We will be fishing for
Largemouth Bass, White Bass and Crappie on
Lake Ray Roberts.
Lake is a 29,350-acre body of water that was built by the Corps of
Engineers. It opened to the public in January of 1990. The dam was
built on the Elm Fork of the Trinity River, a few miles northeast of
Denton, Texas. The lake is easily accessed via State Highway 455,
which crosses the dam as it runs east and west. Highway 455 can be
reached by way of Interstate 35 from the west or State Highway 377
from the east. The lake, which is approximately a one hour drive
from the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex, is the result of many acres of
timber and farm land that were flooded in Denton, Grayson and Cooke
counties after it was impounded.
In preparation for flooding of the land, standing timber was pushed down
in areas near the dam. A lot of this timber was then pushed into
more than 50 piles. The wood piles were then cabled into place to
serve as fish attractors and have thus provided excellent fishing
for many species since they were inundated. Timber was left standing
in the upper portions of the lake as well and provide fish with many
acres of natural cover. Ray Roberts offers fishermen a variety of
options. The lake holds good populations of largemouth bass,
crappie, white bass, and catfish.