Lake Naconiche Open for Angling Sept 15 Print
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Saturday, 08 September 2012 14:52

Lake Naconiche Open for Angling Sept 15


sunset on lake, angler on shoreBeginning September 15, east Texas anglers will have a new fishing hole in their neighborhood: Lake Naconiche. The 692-acre reservoir, built on Naconiche and Telesco creeks, is 14 miles northeast of Nacogdoches off State Highway 59 and will be open to public fishing.

Waiting for lucky anglers will be more than 400,000 fish, including Florida largemouth bass, crappie, and channel catfish stocked by Texas Parks and Wildlife. Largemouth bass 15 to 20 inches in length are present with some exceeding 6 pounds. Bass grow fast, so the population will continue to improve and abundance of fish over 4 pounds will increase over the next few years. Lake Naconiche is operated by Nacogdoches County for recreation and flood control. The lakeside park includes a boat ramp and fishing pier.

Only 30 boats per day will be allowed in the first 14 days of September, with permits issued according to a lottery conducted in August. The lake opens with an 18-inch minimum length on largemouth bass. All other fishes are subject to standard harvest regulations. For more information, visit the county website.