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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, blue catfish, black crappie, white crappie, bluegill, green sunfish, white bass, yellow bass, striped bass, hybrid striped bass, bowfin, longnose gar and spotted gar at Tawakoni Lake in East Texas.

Lake Tawakoni, TX

Known for consistent striped bass, hybrid stripers and white bass fishing, Lake Tawakoni is a 38,000-acre lake in the northeast part of Texas, at Greenville. Other fish species residing here include bass, catfish, crappie, gar, bluegill and several other breeds of sunfish. Half a dozen boat launch ramps provide conveniently launching of all types of pleasure and fishing boats.

Lake Tawakoni, located in Northeast Texas, is a renowned destination for fishing enthusiasts seeking an exceptional angling experience. The lake offers excellent fishing opportunities, attracting anglers from far and wide. Striped bass is the prized target for many fishermen at Lake Tawakoni. With its deep waters, submerged structure, and abundant forage, the lake provides an ideal habitat for striped bass, making it a favored spot for striped bass fishing enthusiasts. Anglers can also target other popular species such as catfish, largemouth bass, crappie, and white bass, ensuring a diverse and exciting fishing adventure.

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RV parks, campgrounds, bait shops, convenience stores, fishing piers, gas docks, and restaurants enhance boating, camping and fishing trips to the area. At parks, campgrounds and other locations there is access to the shoreline for portage of canoes and kayaks or fishing from the bank. The lake has considerable amount of aquatic vegetation, including smartweed, which tends to attract baitfish and predators alike. When the fish are shallow, in spring and fall, they are drawn to this cover. During summer and winter they may move to deeper water as they follow schools of baitfish looking for more comfortable water conditions. White bass, stripers and hybrids tend to follow the schools of baitfish. Catfish fishing, which is excellent most of the time here, is good around creek channels and river beds.

Primary fish species residing in Lake Tawakoni

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

Lake Tawakoni 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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Boating is a favored activity on Lake Tawakoni, 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 Tawakoni 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

Lake Wave Rentals
Rentals: Pontoon boats
940 577-6720

Tawakoni Marina
Rentals: Bass boats, kayaks, fishing boats and pontoons
903 447-2255

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Caddo Creek Public Boat Ramp
Located in the northwest corner of the lake, off Caddo Creek Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.

Duck Cove Public Boat Ramp
Located in the southwest corner of the lake, at the south end of the Highway 751 Bridge, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.

Lake Tawakoni State Park Boat Ramp
Located mid lake, on the south side of the lake, in Lake Tawakoni State Park, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Sabine River Authority Public Boat Ramp
Located in the southeast corner of the lake, at the southwest end of the dam, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.

Tawakoni City Park Public Boat Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, in West Tawakoni City Park, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.

Two Mile Bridge East Public Boat Ramp
Located mid lake, on the northeast side of the lake, at the east end of the E Quinlan Parkway Bridge, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.

Two Mile Bridge West Public Boat Ramp
Located mid lake, on the northwest side of the lake, at the west end of the E Quinlan Parkway Bridge, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

White Point Causeway Public Boat Ramp
Located in the southwest corner of the lake, at the south end of the White Point Causeway Bridge, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.


Anchor Inn Marina & Resort
800 Tomahawk Dr
Quinlan, TX 75474
903 447-2256

Duck Cove Marina and RV Park
2757 Private Rd 3824
Quinlan, TX 75474
903 356-3240

Rabbit Cove Landing RV & Marina
2200 E Rabbit Cove Rd
Quinlan, TX 75474
903 447-2278

Tawakoni Marina
2201 E Rabbit Cove Rd
Quinlan, TX 75474
903 447-2255

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

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Tawakoni City Park Campground - 903 274-7180

Lake Tawakoni State Park Campground - 903 560-7123

Wind Point Park Campground - 903 634-9463

Walnut Cove Campground - 903 447-2865

Kenny's Landing Campground - 903 447-9962

Red Bear Park Campground - 903 560-0293

Anchor Inn Resort Campground - 903 447-2256

Cedar Cove Landing Campground - 903 447-2169

Sunset Resort RV Park - 903 356-3783

429 Marina & RV Park - 903 356-2125

Rabbit Cove Landing Rv Park & Marina - 903 447-2278

Uncle Rick's Duck Cove Marina & RV Park - 903 356-3240

East Texas RV Park - 903 454-8900

Dallas Northeast Campground - 903 527-3615

Lake Tawakoni TX Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Lake Tawakoni
Lake Tawakoni State Park
10822 FM 2475
Wills Point, TX 75169
903 560-7123


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