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Proctor Lake Fishing The Corps of Engineers provide two maintained fishing areas. They are both located inside the Copperas Creek Day Use Area on the upstream and downstream sides of the Proctor Lake dam, with the upstream side fishing area being wheelchair accessible. Lake Proctor is characterized by acres of standing timber and willow trees in the upper end. When the water level is high, there are many more acres of black willow trees and buttonbush. Some areas present rocky cover and structure.

Most species are currently managed with statewide regulations. The exception is largemouth bass, which is subject to a 16-inch minimum length. The daily bag for all species of black bass is 5 in any combination.

Proctor Lake supports tremendous populations of bass, shad, and crappie. It is recognized as one of the best hybrid striped bass lakes in the state. Florida largemouth bass were introduced in 1979.

Trolling striper jigs and drift fishing live shad in the lower end of the reservoir works well. Keep an eye out for surface activity. Following the birds will often key in on schools of shad and hybrids. Crappie and catfish fishing can be very good at the spillway. Flipping plastic worms and jigs is probably the most effective technique for largemouth bass.


Address: From Comanche, 5 mi E on US 377, 2 mi N on FM 2861
Phone: 254-879-2424
Our Email: CESWF-OD-PR@swf02.usace.army.mil

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Proctor Lake Hunting

Hunting is permitted in specified areas on Proctor Lake. The season is from September 1 through February 24 as published in the Texas Hunting Guide for this county. Legal game are dove, quail, squirrel, rabbits and waterfowl. NO DEER OR TURKEY MAY BE TAKEN!

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Proctor Lake Campgrounds

Proctor Lake has 4 parks for camping or day use activites with RV, tent, screened shelter, and group camping facilities. The parks include: Copperas Creek Park, Sowell Creek Park, Promontory Park, and High Point Park. Copperas Creek Park is located on FM 2861 off of Highway 377

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