White River Reservoir
This area is experiencing a drought which may affect fishing and boat ramp access. Before you go, check the current lake level or contact the controlling authority for current conditions.
Current Lake Level
Conservation Pool Elevation: 2,373 ft. msl
Fluctuation: Severe, 4-10 feet annually
Normal Clarity: Turbid, visibility 1-2 feet
Reservoir Controlling Authority
White River Municipal Water District
HCR 2, Box 141
Spur, TX 79370
Primarily cattails and pondweed, with some areas of milfoil and coontail
Predominant Fish Species
A general information map is available from the White River Municipal Water District (806) 263-4240 or the Marina (806) 263-4244.
Structure is primarily rock with some areas of flooded brush and vegetation. Changes in water level drastically effect the amount of cover
Spring is best time of year for largemouth bass. Water levels can fluctuate dramatically. Spinnerbaits and suspending baits work well in spring. Diving baits that have a lot of action and bump the bottom will attract strikes when visibility is poor. Carolina-rigged worms and crawdad imitations are good year-round baits. Over 90% of the walleye harvested from this lake are caught during the peak period of April through June. The key to successful walleye fishing is to use small tackle and fish slowly. You will be most successful with 6-pound test line or smaller. Walleye can be caught on crankbaits and spinners, but the most successful method is drift fishing minnows or nightcrawlers on a small jig head. Drift-fish your jig in about 15 feet of water along the shoreline, focusing mainly on rock outcrops and drop-offs.