Fishing at Joe Pool Lake

Joe Pool Lake fishing includes largemouth black bass, crappie,and catfish. There are several ways to fish at Joe Pool Lake. Anglers can fish from the bank, at both Marinas in floating fishing platforms, in the parks from man-made fishing jetties, or by boat.

There are several fish attractors out in the main body of the lake. These areas are generally man-made brush piles, and they are marked by bouys marked Fish Attractors. These areas are well know for catching crappie.

Many anglers enjoy fishing from the discharge channel of the Outlet Works. This area is located off of Camp Wisdom Road below the dam. There is a parking lot for your fishing convienance. Anglers land many crappie and catfish from this area. This area is a main attraction when water is being released after a heavy rainfall event. Fishing platforms are offered along the discharge tube. Caution must be exercised if you are fishing from the bank as this area becomes turbleant with gate changes. Pay attention at all times and listen for the siren which sounds before each gate change.

For more information about fishing, species, and limits, visit the Texas Parks and Wildlife website.