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Belton Lake Guides

Location: On the Leon River in Bell and Coryell counties, 5 miles northwest of the City of Belton off FM 317
Surface area: 12,385 acres
Maximum depth: 124 feet
Impounded: 1954
Normal Clarity: Moderate
Aquatic Vegetation: Very sparse buttonbush and cattail
Predominant Fish Species: Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass, Channel & Flathead Catfish, White and Hybrid Striped Bass, Sunfish


Cedar Creek Reservoir Guides

Location: 15 miles west of Athens in the area between US 175 and Texas 274
Surface area: 32,623 acres
Maximum depth: 53 feet
Impounded: 1965
Normal Clarity: Moderately clear at lower end to muddy in the upper end
Aquatic Vegetation: Native emergent, submergent and floating, light in coves and creek arms in lower end of the lake
Predominant Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Blue, Channel & Flathead Catfish, White & Hybrid Striped Bass & Crappie


Grapevine Lake Guides

On Denton Creek, a tributary of the Elm Fork of the Trinity River in Tarrant and Denton Counties, just north of the City of Grapevine
Surface area: 6,684 acres
Maximum depth: 65 feet
Impounded: 1952
Normal Clarity: Stained
Aquatic Vegetation: The lake generally lacks vegetation; however, some emergent plants can be found in the upper end
Predominant Fish Species: Largemouth, Spotted, White Bass, White Crappie, Channel Catfish


Lake Bastrop Guides

Location: In Bastrop County, near the town of Bastrop
Surface area: 906 acres
Maximum depth: 60 feet
Impounded: 1964
Normal Clarity: Clear to slightly stained
Aquatic Vegetation: Marine saiad, southern naiad, pondweed species, hydrilla, and coontail
Predominant Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Catfish, Sunfish


Lake Fayette County Guides

Location: Power plant cooling reservoir located 10 miles east of LaGrange in Fayette County
Surface area: 2,400 acres
Maximum depth: 70 feet
Impounded: 1978
Normal Clarity: Slightly to moderately stained
Aquatic Vegetation: Marine Saiad and pondweed species
Predominant Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Catfish, Redear Sunfish


Lake Lavon Guides

Location: In Collin County northeast of Dallas and 4 miles northeast of Wylie, off Texas Highway 78
Surface area: 21,400 acres
Maximum depth: 59 feet
Impounded: 1953, reservoir size doubled 1974
Normal Clarity: Moderate, greenish color
Aquatic Vegetation: Not much, but there is some coontail, bushy pondweed, and floating pondweed around the shoreline
Predominant Fish Species: Largemouth, White Bass, Channel & Blue Catfish, Crappie


Lake Lewisville Guides

On the Elm Fork of the Trinity River in Denton County near Lewisville
Surface area: 29,592 acres
Maximum depth: 67 feet
Impounded: 1954
Normal Clarity: Stained
Aquatic Vegetation: Small stands of pondweed
Predominant Fish Species: Largemouth, Spotted, White & Hybrid Striped Bass, White Crappie, Blue & Channel Catfish


Lake Palestine Guides

Location: On the Neches River, 15 miles southwest of Tyler on Texas 155
Surface area: 25,560 acres
Maximum depth: 58 feet
Impounded: 1962
Normal Clarity: Moderately clear
Aquatic Vegetation Hydrilla and native submergent, emergent and floating plants; moderate in upper end and creek arms, particularly in Kickapoo Creek
Predominant Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Spotted bass, White & Hybrid Striped Bass, Crappie, Catfish, Sunfish


Lake Ray Hubbard Guides

Location: In Collin, Dallas, Rockwall and Kaufman counties, one mile west of Rockwall on the East Fork of the Trinity River
Surface area: 21,671 acres
Maximum depth: 40 feet
Impounded: 1968
Normal Clarity: Stained
Aquatic Vegetation: There are stands of emergent vegetation in shallow flats and several areas of the lake have been infested with hydrilla
Predominant Fish Species: White & Hybrid Striped Bass, Largemouth Bass, Channel & Blue Catfish, White Crappie


Lake Tawakoni Guides

Location: In Van Zandt, Rains, and Hunt counties, 15 miles southeast of Greenville on Caddo Creek and the South Fork and Cowleech Fork of the Sabine River
Surface area: 37,879 acres
Maximum depth: 70 feet
Impounded: 1960
Normal Clarity: Moderately stained
Aquatic Vegetation: When the reservoir is close to conservation pool, stands of Waterwillow, Smartweed, and flooded terrestrial species can provide abundant cover. American Lotus is significant in some areas. Submerged species such as Coontail and Hydrilla are generally scarce. When water levels fluctuate or remain low, vegetation tends to be scarce and of little use to fish  because much of it is exposed.
Predominant Fish Species: Striped, Hybrid Striped,White and Largemouth Bass, Catfish, Crappie


Lake Texoma Guides

Location: A Red River impoundment on the Texas-Oklahoma border northwest of Sherman-Denison, west of US 75
Surface area: 74,686 acres
Maximum depth: 100 feet
Impounded: 1944
Normal Clarity: Moderate to clear
Aquatic Vegetation: Not abundant, but there are some stands of water willow, American lotus, floating heart, and bushy pondweed. Blue-green algae blooms occasionally occur in this reservoir
Predominant Fish Species: Blue & c Channel Catfish, White, Striped Bass, Largemouth Bass, Spotted Bass. Smallmouth Bass, Black & White Crappie & Bluegill


Lake Whitney Guides

Location: On the Brazos and Nolan rivers off Texas Highway 22, about 30 miles northwest of Waco
Surface area: 23,500 acres
Maximum depth: 108 feet
Impounded: 1951
Normal Clarity: Stained
Golden alga bloom can occur in the reservoir. These blooms are toxic to fish and may affect the quality of fishing. Please check bloom status or contact the TPWD fisheries office for current conditions
Aquatic Vegetation: Willow, bushy pondweed, buttonbush, bullrush, coontail, pondweed, water willow. Predominant Fish Species: Striped & White Bass, Smallmouth & Largemouth Bass, Crappie, Channel, Blue & Flathead Catfish


Richland Chambers Reservoir Guides

Location: On Richland and Chambers creeks, east-southeast of Corsicana on US 287
Surface area: 41,356 acres
Maximum depth: 75 feet
Impounded: 1987
Normal Clarity: Cloudy to moderately clear
Aquatic Vegetation: Moderate to light vegetation in coves and creek arms; some beds of floating pondweed and water stargrass along the shoreline.
Predominant Fish Species: White & Hybrid Striped Bass, Blue & Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Crappie, Smallmouth Bass, Buffalo & Carp


Stillhouse Hollow Reservoir Guides

Location: Five miles west of Belton off US 190
Surface area: 6,429 acres
Maximum depth: 107 feet
Impounded: 1968
Normal Clarity: Very clear
Aquatic Vegetation: Hydrilla
Predominant Fish Species: Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass, Channel & Flathead , Catfish, Crappie, White Bass


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