Eisenhower State Park
Near Denison. (903) 465-1956.
Eisenhower State Park is only 423 acres, but it offers some of the most scenic campsites in the state. The park is perched on the shore of 89,000-acre Lake Texoma. “The lake boasts excellent populations of striped bass, blue catfish and smallmouth, spotted and largemouth bass,” says Bruce Hysmith. The state record blue catfish — 121.5 pounds — was caught from the lake in 2004. Striped bass fishing peaks in May and June and again from October through December.
“Night fishing off the ADA-accessible, lighted fishing pier for panfish, bass and catfish is good,” says Park Superintendent Paul Kisel. Hysmith rates striped bass fishing off the lighted pier as “awesome” from fall to spring and recommends the point below Armadillo Hill for striped bass when northwest winds blow.