Possum Kingdom Lake

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The results are in on Possum Kingdom

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Tom Behrens has over 50 years experience in fishing and hunting across the United States. Much of this time was spent in Oklahoma and Texas where he became very familiar with the outdoor opportunities in these states. You may contact him by email at: tomdoglover29@aol.com




Biologists from Texas Parks and Wildlife Department recently completed fall electrofishing and spring gill net surveys on Possum Kingdom Reservoir. Striped bass populations are at their highest in 14 years.


The striped bass sampled were found to be in good body condition with lengths ranging from 8 to 30 inches and many of legal length 18 inches and above.


The largemouth bass population was also up with plenty of bass under the legal length.


Blue catfish catch rate was the second highest observed in the reservoir with many in the 12-inch minimum length.


Bluegill, white bass, and channel catfish population numbers were at their average historical populations. Channel catfish caught ranged from 6 to 23 inches.


Populations of prey fish such as gizzard shad were also found to be near historical averages. Threadfin shad also found in decent numbers.


Photo courtesy: Trip Advisor




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Possum Kingdom Lake Weather Forecast

Thursday

Hot

Hi: 99

Thursday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 79

Friday

Hot

Hi: 99

Friday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 77

Saturday

Hot

Hi: 99

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Partly Cloudy

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Sunday

Hot

Hi: 99

Sunday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 76


Possum Kingdom Lake Water Level (last 30 days)


Water Level on 7/20: 998.98 (-1.02)



Possum Kingdom Lake Fishing Report from TPWD (Jul. 19)

Water off color; 78–83 degrees; 0.02’ high. Black bass are fair to good on topwaters early, later switching to drop shot rigs, Texas rigs, medium running crankbaits and jigs. Crappie are fair on live minnows. White bass are fair to good on slabs and inline spinners. Striped bass are fair on live shad. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers.






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