TPWD District Fisheries Office

409 Chester
Wichita Falls, Texas 76301
(940) 766-2383
Wes Dutter, Biologist

About the Area

Local Information

  • City of Graham

Nearby State Parks


Lake Graham

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

Lake Characteristics

Location: On the Salt Creek in Young County, five miles north of Graham on US 380
Surface area: 2,444 acres
Maximum depth: 45 feet
Impounded: 1929

Water Conditions

Current Lake Level
Conservation Pool Elevation: 1,075 ft. msl
Fluctuation: Minimal, sometimes prone to long periods with dropping water levels
Normal Clarity: Slightly stained to stained

Reservoir Controlling Authority

City of Graham
PO Box 1449
Graham, Texas 76450
(940) 549-3322

Aquatic Vegetation

Bulrushes, lotus, smartweed, pondweed

Predominant Fish Species

Lake Records
Stocking History
Latest Survey Report

Lake Maps

No contour map is available for this reservoir.

Fishing Regulations

All species are currently managed under statewide regulations.

Angling Opportunities

Hybrid striped bass and white bass fishing are rated good. Fishing for largemouth bass and crappie can depend on season and water level.

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

Lake Graham is a power plant reservoir, but the plant operates only when demand is high so it does not provide consistent winter fishing. The hot-water discharge is located on the Eddleman portion of the reservoir. The lake offers a variety of cover including smartweed, bulrush, pondweed and lotus. Anglers can also find buttonbush, boat docks, riprap, standing timber, brush, and black willow trees. Shoreline is rocky.

Tips & Tactics

The hot-water discharge is an excellent area to fish during the winter, especially for hybrid striped bass and white bass. Hybrid stripers are also consistently caught in the equalization channel between Graham and Eddleman and around the dam on the Graham side. For bass, with the variety of cover, a number of techniques can be productive, including flipping, dock fishing, topwater, and spinnerbaits.