Public Input Requested
Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass at Moss Lake are currently managed under the statewide 14-inch minimum length limit. There is no length limit for Spotted Bass, and the combined daily bag limit for all black bass species is five fish per day. TPWD is considering a possible change from the current 14-inch minimum length limit to NO minimum length limit for any species of black bass (Smallmouth, Spotted, & Largemouth). The daily bag of 5 fish/day would remain unchanged.
Feedback from anglers like you is very important. Please provide us your input by completing a short survey. For more information or a printed copy of the survey, please e-mail John Moczygemba or contact the fisheries office listed at left.
Location: Approximately 10 miles northwest
of Gainesville on FM 1201
Surface area: 1,140 acres
Maximum depth: 68 feet
Current Lake Level
Conservation Pool Elevation: 715 ft. msl
Normal Clarity: Fairly clear
Reservoir Controlling Authority
City of Gainesville, (940) 668-4500
Some cattail, floating pondweed, hydrilla and coontail
Predominant Fish Species
All species are currently managed under statewide regulations.
There is standing timber in the upper part of both creek arms and about 150 acres of submersed aquatic vegetation. There are submerged creek channels, humps, and a standing bridge along with scattered boat houses.
Anglers fishing for largemouth and spotted bass will do best in the spring, fall, and winter. Crawdad-colored crankbaits and chartreuse/white spinners can produce nice fish along rocky banks and mainlake points. Worm fishing along timber and brush will produce some big bass in the spring. The lake is full of small spotted bass that are fun to catch on small tubes or small craw worms. Look for crappie in the timber just after the spawn in late spring to early summer. They go deep in warm or cold weather. Boat houses also produce crappie fished with jigs or minnows. Channel catfish are caught best on punch baits or other stink baits.