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Palo Duro Reservoir, Texas Fishing

Location and Fishing Information: Palo Duro Reservoir is located in Hansford County, Texas. This body of water covers 2,400 acres of surface area and has a maximum depth of 77 feet with an average depth of 44 feet. You will find boating, kayaking and fishing here.

There are numerous different species of fish to find on this body of water. So, what type of fish are in this lake? You can find Carp, Sunfish, Catfish, Crappie, Walleye and Largemouth Bass on these waters.

Top Species and Creel Limits

  • Black Crappie: 25 combination of black and white with 10″ minimum
  • White Crappie: 25 combination of black and white with 10″ minimum
  • Walleye: 5 per day and only two can be under 16 inches
  • Trout: 5 in any combination with no minimum length requirements.
  • Catfish: 25 in any combination including subspecies
  • Catfish Flathead: 5 per day with a minimum length of 18 inches
  • Spotted Bass: 5 per day for any combination of species of bass
  • Striped/Hybrid Bass: 5 per day with a minimum length of 18 inches
  • White Bass: 25 per day with a minimum of 10 inches
  • Yellow Bass: No limit or length
  • Largemouth Bass: 6 per day minimum 12″
  • Smallmouth Bass: 6 per day minimum 12″
  • Panfish: No size or limit
  • All Other Species See The Texas Parks & Wildlife Regulations