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Lake Meredith

Moore County, TX
Moore County, TX
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45 miles northeast of Amarillo on the Canadian River
16,411 acres
LAKE SIZE
127 feet
MAX DEPTH
2936 feet
ELEVATION
FISH TO CATCH
Channel Catfish
Crappie
Flathead Catfish
Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Sunfish
Walleye
White Bass
NOTE: This list may not be all inclusive of all speices present in Lake Meredith.
FISHING COVER/STRUCTURE
Meredith Reservoir is dominated by steep rocky banks with limited areas of isolated flooded timber and vegetation. The upper reservoir is very turbid with suspended red clay while the lower reservoir is clear. In most of the reservoir rock ledges, rock piles, and steep drop-offs provide cover for game fish.
ANGLING OPPORTUNITIES
Meredith Reservoir has a very diverse fish community and provides opportunities for every type of angler. Walleye are the primary sport fish in the reservoir. The walleye population in the reservoir is maintained through natural reproduction with high quality fishing available in the spring. Meredith Reservoir also has an excellent smallmouth bass population. Most of the reservoir is rocky habitat, which is preferred by smallmouth bass. A number of 4-pound and larger fish are caught from Meredith each year. White bass provide an excellent fishery, especially during summer and fall. Largemouth bass are limited by habitat, but crappie fishing is generally good with occasional years of excellent fishing. Yellow perch are caught on rare occasions; the Texas record of 1.04 pounds came from Lake Meredith in 1996. Channel and flathead catfish are present in good numbers
TIPS & TACTICS
Meredith Reservoir has the best walleye fishing in the state of Texas and is comparable to many lakes in the native range of walleye. The peak period for walleye fishing is from April through June. Over 90% of the walleye harvested are caught during this period. The key to successful walleye fishing on Meredith is to use small tackle and fish slowly. You will be most successful with 6-pound test line or smaller. Walleye can be caught on crankbaits and spinners, but the most successful method is drift fishing minnows or nightcrawlers on a small jig head. Drift-fish your jig in about 15 feet of water along the shoreline focusing mainly on rock outcrops and drop-offs. Smallmouth bass are typically caught along rocky shorelines near large structure or drop-offs. They can be caught on a variety of baits including crank baits, spinners, minnows, crayfish, and worms. The best season for smallmouth bass is spring when waters reach 60 degrees.
FISHING REPORT
FAIR. Water stained; 46 degrees; 51.14’ low. Black bass are slow but schooled up when you find them below ledges. Deepwater is the only option as traditional structures are not available. Walleye are slow. Crappie are fair with jigs working the channel of the Canadian. White bass are slow. Channel catfish are fair fishing stinkbait and cut bait.

Source: Texas Parks & Wildlife

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FISHING COVER/STRUCTURE
Meredith Reservoir is dominated by steep rocky banks with limited areas of isolated flooded timber and vegetation. The upper reservoir is very turbid with suspended red clay while the lower reservoir is clear. In most of the reservoir rock ledges, rock piles, and steep drop-offs provide cover for game fish.
CONTACT / CONTROLLING AUTHORITY
National Park Service
Lake Meredith National Recreation Area
PO Box 1460
Fritch, Texas 79036
(806) 857-3151
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