TPWD District Fisheries Office

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

About the Area

Local Information

Nearby State Parks

 

Twin Buttes Reservoir

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


Notice

Due to low water levels, public boat ramps on this lake are closed.
Bank access still offers good fishing opportunities.

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

Twin Buttes has recovered significantly from the prolonged drought of the late 1990s due to increases in water level. Fishing for largemouth bass, crappie, and catfish is good. Fishing for white bass is excellent. A variety of sunfish species are present, and provide fair fishing.

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.


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