This area is experiencing a severe drought which can affect boat ramp access. When planning a trip, please contact the Waggoner Ranch for current ramp conditions.
Water ConditionsConservation Pool Elevation: 1,052 ft. msl
Fluctuation: 3 feet
Normal Clarity: 2 to 4 ft. visibility
Reservoir Controlling Authority
City of Wichita Falls
1300 7th Street
Wichita Falls, Texas 76307
About one-third of the shore is lined with emergent vegetation. Submerged plants occupy about 420 acres, mainly on the northside coves west of the boat ramp.
Predominant Fish Species
All species are currently managed under statewide regulations.
Diversion's fish populations have been adversely affected by recent golden alga fish kills. Largemouth bass restocking occurred during 2005. The current lake record (10.23 lbs.) was caught in November 2000. White bass fishing is fair, with legal-size fish present. Crappie abundance is low. Catfish are present.
Submerged vegetation can be found along the shoreline in the lower half of the reservoir.
For largemouth bass, fish the docks and vegetated coves on the north side of the lake. The dam face also can be productive. White bass can be caught year round, but the best catches are in the upper lake early in the year during the spawning migration. The crappie population is currently low lake-wide. Catfish can be found throughout the reservoir using punch bait or shad.