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Gonzalez Lake (H-4 Lake)

Gonzales County, TX
Gonzales County, TX
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On the Guadalupe River watershed in Gonzales County, twelve miles west of the city of Gonzales on US 90A
696 acres
LAKE SIZE
FISH TO CATCH
Blue Catfish
Channel Catfish
Crappie
Flathead Catfish
Largemouth Bass
Sunfish
White Crappie
NOTE: This list may not be all inclusive of all speices present in Gonzalez Lake (H-4 Lake).
FISHING COVER/STRUCTURE
Lake Gonzales contains overhanging trees, submerged brush, and shaded edges, all providing excellent habitat for game fish. It is dominated by the main river channel which provides steep dropoffs in the upper portion of the reservoir and deeper holes in the lower portion. Many shallow areas in the lower portion of the reservoir, adjacent to the river channel, concentrate baitfish and provide excellent feeding areas for largemouth bass and catfish.
ANGLING OPPORTUNITIES
Largemouth bass and white crappie are the most popular sportfish in the reservoir. Largemouth bass are abundant with frequent reports of large fish being boated. Crappie fishing can be excellent, especially in the fall. Blue and channel catfish are the most abundant catfish species, although flathead catfish are present in moderate numbers. Bluegill and redear sunfish are abundant and can provide excellent fishing for the young and old.
TIPS & TACTICS
Largemouth bass anglers are most successful on Lake Gonzales during the spring, fall, and winter months. Popular baits include spinnerbaits, buzzbaits, rattletraps, crankbaits, and unweighted soft plastic worms or jerkbaits. Topwater baits such as: buzzbaits, Zara Spooks, or Pop-R's, presented very early or very late in the day near visible cover, are popular and can be productive throughout the day if cloud cover is present. Flipping jigs, plastic worms, or tube baits in shaded cover are often productive when other baits fail to produce. Crappie fishing is usually best with live minnows near submerged brush in the cooler months of the year, although small jigs in white, pink, or black and chartreuse also produce nice catches when dabbled near submerged brush or vegetation.

Catfish anglers can find blue and channel catfish throughout the reservoir. Although most catfish anglers prefer deeper water, blue and channel catfish are often found in relatively shallow areas near flooded terrestrial vegetation. Cheesebait and cutbait produce good catches, while live minnows, bluegill, or shad sometimes pay off with larger fish. Sunfish such as bluegill and redear are abundant and can provide hours of enjoyment fishing with worms or crickets under a bobber.
FISHING COVER/STRUCTURE
Lake Gonzales contains overhanging trees, submerged brush, and shaded edges, all providing excellent habitat for game fish. It is dominated by the main river channel which provides steep dropoffs in the upper portion of the reservoir and deeper holes in the lower portion. Many shallow areas in the lower portion of the reservoir, adjacent to the river channel, concentrate baitfish and provide excellent feeding areas for largemouth bass and catfish.
CONTACT / CONTROLLING AUTHORITY
Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority
933 E. Court St.
Seguin, Texas 78155
(830) 379-5822
NOTICE: Lake-Link Inc assumes no responsibility or liability for any errors or omissions of the information for Gonzalez Lake (H-4 Lake). Although we strive to provide the most accurate information as we can the information contained in this page is provided on an "as is" basis with no guarantees of completeness, accuracy, usefulness or timeliness.
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