Lake Limestone is a 12,000-acre lake that is a mere 43 feet deep at its deepest point. Located between Houston and Dallas, west of Interstate 45, this lake is deceptively more challenging to access for fishing than at first glance. With only four public access points, it is no wonder the fishing at Lake Limestone is so good year round.
Location and Access
The primary reason the fishing is good at Lake Limestone is the remoteness of the lake. Groesbeck is the nearest town, 15 miles northwest of the lake. There is plenty of primitive and tent camping available, but RV camping is limited. Access to the banks of the lake is limited to the Brazos River Authority (BRA) parks. Camping is allowed in these parks, but there is no water or electric available.
There are four BRA parks: two at the north end of the lake and two at the south end. They are all open year round, 24 hours a day with no fees. Refer to the Texas Parks and Wildlife's Lake Limestone Map of Public Access Facilities for the exact locations of these parks.
There are two private marinas on Lake Limestone that offer camping and marina services, including RV camping, electric and water. The Running Branch Camp & Marina is located on the southwest side of the lake and also offers cabins. The Lake Limestone Marina is on the west side of the lake and includes a 100-foot fishing pier, cabins and a general store.
There are five primary species of fish in Lake Limestone. Largemouth bass, catfish, crappies, white bass and sunfish are all inhabitants of the lake. As of January 2010, the fishing has been reported as "good" for all species except for the sunfish, which has been reported as "poor." There are three species of catfish present, including the blue catfish, channel catfish and the flathead catfish. The channel catfish is the most common.
There is little fishing competition during the middle of the week at Limestone Lake. The isolation and limited access to the lake creates a quiet atmosphere for the angler. Spring is the best time to fish for largemouth bass, but they can be caught anytime of the year. The white bass migrate up the Navasota River for spawning in the spring. The catfish can also be caught year round, but the best angling is found in May and June during their spawn. Check the overhanging cut banks or submerged trees for opportunities.