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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, spotted bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, blue catfish, black crappie, white crappie, bluegill, longear sunfish, warmouth, white bass, striped bass, hybrid striped bass, longnose gar and spotted gar at Ray Roberts Lake in Central Texas.

Ray Roberts Lake, TX

Over 150 miles of shoreline await anglers at Lake Ray Roberts (Lake Ray Roberts). It is considered one of the top fishing lakes in Texas. This is a 25,000-acre reservoir in the northeast part of the state, at Pilot Point, and host to a wide variety of fish species. Bass, crappie, white bass, catfish, striped bass, hybrid stripers, gar and several species of sunfish all roam these waters.

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.

Lake Ray Roberts, located in North Texas, is a premier destination for fishing enthusiasts seeking a rewarding 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 Ray Roberts. With its submerged structure, boat docks, and brushy areas, the lake provides an ideal habitat for bass, making it a favored spot for bass fishing enthusiasts. Anglers can also target other popular species such as catfish, crappie, and white bass, ensuring a diverse and exciting fishing adventure.

Lake Video

The lake is well known for guided fishing trips which help you find the big ones, especially bass and catfish. February and March are the best time for lunker bass, and catfish can be caught year round. Winter crappie fishing can be very fruitful on deep structure, especially around brush piles. White bass, striped bass and hybrids follow schools of baitfish as they move shallow in fall and spring, then deeper in winter and summer. Plenty of boat launch ramps are situated around the lake for convenient launching of pleasure and fishing boats of all kinds. Fishing from the bank and canoe or kayak portage is an option at the parks and other locations around the lake. There are marinas, fish-cleaning stations, bait shops, stores, boat rentals and other products and services available for all your fishing, boating and camping needs at Lake Ray Roberts.

Primary fish species residing in Lake Ray Roberts

Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.

Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Spotted bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Blue catfish Black crappie White crappie Bluegill Longear Sunfish Warmouth Sunfish White Bass Striped bass Hybrid Striped Bass Longnose gar Spotted gar

Ray Roberts Lake Amenities

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

Today's Weather & Forecast

Boating is a favored activity on Lake Ray Roberts, as the lake's expansive 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 indulge in their favorite activities. Lake Ray Roberts features multiple boat ramps, marinas, and even boat rentals, ensuring easy access for boating enthusiasts. The calm waters and picturesque landscapes of the lake create a delightful environment for boating adventures.

Fishing Boat Rentals

Lone Star Marina
Rentals: Kayaks and pontoon boats
940 686-0261

Ray Roberts Marina
Rentals: Pontoon boats
940 458-7343

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

1190 Boat Launch
Located in the southwest corner of the lake, off Road 1190, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.

Buck Creek Boat Launch
Located in the northeast corner of the lake, east side, at the south end of the S Ray Roberts Parkway Bridge, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Hawthorn Circle Camping Loop Boat Ramp
Located in the southeast corner of the lake, off Hawthorn Circle, this is a two-lane, gravel ramp with paved parking.

Isle Du Bois State Park Boat Launch
Located in the southeast corner of the lake, off Isle Du Bois State Park Road, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Pecan Creek Boat Ramp
Located in the northwest corner of the lake, east side, at the east end of the E Lone Oak Road Bridge, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Ray Roberts Lake State Park, Johnson Branch Unit
Located mid lake, on the north side of the lake, off Johnson State Park Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Ray Roberts Lake State Park, Jordan Unit Boat Ramp
Located mid lake, southwest side, off Road 1192, this is a three-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.


Ray Roberts Marina
1399 Marina Cir
Sanger, TX 76266
940 458-7343

Click here for a Texas Fishing License.

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

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Lone Oak RV Park - 940 726-6353

Ray Roberts Marina & RV Park - 940 458-7343

River N Lakes RV Park - 940 284-8000

Ray Roberts Lake State Park, Johnson Branch Unit - 940 637-2294

McClain's Longhorn RV Campground - 940 432-3204

Lake Ray Roberts TX Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Ray Roberts Lake
Ray Roberts Marina & RV Park
1399 Marina Cir #146
Sanger, TX 76266
940 458-7343


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