Davy Crockett Lake
Boat ramps and other lakeside facilities are temporarily closed while the water level is lowered to control aquatic vegetation. They're expected to reopen later this spring.
Location: Northeast Fannin County in the
Caddo National Grasslands Wildlife Management Area, approximately
20 miles east-northeast of Bonham
Surface area: 355 acres
Maximum depth: 20 feet
Lake Level: Contact controlling authority
Conservation Pool Elevation: 487 ft. msl
Normal Clarity: Moderate
Reservoir Controlling Authority
US Forest Service
PO Box 507
Decatur, Texas 76234
Mostly water willow around the perimeter with significant stands of cattail and bulrush and some coontail, bushy pondweed, and floating pondweed
Predominant Fish Species
Available for a fee from US Forest Service Office (940) 627-5475
Special bass limits and gear restrictions are in effect on this lake.
The lake has significant amounts of submerged aquatic vegetation, and most of the shoreline is ringed with water willow and some stands of cattail and bulrush. There are small coves, an island, cut banks, and some rip-rap along the dam.
Largemouth bass can be caught pretty much all year, but spring and fall are best. Start out early in the morning with topwater baits. When the sun gets up, shift to plastic worms. Black or June bug rigged Texas style is hard to beat. Fish for channel catfish any time, but May-June and October-December are best. Use the old tried and true stink bait, livers, or crawfish. Crappie fishing is best in the winter and spring with jigs or minnows. Fish along the edge of the cattails, quietly. Bluegill fishing is best in warmer weather. These fish are best caught on worms around the water willow or cattails.