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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, blue catfish, white crappie, bluegill and white bass at Lake J B Thomas in West Texas.

Lake J B Thomas, TX

When full, Lake J B Thomas (J B Thomas Reservoir) is a 7,300-acre lake in the west-central part of the state, 8 miles west of Ira, TX. The lake level is often low, and can be hazardous for boat travel due to large rock outcroppings and stumps in the lake. Navigation safety practices are crucial here.

Lake J B Thomas, located in West Texas, is a hidden gem for fishing enthusiasts seeking a memorable angling experience. The lake offers excellent fishing opportunities, attracting anglers of all levels. Largemouth bass is the prized target for many fishermen at Lake J B Thomas. With its abundant structure, submerged vegetation, and rocky shorelines, the lake provides an ideal habitat for bass, making it a haven for both recreational anglers and tournament participants. Anglers can also target other popular species such as catfish, crappie, and sunfish, ensuring a diverse and exciting fishing adventure.

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Bass, crappie, bluegill, catfish and white bass are prevalent here, but fishing can be tough due to low-water levels and the hazards. Launching can be primitive at times.

Primary fish species residing in Lake J B Thomas

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Largemouth bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Blue catfish White crappie Bluegill White Bass

Lake J B Thomas Amenities

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

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Boating is a favored activity on Lake J B Thomas, as the lake's calm waters and scenic surroundings make it an ideal setting for water-based fun. Whether it's leisurely cruising, water skiing, or simply enjoying a boat ride, there is ample space for boaters to indulge in their favorite activities. Lake J B Thomas features boat ramps and marinas, ensuring easy access for boating enthusiasts. The serene ambiance and picturesque landscapes of the lake create a delightful environment for boating adventures.

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Road 3234 Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast corner of the lake, at the south end of the J B Thomas Dam, there are two one-lane, concrete ramps with unimproved, gravel parking.

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Camping is a popular pastime at Lake J B Thomas, offering visitors the opportunity to immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the area and enjoy a peaceful retreat. The lake provides camping areas and facilities, accommodating both tent and RV campers. Campers can relax amidst the serene ambiance, enjoy nature walks, and spend evenings by campfires beneath the starry sky. Camping at Lake J B Thomas allows visitors to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of daily life and reconnect with the tranquility of the outdoors.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby (Snyder, TX)

Key RV Park - 325 573-3830

B-bar-B RV Park - 325 207-0113

Trailertopia RV Park - 325 573-2893

Royal Community & RV Park - 325 573-1711

Vaquero RV Ranch - 325 439-9900

Beacon Lodge Motel and RV Campground - 325 573-8526

Triangle D RV Park - 325 574-4368

South 208 RV Park - 325 207-2453

Country View RV Park - 325 575-0990

Lake J B Thomas TX Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Lake J B Thomas
Colorado River Municipal Water District
PO Box 869
Big Spring, Texas 79721-0869
432 267-6341


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