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Fishing At Martin Creek Lake

AKA: Martin Creek Reservoir

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Fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, blue catfish, black crappie, white crappie, bluegill and redear sunfish at Martin Creek Lake in East Texas.

An excellent lake to take a kid sunfish fishing, Martin Creek Lake is a 5,000-acre lake in the east-central part of the state, at Tatum. Bass and catfish are the main attraction, and the lake also has a reasonable population of crappie. A four-lane boat launch at the state park accommodates all boats including pleasure boats, ski boats and pontoons, plus bass boats a variety of other fishing boats. One can portage canoes and kayaks from numerous places around the lake. Other than the parks, there is little access to the shoreline (approximately 40 miles of shoreline) for fishing from the bank. Little or no aquatic vegetation exists, so fish and baitfish are forces to hide in the limited brush and rocky shorelines around the lake.

Primary fish species residing in Martin Creek Lake

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Largemouth bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Blue catfish Black crappie White crappie Bluegill Redear Sunfish

Martin Creek Lake Amenities

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

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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Martin Creek Lake State Park Campground - 903 836-4336

Amazing Texas RV Resort and Campground - 903 836-4444

Martin Creek Lake TX Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Martin Creek Lake
Martin Creek Lake State Park
9515 County Road 2181D
Tatum, TX 75691-3425
903 836-4336

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Martin Creek Lake offers largemouth bass, blue catfish and channel catfish fishing in East TX.

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