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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, spotted bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, blue catfish, white crappie, white bass and striped bass at Lake Kemp in Central Texas.

Lake Kemp, located in North Central Texas, is a hidden gem for fishing enthusiasts seeking an exciting angling experience. The lake offers excellent fishing opportunities, attracting anglers of all skill levels. Largemouth bass is the prized target for many fishermen at Lake Kemp. With its submerged structure, boat docks, and rocky shorelines, the lake provides an ideal habitat for bass, making it a hotspot for both recreational anglers and tournament participants. Anglers can also target other popular species such as catfish, crappie, white bass, and sunfish, ensuring a diverse and thrilling fishing adventure.

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Anglers have over 100 miles of shoreline to explore around Lake Kemp. This a 15,500-acre lake in the north-central part of the state, only 10 miles north of Seymour, TX. Fluctuating water levels can impact fishing opportunities, leaving much of the cover high and dry when water levels are low. However, the lake sports good numbers of bass, stripers, catfish, crappie and white bass. Rocky shorelines, timber, aquatic vegetation (at high-water levels), brush and boat docks provide much of the cover for baitfish, crappie and bass. White bass and striped bass follow schools of baitfish which move up shallow in spring and fall, then deeper in winter and summer. Launching a boat at one of the seven pay areas with boat launch ramps is simple when the lake is full or close to it. Moonshine area may be the best option during low-water periods. Also, fishing from shore is accessible in these areas. Often the option to portage a canoe or kayak is ideal when lake levels are low.

Primary fish species residing in Lake Kemp

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Largemouth bass Spotted bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Blue catfish White crappie White Bass Striped bass

Lake Kemp Amenities

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

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Boating is a favored activity on Lake Kemp, as the lake's expansive waters and picturesque 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 Kemp features boat ramps and marinas, ensuring easy access for boating enthusiasts. The calm waters and beautiful shoreline of the lake create a delightful environment for boating adventures.

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Flippin Creek Gate Launch Ramp
Located in the east side of the lake, off Hotel Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking.

Moonshine Gate Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the east side of the lake, off Willingham Loop, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with limited, gravel parking.

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Camping is a popular pastime at Lake Kemp, offering visitors the opportunity to immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the area and enjoy a peaceful retreat. The lake provides several campgrounds, 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 Kemp allows visitors to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of daily life and reconnect with the tranquility of the outdoors.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby (in Seymour)

Glen & Myra's Lodge & RV Park - 940 889-4696

Sunshine Rv Park - 940 256-2308

Lake Kemp TX Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Lake Kemp
Waggoner Ranch
Moonshine gate
940 357-2346


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Lake Kemp in Central Texas.

Information about fishing lakes in Central Texas

Lake Kemp offers white bass fishing, as well as other species, in Central TX.

Fishing on Lake Kemp, in Texas.