TPWD District Fisheries Office

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

About the Area

Local Information

  • Kickapoo Fishing Barge (940) 525-4431

Nearby State Parks


Kickapoo Reservoir

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

Lake Characteristics

Location: 29 miles from Wichita Falls in southern Archer County
Surface area: 6,028 acres
Maximum depth: 48 feet
Impounded: 1947

Water Conditions

Current Lake Level
Conservation Pool Elevation: 1,045 ft. msl
Fluctuation: 6 feet
Normal Clarity: 1-2 feet visibility

Reservoir Controlling Authority

City of Wichita Falls
1300 7th Street
Wichita Falls, Texas 76307
(940) 761-7477

Aquatic Vegetation

Extremely limited in this turbid lake

Predominant Fish Species

Lake Records
Stocking History
Latest Survey Report

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    
Crappie   yes    
White bass   yes    
Fishing Cover/Structure

Rip-rap, rocky points, and islands

Tips & Tactics

Bass tend to be shallow off points and islands. Catfish can be found throughout the reservoir but best catches are from the upper part. Crappie are popular off the Kickapoo fishing barge (fee required) using jigs and minnows.