Twin Buttes Reservoir
Entry Permit Required
Beginning September 1, 2016, the Twin Buttes recreation area is under a Public Hunting Lease with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. To fish, hike, camp, or picnic in this area, persons 17 years and older will need a Limited Public Use permit ($12/year) or the Annual Public Hunting permit ($48, which also includes hunting). These permits are sold on a license-year schedule, expiring August 31.
Current Lake Level
Conservation Pool Elevation: 1,940 ft. msl
Fluctuation: 6-8 feet annually
Normal Clarity: Fairly clear
Reservoir Controlling Authority
San Angelo Parks & Recreation Department
702 S Chadbourne St
San Angelo, Texas 76903
Illinois and Sago pondweeds, coontail, cattail, and water willow
Predominant Fish Species
Commercial maps may be available at sporting goods and tackle stores.
Most of the cover at Twin Buttes is in the form of flooded terrestrial vegetation. Structure is made up of mud flats, drop-offs, submerged humps, creek channels, a few areas of rocks, and a long rip-rapped dam.
White bass are caught trolling artificial baits in open water near drop-offs, submerged humps, and creek channels. Crappie are caught with jigs and minnows fished near humps and creek channels. Catfish are caught all over the reservoir using live and prepared baits. Largemouth bass are caught using live and artificial baits in the flooded terrestrial vegetation, along the rip-rap, and off the drop-offs and humps.