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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, black crappie, white crappie, bluegill and white bass at Pat Mayse Lake in East Texas.

Pat Mayse Lake, TX

With over 60 miles of shoreline, Pat Mayse Lake (Pat Mayse Reservoir) provides plenty of potential for fishing enthusiasts. This 5,900-acre lake in the northeast part of Texas, at Powderly, is a great place for catfishing from the bank. Bass fishing tops the list among locals, but the lake also has populations of catfish, crappie, sunfish and white bass.

Pat Mayse Lake, situated in Northeast Texas, is a fantastic destination for fishing enthusiasts seeking a rewarding angling experience. The lake offers excellent fishing opportunities, attracting anglers of all levels. Largemouth bass is the prized target for many fishermen at Pat Mayse Lake. With its submerged structure, brush piles, and boat docks, the lake provides an ideal habitat for bass, making it a favored spot for bass fishing enthusiasts. Anglers can also find other popular species such as crappie, catfish, and sunfish, ensuring a diverse and exciting fishing adventure.

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Boat ramps for family boats, pontoons, bass boats and all types of fishing boats can be found at numerous places around the lake. From the campgrounds, as well as other access points, a canoe or kayak can be portaged to the water. Much of the upper part of the lake has trees, brush and aquatic vegetation which the fish and baitfish use as cover.

Primary fish species residing in Pat Mayse Lake

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Largemouth bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Black crappie White crappie Bluegill White Bass

Pat Mayse Lake Amenities

Marina: NO
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: NEARBY
Convenience Store: NO
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: NO

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Boating is a favored activity on Pat Mayse Lake, as the lake's calm waters and picturesque surroundings make it an ideal setting for water-based fun. Whether it's leisurely cruising, water skiing, or fishing from a boat, there is ample space for boaters to enjoy their preferred activities. Pat Mayse Lake features boat ramps and a marina, ensuring easy access for boating enthusiasts. The serene ambiance and scenic beauty of the lake create a delightful environment for boating adventures.

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Clay Bluff Public Boat Ramp
Located in the southwest corner of the lake, off County Road 34775, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking.

Elks Club Boat Ramp
Located in the southeast corner of the lake, east side of the bay, off County Road 34950, this is a single-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.

Lamar Point Boat Ramp
Located in the southwest section of the lake, south side, off County Road 1500, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking.

Pat Mayse Campground Boat Ramp #1
Located mid lake, on the north side of the lake, off Pat Mayse W Park Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Pat Mayse Campground Boat Ramp #3 & #4
Located mid lake, on the north side of the lake, off Pat Mayse E Park Road, these are one-lane, concrete ramps with paved parking.

Sanders Cove Boat Ramp
Located in the eastern section of the lake, off Sanders Cove Park Road, this is a three-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.

Sanders Cove Boat Ramp #2
Located in the eastern section of the lake, off Sanders Cove Park Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

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Camping is a popular pastime at Pat Mayse Lake, offering visitors the opportunity to immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the area and enjoy a peaceful retreat. The lake provides several campgrounds, accommodating both tent and RV campers. Campers can relax amidst the serene ambiance, enjoy nature walks, and spend evenings by campfires beneath the starry sky. Camping at Pat Mayse Lake allows visitors to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of daily life and reconnect with the tranquility of the outdoors.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Pat Mayse West Campground - 903 732-3020

Camp Kiwanis on Pat Mayse Lake Campground - 903 732-4303

Pat Mayse Lake Recreation Area Campground - 903 732-3020

Lamar Point RV Park - 903 449-0390

Lakeside RV Park - 903 732-3100

Angles Camp RV Park - 903 732-3018

Shirley's RV Park - 903 732-3345

Pat Mayse Lake TX Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Pat Mayse Lake
Pat Mayse Lake Project Office
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
PO Box 129
Powderly, TX 75473
903 732-3020


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