Fishing Lake Brownwood & Beyond

When it comes to freshwater fishing in Texas, there's no better place to go than the gorgeous Lake Brownwood State Park. Centrally located in Hill Country, this 7,500-acre freshwater lake attracts anglers from across the state—and even professional anglers from Sweetwater Fishing TV! Whether you're looking to cast a line from the many coves and creeks that surround the lake or from a boat in the middle of the lake, Lake Brownwood is your go-to Texas fishing destination.

Types of Fish in Lake Brownwood

Bring home dinner or simply catch and release. Lake Brownwood fishing offers plenty of opportunities to catch largemouth bass, catfish, crappie, white bass, freshwater drum, and sunfish. Florida largemouth bass in particular was introduced to Lake Brownwood in 1975 and is now one of the predominant fish species found here!

Check out the current Lake Brownwood fishing report before you head out.

Best Times to Cast a Line

While fishing in Lake Brownwood is excellent year-round, improve your chances of reeling in a win during these optimal fishing times and seasons.

  • White Bass: Best caught from May through October in the main lake. White bass are often found on the surface or along creek channels during the late summer season. Beat the heat by casting a line at night under lighted boat docks.
  • Largemouth Bass: Best caught from September through May in more vegetated areas. Largemouth bass are often found hidden among plants, roots, or tree limbs.
  • Catfish: Best caught from May through October close to river and creek channels with slower currents.

Texas Fishing Licenses & Regulations

If you're planning a fishing trip to Lake Brownwood, make sure to follow the statewide regulations for freshwater fishing. All residents and non-residents are required to have a fishing license to fish Lake Brownwood and other public waters. Learn more about bag limits, regulations, and license exceptions on the Texas Parks & Wildlife website.

Sweetwater Fishing TV

If you still need to be convinced of the excellent freshwater fishing opportunities found at Lake Brownwood, take it from professional anglers Joey Nania and Miles Burghoff from Sweetwater Fishing TV! The Sweetwater crew stayed at The Hideout for their fishing trip in Central Texas, spending three epic days out on the blue waters of Lake Brownwood. Watch the episodes on Waypoint TV, and see if you can spot The Hideout!

More Freshwater Fishing Near Brownwood

Looking for more Central Texas fishing locations? When you stay or live at The Hideout, freshwater fishing is just a cast away. Throughout our 1,400-acre resort community, you'll find numerous freshwater fishing ponds to practice your technique or simply sit back and enjoy the views!

Ready to get fishing? Visit us at The Hideout, ideally situated next to some of the best fishing in the Lone Star State.

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