ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Best Lakes for Bass Fishing in Texas

Updated on December 7, 2012
A nice Texas bass
A nice Texas bass | Source

Catch a Trophy Bass in Texas

If you are looking for the best bass fishing lakes in Texas to go trophy fishing at then make sure these destinations are on your list. Large mouth bass thrive in the warm waters of Texas and almost every body of water has a healthy population of fish. The fisheries for giant bass tend to be larger bodies of water with a diverse environment. The best lakes generally have a diversity in not only food supply, but also a wide variety of habitat changes available for the fish to exploit at different times of year.

Places to Fish in Texas

  1. Lake Amistad
  2. Lake Fork
  3. Falcon Lake
  4. Ray Roberts Lake
  5. Lake Sam Rayburn
  6. Lake Conroe
  7. Choke Canyon Reservoir
  8. Lake Kemp
  9. Lake Pinkston
  10. Mills Creek lake

There is a huge number of bodies of water in the great state of Texas that are amazing fisheries, but these are ones that have earned a special status due to their ability to consistently kick out large numbers of big fish. The state hosts thousands of bass fishing tournaments from small club level events all the way up to major Bassmaster Elite series and FLW Tour events. Bass fishing is a fun and exciting sport and Texas has a lot of great opportunities to enjoy it.

Best Trophy Fishing Lakes

Lake Amistad:
Amistad Reservoir

get directions

Lake Fork:
Lake Fork, Texas, USA

get directions

Lake Falcon, Texas:
Falcon Reservoir

get directions

Ray Roberts Lake:
Farm to Market Road 1192, Pilot Point, TX 76258, USA

get directions

Lake Sam Rayburn:
7696 Hwy 255, Jasper, TX 75951, USA

get directions

Lake Conroe:
17038-17174 Farm to Market Road 1097, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA

get directions

Choke Canyon Reservoir:
County Road 302, Calliham, TX 78007, USA

get directions

Lake Kemp:
Coffee Point Rd, Seymour, TX 76380, USA

get directions

Guides in Texas

Hire a professional fishing guide in Texas to learn these bodies of water quickly. If you are planning on spending a week or two fishing these lakes for the first time, going on a guide trip can help speed up the process of understanding the water. Learn the fishing techniques and tactics that attract the big Texas large mouth bass into biting. Bass behave slightly different depending on the local environment which includes water quality, habitat, forage species, time of year, boat traffic, and weather. A pro will help make sure that you are on the right track and can help set up a great week of fishing.

Best Guides for Lake Fork

Lance Vick
Dennis States
John Tanner

Lake Fork Professional Guides

Bass Fishing Lake Facts

Trophy Record
Lake Size
Lake Amistad
15.68 lbs.
64,900 Acres
Falcon Lake
15.63 lbs.
83,654 Acres
Lake Fork
18.18 lbs.
27,690 Acres
Lake Conroe
15.93 lbs.
21,000 Acres
Choke Canyon
15.45 lbs.
25,660 Acres
Lake Kemp
8.63 lbs.
15,590 Acres
Ray Roberts Lake
14.58 Ibs.
25,600 Acres
Lake Sam Rayburn
16.80 lbs.
114,500 Acres

Basic stats on some of the best bass fishing lakes in the state

Favorite Body of Water in Texas

Where do you want to go on your next fishing vacation?

See results

Biggest Fish in Texas

Every bass fisherman wants to catch a giant bass and there really is only one destination in this state that should be on your list if you want that to happen and that is Lake Fork. 12 of top 15 biggest large mouth bass caught in the state have come out of this one pond. The other lakes that have a presence on the top 25 trophy fish include: Pinkston, Sam Rayburn, Mill Creek Lake, Caddo Lake, Gibbons Creek Reservoir, O.H. Ivie, Austin Lake, and Possum Kingdom.

The state is well known for its excellent fisheries management program that works with local anglers to breed the biggest fish in its fish hatcheries. The Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center has the Share a Lunker program which encourages anglers to keep alive in a live well giant trophy sized fish and donate them to a local hatchery. These fish are breed and released back into the waterway where they came from and their offspring are deposited across the state encouraging a strong gene pool of really big fish. This program is prime example of why the state of Texas is home to so many excellent fisheries with amazing fish catching potential.

What Makes a Great Bass Fishery

There are several components that create amazing bass fisheries. Texas happens to naturally have several of the key elements for producing sizable populations of large mouth bass in the waterways sprinkled across the state.

Characteristics of the Best Bass Lakes in the Country

  • Warm climate for an extended growing season
  • Consistent water sources for replenishing man made reservoirs
  • Diverse forage ecosystem for fish to prey on throughout their growth cycles
  • Complex structural lake bottom
  • Variety of lake vegetation & underwater trees and rockpiles
  • Commitment from local government to preserve the fishery through proper management
  • Vast bodies of water to support large biomass
  • Easy access for fisherman


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)