Fishing Richland Chambers Lake, Texas

Lake Richland Chambers, Texas (TX), Located on Richland & Chambers Creeks, just SE of Corsicana Texas on Highway 287.

Surface area is 41,356 acres. Maximum depth is 75 feet

Lake Amistad was impounded in 1987

Conservation Pool Elevation is 314 feet

Lake Fluctuation: Depends on area rainfall. Annual fluctuations can be as much as 3 feet.

Normal Clarity is Cloudy to Moderately Clear.

Known for it’s excellent catfish, crappie and striped bass fishing. Fisherman come from far and wide to fish Richland Chambers. Bass fishing is only fair on this lake. But on the whole it makes the perfect fishing trip for the whole family.

Bass fishing is only fair on this lake, Catfish are excellent, Crappie are excellent and Striped Bass are excellent. 

Recommed Guides: Fisherman’s Point, Gone Fishin’ Guide Service, H D Guide Service, North Texas Catfish Guide Service, Mark Parker Fishing Guide Service, Schmidt’s Big Bass Guide Service, Texas Guide Fishing Service.

Predominant Fish Species: Largemouth bass, Crappie, Catfish, White & hybrid striped bass

Camping and Marinas: Oak Cove Marina, Midway Landing and Fox Meadows Guest Homes

Lake Richland Chambers Striped Bass are more active during the fall, winter and spring months due to the cooler weather. Lake fish are active much longer during daylight hours and are normally found in shallow water early morning and late afternoon.

For active fish, on Lake Richland Chambers jigging spoons, spinner baits and deep water crank baits are most fisherman’s choice around underwater structure.

Crappie fishermen use jogs and live minnows around bridges and in northern lake creek arms. For catfish use cut bait, worms and chicken livers. For Stripers, fish from 287 bridge to the dam. Use heavy jigs and slabs when fish are deep.

Fishing Lake Amistad Texas

* Lake Amistad Texas (TX), Located on the Rio Grande River, it is 12 miles NW of Del Rio in Val Verde County Texas.

* Surface area is 64,900 acres. Maximum depth is 217 feet

* Lake Amistad was impounded in 1969

* Conservation Pool Elevation is 1117 feet

* Lake Fluctuation: Depends on area rainfall and downstream irrigation needs. Annual fluctuations can be as much as 5-10 feet. However, historical fluctuations have dropped as much as 50 feet below conservation pool. Normal Clarity is slightly stained to clear.

Known for it’s great bass fishing. Fisherman come from far and wide to fish Lake Amistad. In addition to great Bass fishing, there is an abundance of Catfish, White and Striped Bass. Smallmouth Bass are also stocked, which makes it the perfect fishing trip for the whole family.

Predominant Fish Species: Largemouth bass, Catfish, White & hybrid striped bass.

Largemouth Bass are more active during the fall, winter and spring months due to the cooler weather. Fish are active much longer during daylight hours and are normally found in shallow water early morning and late afternoon For active fish, spinner baits and crank baits are most fisherman’s choice. A variety of watermelon green plastic worms seems to work well during the hotter months fished in grass. Early morning top water baits are just about anything that floats. Normally Poppers, Prop Baits or Flukes.

Recommended Guides:

* South Texas Fishing Guides

* Reel’n Ray Guide Service

* Jerry’s Fishing Guide Service email

* Palmetto Guide Service

Recommended Camping and RV Parks:

* American Campground

* Broke Mill RV Park

* Amistad RV Park Ph. 830/774-6578

In Conclusion: Lake Amistad is one of the most popular bass fishing lakes in Texas.

Fishing in Sumter National Forest’s Enoree District

South Carolina’s Sumter National Forest is a popular recreational area for hiking, fishing, camping, horseback riding, and other outdoor activities. The Enoree Ranger District is located in the central piedmont area, a short drive from major population centers in Columbia and Greenville. Fishing is allowed in the three major rivers that flow through the national forest as well as in a number of small lakes. Fishing areas are managed in cooperation with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. A valid South Carolina fishing license is required for fishing on national forest land.

A small fishing pond is located at Molly’s Rock Picnic Area, once the site of a plantation home. The one acre pond was constructed in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). The Ranger District manages it for catfish, and there is a 5 fish limit. A fishing pier and restrooms are available onsite. No boating or swimming is allowed in the lake. Molly’s Rock is located north of Newberry off US Hwy 176 and Forest Service Road 387.

Canoes and flat bottom boats less than 14 feet in length are recommended in the Broad, Tyger, and Enoree Rivers that flow through Sumter National Forest. Woods Ferry Recreation Area, near the town of Leeds, allows easy access for fishing and boating in the Broad River, on the eastern side of the national forest. Restrooms, water, and picnic facilities are available in the day use area. Overnight camping is also allowed. River access is also available at the Broad River Boat Ramp east of Monarch Mills. Fishermen wanting to launch small boats on the Tyger River can use the gravel boat ramp at Rose Hill Plantation State Historic Site, located off SC Hwy 16. An easy access concrete boat ramp is available at Beatty’s Bridge off US Hwy 176 south of Union. The Enoree River may be accessed at several points in the national forest. Ramps are located at Jones Bridge on SC Hwy 98, and on Forest Service Roads 336A and 339.

