Cool off this summer!

Kati Moffett, College Corner Editor

With the country beginning to reopen from the COVID-19 pandemic, families across America are looking forward to some cool water this summer, especially in this Texas heat. Whether you’re into fishing or just floating, the rivers and lakes here in Texas offer it all. So, I decided to round up the top water holes here in our Lone Star State! For the fishers, I also included the top 5 fishing lakes in Texas.

  1. Lake Travis
  2. Lake Lyndon B. Johnson (LBJ)
  3. Lake Texoma
  4. Canyon Lake
  5. Lake Fork
  6. Lake Tejas
  7. Lake Conroe
  8. Toledo Bend Reservoir
  9. Boerne Lake
  10. Lewisville Lake
  11. Lake Tawakoni
  12. Lake Bridgeport
  13. Lake Grapevine
  14. Cedar Creek Lake
  15. Eagle Mountain Lake
  16. Medina Lake
  17. Lake Granbury
  18. Lake Livingston
  19. Inks Lake
  20. Belton Lake
  21. Lake Marble Falls
  22. Falcon Lake
  23. Lake Amistad
  24. Lake Buchanan
  25. Possum Kingdom Lake
  26. Sam Rayburn Reservoir
  27. Guadalupe River
  28. Comal River
  29. Llano River
  30. San Marcos River
  31. Frio River
  32. Brazos River
  33. Medina River
  34. Colorado River
  35. Trinity River
  36. Rio Grande River
  37. Blanco River
  38. Pedernales River
  39. Nueces River
  40. Red River

For y’all fishers out there, here are the top 5 lakes to reel in the big ones!

  1. Lake Conroe; A catfish angler recently caught a 67-pound blue catfish here.
  2. Lake Fork; Lake Fork has produced 65% of the top 50 largest bass in Texas.
  3. Lake Buchanan; The record striped bass caught here is 27.8 pounds.
  4. Lake Palestine; The state’s record flathead catfish was caught on Lake Palestine, weighing in at 98.5 pounds.
  5. Lake Texoma; The state’s record blue catfish was caught on Lake Texoma, weighing in at 121.5 pounds!