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TPWD District Fisheries Office

5325 N. 3rd
Abilene, Texas 79603
(325) 692-0921
Michael Homer, Biologist

About the Area

Nearby State Parks

 

Lake Clyde

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


Lake Characteristics

Location: On the headwaters of the Pecan Bayou 25 miles east of Abilene and 5 miles south of Clyde
Surface area: 449 acres
Maximum depth: 30 feet
Impounded: 1970

Water Conditions

Conservation Pool Elevation: 1,668 ft. msl
Fluctuation: Moderate, sometimes prone to long periods with dropping water levels
Normal Clarity: Slightly stained to stained, visibility up to 3 feet

Reservoir Controlling Authority

City of Clyde
110 Oak
Clyde, Texas 79510
(325) 893-5339

Aquatic Vegetation

None

Predominant Fish Species

Lake Records
Stocking History
Latest Survey Report

Lake Maps

No maps available

Fishing Regulations

All species are currently managed under statewide regulations.

Angling Opportunities

Largemouth bass and crappie fishing historically has been good to excellent for quality and trophy-sized fish. Over the past several years severe drought has drastically reduced water levels and fish populations.

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

When the lake fills again, acres of brush and black willow trees will be flooded to provide cover.

Tips & Tactics

Crappie, bass, and catfish fishing will remain poor until the lake catches significant water and maintains good levels for at least 2 to 3 years.