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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, spotted bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, blue catfish, black crappie, white crappie, bluegill, longear sunfish, redear sunfish, warmouth, white bass, bowfin and spotted gar at Bob Sandlin Lake in East Texas.

Lake Bob Sandlin, TX

Moderately good fishing is available at Lake Bob Sandlin, which is a 9,000-acre lake in the northeast part of the state. Largemouth bass get most of the attention here, but catfish, crappie, spotted bass, sunfish, bowfin and gar also populate this reservoir with 75 miles of shoreline. Numerous ramps are available to the public for launching pleasure boats, fishing boats and pontoons.

Lake Bob Sandlin, nestled in the piney woods of Northeast Texas, is a hidden gem for fishing enthusiasts seeking a tranquil angling experience. The lake offers a diverse range of fish species, making it an attractive destination for anglers of all backgrounds. Largemouth bass is the most sought-after species at Lake Bob Sandlin, known for its healthy population and impressive size. Anglers can also target catfish, crappie, sunfish, and white bass in the lake's waters, ensuring an exciting and varied fishing adventure.

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Kayaks and canoes portage options are scattered around the lake. Submerged timber and aquatic vegetation, along with boat docks, provide the majority of cover for fish and baitfish. Springtime is best for bass and crappie, sunfish activity peaks in summer, and catfish fishing is available year round.

Primary fish species residing in Bob Sandlin Lake

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Largemouth bass Spotted bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Blue catfish Black crappie White crappie Bluegill Longear Sunfish Redear Sunfish Warmouth Sunfish White Bass Bowfin Spotted gar

Bob Sandlin Lake Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: NEARBY

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Boating is a popular activity on Lake Bob Sandlin, with its calm and expansive waters providing ample room for water-based fun. Whether you're sailing, water skiing, or simply cruising around the lake, boaters can enjoy the scenic beauty and peaceful ambiance that the lake offers. Lake Bob Sandlin features boat ramps and marinas, facilitating easy access for boating enthusiasts to launch their vessels and explore the lake's depths.

Fishing Boat Rentals

Top Water Boat Rentals
Rentals: Pontoon boats
903 285-1977

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Barefoot Bay RV Resort & Marina Boat Ramp
Located in the southeast corner of the lake,at the west end of the Highway 1520 Bridge, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.

Boat Ramp - Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
Located mid lake, north side, at the north end of the Highway 21 Bridge, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.

Highway 21 South Public Boat Ramp
Located mid lake, south side, at the south end of the Highway 21 Bridge, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking.

Public Boat Ramp #1 Titus County
Located in the northeast corner of the lake, off Fort Sherman Dam Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.


Barefoot Bay RV Resort & Marina
5244 Pistol Mill Rd
Pittsburg, TX 75686
903 856-3643

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Camping is a favored pastime at Lake Bob Sandlin, allowing visitors to fully immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the area. The lake offers several campgrounds, providing a range of camping options from primitive tent sites to RV-friendly facilities. Campers can enjoy the serene surroundings, embark on nature hikes, and relax by campfires under the starlit sky. Camping at Lake Bob Sandlin provides an opportunity to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and reconnect with nature.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Lake Bob Sandlin State Park Campground - 903 572-5531

Rocky Road RV Park - 903 563-2232

Big Cypress RV Park - 903 767-2202

Barefoot Bay Marina and RV Resort - 903 856-3643

Sandman RV Park - 903 855-1125

Lake Bob Sandlin TX Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Lake Bob Sandlin
Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
341 State Park Road 2117
Pittsburg, TX 75686
903 572-5531


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Bob Sandlin Lake in East Texas.

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Lake Bob Sandlin offers reasonably good fishing for multiple species in East TX.

Fishing on Bob Sandlin Lake, in Texas.