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Lake Whitney

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Lake Whitney Information

Located roughly 80 miles south of the Dallas / Fort Worth metroplex, Lake Whitney has become a popular recreational destination with over two million visitors each year enjoying camping, fishing, boating, water skiing, hunting, sight-seeing, and much more. Named the Official Getaway Capital of the state by the Texas Legislature in 2005, the lake terrain resembles Texas Hill Country with towering cliffs, sandy beaches, protective coves and clear blue water.

Operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Lake Whitney is the only flood control reservoir on the main stem of the Brazos River in the state of Texas. The lake is 45 river miles long, up to four miles wide, covers an area of about 37 square miles (about 23,500 acres) with approximately 225 miles of shoreline that varies from low lying sandy beaches to 100 ft tall white bluffs. The lake has 14 parks with boat ramps, campsites and wonderful locations for swimming, fishing, boating, sailing, scuba diving, water skiing and personal water craft. The area is also home to great wildlife including birds, deer & turkeys which can be seen along shoreline.

Lake Whitney offers top-notch angling for striped bass and white bass, along with unique and diverse opportunities for smallmouth bass and trophy blue catfish. Texas anglers who have not fished Whitney are missing out on a great experience. The long winding lake offers a variety of shoreline cover from gently sloping blackland banks with abundant cedar and hardwood timber, to majestic limestone bluffs and rock points.

Vacation lodging options are abundant with individually owned vacation home rentals, luxury Inns, bed and breakfasts' and RV/cabin resorts. The nearby town of Whitney includes service stations, grocery stores, a hospital, antiques & gift shop. Popular restaurants in the area include the quiet appeal of the Colorado Street Grill in downtown Whitney as well as the statewide renowned Mel's Steakhouse with mouthwatering Black Angus steaks you can enjoy along with Lake Whitney's famous sunsets.

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Lake Whitney Weather Forecast



Hi: 68

Monday Night


Lo: 39


Mostly Sunny

Hi: 65

Tuesday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 42


Mostly Sunny

Hi: 52

Wednesday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 30


Mostly Cloudy

Hi: 52

Thursday Night

Partly Cloudy

Lo: 37

Lake Whitney Water Level (last 30 days)

Water Level on 1/25: 530.71 (-2.29)

Lake Whitney Fishing Report from TPWD (Jan. 20)

GOOD. Water lightly stained; 52 degrees; 2.42 low. Black bass are fair on creek ledges, main lake ridges and drop-offs on suspended jerk baits, diving crankbaits, black or purple drop shots, and black/red skirted jigs. White bass are fair on the main lake channel with jigging spoons and slabs. Stripers are good with live shad along the main lake river channel edges in 20-35’. Crappie are good with minnows and lightweight jigs in 14-25’ timber near creek channels and brush piles. Catfish are fair on punch bait and cut bait.