TPWD District Fisheries Office

409 Chester
Wichita Falls, Texas 76301
(940) 766-2383
Robert Mauk, Biologist

About the Area

Nearby State Parks

  • Fort Richardson
    228 State Park Road 61
    Jacksboro, TX 76458
    (940) 567-3506

Lake Bryson

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

Lake Characteristics

Location: 58 miles northwest of Fort Worth, near town of Bryson
Surface area: 97 acres
Maximum depth: 49 feet
Impounded: 1980

Water Conditions

Normal Clarity: 5 foot visibility

Reservoir Controlling Authority

City of Bryson
(940) 392-2241

Aquatic Vegetation

Due to clear water conditions, this lake is highly susceptible to developing dense areas of submerged vegetation.

Predominant Fish Species

Lake Records
Stocking History

Lake Maps

None available

Fishing Regulations

All species are currently managed under statewide regulations.

Angling Opportunities
Species Poor Fair Good Excellent
Largemouth Bass     yes  
Catfish   yes    
Sunfish   yes    
Fishing Cover/Structure

Clear water with much standing timber, large rocks and overhanging brush

Tips & Tactics

Fish Texas or Carolina rigged worms, crank baits, or spinner baits for largemouth bass. Try fishing for larger sunfish in deeper water using earthworms. Channel catfish can be caught by fishing on bottom with worms or stink baits. Flathead catfish are also present in the lake and can be caught using live bait on bottom.