5 Awesome Places to Fish in Texas

5 Awesome Places to Fish in Texas

If you are in Texas, there are some simply outstanding fishing spots that every fisherman should put on their bucket list of spots to visit.

If you haven't been to any of these 5 incredible fishing locations, you need to soon.

1. Falcon Lake

Located on the mainstream reservoir of the Rio Grande River and just 40 miles east of Lardedo, this incredible fishing area covers an incredible 83,654 acres of water and can be as deep as 110 feet in some spots.

The popular species that inhabit these waters are largemouth bass, catfish, crappie, and white bass. Each one of these fish are common to the Texas area and bass tournaments  often take place at the Falcon Lake. To win, you will typically need to haul in something in the five to six pound range.

2. Lake Dunlap

This lake lies right on the Guadalupe River and sits just between San Antonio and Houston. Covering 410 acres of water, this lake was impounded in 1928 and has been a very popular spot to fish for years.

Fisherman here will have an excellent opportunity to haul in both largemouth bass and sunfish while also trying their hands at spotted bass, channel catfish, blue catfish, and white crappie. Multiple boat docks and piers combine well with overhanging brush and floating vegetation to make it ideal for both  boat and shore fishing. If you are wanting to reel in good bass, the spring, fall, and winter months are your best times as Dunlap.

3. Choke Canyon

Covering over 25,000 acres on the Frio River Watershed, the Choke Canyon Reservoir has been providing excellent fishing since 1982.

Anglers will have plenty of opportunity to catch fish in this area as the reservoir is  well stocked with largemouth bass, blue and flathead and catfish, and channel catfish. You can also find a good amount of crappie, white bass, and sunfish. From shallow water to the deeper ends, fishermen should be able to take advantage of the abundance of these fish in the spring, fall, and winter months.

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4. Lake Tawakoni

This incredible lake expands for over 37,000 acres on Caddo Creek with a max depth of 70 feet. Fishermen have been enjoying taking advantage of catfish, white bass, and hybrid and striped bass in this area since 1960. Anglers will also be able to find a few largemouth bass and crappie in the area.

By far  one of the best catfishing spots around, anglers can reel these fish in with a mixture of bait icluding shrip, liver, and earthworms. With a proper combination of bank fishing and trolling, the catfishing scene should be very success at Lake Tawakoni.

5. Amistad Reservoir

Covering an incredible 64,900 acres on the Rio Grande, the Amistad Reservoir has been providing Texas anglers with  outstanding largemouth bass fishing since 1969.

The largemouth bass will be the most abundant in this body of water, as anglers can reel them in best during the fall, winter, and spring months with topwater baits, buzzbaits, and spinner baits.

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  • John Harley