Fishing at Possum Kingdom Lake, Texas


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The drinking water at the park is non-potable due to a high salt content. Non-potable water is available at campsites, restrooms and showers. The water is suitable for bathing, washing, and cleaning. Visitors must bring their own water for consumption.

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ANGLING OPPORTUNITIES

The reservoir has been affected by golden alga blooms, especially in 2001, 2003, and 2010. Striped bass are stocked in most years and provide a fair fishery with good growth potential and strong fighting characteristics. The lake record is 34.19 pounds. White bass are abundant and of good size. Largemouth bass are found in this reservoir. Florida-strain largemouths have been stocked and help provide trophy potential, as evidenced by the lake record of 16.02 pounds. Crappie are fair, and sunfish are present with some large individuals available for harvest. Channel, blue, and flathead catfish are all present, with some especially large blue cats.

Largemouth Bass
White Bass
Striped Bass
Catfish
Crappie
Sunfish


PREDOMINANT FISH SPECIES

Largemouth Bass (aka Black Bass, Green Trout, Bigmouth Bass, Lineside Bass)
White Bass (aka Sand Bass, Barfish, Streaker, Silver Bass)
Striped Bass (aka Striper, Rockfish, Lineside)
White Crappie (aka White Perch, Sac-a-lait)
Blue Catfish (aka Channel Cat, Hump-back Blue)
Channel Catfish (aka Willow Cat, Forked-tail Cat, Fiddler, Spotted Cat, Lady Cat)


TIPS & TACTICS

Largemouth bass can be found throughout the lake and can be caught on any of the typical bass baits. Be prepared to fish 10- to 25-foot depths. In this clear water, try using as light a line as possible. Concentrate on submerged vegetation when you find it. Striped bass anglers look for birds feeding on bait driven to the surface by schools of hungry stripers. Use live shad or artificial bait. White bass action can be very good during prespawn and the spring spawning run, especially up towards the river mouth. Jigs and spoons or slabs are recommended baits. Catfish action can be good for all species. Costello Island and above are likely spots. Use cut bait, chicken livers, prepared stink bait, live shiners or sunfish. Crappie can be found around brush piles and docks. In spring, fish the backs of coves for spawning fish. Crappie will be found at different depths depending on time of year and water conditions; be prepared to search for them.


FISHING COVER / STRUCTURE

Emergent rushes can be found in the mid- to upper part of the reservoir at 2-3-foot depths. Submerged vegetation is found throughout the lake in late summer and fall.


FISHING REGULATIONS

This reservoir has special regulations on some fishes. See bag and size limits for this lake.

LAKE RECORDS
CURRENT FISHING REPORT
STOCKING HISTORY
LATEST LAKE SURVEY REPORT




"Possum Kingdom Reservoir", Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Web. Jun-6-2014



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