before planning a trip here. The lake hosts a wide variety of fish species, many of which reside here in both quantity and quality. In addition to bass, catfish, crappie, sunfish and striped bass can provide excellent outings for anglers. If you are active duty, retired military, civilians that work or live on Laughlin AFB, or a 100% disabled veteran, Southwinds Marina has boat rentals and marina services for your convenience. There is a boat ramp at Rough Canyon Recreational Area, as well as other spots around the lake for launching a boat (note that water levels may affect launch options). Canoes and kayaks give access to close-by areas of the lake for fishing. There is over 500 miles of shoreline on the US side of the lake, some of which is accessible via car, walking or hiking.

Primary fish species residing in Amistad Reservoir

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Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Blue catfish Black crappie White crappie Bluegill Hybrid Sunfish Redbreast Sunfish Tilapia White Bass Striped bass Alligator gar Longnose gar Spotted gar

Amistad Reservoir Amenities

Marina: YES (Open To Military Personnel)
Boat Rental: YES (At Marina)
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: NEARBY
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Holiday Trav-L-Park Campground - 830 775-7275

American Campground - 830 775-6484

Sleeping Lady RV Park - 830 488-6257

Broke Mill RV Park - 830 422-2961

Lonesome Dove RV Ranch - 830 774-1823

Governor's Landing National Reserve - 830 775-7491

Amistad Reservoir TX Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Amistad Reservoir
Amistad National Recreation Area
4121 Veterans Blvd
Del Rio, TX 78840
830 775-7491

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