This area is experiencing a severe drought which can affect boat ramp access. When planning a trip, please contact the Waggoner Ranch for current ramp conditions.
Current Lake Level
Conservation Pool Elevation: 1,144 ft. msl
Fluctuation: 6-8 feet, average 7.6 feet annually
Normal Clarity: Visibility 4-6 feet
Reservoir Controlling Authority
City of Wichita Falls
1300 7th Street
Wichita Falls, Texas 76307
None at current low water levels
Predominant Fish Species
All species are currently managed under statewide regulations.
Kemp’s fish populations have been adversely affected by recent golden alga fish kills. White bass are abundant in the reservoir and provide a good fight. White crappie numbers are down. Channel, blue, and flathead catfish are present in good numbers and sizes.
This lake is currently about 25% full, with very little structure in the water. Most banks are mud and much of the lake is dry. There are still some docks at least partially in the water in the Moonshine Bay area. Some cover is provided by riprap near the dam and certain rocky humps around the lake.
Most fish species will be found near the Wichita River mouth, around Rattlesnake Island, and near the west side channels and coves. White bass can be caught on slabs throughout the reservoir in the fall.