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Striper numbers high at Possum Kingdom


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:

According to surveys from Texas Parks and Wildlife fisheries biologists, the striped bass population at Possum Kingdom Reservoir is at its highest level in 14 years.
The abundance of stripers at PK is the highest since the golden algae fish kills of 2001 and 2003. One year-class of fish have spawned naturally, an uncommon occurrence in Texas lakes other than Lake Texoma.

"We did not stock striped bass in 2016, it was a surprise to find quite a few stripers belonging to that year-class," said biologist Robert Mauk. "We've seen evidence of natural reproduction in the past but not to the extent we've seen in 2016."

Conditions were right for spawning to occur with a high, unimpeded flowing Brazos River. Many of the sampled stripers were of legal length, 18 inches and above. Largemouth bass and blue catfish numbers were higher than usual, while bluegill, white bass and channel catfish were at their average historical populations.

Mauk said all the game fish appeared healthy, and the scenic lake northwest of Fort Worth has an average supply of baitfish to support them. GPS coordinates for artificial fishing structures at PK are online at

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Possum Kingdom Lake Weather Forecast


Mostly Sunny

Hi: 64

Saturday Night


Lo: 45


Mostly Sunny

Hi: 75

Sunday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 35


Mostly Sunny

Hi: 48

Monday Night

Mostly Clear

Lo: 28


Mostly Sunny

Hi: 50

Tuesday Night


Lo: 26

Possum Kingdom Lake Water Level (last 30 days)

Water Level on 12/14: 997.98 (-1.02)

Possum Kingdom Lake Fishing Report from TPWD (Dec. 11)

FAIR. Water clear; 58 degrees; 1.05’ low. Largemouth bass are good on plastic worms and spinnerbaits sticking to steep drops mid-lake and among the structure of brush piles and boat docks. Crappie are good on jigs, and minnows under and structure including boat docks. White bass are sporadic on jigs, slabs, and spoons. Striped bass are fair on live shad and jigs. Catfish are good on cut bait, live sunfish, and stinkbait.