TPWD District Fisheries Office

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

About the Area

Nearby State Parks


Red Bluff Reservoir

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Lake Characteristics

Location: On the Pecos river, 40 miles north of Pecos, Texas in Loving and Reeves Counties. Turn east at the Historical Marker on US 285.
Surface area: 11,193 acres
Maximum depth: 77 feet
Impounded: 1937

Water Conditions

Current Lake Level
Conservation Pool Elevation: 2,826 ft. msl
Fluctuation: 8 feet annually
Normal Clarity: Clear

Reservoir Controlling Authority

Red Bluff Water Control District
111 West Second St.
Pecos, TX 79772
(432) 445-2037

Aquatic Vegetation

Large beds of sago pondweed have been found in the lower part of the reservoir

Predominant Fish Species

Lake Records
Stocking History
Latest Survey Report

Lake Maps

Commercial maps may be available at sporting goods and tackle stores.

Fishing Regulations

All species are managed under statewide regulations.

Angling Opportunities

The lake filled up in 2015-2016 and has developing populations of white bass and largemouth bass. Legal size whites are now available; some largemouths should reach legal size later in 2016.

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

The structure in Red Bluff Reservoir varies from mud and gravelly flats to steep drop-offs and creek channels. Cover is provided by the beds of sago pondweed in the main area of the lake and by flooded terrestrial vegetation around all parts of the lake.