Lake Stamford

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Location: Haskell County north of Stamford and south of Haskell

Fishing cover/structure: Bulrush is abundant in the upper end and north shore, and scattered throughout other areas of the lake. American lotus and floating-leaf pondweed are common in coves around north and south Vedas. Rocky ledges and points characterize the south side of Lake Stamford. Boat docks are scattered along the north and south shores.

5200 acres
  Water clarity: 6 to 24 inches and red colored
  Comments: Lake Stamford is popular for largemouth bass, white crappie and catfish. The lake sustains good populations of all these sport fish. Lake Stamford is a power plant lake, and winter fishing can be good. Trotlining is a popular technique for catfish at this lake. Most white crappie and largemoth bass are caught in bulrush. However, don't count out th rocky shoreline on the south side and around the power plant. Full camping and RV facilities are available. Florida largemouth bass were introduced in 1977.
Distance from Abilene:
61 miles
Game Fish Present:
Bluegill, blue catfish, channel catfish, flathead catfish, hybrid striped bass, largemouth bass, white crappie
Lake Records:
Species: Weight: Length: Angler: Date:
Bluegill 0.22 6.50 Logan Cole 07/29/94
Flathead catfish 64.5 50.0 Marvin Baros 05/09/01
Hybrid striped bass 10.0 28.0 Jeanie Snow 07/31/94
Largemouth bass 6.39 21.25 Lee Buchanan 05/05/94
White crappie 1.83 14.25 Roy Bamberg 03/16/95

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