About Lake Ray Roberts

Lake Ray Roberts, located in Denton and Cooke counties just North of Denton Texas, is a paradise amidst busy North Texas cities. It is a 29,350 acre Lake located on the Elm Fork of the Trinity River that was dammed in 1987 and opened to motorboats in 1990. With the Dam in Denton County, the Lake also extends into Grayson and Cooke Counties. Since the lake was dammed, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has stocked these waters with hundreds of thousands of Florida largemouth bass as well as channel catfish and shad.

The most popular guided fishing trips on the Lake are for White Bass, Crappie, Largemouth Bass and Catfish. Fishing for Largemouth Bass is strongest in the Spring and Fall, and White Bass peaks during the Spring and Summer. Catfish fishing is great during the Summer, and Crappie fishing is strong during the Springtime. If you have questions about what fish are biting when check out our Fishing Report or give Jim a call.

Lake Ray Roberts

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More than half the shoreline has native and non-native aquatic vegetation, and with more than 2,000 acres of standing timber, Ray Roberts offers a vast array of structure and cover. Additional structure includes flooded rocks/stumps/boulders, stream channels, inundated pond dams, flooded main-lake points, and 44 brush piles constructed before the Lake was flooded. Some of this structure is shown on lake maps available at Fishing & Tackle Stores or at the local Chamber of Commerce.

Bag Limits for Lake Ray Roberts

Largemouth Bass – 5 fish over 14″
White Bass – 25 fish over 10″
Crappie – 25 fish over 10″
Catfish Blue & Channel – 25 fish over 12″
Catfish Flathead – 5 fish over 18″

Lake Ray Roberts Fishing Records:

Species Weight / Length Date Angler Method
Bass, Hybrid Striped 7.45 / 26.00 May 29, 2008 Lindy Roberts cc jigging spoon
Bass, Largemouth 15.18 / 26.25 Mar 7, 2015 Shannon Elvington jerk bait
Bass, Smallmouth 6.16 / 21.25 Nov 19, 2011 Mark Petri swim jig
Bass, Spotted 4.22 / 19.50 Feb 22, 2017 Barrett McClendon soft jerk bait
Bass, Striped 8.26 / 29.00 Aug 28, 1998 Brad Carver n/a
Bass, White 3.12 / 18.00 Dec 20, 1990 Paul W. Foster n/a
Crappie, Black 2.46 / 15.75 Nov 19, 1999 Jeff Heuman n/a
Crappie, White 3.09 / 15.25 Mar 10, 1990 Michael D. Loyd n/a
Catfish, Blue 59.99 / 46.50 Mar 15, 2017 Randy Davis shad
Catfish, Channel 11.22 / 27.88 Nov 29, 2016 Clayton Tubbs Bass Assasin
Catfish, Flathead 62.60 / 54.00 Dec 15, 2014 Daniel Miles cut shad

Nearby Accommodations

There are numerous state parks and campgrounds available around Lake Ray Roberts for camping or to park your RV. Lodging is available in nearby Sanger or Denton Texas. There is also on the water lodging and cabins available at Lake Ray Roberts State Park.

If you have any questions about what to bring or you would like additional information about your Guided Trip, give Jim a call!

Contact UCatchem Guide Service

Planning a Guided Fishing Trip should be smooth and easy, so if you have any questions please let us know! Jim is one of the most experienced Lake Ray Roberts Guides, and since the Lake is just North of Denton, Tx, it’s an easy drive from Dallas and Ft Worth. You can fill out the form on the left of this page or Contact Jim directly at 940-391-5534.

We want you to have a once in a lifetime fishing experience so contact us anytime!