Location: On the southwest side of San
Angelo in Tom Green County
Surface area: 1,380 acres
Maximum depth: 29 feet
Conservation Pool Elevation: 1,871 ft. msl
Fluctuation: Nearly constant water level maintained by discharge from Twin Buttes Reservoir
Normal Clarity: Slightly stained
Reservoir Controlling Authority
San Angelo Parks & Recreation Department
702 S Chadbourne St
San Angelo, Texas 76903
Large areas of shoreline are lined with bulrushes and alligator weed. Star grass, sago pondweed, and coontail are also found in the reservoir.
Predominant Fish Species
Maps may be available at sporting goods and tackle stores.
All species are currently managed under statewide regulations.
Catfish and white bass fishing is good. Crappie and largemouth bass also provide good fishing most of the time. Several sunfish species provide fair fishing. Red drum are no longer stocked in the lake.
Lake Nasworthy is an old shallow reservoir. There are a few areas of rip-rap and some rocks, but most of the structure is mud bank. The majority of the cover in the reservoir consists of bulrushes and alligator weed along the shoreline. Five submerged tree piles were constructed by the TPWD fisheries crew in January 2006 to create new fish habitat structures. See online fish attractor map | Get downloadable file
"Dabbling" is very effective for catching largemouth bass in the bulrushes. "Dabbling" is the technique of using a long stout fishing rod to gently lower and jig and trailer into the water around to the bulrushes. The angler then gently lifts and drops the bait a few inches. If a fish does not strike the bait, the angler then moves the bait over a few inches to a couple of feet and works the bait again. Crappie are caught using minnows and jigs around bridge and dock pilings. Catfishes are caught on live or prepared baits throughout the reservoir. Sunfish are caught with small baits in the alligator weeds along the rip rap. White bass are caught on live and artificial baits throughout the reservoir.