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Fishing At Lake Waco

AKA: Waco Lake, Waco Reservoir

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Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, spotted bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, blue catfish, black crappie, white crappie, bluegill, white bass, hybrid striped bass, longnose gar and spotted gar at Waco Lake in Central Texas.

Within the city limits of Waco, Lake Waco is a convenient place to wet a line any time you have an hour or more for fishing. This 7,200-acre lake in the east-central part of the state offers fishing for bass, hybrid striped bass, catfish, white bass, crappie, gar and bluegill. While the lake does have small amounts of aquatic vegetation, the primary cover for fish and baitfish is the structure of the lake itself - points, humps, islands, creek channels, ledges and old road beds. White bass, hybrids, and to some extent, bass tend to follow schools of baitfish as they move shallow in spring and fall, then when winter or summer sets in they move deeper for more comfortable water conditions and temperature. Spring and early summer is prime time for all three. Catfish are available year round with activity peaking in late spring. Crappie fishing can be very good, especially February through April when they move extremely shallow to spawn. Fish shallow cover for sunfish in spring, then a bit deeper the rest of the year. Several boat ramps make easy launching of pleasure and fishing boats. Numerous places around the lake have access to sections of the sixty miles of shoreline for fishing from the bank and portage of a kayak or canoe.

Primary fish species residing in Lake Waco

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

Lake Waco Amenities

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

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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Lake Waco Marina Campground - 254 848-4471

Airport Park Campground - 254 756-5359

Midway Park Campground - 254 756-5359

Speegleville Park Campground - 254 756-5359

Reynolds Creek Park Campground - 254 756-5359

Quail Crossing RV Park - 254 848-4818

Lake Waco TX Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Lake Waco
Lake Waco Marina
3201 Over Flow Rd
Waco, TX 76712
254 848-4471

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