Fishing at Granger Lake

 

Fishing at Granger Lake varies throughout the year.  Large catfish, along with the annual crappie and white bass runs bring many people to the lake for a taste of good Texas fishing.

Current Lake Records from Texas Parks & Wildlife Website

 

Species
Weight
Length
Date
Angler
Method
Bass, Largemouth 11.62 26.50 Jul 26, 1992 Johnny Love Rod & Reel
Bass, White 2.64 17.50 Jan 6, 2005 Eric Sapp Rod & Reel
Buffalo, Smallmouth 13.41 27.00 Mar 17, 2008 Will Larremore Trotline
Carp, Common 15.57 30.00 Apr 1, 2008 Adolph Raymond Rod & Reel
Catfish, Blue 37.00 44.00 Feb 12, 2008 Will Larremore Jug Line
Catfish, Channel 5.51 22.50 Feb 24, 2008 Will Larremore Rod & Reel
Catfish, Flathead 88.50 54.50 May 25, 2007 Thomas Pavehouse Trotline
Crappie, White 2.25 16.00 Mar 26, 2005 Tommy Tidwell Rod & Reel
Gar, Longnose 16.13 54.00 May 7, 1998 Keith Hall Bow & Arrow
Gar, Spotted 4.86 29.50 Oct 13, 2007 Richard Fleury Bow & Arrow

 

Records and forms are located on the TPWD web page.

*For a fishing report call Dutchess Exxon in Circleville, Texas at 512/365-0620 from February through November.


FISH ATTRACTOR CONSTRUCTION

Fish attractor construction is welcomed at Granger Lake.  However, to prevent problems that can arise from improper placement and anchoring,  please adhere to the following guidelines.    With your cooperation we can continue this practice.

*DO NOT  --- place brush piles near the large, concrete outlet works structure.

*DO NOT ---  leave aluminum tinsel on the trees or use trees which have been flocked.  Tinsel may be eaten by the fish and cause intestinal damage.  Flocking may be toxic to fish.

*MAKE SURE --- piles are placed in a water depth of 10 feet or more.  This is to ensure brush piles remain submerged during periods of low water levels.

*ANCHORING --- use galvanized wire or synthetic rope and an anchoring device (concrete construction blocks, bags of sand, large rocks, etc.)

*Further recommendations from TPWD (PWD Booklet 3000-12)  --- Securely fasten enough (too much is better than not enough)  weight to the base of each tree to anchor it in an upright position.  The trees can also be set in one-gallon cans containing wet cement.  If this is done, a large nail should be driven into the tree three inches above the base, to anchor it in the cement.  Trees should be placed in circular clusters containing five to 10 trees.  Each cluster will act as one attractor.

 

FISH OVERVIEW FOR GRANGER LAKE

Species
Location
Best time of year
Crappie

Infront of inlet structure when releaseing at a slow rate. Throughout river channels.

Can be caught in stilling basin below dam after gates are closed following a good release.

Jan thru Feb
White Bass
During spawning throughout river channels outside of lake impoundment.
mid-Feb thru early Apr

In lake body in deeper pockets of water.

Can be caught in stilling basin below dam after gates are closed following a good release.
end of spawn to mid summer
Black Bass
Spotty throughout year (up tp 8.5 lbs)
Stripped Bass
A stocked fish with no well developed fishing interest (up to 15 lbs)
Flathead Catfish
In lake impoundment towards rivers (avg weight 10-40 lbs) caught mostly on rod and reel and trot lines.
Mar thru mid-June
Channel Catfish

All year except hot part of summer (July thru early Sept). Caught mostly on trot line. (average weight 2 - 6 lbs.)

 

The following information is courtesy of the Texas Parks And Wildlife Fish Identification Chart.

largemouth bass
small mouth bass
striped bass
hybrid striped bass
Largemouth (Black) Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Striped Bass
Hybrid Striped Bass
white bass
channel catfish
flathead catfish
blue catfish
White Bass
Channel Catfish
Flathead (Yellow) Catfish
Blue Catfish
Black Crappie
White Crappie
bluegill
Black Crappie
White Crappie
Bluegill