Lake Brownwood

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Location: Brown County near Brownwood

Fishing cover/structure: Lake Brownwood has many small coves, bays and creeks with a variety of habitat. The lake is primarily lined by rocky structure and boat docks. The upper end of the Jim Ned and Pecan Bayou arms have standing timber, black willow trees and buttonbush. Alligator weed and bulrush are scattered throughout the reservoir, but most alligator weed is located in Sowell Creek. Those anglers with depth finders should be able to locate numerous humps, ledges and creek channels..

7,300 acres
  Water clarity: 1 to 5 feet and brown to emerald-green colored
  Comments:This lake is known for its excellent white bass and hybrid striped bass fishing. White bass are most easily caught from early May through October when they school in the main-lake area. During this time both white and hybrid striped bass can be caught on the surface. 'Jump fishing" is a popular technique for schools of surface-feeding fish, Lake Brownwood always supports excellent numbers of largemouth bass, but typically few legal-size fish. There is a 16-inch minimum length and 5 fish bag limit on largemouth bass. White crappie fishing can he very good, especially if you can locate some brushpiles or productive docks. Smallmouth bass are present in very small numbers. The lake is home to Lake Brownwood State Park. The State Park offers cabins, fishing docks, camping and more, Other facilities are equally impressive. Florida largemouth bass were introduced in 1975. A contour map of Lake Brownwood is available for purchase at local sporting goods stores.
Distance from Abilene:
70 miles
Game Fish Present:
Bluegill, channel catfish, flathead catfish, hybrid striped bass, large mouth bass, redear sunfish, smallmouth bass, white bass, white crappie
Lake Records: (as of March 1, 1996)
Species: Weight: Length: Angler: Date:
Blue catfish        
Flathead catfish        
Hybrid striped bass 5.85 21.75 Jake Bradshaw 03/28/93
Largemouth bass 12.65 26.00 Audwin Hall 04/22/90
White bass 1.22 14.00 Raymond Sewell 08/27/95
White crappie 0.54 10.25 Zack Sewell 08/27/95

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