8684 LaVillage Avenue
Waco, Texas 76712
John Tibbs, Biologist
Location: On the Brazos River in downtown Granbury, off US 377 33 miles southwest
of Forth Worth
Surface area: 8,310 acres
Maximum depth: 75 feet
Current Lake Level
Conservation Pool Elevation: 693 ft. msl
Fluctuation: 1 foot or less
Normal Clarity: Clear to stained
Golden alga blooms can occur in the reservoir. These blooms are toxic to fish and may affect the quality of fishing. Please check bloom status or contact the TPWD fisheries office for current conditions.
Reservoir Controlling Authority
Brazos River Authority
4552 Mambrino Hwy.
Granbury, Texas 76048
Limited amounts of bulrush, cattails, and water stargrass
Predominant Fish Species
Contact local tackle shops or the Brazos River Authority (817) 573-3212
This reservoir has special regulations on some fishes. See bag and size limits for this lake.
|White & Striped Bass|
The main lake has a small amount of timber, cattails and bulrushes, but by far the predominant type of structure is boat houses and piers. TPWD has worked with local partners to install fish-attracting structure in this reservoir. Anglers may use GPS in conjunction with a fish finder to locate these structures. See online fish attractor map | Get downloadable file
Striped bass fishing can be very good on this long, sinuous reservoir. Downrigging jigs and crankbaits as well as drifting live shad can be very effective. The mid-lower lake seems to be best. Largemouth bass fishing can be excellent around any of the 1000-plus boat docks and piers. Crankbaits, jigs, and worms are top bets. Catfishing is good throughout the reservoir. The stained water and abundant timber along the Brazos River channel makes for excellent trotlining. Crappie can be caught using live minnows fished around docks, submerged brush, and bridge pilings. White bass are best during the spring in the river above the lake. Small jigs and spinners work best. Sunfish can be caught using live worms or crickets fished around docks, especially in early summer.