Boaters and Fishermen Visiting Wright Patman Lake Do Your Part Keep Your Boats Clean and Help Stop the Spread of Salvinia, Giant Salvinia, Hydrilla, and Water Hyacinth. Learn to Identify These Invasive Aquatic Plant Species.
Boaters are cautioned that the lake water level will vary, and to be cautious of underwater obstructions.
Attention all boaters the summer season is upon us, remember to be safe at all times while on the lake and try to prevent heat stroke and heat exhaustion. Be sure that you have enough life jackets for persons aboard, and that they are a proper fit as well. Check the operation of your boat before launchig, make sure that you have plenty of fuel and oil, check your engine for starting operations, check your stirring (make sure that your motor and prop move in the direction that your stirring), check your horn, check your navigation lights, check your battery for a full charge . Let someone know where you are going in case of accident; leave a plan with a relative or friend. Be sure that you have all safety equipment; fire extinguisher, throw ring or pillow, air horn, kill switch, a paddle, and most importantly life jackets. Enjoy your time at Lake Wright Patman but do it safely.
ATTENTION ALL ANGLERS VISITING WRIGHT PATMAN LAKE AND DAM BIGHEAD CARP HAVE BEEN CONFIRMED TO BE IN THE WATERS OF THE SULPHUR RIVER BELOW WRIGHT PATMAN DAM. IT IS CRUCIAL TO THE SURVIVIAL OF ALL NATIVE FISHES THAT THESE INVASIVE SPECIES ARE NOT TAKING LIVE FROM THE LAKE OR SULPHUR RIVER, AND THAT BAIT FISH CAUGHT ON THE SULPHUR RIVER ARE NOT TAKEN LAKESIDE LIVE. PLEASE SEE THE LINKS BELOW TO HELP FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THESE FISHES.