Places to Go Fishing in Texas

Places to Go Fishing in Texas
Anglers and boaters visiting Texas will not be at a loss when it comes to finding a place to go fishing. With the state's many rivers, lakes and reservoirs, anglers have many opportunities to cast their lines into a body of freshwater. Species such as largemouth bass, white bass and catfish frequent the waters of Texas.

Lake Corpus Christi

Located in southeast Texas near the city of Mathis is Lake Corpus Christi. The 18,256-acre lake has a maximum depth of 60 feet and the damming of the Nueces River led to its formation. The area offers anglers a steep, rocky riverbank from which to fish. The lake holds sunken timber, creek channels and vegetated flats, giving fish many places to congregate. Largemouth bass live in the waters. Anglers will have the best luck catching them in the cooler months of spring, fall and winter. White bass reside in the lake's channels and are most productive December through February. Blue and flathead catfish are abundant year-round, as are crappie, especially around lighted piers.

Choke Canyon Reservoir

Choke Canyon Reservoir in southeast Texas is a watershed for the Frio River. The lake covers 25,670 acres and has a maximum depth of 45 feet. Anglers will find the riverbanks steep and rocky. The characteristic of the lake's layout give the various species of fish areas to congregate. The lake is made up of areas with flooded timber, grassy and brushy flats, and various channels. Anglers will find largemouth bass catches are most productive in spring, fall and winter. White bass are most productive in the cooler months of winter in the lake's channels. Year-round species found in the lake are blue and flathead catfish, crappie, sunfish and alligator gar.

Lake Limestone

Lake Limestone is in central Texas near the town of Groesbeck. The lake consists of 12,553 acres and is 43 feet deep at its maximum depth. Due to Lake Limestone's remote location, it is underused, offering the angler a private fishing experience. Anglers will find the area has sloping, smooth banks, with an abundance of aquatic vegetation and submerged timber. Largemouth bass are productive year-round, especially around vegetation and in springtime. White bass congregate around the lake's channels in the cooler months of late winter and spring. Channel, blue and flathead catfish, as well as sunfish and crappie, are productive year-round.

Article Written By Joyce Starr

Joyce Starr is a professional writer from Florida and owns a landscaping company and garden center. She has published articles about camping in Florida, lawn care and gardening and writes for a local gardening newsletter. She shares her love and knowledge of the outdoors and nature through her writing.

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