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

Lake Kickapoo, located in North Texas, is a charming destination for fishing enthusiasts seeking an enjoyable angling experience. The lake offers excellent fishing opportunities, attracting anglers of all skill levels. Largemouth bass is the primary target for many fishermen at Lake Kickapoo. With its submerged structure, brush piles, and rocky areas, the lake provides an ideal habitat for bass, making it a favorite 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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A great place to take the family fishing, Lake Kickapoo (Kickapoo Reservoir) is a 6,000-acre lake in the north-central part of the state, 10 miles west of Archer City. Lake Kickapoo Fish Camp offers fishing from a barge (fee required) which makes it easy for kids to experience the fun of fishing. Crappie, bass, catfish, bluegill and white bass swim in these waters giving anglers a nice variety of fish species to pursue. A concrete boat launch ramp on north side of the lake, near the dam, facilitates boat launching for pleasure and fishing boats alike. Humps, islands, aquatic vegetation, brush and boat targets are great places to look for bass and crappie. White bass follow schools of baitfish and move around the lake - deeper in summer and winter, shallower in spring and fall. There are over 60 miles of shoreline to fish from shore or from a boat. Kayaks and canoes can be portaged from numerous places around the lake, and many of these spots area good choice for fishing from the bank.

Primary fish species residing in Kickapoo Lake

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

Lake Kickapoo Amenities

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

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Boating is a favored activity on Lake Kickapoo, 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 fishing from a boat, there is ample space for boaters to enjoy their preferred activities. Lake Kickapoo features boat ramps, ensuring easy access for boating enthusiasts. The peaceful ambiance and picturesque landscapes of the lake create a delightful environment for boating adventures.

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Public Boat Ramp
Located in the northeast corner of the lake, off Boathouse Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.

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Camping is a popular pastime at Lake Kickapoo, 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 Kickapoo allows visitors to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of daily life and reconnect with the tranquility of the outdoors.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Kickapoo Fishing Camp Campground - 940 525-4431

Stonewall Jackson Campground - 940 586-1313

Homestead RV Park - 203 E S, Archer City, TX 76351

Lake Kickapoo TX Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Lake Kickapoo
Lake Kickapoo Camp
218 Catfish Point Rd
Holliday, TX 76366
940 525-4431


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Kickapoo Lake in Central Texas.

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Lake Kickapoo offers bass, crappie, catfish and white bass fishing in Central TX.

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