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To prevent the spread of zebra mussels, the law requires draining of water from boats and onboard receptacles when leaving or approaching public fresh waters. Get details.
Navarro Mills Lake provides excellent opportunity for white crappie
. However, turbid water makes angling for largemouth bass
difficult. White bass
angling is very good at times.
PREDOMINANT FISH SPECIESWhite Bass
(aka Sand Bass, Barfish, Streaker, Silver Bass)Channel Catfish
(aka Willow Cat, Forked-tail Cat, Fiddler, Spotted Cat, Lady Cat)Crappie
(aka White Perch, Sac-a-lait, Calico Bass) Bass Identification Guide Channel and Blue Catfish Identification Guide
TIPS & TACTICSBass
anglers should look for patches of pondweed along the north shoreline. Fish these with buzz baits or jig and eel combinations in the spring during the spawn. Catfish
anglers will find live bait works best in the inundated timber in the upper end.
FISHING COVER / STRUCTURE
Inundated timber is abundant in the upper end of the lake. However, this shallow water area can be difficult to access during low water periods. Siltation from the watershed has exacerbated this condition. Some vegetation is present in the creeks entering the north side of the lake. Emergent native plant species such as water willow, and smartweed provide a marginal fringe during high water periods. Marine naiad provides some submersed cover near Wolf Creek Park.
Sparse, with some floating pondweed and some cattails
All species are currently managed under statewide regulations: Texas Parks and Wildlife Freshwater Bag and Length LimitsLAKE RECORDSCURRENT FISHING REPORTSTOCKING HISTORYLATEST LAKE SURVEY REPORT
PUBLIC ACCESS FACILITIES
The Army Corps of Engineers operates four public access areas with boat ramps. A marina in Liberty Hill Park offers bait, supplies, and boat rentals. For more details, see our boat ramp
Available from the Corps of Engineers project office (254) 578-1431.