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Fishing at Jim Chapman Lake

Jim Chapman Lake fishing includes Florida strain largemouth bass, Hybrid, crappie, and catfish.  The lake offers some of the best big bass fishing in the state.

There are several fish attractors out in the main body of the lake; these areas are generally man-made brush piles. 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 FM 1529 and CR 4795 below the dam. There is a parking lot for your fishing convenience. 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. A fishing pier is offered along the discharge tube. Caution must be exercised if you are fishing from the bank as this area becomes turbulent with gate changes. Pay attention at all times and listen for the siren which sounds before each gate change.

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