Fishing at Oak Creek Reservoir, Texas

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Camping and boat ramps are available at two marinas. An additional state boat ramp is available for launching when water levels are sufficiently high. Under frequent low-level conditions, it is possible to launch a boat from the dam.

ANGLING OPPORTUNITIES

Largemouth bass fishing is fair. Smallmouth bass are present in the reservoir but not in sufficient numbers to produce a fishery. Catfish, crappie, and white bass fishing is good. Fishing for redear and redbreast sunfish is fair.

Largemouth Bass
Catfish
Crappie
White Bass
Sunfish

PREDOMINANT FISH SPECIES

Largemouth Bass (aka Black Bass, Green Trout, Bigmouth Bass, Lineside Bass)
White Bass (aka Sand Bass, Barfish, Streaker, Silver Bass)
Channel Catfish (aka Willow Cat, Forked-tail Cat, Fiddler, Spotted Cat, Lady Cat)
Flathead Catfish (aka Yellow Cat, Opelousa Cat, Pied Cat, Mississippi Cat, Mud Cat, Shovelhead Cat)
White Crappie (aka White Perch, Sac-a-lait)

Fresh- and Saltwater Fish caught in Texas

Bass Identification Guide
Channel and Blue Catfish Identification Guide

TIPS & TACTICS

Catfish are caught all over the reservoir with live and prepared baits. White bass are caught by trolling artificial lures in the main part of the reservoir. Crappie are caught with minnows and small jigs along steep drop-off and rock ledges. Largemouth bass are caught with live and artificial baits along the rocks and fallen timber and in the flooded terrestrial vegetation.

FISHING COVER / STRUCTURE

The upper end of the reservoir is mainly mud flats and river channels with fallen timber. The main part of the reservoir has mud flats with flooded terrestrial vegetation, rock bluffs, and a few rip-rapped dikes and the dam.

AQUATIC VEGETATION

A few cattails along the shore in the main part of the lake.

FISHING REGULATIONS

All species are currently managed under statewide regulations: Texas Parks and Wildlife Freshwater Bag and Length Limits

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PUBLIC ACCESS FACILITIES

Camping and boat ramps are available at two marinas. An additional state boat ramp is available for launching when water levels are sufficiently high. Under frequent low-level conditions, it is possible to launch a boat from the dam. For more details, choose a point on the map or a name in the chart below.



This information courtesy of
Texas State Parks and Wildlife Department, "Nacogdoches Lake" Jul-30-2014

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