Lake Sweetwater

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Location: Nolan County near Sweetwater

Fishing cover/structure: Lake Sweetwater has diverse fishing cover and structure. There is abundant brush and black willow trees. Aquatic vegetation, mostly bulrush and floating-leaf pondweed, is scattered throughout the lake. Add rocky banks, creek channels, boat docks, rip-rap dam, and submerged humps and this pearl of the west becomes one of the most diverse lakes in the area.

630 acres
  Water clarity: 1 to 5 feet and green colored
  Comments: Lake Sweetwater is very productive and is known as an excellent largemouth bass lake. Channel catfish are also very abundant, and some good stringers are often cught. White crappie are inconsistent from year to year, and white bass are present in moderate numbers. Lake Sweetwater is also an excellent sunfish lake. Florida largemouth bass were introduced in the early 1980's. Public access is limited.
Distance from Abilene:
45 miles
Game Fish Present:
bluegill, channel catfish, flathead catfish, largemouth bass, redbreast sunfish, redear sunfish, white bass, white crappie
Lake Records:
Species: Weight: Length: Angler: Date:
Blue catfish        
Flathead catfish 34.0 39.0 Robert Kramer 05/16/00
Channel catfish 1.18 16.0 Jenna Lee 05/07/99
Hybrid striped bass
Redbreast sunfish 0.42 8.88 Robyn Cole 05/21/94
Longear sunfish 0.20 6.25 Robyn Cole 05/21/94
Largemouth bass 13.41 24.00 Spence Dumont 03/18/01
White bass 1.05 143.25 Robyn Cole 05/07/99
White crappie 2.1 15.75 Alan Riney 05/07/92
Common Carp 5.4 24.25 Bob Morrison 08/23/01
Smallmouth buffalo        

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