TPWD District Fisheries Office

P.O. Box 835
Canyon, Texas 79015
(806) 655-4341
Charlie Munger, Biologist

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Lake Fryer

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Lake Characteristics

Location: Located in Wolf Creek Park in Ochiltree County, approximately 12 miles south of Perryton
Surface area: 86 acres
Maximum depth: Average 13 feet, maximum 25 feet
Impounded: 1939, dam rebuilt in 1953

Water Conditions

Conservation Pool Elevation: 2,641 ft. msl
Fluctuation: Spring fed, fairly stable
Normal Clarity: Lightly stained

Reservoir Controlling Authority

Ochiltree County
511 S. Main
Perryton, Texas 79070

Aquatic Vegetation

Limited; some areas of cattail and pondweed

Predominant Fish Species

Lake Records
Stocking History

Lake Maps

No maps available

Fishing Regulations

All species are currently managed under statewide regulations.

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

Structure is primarily flooded brush and some vegetation with some rocky areas mainly along the dam.

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 lures for largemouth bass are plastic worms, spinner baits and crank baits. Crappie are frequently found around rock structure in the main reservoir and the flooded timber in the creek during the spring and fall. Crappie are best caught with jigs or minnows vertically fished around structure.

Saugeye fishing will be most successful when using small tackle and fishing slowly. You will be most successful with 6-pound test line or smaller. Saugeye can be caught on crankbaits and spinners, but the most successful method is drift fishing minnows or nightcrawlers on a small jig head. Catfish can be caught using live and prepared baits. Sunfish can be caught on small hooks with nightcrawlers.