TPWD District Fisheries Office

PO Box 835
Canyon, Texas 79015
(806) 655-4341
Caleb Huber, Biologist

About the Area

Local Information


Alan Henry Reservoir

Quick Links: Fishing Regulations | Angling Opportunities | Cover & Structure | Tips & Tactics

Lake Characteristics

Location: 45 miles south of Lubbock and 4 miles east of Justiceburg on the Double Mountain of the Brazos River
Surface area: 2,880 acres
Maximum depth: 100 ft; mean depth 40 ft.
Impounded: 1993

Water Conditions

Current Lake Level
Conservation Pool Elevation: 2,220 ft. msl
Fluctuation: Moderate, 2-4 ft. per year
Normal Clarity: Murky to clear, visibility 1-4 ft.

Consumption Advisory in effect

Reservoir Controlling Authority

City of Lubbock
3096 Lake Alan Henry Road
Justiceburg, Texas 79330
Dam office: (806) 629-4430
Permit office for fishing & boating information: (806) 629-4259

Aquatic Vegetation

Vegetation in the lake is primarily flooded trees.

Predominant Fish Species

Lake Records
Current Fishing Report
Stocking History
Latest Survey Report

Lake Maps

A general information map is available from the Brazos River Authority (information above). Sporting goods and tackle stores sell maps of lakes, especially those lakes in the local area.

Fishing Regulations

This reservoir has special regulations on some fishes. See bag and size limits for this lake.

Angling Opportunities

Largemouth bass are the most popular species in the reservoir. This lake has produced a number of lunker size fish (8 pounds or larger.) Several have been entered in the Toyota ShareLunker program. Alan Henry was stocked with Alabama spotted bass as the reservoir filled and provide opportunities for bass anglers searching for high catch rates. Crappie are most abundant on the upper end of Alan Henry Reservoir, especially in the back of coves or other likely habitats. There are no white bass or walleye in the lake.

Species Poor Fair Good Excellent
Largemouth Bass     yes  
Spotted Bass     yes  
Catfish     yes  
Crappie     yes  
Sunfish   yes    
Fishing Cover/Structure

Structure in the reservoir is primarily rock and flooded timber. The lake is very narrow and the shoreline is very steep. There are small areas of aquatic vegetation in some of the coves.

Tips & Tactics

Largemouth bass can be caught on a wide variety of baits depending on season and water conditions. The best season for bass fishing is spring when water temperatures reach about 55-60 degrees. Common fishing lures include plastic worms, spinner baits and crank baits. There is ample habitat around the lake so anglers have a lot of area to choose from. The lake gets a lot of fishing pressure, especially during the weekends in spring and summer. Most of the spotted bass are located near the dam. To distinguish spotted bass from largemouth bass you need to hold the mouth closed and look at how far back it reaches. If the mouth goes past the orbit of the eye, the fish is a largemouth. If it reaches to the center of the eye it is a spotted bass. Good catches of crappie are frequently found around the fishing pier and in flooded timber in the arms of the reservoir in the spring and fall. Crappie are best caught with jigs or minnows vertically fished around structure.