Several small lakes in Sumter National Forest are managed for a variety of fish including channel catfish and largemouth bass. Only electric motors are allowed on these lakes. The Johns Creek Lake Complex is located near Cross Keys off SC Hwy 18 and Forest Service Road 347. Sedalia Lake is located near Johns Creek Lake off the same road. Wildcat Lake is also off Forest Service Road 347. Macedonia Lake is located off Forest Service Road 444, approximately 12 miles west of Union. Pittman Lake is located northeast of Whitmire off Hwy 72 and Forest Service Road 434. Maps of Sumter National Forest are available for purchase in district offices and online.

Fishing Lake Ray – Hubbard, Texas

Located in Collin, Dallas, Rockwall and Kaufman counties, just west of Rockwall Texas.

Surface area is approximately 21,670 acres. Maximum depth is 40 feet

Lake Ray Hubbard was impounded in 1968

Conservation Pool Elevation is 435 feet

Lake Fluctuation: Depends on area rainfall. Annual fluctuations can be as is 1 to 3 feet.

Normal Clarity is Stained.

Known for it’s excellent catfish and striped bass fishing. Fisherman come from far and wide to fish Ray Hubbard. Bass fishing is rated good on this lake. But on the whole Lake Ray Hubbard is the perfect fishing trip for the whole family.

Predominant Fish Species: Largemouth bass, Crappie, Catfish and White & hybrid striped bass.

Species Fishing Opportunity Ratings: Largemouth Bass is Good, Catfish is Excellent, Crappie is Good, White Bass is Good and Striped Bass is Excellent.

Guides: Bug-A-Bass Guide Service, Messin’ with the Fish Guide Service, LakeRayFishingGuide.com, Tracy Nix Guide Service, Outlaw Adventures and John Varner Guide Service.

Cabins/Camping/Marinas : Captains Cove Marina, Chandler’s Landing Marina and Comfort Suites.

Striped Bass and blue catfish are the most abundant sport fishes in the lake in recent years. Largemouth Bass fishing is getting better due to more vegetation from year to year.Channel catfish, White Bass and and crappie fishing continue to be rated good. Standing timber is the more abundant structure and cover on this lake, with Hydrilla found only in certain places.

Striped Bass are more active during the fall, winter and spring months due to the cooler weather. Lake fish are active much longer during daylight hours and are normally found in shallow water early morning and late afternoon For active fish, on Lake Ray Hubbard jigging spoons, spinner baits and deep water crank baits are most fisherman’s choice around underwater structure. Crappie fishermen use jigs and live minnows around cover. For catfish use cut bait, worms and chicken livers. Use heavy jigs and slabs when fish are deep.

In Conclusion: This is a very popular lake with many avid anglers. Good Fishing.

Caddo Lake Fishing Report – Cabins For Rent

Located on Big Cypress Bayou on the Texas and Louisiana state line, Lake Caddo Texas (TX), is just NE of Marshall and Harrison counties. Surface Area is 26,800 acres, with a maximum depth of 20 feet. Pool is 168.5 feet above sea level, with an annual fluctuation of 4 to 8 feet. Water Condition is normally moderately clear to stained.

Known for it’s great bass fishing, anglers love to fish on Caddo Lake. In addition to great Bass fishing, there is an abundance of Crappie, White Bass and Chain Pickerel which makes it the perfect fishing trip for the whole family.

Predominant Fish Opportunities: Largemouth bass are Excellent, Crappie is Excellent, Catfish are Good, White Bass are Excellent and Chain Pickerel is Good.

Recommended Guides: Caddo Lake Guide Service, Caddo Lake/Red River Fishing Guide, Jackie Hayner Fishing & Tour Guide, Russ McVey’s Guide Service.

Camping and Marinas; Crips Camp, Shady Glade Resort.

Keep yourself up to date about the latest fishing activity. If you base what you do on inaccurate information, you might be unpleasantly surprised by the consequences. Make sure you get the latest update for your trip. We offer many updates for different parts of the lake. The local guides offer reports on their websites. Be sure to get the right info so you can be at the right place to bag your limit.

Caddo Lake is an impounded natural lake having vegetation that covers over 95% of the surface water on the Texas side. The water is shallow with plentiful cypress trees throughout the lake with fishing piers also being a good place to fish.

Fish are more active during the fall, winter and spring months due to the cooler weather. Fish are active much longer during daylight hours and are normally found in shallow water early morning and late afternoon For active fish, spinner baits and crank baits are most fisherman’s choice. A variety of watermelon green plastic worms seems to work well during the hotter months fished in grass. Early morning is an anglers dream on this lake…top water baits are just about anything that floats. Normally Poppers, Prop Baits, Flukes, or just about any Stick Bait.

Caddo Lake Cabins For Rent: Cabins and marinas are available, but you must do your research. There are a wide range of prices on with weekly rates adjusted lower. Many fishing guides live on their home lake and more are offering cabins for rent on their property. This is an ideal situation because in addition to the seclusion and staying away from the crowds, you have the guide’s expertise and lake fishing tips. East Texas guides offer these accommodations more than the other parts of the state.

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