Fishing at Lake Nasworthy, Texas

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ANGLING OPPORTUNITIES

Catfish and white bass fishing is good. Crappie and largemouth bass also provide good fishing most of the time. Several sunfish species provide fair fishing. Red drum are no longer stocked in the lake.

PREDOMINANT FISH SPECIES

Largemouth Bass (aka Black Bass, Green Trout, Bigmouth Bass, Lineside Bass)
White Bass (aka Sand Bass, Barfish, Streaker, Silver Bass)
Channel Catfish (aka Willow Cat, Forked-tail Cat, Fiddler, Spotted Cat, Lady Cat)
Flathead Catfish (aka Yellow Cat, Opelousa Cat, Pied Cat, Mississippi Cat, Mud Cat, Shovelhead Cat)
White Crappie (aka White Perch, Sac-a-lait)

Bass Identification Guide
Channel and Blue Catfish Identification Guide

TIPS & TACTICS

"Dabbling" is very effective for catching largemouth bass in the bulrushes. "Dabbling" is the technique of using a long stout fishing rod to gently lower and jig and trailer into the water around to the bulrushes. The angler then gently lifts and drops the bait a few inches. If a fish does not strike the bait, the angler then moves the bait over a few inches to a couple of feet and works the bait again. Crappie are caught using minnows and jigs around bridge and dock pilings. Catfishes are caught on live or prepared baits throughout the reservoir. Sunfish are caught with small baits in the alligator weeds along the rip rap. White bass are caught on live and artificial baits throughout the reservoir.

FISHING COVER / STRUCTURE

Lake Nasworthy is an old shallow reservoir. There are a few areas of rip-rap and some rocks, but most of the structure is mud bank. The majority of the cover in the reservoir consists of bulrushes and alligator weed along the shoreline. Five submerged tree piles were constructed by the TPWD fisheries crew in January 2006 to create new fish habitat structures. See online fish attractor map | Get downloadable file

AQUATIC VEGETATION

Large areas of shoreline are lined with bulrushes and alligator weed. Star grass, sago pondweed, and coontail are also found in the reservoir.

FISHING REGULATIONS

All species are currently managed under statewide regulations: Texas Parks and Wildlife Freshwater Bag and Length Limits

LAKE RECORDS
CURRENT FISHING REPORT
STOCKING HISTORY
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PUBLIC ACCESS FACILITIES

Numerous boat ramps and camping areas are located around the lake. Most are operated by the San Angelo Parks & Recreation Department; a few are private businesses. Fees are charged for some ramps and camping facilities. Camping is also available at San Angelo State Park, located on the shores of O.C. Fisher Lake.


This information courtesy of
Texas State Parks and Wildlife Department, "Lake Nasworthy" Jul-31-2014

The Texas Water Development Board Web. Jul-31-2014

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