Fishing at Brownwood Lake, Texas
There is a wide variety of fish in the lake including: large mouth bass, small mouth bass, white bass, white crappie, yellow cat, stripers, flathead cat, gar, and perch. Largemouth bass, white bass, white crappie, freshwater drum, channel and flathead catfish are the predominant fish species. All fish species are currently managed under statewide regulations.

Largemouth bass and white bass fishing are rated good to excellent. Summer and early fall are particularly good for white bass. Florida largemouth bass were introduced in 1975. Catfish, crappie, and freshwater drum can also be found in this lake.

Lake Brownwood has many small coves, bays, and creeks with a variety of habitat. (A contour map is available at local sporting good stores.) The lake is primarily lined by rocky structure and boat docks. The upper end of the Jim Ned and Pecan Bayou arms have standing timber, black willow trees and buttonbush. Water willow and bulrush are scattered throughout the lake, but water willow is most abundant in Sowell Creek. Anglers with depth finders should be able to locate numerous humps, ledges, and creek channels.

Tips & Tactics

White bass are most easily caught from early May through October when they school in the main lake area. During this time, they can be caught on the surface. "Slabbing" ½-1oz. slab spoons along creek and river channels in 12-25 feet of water in late summer for whites can produce some fantastic fishing. "Jumpfishing" is a popular technique for schools of surface-feeding fish. Night fishing for white bass under lighted boat docks is also very effective. Largemouth bass fishing is best from September through May. Fishing rocks and points with crankbaits, jigs, spinnerbaits, and topwater will produce.
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