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Fishing At Lake Somerville

AKA: Somerville Reservoir

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Fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, blue catfish, black crappie, white crappie, bluegill, longear sunfish, warmouth, white bass, hybrid striped bass, bowfin, longnose gar and spotted gar at Somerville Lake in East Texas.

Notorious for excellent white bass fishing, Lake Somerville is a 11,500-acre lake in the southeast part of the state, at Somerville, TX. Over 80 miles of shoreline surround this fertile fishery that offers fishing for bass, crappie, catfish, hybrid stripers, and numerous sunfish species, including bluegill. Nearly a dozen boat ramps and a couple marinas make this an ideal place to go boating and fishing. Bass boats, pontoons, runabouts, pleasure boats, sailboats, canoes, kayaks and a host of smaller fishing boats all use these waters. Except at high-water levels, there is little vegetation in the lake. Fish tend to follow the baitfish as they move shallow in spring and fall, then deeper in summer and winter. Hybrids and white bass may be found in open water (not relating to structure) as long as the schools of bait are in that area. Bass, crappie and sunfish will relate to rocky banks, points, humps, ledges, creek channels or brush.

Primary fish species residing in Lake Somerville

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

Lake Somerville 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

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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Lake Somerville State Park, Nails Creek Unit Campground - 979 289-2392

Lake Somerville State Park, Birch Creek Unit Campground - 979 535-7763

Welch Park Campground - 979 596-2286

Rocky Creek Park Campground - 979 596-1622

Lake Somerville Marina & Campground - 979 289-2321

Overlook Park & Lake Somerville Marina Campground - 979 596-1622

Big Creek Park Campground - 979 596-1616

Nails Creek State Park Campground - 979 289-2392

Yegua Creek Park Campground - 979 596-1622

Lake Somerville TX Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Lake Somerville
Lake Somerville Marina & Campground
PO Box 845
Somerville, Texas 77879
979 289-2321

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Lake Somerville offers excellent white bass fishing, as well as other angling options, in East Texas.

Fishing on Lake Somerville, in Texas.