Lake Cisco

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Location: Eastland County near Cisco

Fishing cover/structure: Willow trees at upper end of north arm and Sandy Creek, dead flooded brush, boat docks, rocky bluffs and points and standing timber.

1,050 acres
  Water clarity: 2to 8 feet and emerald-green colored at lower end.
  Comments: Lake Cisco, impounded on Sandy Creek, is very scenic. The steep-sided nature of Lake Cisco allows for windy-weather fishing. Bluegill and redear sunfish populations are abundant, and some good sized panfish are present. Catfish abundance is typically low. Laregmouth bass are fairly numerous. Largemouth bass can be caught at the lower end in deep water associated with rocky points, bluffs and large boulders, and shallow water of the north arm and Sandy Creek, especially in the fall, winter, and spring. Fall bass fishing with buzzbaits can be heart stopping. Smallmouth bass were reintroduced in 1994 and are protected with an 18 inch minimum length and 3 fish daily bag limit. Smallmouth bass should expand into the abundant rocky habitat located at the dam end of Lake Cisco. White crappie populations vary yearly, and abundance ranges from poor to fair. Some good-sized crappie are caught in the spring. A few hybrid striped bass remain from stockings in the early 1980's. Public shore fishing access is limited to the area around the boat ramp. Florida largemouth bass were introduced in 1991.
Distance from Abilene:
55 miles
Game Fish Present:
Bluegill, channel catfish, flathead catfish, hybrid striped bass, largemouth bass, redear sunfish, redbreast sunfish, smallmouth bass, white crappie
Lake Records:
Species: Weight: Length: Angler: Date:
Blue catfish        
Flathead catfish 36.63 41.0 Larry Allen 05/17/01
Hybrid striped bass 7.27 25.5 Larry Allen 08/11/96
Largemouth bass 8.75 23.25 Gary Richards 01/08/94
White bass        
White crappie 1.88 14.5 Lee Buchanan 00/03/94
Common Carp 8.6 27.5 Bob Morrison 04/15/02

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