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Fishing Lakes In West Texas

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Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, blue catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, rainbow trout, bluegill, green sunfish, hybrid sunfish, redbreast sunfish, redear sunfish, tilapia, warmouth, white bass, yellow perch, striped bass, hybrid striped bass, alligator gar, longnose gar and spotted gar at lakes in West Texas.
West Texas major lakes and fish chart

Lake & Fish Chart For Western Texas

This chart shows the major fishing waters in West Texas, cross referenced with the major fish species found in each lake or impoundment. For a more complete list of fish species in West Texas, see the list below.

West Texas Fishing Lake Sizes & Locations

Amistad Reservoir is a 64,900-acre reservoir on the southwest border of the state, at Del Rio, TX.

Champion Creek Reservoir is a 1,580-acre lake in the west-central part of the state, 5 miles south of Colorado City, TX.

Lake Alan Henry is a 2,900-acre lake in the west-central part of the state, at Justiceburg TX.

Lake E V Spence (E V Spence Reservoir) is an 11,600-acre lake in the west-central part of the state, at Robert Lee, TX.

Lake J B Thomas (J B Thomas Reservoir) is a 7,300-acre lake in the west-central part of the state, 8 miles west of Ira, TX.

Lake Meredith is a 16,000-acre lake in the north-central part of the state, north of Amarillo, TX.

Lake Nasworthy is a 1,380-acre lake in the central part of the state, at San Angelo TX.

O C Fisher Reservoir (O C Fisher Lake) is a 5,400-acre lake in the central part of the state, at San Angelo, TX.

Oak Creek Reservoir (Oak Creek Lake) is a 2,370-acre lake in the west-central part of the state, at Blackwell, TX.

Twin Buttes Reservoir is a 9,000-acre lake in the central part of the state, at San Angelo, TX.

White River Reservoir is a 1,400-acre lake in the northwest part of the state, 40 miles east of Lubbock TX.

See lists of lakes in East Texas, or and Central Texas.

Fish Species in West Texas

Primary fish species residing in West Texas Lakes

Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.

Fishing for bass in West Texas

Largemouth Bass

Largemouth bass

World record: 22 lbs 4 oz

TX State Record: 18.18 lbs

Smallmouth Bass

Smallmouth bass

World record: 11 lbs 15 oz

TX State Record: 7.93 lbs

Spotted Bass

Spotted bass

World record: 9 lbs 8 oz

TX State Record: 5.56 lbs

Fishing for catfish in West Texas

Channel Catfish

Channel catfish

World record: 58 lbs 0 oz

TX State Record: 36.5 lbs

Flathead Catfish

Flathead catfish

World record: 123 lbs 9 oz

TX State Record: 98.5 lbs

Blue Catfish

Blue catfish

World record: 143 lbs 0 oz

TX State Record: 121.5 lbs

Fishing for crappie in West Texas

Black Crappie

Black crappie

World record: 6 lbs 0 oz

TX State Record: 3.92 lbs

White Crappie

White crappie

World record: 5 lbs 3 oz

TX State Record: 4.56 lbs

Fishing for walleye in West Texas

Walleye

Walleye

World record: 25 lbs 0 oz

TX State Record: 11.88 lbs

Fishing for trout in West Texas

Rainbow Trout

Rainbow trout

World record: 42 lbs 2 oz

TX State Record: 8.92 lbs

Fishing for panfish in West Texas

Bluegill

Bluegill

World record: 4 lbs 12 oz

TX State Record: 2.02 lbs

Green Sunfish

Green sunfish

World record: 2.1 lbs

TX State Record: 1.30 lbs

Hybrid Sunfish

Hybrid sunfish

World record: N/A

TX State Record: 1.73 lbs

Redbreast Sunfish

Redbreast sunfish

World record: 2 lbs 0 oz

TX State Record: 1.63 lbs

Redear Sunfish

Redear sunfish

World record: 5.4 lbs

TX State Record: 2.99 lbs

Tilapia

Tilapia

World record: 9.6 lbs

TX State Record: 7.75 lbs

Warmouth

Warmouth

World record: 2.4 lbs

TX State Record: 1.30 lbs

White Bass

White Bass

World record: 6.8 lbs

TX State Record: 5.56 lbs

Yellow Perch

Yellow perch

World record: 4 lbs 3 oz

TX State Record: 1.04 lbs

Fishing for striped bass in West Texas

Striped Bass

Striper

Saltwater world record: 81 lbs 14 oz

TX State Record: 53.0 lbs

Hybrid Striped Bass

Hybrid Striped Bass

US record: 27 lbs 5 oz

TX State Record: 19.66 lbs

Fishing for other species in West Texas

Alligator Gar

Alligator gar

World record: 279.0 lbs*

TX State Record: 279.0 lbs

Longnose Gar

Longnose gar

World record: 50 lbs 5 oz

TX State Record: 50.31 lbs

Spotted Gar

Spotted gar

World record: 9 lbs 12 oz

TX State Record: 9.81 lbs

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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby Lakes In West TX

Each major lake in western Texas is featured in this website with an entire page dedicated to everything you need to know about that lake. On those pages are lists of camping facilities at, or nearby, each lake. Begin your search by clicking here:

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Contact Information

Texas Parks & Wildlife
West Texas Wildlife Law Enforcement Office
1702 Landmark Lane, Suite 1
Lubbock, TX 79415
806 761-4930

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