Winters-Elm Creek Lakes

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Location: Runnels County near Winters

Fishing cover/structure: Winters-Elm Creek Lake is a relatively new lake and has a large amount of standing timber and brush. The north and south dams have rip-rap. There are also some submerged humps and creek channels that make excellent structure. The old lake is north of Winters-Elm Creek Lake and is connected via a small canal. The old lake is typically very muddy and willow trees are the primary cover.

337 acres
  Water clarity: 1 to 4 feet and red to green colored
  Comments: Cmping and picnic facilities are excellent adn offer grills, restrooms, a dump station and RV hookups. An access fee is required. The sport fish community is diverse, dominated by largemouth bass and catfish. Walleye were last stocked in 1988 and are limited to a few large fish. Blue catfish were introduced in 1984, and their numbers continue to expand. Public shore fishing access is fair. Public access to the old lake is limited.
Distance from Abilene:
40 miles
Game Fish Present:
Blue catfish, bluegill, channel catfish, flathead catfish, largemouth bass, walleye, white crappie
Lake Records: (as of March 1, 1996)
Species: Weight: Length: Angler: Date:
Blue catfish        
Flathead catfish        
Hybrid striped bass        
Largemouth bass 11.0 26.00 Kirk Summers 08/21/93
White bass        
White crappie        
Smallmouth buffalo        

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