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KURTH LAKE

 

Kurth 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) or at the lake from the Lake Caretaker residence (adjacent to the access gate) during daylight hours, 7 days a week.

 

Kurth Lake also has a recently renovated 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.

 

Kurth Lake Forms

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.