TPWD District Fisheries Office

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

About the Area

Local Information

  • Eastland Chamber of Commerce
    (254) 629-2332 or 1(877) 265-3747

Leon Reservoir

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

Lake Characteristics

Location: On the Leon River in Eastland County, 68 miles east of Abilene and 10 miles south of Eastland
Surface area: 726 acres
Maximum depth: 55 feet
Impounded: 1954

Water Conditions

Current Lake Level
Conservation Pool Elevation: 1,375 ft. msl
Fluctuation: Minimal, sometimes prone to long periods of dropping water levels
Normal Clarity: Slightly stained to clear with visibility up to 4 feet

Reservoir Controlling Authority

Eastland County Water Supply District
Rt. 1, Box 157
Eastland, Texas 76470
(254) 647-3294
Lake Keeper (254) 631-2833 or 647-1976

Aquatic Vegetation

Floating-leaf pondweed, bulrush, water willow

Predominant Fish Species

Lake Records
Stocking History
Latest Survey Report

Lake Maps

Contour maps are available for download, or anglers can pick up copies at the Abilene fisheries office, (325) 692-0921.
Get east side map | Get west side map

Fishing Regulations

All species are currently managed under statewide regulations.

Angling Opportunities

Lake Leon offers some of the best fishing in the area. Most known for its largemouth bass tournament fishing, the reservoir also supports excellent populations of channel catfish, sunfish, and white bass. Florida largemouth bass were introduced in 1975.

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

For the angler that prefers a variety of fishing cover, Lake Leon is the place to fish. There are boat docks, standing timber, creek channels, aquatic vegetation, rocky areas, riprap, and brush.

Tips & Tactics

For largemouth bass, whatever lures or patterns you like to fish, you can do it at Lake Leon. White bass catches are up the river in the spring during wet springs or in the lower end of the reservoir on large sandy flats, particularly around the bulrush island.