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Fishing At Lake Whitney In 2024

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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, green sunfish, white bass, striped bass, hybrid striped bass and longnose gar at Whitney Lake in Central Texas.

Lake Whitney, TX

As one of the most beautiful lake settings in Texas, Lake Whitney (Whitney Lake) is a 23,500-acre lake in the east-central part of the state. This is one of those lakes that seems to have good fishing for virtually everything that swims here. Three types of bass, three species of catfish, both species of crappie, striped bass, hybrid stripers, gar and several species of sunfish call Whitney home.

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 Whitney, located in Central Texas, is a popular destination for fishing enthusiasts seeking a memorable 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 Whitney. With its rocky shorelines, submerged structure, and abundant cover, 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.

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As one of the top lakes in the state for stripers, you can expect to catch the big ones shallower in the spring - and deeper other times of the year. White bass and hybrid striped bass follow schools of bait and move shallowest in spring and fall. Bass, crappie and sunfish can be most easily caught in spring and fall but are available deeper in the cold of winter and the heat of summer. Catfish fishing is good year round and there are some monsters cruising the river and creek channels here. The lake boasts 225 miles of shoreline, some with access for bank fishing and portage of a canoe or kayak. Numerous boat ramps facilitate launching of most any size family or fishing boats.

Primary fish species residing in Lake Whitney

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 Sunfish White Bass Striped bass Hybrid Striped Bass Longnose gar

Lake Whitney 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 Whitney, as the lake's calm 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 Whitney features multiple boat ramps, marinas, and even boat rentals, ensuring easy access for boating enthusiasts. The serene ambiance and picturesque landscapes of the lake create a delightful environment for boating adventures.

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Boat Ramp Lake Whitney S.P.
Located in the southeast corner of the lake, north side, off State Park Road 47, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Cedar Creek Park Boat Ramp
Located in the northeast corner of the lake, north side, off Cedar Creek Park Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Cedron Creek Boat Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, at the west end of the Katy Bridge, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Lake Whitney Marina Boat Ramp
Located in the northeast corner of the lake, east side, off Juniper Cove Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.

Lofers Bend East Park Boat Ramp
Located in the southeast corner of the lake, off Lofers Bend Park Road, this is a three-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Lofers Bend West Park Boat Ramp
Located in the southeast corner of the lake, at the east end of the dam, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

McCown Valley Park Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, east side, off FM 1713 W, this is a three-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.

Old Live Oak Boat Ramp
Located in the northeast corner of the lake, north side, in the back of Cedar Creek, off Live Oak Loop, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking.

Steele Creek Park Public Boat Ramp
Located in the northwest corner of the lake, south side, off Road 1304, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Walling Bend Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest corner of the lake, off Road 2841, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.


Lake Whitney Marina Floating Ship's Store
420 Juniper Cove Rd
Whitney, TX 76692
254 694-3129

Click here for a Texas Fishing License.

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

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Uncle Gus' Cabins RV Park Campground - 254 622-2276

Little Rocky Lodge and Resort RV Park - 254 622-3010

Lofers Bend Park Campground - 254 622-3332

Arrowhead Resort RV Sites - 254 694-3044

Lake Whitney State Park Campground - 254 254 694-3793

Lake Whitney RV Community Campground - 254 694-4392

TEX RV Park, Lake Whitney - 800 517-7566

Lake Whitney Marina At Juniper Cove Campground - 254 694-3129

Rose Harbor RV Park - 254 694-6769

Sun Country RV Resort Campground - 254 694-4023

Lake Whitney RV Campground - 254 694-4269

Diamond B RV Park - 254 694-0153

Cedron Creek Campground - 254 622-3332

Lake Whitney TX Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Lake Whitney
Lake Whitney State Park
433 Farm to Market 1244
Whitney, TX 76692
254 694-3793


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Lake Whitney offers good fishing for numerous species of fish in Central TX.

Fishing on Lake Whitney, in Texas.