Fishing at Lake Nocona, Texas

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Due to low water level at this lake, some boat ramps are closed.
Canoes and other small boats may launch from the bank.
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Lake Nocona is known for it's bass fishing...the fourth-best in Texas! The lake is stocked with largemouth and hybrid-striped bass, crappie, and blue and channel catfish.

There are many things to do at Lake Nocona including boating, camping, fishing, and picnic areas. The three public parks have fishing piers and boat ramps. They are free to the public and open all year-around. The city of Nocona has July 4th fireworks every year at Weldon Robb Park.

ANGLING OPPORTUNITIES

The following fish live in Lake Nocona -

Largemouth Bass
Catfish
Crappie
White Bass
Sunfish

PREDOMINANT FISH SPECIES

Largemouth Bass (aka Black Bass, Green Trout, Bigmouth Bass, Lineside Bass)
Blue Catfish (aka Channel Cat, Hump-back Blue)
Channel Catfish (aka Willow Cat, Forked-tail Cat, Fiddler, Spotted Cat, Lady Cat)
Crappie (aka White Perch, Sac-a-lait, Calico Bass)

Fresh- and Saltwater Fish caught in Texas

Bass Identification Guide
Channel and Blue Catfish Identification Guide

TIPS & TACTICS

Nocona is a big largemouth bass lake. It starts in the spring and goes through summer. Spring fish are normally shallow, building nests in the cattails or under boat docks. Tube baits fished slowly can land a big bass. When fishing spawning beds, remember catch and release. She deserves the opportunity to reproduce and after all, she will be bigger next year! Early spring along the dam is a surefire producer. After the spawn, aquatic vegetation starts to grow and bass move out of the shallows to the edges of the vegetation. This is a good time to wacky worm or throw soft jerk baits. On into summer, top water baits and buzz baits will produce lots of action early and late.

Crappie on Nocona are big and can generally be found schooled around the many boat houses and sometimes in the standing timber or up Farmers Creek. Jigs or minnows work. Catfishing for both channels and blues is best in June when the main stream or feeder branches are flowing. In summer, fish crawfish, stinkbait, or liver over windswept flats. Let the wind push your boat along as you keep the bait on the bottom. White bass fishing is best in the spring when they make a run up Farmers Creek. Hybrid striped bass were last stocked in 1997 and may be caught on rare occasions. As with most lakes, sunfish are best caught near the bank around brush or grass, using worms under a cork.

FISHING COVER / STRUCTURE

There is standing timber uplake and in Farmers Creek. Although amounts vary, this lake usually has around 100 acres of milfoil and 25 acres of floating pondweed, as well as many boat houses. These features furnish excellent cover for fish. Rip-rap along the dam provides excellent habitat for bass and sunfishes. In early spring and winter, big bass can be caught deep on rocky ledges off the face of the dam.

AQUATIC VEGETATION

Milfoil and floating pondweed

LAKE MAPS

None available

FISHING REGULATIONS

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

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This information courtesy of
Texas State Parks and Wildlife Department, "Lake Nocona"
Nocona Chamber of Commerce Website Jul-31-2014
Lake Nocona Fishing News

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