O.C. Fisher Reservoir
Location: West side of San Angelo on the North Concho River in Tom Green
Surface area: 5440 acres
Maximum depth: 58 feet
Current Lake Level
Conservation Pool Elevation: 1,908 ft. msl
Fluctuation: 6-8 ft. annually
Normal Clarity: Clear near the dam, stained in the upper end
Reservoir Controlling Authority
US Army Corps of Engineers
San Angelo, Texas 76901
Coontail is present in low abundance throughout the reservoir.
Predominant Fish Species
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has a free map showing access points and camping areas available at the state park.
All species are currently managed under statewide regulations.
O.C. Fisher was effectively dry in early 2015, but water levels improved in spring. TPWD has restocked the reservoir with largemouth bass, white crappie, blue catfish, channel catfish, and bluegill. Although a few large fish can be caught, most fish are small as they are only one to two years old. Contingent upon favorable water levels, fish populations will continue to improve and expand.
Structure in O.C. Fisher Lake is comprised of rip rap, mud banks, creek channels, submerged humps, and drop-offs. Cover is primarily flooded terrestrial vegetation and rocks.
Catfishes are caught all over the reservoir on live baits and prepared baits. Largemouth bass are caught using minnows and artificial lures in the flooded vegetation, rip-rap, humps, and drop-offs. White bass are best caught by trolling artificial lures in open water near the humps and drop-offs. Crappie are caught on jigs and minnows nears drop-offs and humps.