Dick's Canoes

Leased Fishing Access
Brazos River downstream from Lake Whitney

Located on the west bank of the Brazos River near Laguna Park in Bosque County.
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Lease period: January 1, 2016 to August 31, 2024
Phone: (254) 622-8364
Lat/Long: 31.813086, -97.297293

Check the USGS stream gage near Aquilla for current and historical flow conditions.

Area Description

Located at 205 FM 2114, Aquilla, TX, Dick’s Canoes offers complimentary parking and access to the Brazos River for paddling or fishing purposes to TPWD leased access users. This access point serves as a take-out for an 8-mile paddle from Riverside Park below Lake Whitney dam. Alternatively, you can put-in at Dick’s Canoes, and do a short up and back paddle for good fishing opportunity in the deeper pools upstream.

Special Conditions on Public Use

Access is open from 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset for launching non-motorized boats, canoes, or kayaks for the purpose of fishing or paddling. Vehicle and trailer parking by visitors shall be in designated areas only. Dick’s Canoes requests that users fill out a liability form before accessing the property. Please call (254) 622-8364 for details.

Pack It In, Pack It Out

TPWD strives to leave our environment cleaner and more natural than when we found it. We encourage and expect all visitors to do the same by taking any trash and recycling out of the access area and properly disposing of it.


From Dallas/Fort Worth/Austin
Take I-35 South towards Waco. Take exit for FM 1304 W and continue for 13 miles. Turn right onto FM 2114. Property will be on the right after the Brazos River Bridge.

From Waco
Head north on FM 933 for approximately 19 miles, turn left onto FM 2114 and property will be on the right after the Brazos River Bridge.

Angling Opportunities

Fishing opportunities abound in this segment of the Brazos River for largemouth, spotted, and occasional white bass. Channel catfish, freshwater drum, and sunfish are also good species to target. Fishing for largemouth and spotted bass is best when turbidity in the river is low, as these species feed primarily by sight. Turbidity is highest when releases from Lake Whitney are occurring, or after significant rain events.

Anglers are urged to practice moderation in harvesting sportfish in this segment of the Brazos River, especially largemouth and spotted bass.

Fishing Regulations

All species are currently managed under statewide regulations.