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Lake Whitney Fishing Reports

About Lake Whitney, Texas

Located about 30 miles northwest of Waco, Lake Whitney is part of the Texas Lakes Trail Region of North Texas. With a surface area of 23,500 acres, it is no surprize that Lake Whitney is a year-round destination for Texas residents. The most popular activities at Whitney include fishing, boating, sailing, jet skiing, wakeboarding, water skiing, hunting, and golf. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continues to operate Whitney and several other flood control reservoirs within the Brazos River basin.

Fishing Lake Whitney

While many claim that Lake Whitney is one of the prettiest lakes in Texas, it's reputation as a premier location to catch bass and catfish is a huge draw for the many fishing enthusiasts from across the country. In particular, Whitney is known for Bass - largemouth, smallmouth, striped and white - as well as trophy-class blue catfish.

The record Largemouth Bass on Lake Whitney was caught January 7, 1999 by David Polson and was 11.63 pounds, 25.50 inches. The record Blue Catfish was caught in 1999 as well, by Dusky Wright and weighed-in at 62.75 pounds and was 46 inches long. 

Lake Whitney Fishing Regulations

All species are currently managed under Texas statewide regulations.