Located in Collin, Dallas, Rockwall and Kaufman counties, just west of Rockwall Texas.
Surface area is approximately 21,670 acres. Maximum depth is 40 feet
Lake Ray Hubbard was impounded in 1968
Conservation Pool Elevation is 435 feet
Lake Fluctuation: Depends on area rainfall. Annual fluctuations can be as is 1 to 3 feet.
Normal Clarity is Stained.
Known for it’s excellent catfish and striped bass fishing. Fisherman come from far and wide to fish Ray Hubbard. Bass fishing is rated good on this lake. But on the whole Lake Ray Hubbard is the perfect fishing trip for the whole family.
Predominant Fish Species: Largemouth bass, Crappie, Catfish and White & hybrid striped bass.
Species Fishing Opportunity Ratings: Largemouth Bass is Good, Catfish is Excellent, Crappie is Good, White Bass is Good and Striped Bass is Excellent.
Guides: Bug-A-Bass Guide Service, Messin’ with the Fish Guide Service, LakeRayFishingGuide.com, Tracy Nix Guide Service, Outlaw Adventures and John Varner Guide Service.
Cabins/Camping/Marinas : Captains Cove Marina, Chandler’s Landing Marina and Comfort Suites.
Striped Bass and blue catfish are the most abundant sport fishes in the lake in recent years. Largemouth Bass fishing is getting better due to more vegetation from year to year.Channel catfish, White Bass and and crappie fishing continue to be rated good. Standing timber is the more abundant structure and cover on this lake, with Hydrilla found only in certain places.
Striped Bass are more active during the fall, winter and spring months due to the cooler weather. Lake fish are active much longer during daylight hours and are normally found in shallow water early morning and late afternoon For active fish, on Lake Ray Hubbard jigging spoons, spinner baits and deep water crank baits are most fisherman’s choice around underwater structure. Crappie fishermen use jigs and live minnows around cover. For catfish use cut bait, worms and chicken livers. Use heavy jigs and slabs when fish are deep.
In Conclusion: This is a very popular lake with many avid anglers. Good Fishing.