Best Fishing in Texas

This list represents the most popular fishing in Texas. Use this list to plan your next Texas fishing trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

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#1. Lake Amistad (TX / Mexico Border)


Short Take: 67,000 acres; large rocky canyons but only one major tributary; widespread hydrilla. The last thing serious fishermen would expect to see in a deep, clear-water lake is hydrilla, but at La…
From the guidebook "America's Best Bass Fishing"
Del Rio, TX - Fishing BestFishing Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#2. Lake Fork


Short Take: 27,690 acres; shallow hydrilla, standing timber, deep ridges. Her name was Ethel, and since November of 1986 she has ranked as one of the most famous females in Texas. Most famous among ba…
From the guidebook "America's Best Bass Fishing"
Emory, TX - Fishing
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#3. Sam Rayburn


Short Take: 114,500 acres; shallow hydrilla, underwater ridges, large tributaries and bays. You can’t see it, even when you launch up the lake at Caney Creek, but if you head north from there around t…
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Lufkin, TX - Fishing
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#4. Richland - Chambers Reservoir


Short Take: 44,752 acres, filled with shallow standing timber and well-defined creek channels. It was mid-afternoon on a warm June day, and while Alton Jones and a friend had enjoyed moderate success…
From the guidebook "America's Best Bass Fishing"
Corsicana, TX - Fishing
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#5. Toledo Bend Reservoir (TX / LA Border)


Short Take: 186,000 acres; filled with brush, standing timber, hydrilla and eelgrass; shallow flats. One November day in 1967, Hemphill, Texas resident Tommy Martin and a friend launched their small a…
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Milan, TX - Fishing
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#6. Samuell Farm Trail


This former farm offers a flat, meandering trail that travels through pastures and wooded groves, by ponds, and over a bubbling creek via a bridge or jumping from rock to rock. The creek and numerou…
From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Dallas/Fort Worth"
Dallas, TX - Birding, Fishing, Hiking - 2.5 miles
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#7. Loyd Park Trail


This 1-mile loop trail through hardwood bottomland skirts the edge of Walnut Creek by Joe Pool Lake, where some try their luck at catching crappie, catfish, and bass. It’s pricey to enter the park, bu…
From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Dallas/Fort Worth"
Dallas, TX - Birding, Fishing, Hiking, Horseback Riding - 1 mile
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#8. Lake Ray Roberts Greenbelt Trail


This 5-mile out-and-back hike through dense forest by the banks of the Elm Fork of the Trinity River links Lake Ray Roberts to Lake Lewisville and offers great bird watching and plenty of wildlife, in…
From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Dallas/Fort Worth"
Dallas, TX - Birding, Fishing, Hiking, Horseback Riding - 5 miles
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