Inks Lake is noted for its picturesque scenery, but fishing can be good as well. It contains under-rated largemouth bass and Guadalupe bass populations, along with several species of sunfish (bream). White bass are regularly caught in the reservoir, and a low density white crappie population is present. Channel and flathead catfish occur throughout the reservoir.
White & Striped Bass
PREDOMINANT FISH SPECIESLargemouth Bass
(aka Black Bass, Green Trout, Bigmouth Bass, Lineside Bass)White Bass
(aka Sand Bass, Barfish, Streaker, Silver Bass)Catfish and BullheadsCrappie>
(aka White Perch, Sac-a-lait, Calico Bass)Sunfish Bass Identification Guide Channel and Blue Catfish Identification Guide
TIPS & TACTICSLargemouth bass
anglers may find success by fishing topwater lures, metal flake willow leaf spinnerbaits and shallow- to medium-depth crankbaits worked along rocky banks. Flipping boat docks with jigs and plastic worms can also be productive. Bluegill
and redbreast sunfish
up 8 inches in length can be caught using meal worms, crickets, or pieces of earthworms fished under floats almost anywhere along the shoreline. Often, the larger sunfish can be caught in slightly deeper water without the use of a float.
Starting in February, white bass
begin congregating in the upper end of the reservoir as the urge to spawn motivates their movements. Productive lures for white bass include using twister tail jigs, small hair jigs, small crankbaits, and small topwaters. Live bait fishing with minnows is also productive, and usually catches crappie
anglers can find channel and flathead catfish throughout the reservoir. Stinkbaits and cutbaits work well for channel cats, while live bait is preferred for large flathead catfish.
FISHING COVER / STRUCTURE
Inks Lake offers a variety of cover and structure. The shoreline contains numerous rock piles, ledges, and chunk rock banks. Brush piles and gravel beds
have been placed near fishing piers and other strategic locations to attract more fish. Several private boat docks, especially on the west side of the lake, hold fish year-round. Water color in the reservoir is fairly clear. Although the lake remains at a near constant level, no significant aquatic vegetation is present.
No significant aquatic vegetation present.
All species are currently managed under statewide regulations: Texas Parks and Wildlife Freshwater Bag and Length Limits
. Bow fishers on this lake are subject to special regulations
enforced by the LCRA.LAKE RECORDSSTOCKING HISTORYLATEST LAKE SURVEY REPORT"Inks Reservoir", Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Web. Jun-6-2014