This lake is located within Huntsville State Park, which may be closed for wildlife management activities on occasion. Check the park web page for closure notices and dates.
Location: Huntsville State Park in Walker
Surface area: 203.5 acres
Maximum depth: 28 feet
Impounded: before 1940
Conservation Pool Elevation: 285 ft. msl
Fluctuation: Less than 1 foot
Normal Clarity: Clear
Reservoir Controlling Authority
Texas Parks & Wildlife Department
PO Box 508
Huntsville, Texas 77342-0508
Predominant Fish Species
Being located within a state park, this lake is regulated as a Community Fishing Lake. In addition, a Triploid Grass Carp Permit is in effect on this lake. If a grass carp is caught, it must be immediately returned to the water unharmed.
Lake Raven is known for producing largemouth bass in excess of 10 pounds. It is also capable of producing large redear sunfish, some over 9 inches in length.
The primary cover in the lake is a heavy infestation of hydrilla, which makes shoreline access difficult for bank anglers in many areas of the lake.
Bass anglers are most successful fishing either just after sunup or just before sundown with top-water lures and soft plastics fished at the edge of the hydrilla. During early spring, bass can be taken from shore by flipping soft plastics into nests. Redear sunfish can be taken on live night crawlers or crickets in the same areas.