5 Best Places in Texas to Bass Fish in the Fall

Texas is known for its size, and everything in it. The saying “everything’s bigger in Texas” is for a reason, including the bass fishing. Many people travel to Texas during the fall not just for the amazing hunting experiences but also to cast a line out into one of its many lakes. In this guide we’ll reveal the 5 best places in Texas to fish for bass in the fall.

1. Lake Fork

Lake Fork is located near the city of Quitman. It stretches out over 27,000 acres and is a popular destination for catching trophy bass. This lake has been on the radar for anglers around the country because it is reponsible for more than 50 Texas State Record largemouth bass than any other lake in Texas. There are plenty of guides and marinas in the area to book a trip or rent a boat. Nearby you will find lodging options such as hotels and cabins, campgrounds, and even a few AirBNBs.

2. Sam Rayburn Reservoir

Located near the cities of Jasper and Lufkin, this hot spot for bass fishing covers 114,000 acres. There are plenty of places to go camping, hiking, and busting out the picnic basket. There are plenty of boat ramps and guides in the area to help you navigate the reservoir and land that trophy bass.

3. Toledo Bend Reservoir.

This reservoir is located along the Texas-Louisiana border near the city of Hemphill. Spanning over a whopping 185,000 acres, this reservoir is stocked with Florida-strain largemouth bass and offers excellent fall fishing opportunities for anglers of all backgrounds. Located nearby are also hotels, campsites, and cabins. Visitors also enjoy bird watching, boating, and hiking the nearby trails.

4. Lake Conroe

Lake Conroe sits on the city of Conroe and spans out across 21,000 acres. This lake is known to locals and anglers for its beauty and healthy bass population. Aside from fishing, visitors can also indulge in watersports and explore the Sam Houston National Forest located nearby. You’ll also find several marinas, restaurants, and other accommodations nearby.

5. Caddo Lake

Situated near the city of Marshall, Caddo Lake is the only natural lake in Texas. It covers 25,400 acres and is well known to locals and visitors for the Cypress trees and unique aquatic environment. The Caddo Lake State Park offers canoe rentals, guided fishing tours, and even cabins. The lakes beauty and rich history makes this place a must-visit.


Texas has vast amounts of opportunities for anglers of all backgrounds. These are just the tip of the iceberg. Be sure to check out the Texas laws and regulations. There are game wardens located all throughout the state and fines can be pretty hefty for those caught in violation. If you need more information, this is a good place to start.

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