TPWD District Fisheries Office

3407-A S. Chadbourne
San Angelo, Texas 76903
(325) 651-5556
Lynn Wright, Biologist

About the Area

Local Information

Nearby State Parks

  • San Angelo
    3900 Mercedes
    San Angelo, Texas 76901
    (325) 949-4757

O.C. Fisher Reservoir

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

Lake Characteristics

Location: West side of San Angelo on the North Concho River in Tom Green County
Surface area: 5440 acres
Maximum depth: 58 feet
Impounded: 1953

Water Conditions

Current Lake Level
Conservation Pool Elevation: 1,908 ft. msl
Fluctuation: 6-8 ft. annually
Normal Clarity: Clear near the dam, stained in the upper end

Reservoir Controlling Authority

US Army Corps of Engineers
3900 Mercedes
San Angelo, Texas 76901
(325) 947-2687

Aquatic Vegetation

Coontail is present in low abundance throughout the reservoir.

Predominant Fish Species

Lake Records
Stocking History
Latest Survey Report

Lake Maps

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has a free map showing access points and camping areas available at the state park.

Fishing Regulations

All species are currently managed under statewide regulations.

Angling Opportunities

O.C. Fisher was effectively dry in early 2015, but water levels improved in spring. TPWD has restocked the reservoir with largemouth bass, white crappie, blue catfish, channel catfish, and bluegill. Although a few large fish can be caught, most fish are small as they are only one to two years old. Contingent upon favorable water levels, fish populations will continue to improve and expand.

Species Poor Fair Good Excellent
Largemouth Bass   yes    
Catfish yes      

White bass

Crappie yes      
Sunfish   yes    
Fishing Cover/Structure

Structure in O.C. Fisher Lake is comprised of rip rap, mud banks, creek channels, submerged humps, and drop-offs. Cover is primarily flooded terrestrial vegetation and rocks.

Tips & Tactics

Catfishes are caught all over the reservoir on live baits and prepared baits. Largemouth bass are caught using minnows and artificial lures in the flooded vegetation, rip-rap, humps, and drop-offs. White bass are best caught by trolling artificial lures in open water near the humps and drop-offs. Crappie are caught on jigs and minnows nears drop-offs and humps.