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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, blue catfish, white crappie, bluegill, green sunfish, longear sunfish, white bass and yellow bass at Joe Pool Lake in Central Texas.

Joe Pool Lake, TX

Boasting over 60 miles of shoreline, Joe Pool Lake is a 7,500-acre lake in the Dallas area, at Cedar Hill, TX. Hydrilla and other aquatic vegetation are abundant as well as brush, timber and man-made fish habitat. While bass are the most popular species here, the lake is also home to catfish, crappie, sunfish and white bass.

The purpose of this page is to deliver an overview of this lake, the fishing options, and area amenities. Our goal is to provide info to first time visitors, as well as beginner and novice anglers. We gathered details from personal experience, numerous trusted websites that each offer select bits of information, and videos of fishing activity on the lake. These websites include the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, marinas at the lake, campgrounds, boat rental agencies and others. By consolidating this information to one page it allows visitors to see the entire picture, all in one place.

Joe Pool Lake, located in North Texas, is a popular destination for fishing enthusiasts seeking a rewarding angling experience. The lake offers excellent fishing opportunities, attracting anglers of all levels. Largemouth bass is the prized target for many fishermen at Joe Pool Lake. With its submerged structure, boat docks, and ample cover, the lake provides an ideal habitat for bass, making it a favored spot for bass fishing enthusiasts. Anglers can also find other popular species such as catfish, crappie, and sunfish, ensuring a diverse and exciting fishing adventure.

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For those who prefer to fish from the bank there are several parks on the water, as well as numerous places around the lake with walk-in access to the shoreline. Some of these access options are a good choice to portage a canoe or kayak. Several public boat launch ramps facilitate boat launching of pontoons, ski boats, pleasure boats and a wide variety of fishing boats and bass boats. On or around the lake are most amenities to meet your boating, camping and fishing needs on Joe Pool Reservoir.

Primary fish species residing in Joe Pool Lake

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Largemouth bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Blue catfish White crappie Bluegill Sunfish Longear Sunfish White Bass Yellow Bass

Joe Pool Lake Amenities

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

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Fishing Boat Rentals

Lynn Creek Marina
Rentals: Fishing boats, bass boats, kayaks, canoes and pontoons
817 640-7676

Boating is a favored activity on Joe Pool Lake, as the lake's calm waters and picturesque surroundings make it an ideal 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. Joe Pool Lake features multiple boat ramps and marinas, ensuring easy access for boating enthusiasts. The serene ambiance and scenic beauty of the lake create a delightful environment for boating adventures.

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Britton Park Boat Ramp
Located at the southern tip of the lake, off Seeton Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.

Cedar Hill State Park Boat Ramp 1
Located in the northeast corner of the lake, east side, off Loop P Road, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.

Lynn Creek Park Boat Launch Ramps
Located mid lake, on the north side of the lake, in Lynn Creek Park, there are two, three-lane, concrete ramps with paved parking.

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Camping is a popular pastime at Joe Pool Lake, offering visitors the chance to immerse themselves in nature and enjoy a peaceful retreat. The lake provides several campgrounds, accommodating both tent and RV campers. Campers can relax amidst the serene ambiance, enjoy hiking and nature trails, and spend evenings by campfires beneath the starry sky. Camping at Joe Pool Lake allows visitors to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of daily life and reconnect with the tranquility of the outdoors.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Loyd Park Campground - 972 237-4120

Cedar Hill State Park Campground - 972 291-3900

Texan RV Ranch - 817 473-1666

Joe Pool Lake TX Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Joe Pool Lake
Cedar Hill State Park
1570 F.M. 1382
Cedar Hill, TX 75104
972 291-3900


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Joe Pool Lake offers largemouth bass, white bass, white crappie and channel catfish fishing in Central TX.

Fishing on Joe Pool Lake, in Texas.