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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.
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.
PREDOMINANT FISH SPECIESLargemouth 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 & TACTICSLargemouth 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.
This reservoir has special regulations on some fishes. See bag and size limits for this lake. LAKE RECORDSCURRENT FISHING REPORTSTOCKING HISTORYLATEST LAKE SURVEY REPORT"Possum Kingdom Reservoir", Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Web. Jun-6-2014