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Lake Naconiche

  • Located on Naconiche and Telesco creeks, 14 miles northeast of Nacogdoches off US Highway 59. The 692 acre lake has a maximum depth of 40 feet and was impounded in 2009. Predominant fish species include largemouth bass, crappie, channel fish and sunfish.

    Angling Opportunities:

    Fish stockings began in 2009 and included channel catfish, bluegill, Florida largemouth bass, and white and black crappie. The most popular sport fish at Lake Naconiche is the largemouth bass. Bass 15 to 20 inches in length are very abundant, some exceed 6 pounds, and an excellent fishery exists. Growth rates of largemouth bass are fast, so the population will continue to improve and abundance of fish over 6 pounds will increase over the next few years. An excellent crappie population is also present in the reservoir. Initial stockings of channel catfish were successful, and many of these fish exceed 4 pounds. Sunfish are present in high numbers and provide good fishing, especially for youth or inexperienced anglers.

    Nacogdoches County provides a two-lane boat ramp and one dedicated fishing pier. Daily access fee is $5 per vehicle/driver, with an additional $1 for each person over 13 years of age. An annual permit is available for $120. No overnight camping is allowed.