New Ballinger Lake
Due to low water levels, public boat ramps on this lake are closed.
Canoes and other small boats may launch from the bank.
Location: 10 miles west of the city of Ballinger
Surface area: 591 acres
Maximum depth: 40 feet
Conservation Pool Elevation: 1,668 ft. msl
Fluctuation: Up to 6 feet/year
Normal Clarity: Stained
Reservoir Controlling Authority
City of Ballinger
PO Box 497
Ballinger, Texas 76821
Predominant Fish Species
All species are currently managed under statewide regulations.
Rocky structure is available at the dam, while other parts of the lake are mostly gradually-sloping silt or gravel bottom. Cover consists mainly of flooded saltcedar brush.
Largemouth bass are caught on minnows and artificial lures around the flooded saltcedars and rip-rap. White crappie can be caught with minnows or small jigs in the flooded saltcedars. Catfish are caught throughout the lake using live or prepared baits. Fish for walleye using small crankbits and spinnerbaits along the rocky areas, or drift a minnow on a small jig head in deeper rocky areas.