Lake Daniels

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Location: Stephens County near Breckenridge, Texas

Fishing cover/structure: When full, Lake Daniels offers a variety of fishing cover including black willow trees, button brush, American lotus and pondweed. Rocks, creek channels and points are primary structure when the lake is low.

950 acres
  Water clarity: 6 to 24 inches and brown or green colored
  Comments: Lake Daniels is impounded on Gonzales Creek, a tributary of Clear Fork of the Brazos River. Lake Daniels is very productive and consistently produces good populations of largemouth bass and white crappie. Good numbers of channel catfish are available, and flathead catfish are more abundant at Lake Daniels than in most other area lakes. A popular technique for catching white crappie and largemouth bass in teh spring is flipping jigs, plastic worms or minnows around laydowns and stumps in Gonzales Creek. Spinnerbaits and crankbaits fished around rocky shoreline and points can also be very effective for largemouth bass. Lake Daniels is shallow, so use caution when motoring around the lake. Public shore fishing access is limited to the northwest part of the lake. Florida largemouth bass were introduced in 1983.
Distance from Abilene:
65 miles
Game Fish Present:
Bluegill, channel catfish, flathead catfish, largemouth bass, white crappie
Lake Records: (based on information up to March 1, 1996)
Species: Weight: Length: Angler: Date:
Blue catfish        
Flathead catfish
Hybrid striped bass
Largemouth bass 8.62 21.50 Henry Oden 03/18/95
White crappie 1.38 13.50 Roy Bamberg 04/05/94

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