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About Possum Kingdom Reservoir, Texas
About 75 miles west of Fort Worth off Texas Highway 16, on the Brazos River in Palo Pinto and Young counties you'll find Possum Kingdom Reservoir. Possum Kingdom was actually the first water supply reservoir constructed in the Brazos River basin and is home to Hell's Gate, a sheer break in the cliffs around the lake pictured above. With more than 18,000 acres of crystal clear water, Possum Kingdom offers a wide-range of outdoor activities including fishing, boating, diving, swimming, hiking, cycling and golf. But of course, you're here to learn about the fishing.
Fishing Possum Kingdom
Possum Kingdom provides great angling opportunities for a number of species. Florida-strain Bass have been stocked to increase your chance of catching a monster bass. Plus, Stripers are stocked frequently, and there are plenty of pretty-good sized White Bass. If you like fishing for catfish, you'll find Channel, Flathead, and some especially large Blue cats.
The record Largemouth Bass for Possum Kingdom was caught in October 1989 by Scott Tongate and was 16.02 pounds, 26.75 inches. The Striped Bass record is 34.19 pounds, 41 inches, and was caught by Lisa Taylor in June, 2000.
Possum Fishing Regulations
This reservoir has special regulations on some fishes. See bag and size limits for Possum Kingdom.