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


Twin Buttes Reservoir

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

Entry Permit Required

Beginning September 1, 2016, the Twin Buttes recreation area is under a Public Hunting Lease with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. To fish, hike, camp, or picnic in this area, persons 17 years and older will need a Limited Public Use permit ($12/year) or the Annual Public Hunting permit ($48, which also includes hunting). These permits are sold on a license-year schedule, expiring August 31.

Lake Characteristics

Location: West of San Angelo in Tom Green County on the Middle and South Concho Rivers
Surface area: 9,080 acres
Maximum depth: 46 feet
Impounded: 1963

Water Conditions

Current Lake Level
Conservation Pool Elevation: 1,940 ft. msl
Fluctuation: 6-8 feet annually
Normal Clarity: Fairly clear

Reservoir Controlling Authority

San Angelo Parks & Recreation Department
702 S Chadbourne St
San Angelo, Texas 76903
(325) 277-8766

Aquatic Vegetation

Illinois and Sago pondweeds, coontail, cattail, and water willow

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 currently managed under statewide regulations.

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

Most of the cover at Twin Buttes is in the form of flooded terrestrial vegetation. Structure is made up of mud flats, drop-offs, submerged humps, creek channels, a few areas of rocks, and a long rip-rapped dam.

Tips & Tactics

White bass are caught trolling artificial baits in open water near drop-offs, submerged humps, and creek channels. Crappie are caught with jigs and minnows fished near humps and creek channels. Catfish are caught all over the reservoir using live and prepared baits. Largemouth bass are caught using live and artificial baits in the flooded terrestrial vegetation, along the rip-rap, and off the drop-offs and humps.