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Bass Fishing on Lake TawakoniThe area around Lake Tawakoni is rich in Native American history having been occupied by "prehistoric Indians" and used as a stop over for many of the historic Native American Tawakoni Indian tribes for which the lake is named. The name Tawakoni means "river bend among red sand hills" After the Indains the land was settled by ranchers and farmers. The damming of the Sabine River began with the construction on the earth filled Iron Bridge Dam and concrete spillway in January 1958 and was completed in October 1960.

Lake Tawakoni is 37,879 acres with 200 miles of shoreline and a maximum depth of 70 feet. Texas Parks and Wildlife says the water is "modertly stained" - we would call it a little brownish with a foot of visibility. The shoreline is treed and very sparsely developed. There are five public boat ramps and numerous privately-owned access facilities near the lake. Accommodations range from motels and cabins to RV sites and tent camping, the best of which is Lake Tawakoni State Park. You'll find some convenience stores, fishing piers, marinas with gas pumps, and a couple restaurants you can boat up to.

Tawakoni is best known for fishing - it's excellent for Catfish, Striped & Hybrid Striped Bass, and White Bass and good for Crappie and Largemouth Bass. Striped and hybrid bass are stocked annually by TPWD to maintain the fisheries. Channel and blue catfish are abundant, along with limited numbers of flathead catfish. Largemouth bass is also a popular sportfish in this reservoir. Crappie fishing can be good around standing timber, bridge pilings, and artificial fish attractors .Various facilities offer bait and tackle shops.

The lake is also good for recreation activities and for a lake so close to Dallas and the metroplex (less than 40 miles), it seems virtually undiscovered with little boat traffic. There are several good spots for boarding and tubing. Beware there are stumps in various portions of the lake where you wouldn't expect them and several shallow spots. The southern portion of the lake below the 2 mile bridge is best for boating.

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    Kenny's Landing RestaurantGetting ready to tube on Lake TawakoniPicnic area at Lake Tawakoni State Park

     

    Lake Tawakoni Information & Things To See & Do

    TP&W has some good information on fishing, ramps, marinas, and more
    Here is a list of some of the areas open to the public with ramps, day use areas, and more
    A great State Park with sites on or near the lake
    Read our review of Lake Tawakoni to understand why it is a Texas Outside Favorite and one of the best lakes in Texas
    Rent a boat to explore the lake, go fishing, or find a good cove for swimming
    Lots of good information on Lake Tawakoni
    Use this map to find a nearby golf course - Runaway Bay has a good 18 hole course with some holes on the lake
    This site has a map of the lake showing you were the fish are hiding on the lake
    Use of of these guides to help you catch a trophy or at least some fish for dinner

     

     

    Instructions: Check any of the items in the Category Search Box that you would like to see displayed on the map. Then click on the map icon and it will provide you with more information and links. The Search Results will also pull in locations that are nearby, which may not show on the map. Click on an item in the Search Results Box and it will locate the item on the map and open a caption box for that item. Icons on the map in red have been reviewed by Texas Outside, select the link in the caption to view the review. You can also move the map in any direction by holding the left mouse button down and then moving the mouse in any direction. Or you can use the direction arrows on the top left portion of the map to move the map east, west, north, or south or re-center the map by clicking on the star burst next to the direction arrows. The "+" and "-" allow you to zoom in or zoom out which sometimes makes it easier to find items on the map.

     

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