5325 N. 3rd
Abilene, Texas 79603
Michael Homer, Biologist
- Eastland Chamber of Commerce
(254) 629-2332 or 1(877) 265-3747
Location: On the Leon River in Eastland
County, 68 miles east of Abilene and 10 miles south of Eastland
Surface area: 726 acres
Maximum depth: 55 feet
Current Lake Level
Conservation Pool Elevation: 1,375 ft. msl
Fluctuation: Minimal, sometimes prone to long periods of dropping water levels
Normal Clarity: Slightly stained to clear with visibility up to 4 feet
Reservoir Controlling Authority
Eastland County Water Supply District
Rt. 1, Box 157
Eastland, Texas 76470
Lake Keeper (254) 631-2833 or 647-1976
Floating-leaf pondweed, bulrush, water willow
Predominant Fish Species
All species are currently managed under statewide regulations.
Lake Leon offers some of the best fishing in the area. Most known for its largemouth bass tournament fishing, the reservoir also supports excellent populations of channel catfish, sunfish, and white bass. Florida largemouth bass were introduced in 1975.
For the angler that prefers a variety of fishing cover, Lake Leon is the place to fish. There are boat docks, standing timber, creek channels, aquatic vegetation, rocky areas, riprap, and brush.
For largemouth bass, whatever lures or patterns you like to fish, you can do it at Lake Leon. White bass catches are up the river in the spring during wet springs or in the lower end of the reservoir on large sandy flats, particularly around the bulrush island.