5325 N. 3rd
Abilene, Texas 79603
Michael Homer, Biologist
Location: On the Sabana and Leon rivers
in Comanche County, off US 67 between the towns of Comanche
Surface area: 4,537 acres
Maximum depth: 34 feet
Current Lake Level
Conservation Pool Elevation: 1,162 ft. msl
Fluctuation: Moderate, sometimes prone to long periods with dropping water levels
Normal Clarity: Slightly stained to stained with visibility up to 3 feet
Reservoir Controlling Authority
US Army Corps of Engineers
Rt. 1, Box 71A
Comanche, Texas 76442
Predominant Fish Species
All fishes are managed under statewide regulations.
Proctor Lake supports tremendous populations of bass, shad, and crappie. It is recognized as one of the best hybrid striped bass lakes in the state. Florida largemouth bass were introduced in 1979.
|Hybrid Striped Bass|
Lake Proctor is characterized by acres of standing timber and willow trees in the upper end. When the water level is high, there are many more acres of black willow trees and buttonbush. Some areas present rocky cover and structure. In 2016, TPWD worked with local partner organizations to install brush piles and artificial reefs to provide additional cover for fish. Anglers may use GPS in conjunction with a fish finder to locate these structures. See online fish attractor map | Get downloadable file
Trolling striper jigs and drift fishing live shad in the lower end of the reservoir works well. Keep an eye out for surface activity. Following the birds will often key in on schools of shad and hybrids. Crappie and catfish fishing can be very good at the spillway. Flipping plastic worms and jigs is probably the most effective technique for largemouth bass.