Lake levels still low despite rain

October 13, 2012

The recent rains were not bountiful enough to bring up local lake levels. Some west Texas lakes like OH Ivie and Lake Spence received an abundance of rain. However, in our local area the lakes continue to fall.

Lake Granbury is around 4.5 feet low and most every ramp is closed. One ramp close to the city beach is still functional.

The recent rainfall kept Lake Benbrook from falling lower for a few days. However, it is also falling again. Benbrook is over 9 feet low, and the only access for small craft is at Mustang Park.

When the last ramp closes at Mustang Park, they do allow small boats to launch off of Mustang point at your own risk. Lake Bridgeport continues to fall fast and is currently around 13 feet down. This lake is used to these types of level changes and is still accessible from the town of Runaway Bay.

Possum Kingdom Lake is over 8 feet low and many ramps are closed. Access is still available at the Scenic View (Public Access No. 1), North D&D and South D&D. There may be some other ramps that are functional, but these are the ones that I know about.

Lake Proctor is over 4 feet low but access is still available at Sowell Creek Park.

Lake Whitney which was at normal pool for a long time due the rain we had months back, continues to fall as well. Surprisingly this lake is over 8 feet low right now and falling. Access, however, is good at most ramps – but you probably want to check before you launch in the river above Whitney at Kimball Bend Park.


Lake Granbury water temperature is approaching 70 degrees. Water clarity is good and the fishing is picking up.

Good catches of sand bass and crappie continue at mid-lake and on the lower portions. Small minnows and jigs are good for both species. Reports of good channel catfish catches have also been reported from Granbury.

Black bass anglers catches are off and on. Best reports on black bass are coming from the upper ends of the lake near lay downs on soft plastics. Striper fishing is slow.

Squaw Creek black bass continue to be excellent to 6 pounds on soft plastics. Tilapia schools are being sited all over the lake and are good to 3 pounds.

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