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DEW POINT 43°

Lavon Lake

Collin County, TX
Collin County, TX
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In Collin County northeast of Dallas and 4 miles northeast of Wylie, off Texas Highway 78
21,400 acres
LAKE SIZE
59 feet
MAX DEPTH
472 feet
ELEVATION
FISH TO CATCH
Blue Catfish
Channel Catfish
Crappie
Largemouth Bass
Sunfish
White Bass
NOTE: This list may not be all inclusive of all speices present in Lavon Lake.
FISHING COVER/STRUCTURE
Most structure in this lake is in the form of standing timber, especially uplake in the East Fork Trinity River arm and the Sister Grove/Pilot Grove Creek arm. When present, aquatic vegetation is generally in the backs of the many small bays and coves along both sides of the two main arms running north and south. Infrequent stands of cattail surrounded by water can provide excellent habitat for most species. Outflow from the electric generating plant on the east side of the east arm can attract fish in winter, when ambient water temperatures dip. Rip-rap along the dam provides excellent habitat for largemouth bass, channel catfish, and sunfish.
ANGLING OPPORTUNITIES
This lake is noted for crappie fishing, especially in winter and spring. Largemouth bass, channel catfish, and blue catfish offer good angling opportunities. Sunfish are plentiful, with good populations of several species.
TIPS & TACTICS
During the winter, crappie school in deep water and are usually found around deep structure, especially on south-facing shorelines. Some anglers place brush piles in deep water near boat houses for winter fishing. In the spring, these fish migrate into shallow water to spawn and become very vulnerable to angling. Baits of choice would be jigs and minnows. In winter, a very small (1/32 oz) black and white jig can be effective. In spring, try a 1/16 ounce chartreuse and red, chartreuse, white, or yellow jig. Largemouth bass are most active in spring when they move in shallow to spawn. Carolina-rigged 6-inch lizards, Texas-rigged 7-inch worms, and some crankbaits pay off here. The second peak occurs in the fall when bass begin actively feeding for the onset of winter. Try white spinners with gold blades in 3 feet to 1 ½ feet of water, or crawfish-mimicking crankbaits.

Channel catfish angling is best in the early summer when fish head up tributary streams to spawn or get in the rip-rap along the dam. Try cut bait, shrimp, or stink bait fished still or dragged along the bottom with the wind; also known as drift fishing. Blue catfish bite best in the winter and the bait of choice is live shad or sunfish. Drift fish deep, open-water points.

White bass provide lots of recreational angling most of the year, but peak in the spring when tributaries are running and in summer off the dam in deep water. In summer they are usually feeding on surfacing shad. Use small jigs, topwater baits, or minnows. Sunfish are best caught in shallow water while fishing from the bank, boat house, or pier. The bait of choice is the plain old earthworm.
FISHING REPORT
EXCELLENT. Water lightly stained; 65 degrees; 1.68 low. Crappie are excellent on minnows or jigs fishing 12-24’ over brush piles and bridges. White bass are good in the 20-30’ bouncing slabs and heavy spoons. Look for birds diving over feeding schools of white bass. Black bass are fair on crankbaits and jigs in 8-24’. Catfish are good on punch bait and cut bait in 14-25’.

Source: Texas Parks & Wildlife

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FISHING COVER/STRUCTURE
Most structure in this lake is in the form of standing timber, especially uplake in the East Fork Trinity River arm and the Sister Grove/Pilot Grove Creek arm. When present, aquatic vegetation is generally in the backs of the many small bays and coves along both sides of the two main arms running north and south. Infrequent stands of cattail surrounded by water can provide excellent habitat for most species. Outflow from the electric generating plant on the east side of the east arm can attract fish in winter, when ambient water temperatures dip. Rip-rap along the dam provides excellent habitat for largemouth bass, channel catfish, and sunfish.
CONTACT / CONTROLLING AUTHORITY
US Army Corps of Engineers
3375 Skyview Drive
Wylie, Texas 75096
(972) 442-3141
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