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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, blue catfish, white crappie, bluegill, green sunfish, redear sunfish and striped bass at Lake E V Spence in West Texas.

Lake E V Spence, TX

An ideal recreational venue for swimming, camping, boating, and fishing, E V Spence Reservoir is an 11,600-acre lake in the west-central part of the state, at Robert Lee, TX. Over 70 miles of shoreline await anglers to test their fishing skills. The reservoir is lined with aquatic vegetation, brush and timber - all providing cover for fish and bait alike. Striped bass, bass, crappie, catfish and sunfish populate the lake providing a variety of angling opportunities.

E.V. Spence Reservoir, located in West Texas, is a hidden gem for fishing enthusiasts seeking a memorable angling experience. The reservoir offers excellent fishing opportunities, attracting anglers from near and far. Largemouth bass is the prized target for many fishermen at E.V. Spence Reservoir. With its rocky shorelines, submerged brush, and structure, the reservoir provides an ideal habitat for bass, making it a haven for both recreational anglers and tournament participants. Anglers can also find other popular species such as catfish, crappie, and sunfish, ensuring a diverse and exciting fishing adventure.

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Primary fish species residing in E.V. Spence Reservoir

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Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Channel catfish Blue catfish White crappie Bluegill Sunfish Redear Sunfish Striped bass

Lake E V Spence Amenities

Marina: NO
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: PRIMITIVE
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: NEARBY
Convenience Store: NEARBY
Bait & Tackle: NO
Restaurant: NEARBY

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Boating is also a favored activity on E.V. Spence Reservoir, as the lake's calm waters and scenic surroundings make it a perfect setting for water-based fun. Whether it's leisurely cruising, water skiing, or fishing from a boat, there is ample space for boaters to enjoy their preferred activities. E.V. Spence Reservoir features boat ramps, ensuring easy access for boating enthusiasts. The serene ambiance and picturesque vistas of the reservoir create a delightful environment for boating adventures.

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Paint Creek Recreation Area Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, off Paint Creek Marina Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.

Primitive Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast corner of the lake, south side, off Wildcat Road, this is a primitive area with a one-lane concrete ramp and unimproved parking.

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Camping is a popular pastime at E.V. Spence Reservoir, offering visitors the opportunity to immerse themselves in nature and enjoy a peaceful retreat. The reservoir provides camping areas and facilities, accommodating both tent and RV campers. Campers can relax amidst the serene atmosphere, enjoy nature walks, and spend evenings by campfires under the starry sky. Camping at E.V. Spence Reservoir allows visitors to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of daily life and reconnect with the tranquility of the outdoors.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Wildcat RV Park - 325 453-2801

E.V. Spence Reservoir TX Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Lake E V Spence
Colorado River Municipal Water District
PO Box 869
Big Spring, Texas 79721-0869
432 267-6341


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Lake E V Spence offers a variety of warm-water fish species in West TX.

Fishing on E.V. Spence Reservoir, in Texas.