Due to the construction of a new boat ramp and upgrades to the dam, Kurth Lake is presently closed. It is estimated to be closed through January 2017. For more information contact the City of Lufkin Engineering Department.
Lake is a small 560 acre reservoir located six miles north
of Lufkin off of Highway 59. The lake is owned by the City
of Lufkin and is open to the public with a fishing permit.
Annual and 3-day permits may be purchased at City Hall (Room
250) during normal business hours (8–4:30 Monday–Friday).
Kurth Lake also has a lodge which is available to rent. Lodge rental is also
done in room 250, Lufkin City Hall.
You can print the below forms and take
them to room 250 to purchase a permit or rent the lodge.
Anglers are most successful at catching
largemouth bass during the fall and spring months. Due to
cooler water temperatures, fish are active for longer
periods of the day and are typically found in shallow water.
A variety of baits and techniques will work during these
times. When fish are active, crankbaits
and spinnerbaits worked over the vegetation will catch bass.
During the hot summer, the bite slows and fish activity is
usually concentrated during early morning and late evening.
Poppers and propeller baits are good topwater choices during
low light conditions. As the sun rises, bass concentrate in
or around vegetation edges or seek refuge on deep creek
channel ledges. During this time, plastic worms are the
preferred bait. Anglers catch spotted bass all summer long
on smaller finesse-type baits. Hybrid striped bass can be
caught schooling around the dam and inflow structure.
Topwaters and rattle traps are good choices for schooling
fish. Sunfish, especially bluegill and redear sunfish, can
be caught year-round but fishing peaks in late spring or
summer when fish are on their spawning beds. Small jigs,
spinners, and crickets all catch sunfish.
More information on Kurth Reservoir, is available on the
Texas Parks and Wildlife website.
Kurth Lake Feature from "Fishing and Hunting Texas" TV Show 2015