Alan Henry Reservoir
Public Input Requested
Largemouth and Spotted Bass at Alan Henry are currently managed with no minimum length limit and a 5-fish daily bag; however, only two may be less than 18 inches. TPWD is considering a possible change at this and two other lakes that would encourage harvest of smaller bass.
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Location: 45 miles south of Lubbock and
4 miles east of Justiceburg on the Double Mountain of the Brazos
Surface area: 2,880 acres
Maximum depth: 100 ft; mean depth 40 ft.
Current Lake Level
Conservation Pool Elevation: 2,220 ft. msl
Fluctuation: Moderate, 2-4 ft. per year
Normal Clarity: Murky to clear, visibility 1-4 ft.
Reservoir Controlling Authority
City of Lubbock
3096 Lake Alan Henry Road
Justiceburg, Texas 79330
Dam office: (806) 629-4430
Permit office for fishing & boating information: (806) 629-4259
Vegetation in the lake is primarily flooded trees.
Predominant Fish Species
A general information map is available from the Brazos River Authority (information above). Sporting goods and tackle stores sell maps of lakes, especially those lakes in the local area.
This reservoir has special regulations on some fishes. See bag and size limits for this lake.
Structure in the reservoir is primarily rock and flooded timber. The lake is very narrow and the shoreline is very steep. There are small areas of aquatic vegetation in some of the coves.
Largemouth bass can be caught on a wide variety of baits depending on season and water conditions. The best season for bass fishing is spring when water temperatures reach about 55-60 degrees. Common fishing lures include plastic worms, spinner baits and crank baits. There is ample habitat around the lake so anglers have a lot of area to choose from. The lake gets a lot of fishing pressure, especially during the weekends in spring and summer. Most of the spotted bass are located near the dam. To distinguish spotted bass from largemouth bass you need to hold the mouth closed and look at how far back it reaches. If the mouth goes past the orbit of the eye, the fish is a largemouth. If it reaches to the center of the eye it is a spotted bass. Good catches of crappie are frequently found around the fishing pier and in flooded timber in the arms of the reservoir in the spring and fall. Crappie are best caught with jigs or minnows vertically fished around structure.