TPWD District Fisheries Office

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

About the Area

Local Information

  • Breckenridge Chamber of Commerce
    100 E Elm St
    Breckenridge, Texas
    (254) 559-2301

Nearby State Parks


Lake Daniel

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Lake Characteristics

Location: On Gonzales Creek in Stephens County, 65 miles northeast of Abilene and about 10 miles south of Breckenridge
Surface area: 950 acres
Maximum depth: 42 feet
Impounded: 1948

Water Conditions

Conservation Pool Elevation: 1,278 ft. msl
Fluctuation: Moderate, sometimes prone to long periods of dropping water levels
Normal Clarity: Stained

Reservoir Controlling Authority

City of Breckenridge
209 N. Breckenridge Avenue
Breckenridge, Texas 76424
(254) 559-8287

Aquatic Vegetation

Floating-leaf pondweed when lake is full

Predominant Fish Species

Lake Records
Stocking History
Latest Survey Report

Lake Maps

No contour map is available for this reservoir.

Fishing Regulations

All fishes are managed under statewide regulations. Anglers are reminded to consult the current fishing regulation booklet to verify these regulations are still in effect.

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

Lake Daniel offers a variety of fishing cover including black willow trees, button brush, lily pads, floating-leaf pondweed, and rocky structure. Cover in the reservoir is primarily limited to brush piles and rocks when the water is low.