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Guide To Fishing At Lake Bridgeport

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Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, spotted bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, white crappie, bluegill, white bass, hybrid striped bass, longnose gar and spotted gar at Lake Bridgeport in Central Texas.

Lake Bridgeport, TX

Year-round fishing makes Lake Bridgeport a favorite of area anglers. This 12,000-acre lake, in the north-central part of the state, has 170 miles of shoreline and many miles of channels, ledges and points to fish. Crappie, catfish and bass draw the most attention, but the lake also supports good populations of white bass, hybrid striped bass and gar.

Most all the fish (and bait) move shallow in spring and fall, retreating to deeper water during the heat of summer and cold of winter. Bass in this lake allow you to fish with everything in your tackle box - from top water while the fish are shallow, to heavy jigs, spoons and worms when the fish move deep. Launch your pleasure, pontoon or fishing boat to see and fish some scenic areas of the lake, not reachable from shore. Numerous places around the lake provide access for bank fishing, or portage of a canoe or kayak.

Primary fish species residing in Lake Bridgeport

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Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Spotted bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish White crappie Bluegill White Bass Hybrid Striped Bass Longnose gar Spotted gar

Lake Bridgeport Amenities

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

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Fishing Boat Rentals

North Side Marina & Resort
Rentals: Canoes, kayaks and pontoon boats
940 644-5475

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Main Street Boat Ramp
Located mid lake, east side, off Main Street, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking.

Runaway Bay Marina Boat Ramp
Located in the southwest corner of the lake, at the west end of the I-380 Bridge, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking.

Wise County Park Public Boat Ramp
Located in the northeast section of the lake, east side, off Road 1638, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.


North Side Marina & Resort
180 Private Road 1735
Chico, TX 76431
940 644-5475

Runaway Bay Marina
Runaway Bay, TX 76426
940 575-4745

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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

North Side Marina & Resort Campground - 940 644-5475

Wise County Park Campground - 940 644-1910

Bay Landing RV Campground - 940 683-3016

Bridgeport Lake TX Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

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Contact Information

Lake Bridgeport
North Side Marina and Resort
180 Private Road 1735
Chico, Texas 76431
940 644-5475


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Bridgeport Lake in Central Texas.

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Bridgeport Lake offers year-round fishing in Central TX for hybrid stripers, bass, crappie and catfish.

Fishing on Lake Bridgeport, in Texas.