Lake Ray Hubbard is one of northeast Texas’ most popular lakes for catching blue catfish and white, hybrid striped and largemouth bass.
According to the Texas Department of Parks & Wildlife, hybrid striped bass and blue catfish have become the most abundant sport-fishes in the 35-square mile lake in the last few years. With submersed vegetation becoming more abundant, largemouth bass angling has improved. White Bass, channel catfish and white crappie fishing continues to be good.
Lake records include a:
- 65 lb., 49″ flathead catfish caught in Oct. 1992
- 61.1 lb. 47.5″ blue catfish caught in Feb. 2007
- 24 lb. 36″ striped bass caught in Dec. 1994
- 14.1 lb, 25.5″ largemouth bass caught in Dec. 2002
Tips & Tactics:
“Hydrilla is found in certain areas and attracts largemouth bass. The rock riprap along roadways that cross the reservoir is excellent for fishing.”
“The heated discharge area on the west side south of I-30 is a good place to fish for all kinds of sport fish in Lake Ray Hubbard. Humps and points that extend into the lake are your best bets for hybrids and white bass. Largemouth bass will be found around vegetation or along riprap. Look for submerged brush piles to hold crappie and white bass schooling in the lower lake in the summer.”
All species are currently managed under statewide regulations. There is a limit on how many fish you can catch daily for most species.
Whether you fish from a boat or bank, a license is required to fish on Lake Ray Hubbard for those 17 and over and it can be purchased beginning at $11 per person (one-day resident) from the Texas Department of Parks & Wildlife online or at these Rockwall locations.
There are five public marinas, six boat ramps and a number of parks on Lake Ray Hubbard where you can launch or rent a boat or fish from the shore:
- Chandler’s Landing Marina (Rockwall)
- Harbor Bay Marina (Rockwall)
- State Highway 66 Boat Ramp (Rockwall)
- Terry Park Boat Ramp (Heath)
- Bayview Marina (Rowlett)
- Lakeside Park Boat Ramp (Rowlett)
- Lakeside Park South Fishing Pier (Rowlett)
- Captain’s Cove Marina (Garland)
- John Paul Jones Park Boat Ramp (Garland)
- Marina DelRay (Garland)
- Robertson Park Boat Ramps 1 & 2 (Dallas)
Boat rentals are available at Chandler’s Landing Marina from:
Fishing Equipment & Gear:
None currently known
For additional Texas & Lake Ray Hubbard fishing info, visit the following links:
- Texas Department of Parks & Wildlife Fishing on Lake Ray Hubbard
- Texas Department of Parks & Wildlife Fishing
Lake Ray Hubbard Bass Fishing Overview: