Brazos River

Details

Location:
Freeport, TX
United States United States
Coordinates:
29.0214, -95.4334
Distance:
1,280 Miles
Description:

The Brazos is the longest river in Texas and the 11th longest river in the United States at 2060 km (1280 miles) from its source at the head of Blackwater Draw, Curry County, New Mexico to its mouth at the Gulf of Mexico with a 116,000 km² (44,800 sq mi) drainage basin.

The Brazos proper begins at the confluence of its Salt Fork and Double Mountain Fork (two tributaries of which rise west of Lubbock and pass through that city) flowing 840 miles through the middle of Texas. Its main tributaries are the Clear Fork Brazos River, which passes by Abilene and joins the main river near Graham; Bosque River; Little River; Yegua Creek; and Navasota River. Initially running east towards Dallas-Fort Worth, the Brazos turns south, passing through Waco, further south to near Calvert, Texas then past Bryan and College Station, then through Richmond, Texas in Fort Bend County, and into the Gulf of Mexico in the marshes just south of Freeport.

The Brazos is dammed in three places, all north of Waco, forming Possum Kingdom Lake, Lake Granbury, and Lake Whitney. Of these three, Granbury was the last to be completed, in 1969, and its proposed construction in the mid-1950s became the impetus for John Graves' book, Goodbye to a River. There is also a small municipal dam (Lake Brazos Dam) near the downstream city limit of Waco, which raises the level of the river through the city to form a town lake. This impoundment of the Brazos through Waco is locally called Lake Brazos. There are nineteen major reservoirs along the Brazos.

Spot Access:
Boat Ramp, Parking (car/truck), Parking (boat/trailer), Picnic Area, Power Boats Allowed, Swimming Area, Shore fishing access, Camping, Restrooms, Beach, Fly Fishing, Wading, Floating, Bait shop on site
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Map

Map for 29.0214, -95.4334
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Fishing Reports

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Fish

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Bass, Striped (Morone saxatilis)

848
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Flathead (Platycephalidae)

78

Guides

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North Texas Catfish Guide Service

Guided catfish fishing trips on Cedar Creek Lake, Lake Lewisville, Grapevine Lake, Eagle Mountain Lake, Lake Ray Roberts and the Brazos River. Also Trophy Blue Catfish trips. We are available 7 days...
Saginaw, TX, United States United States
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Reel Satisfaction Charters

Reel Satisfaction Charters specializes in offshore fishing out of the Freeport, Sargent and Matagorda areas. Species commonly caught on a fishing trip might be kingfish, ling, dolphin, amberjack and...
Angleton, TX, United States United States

Triple XXX Charters

Offshore & Bay Sportfishing!
Freeport, TX, United States United States

Lodges

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Bed and Breakfast on White Rock Creek

Lake Waco or Lake Brazos
Waco, TX, United States United States

Tournaments

There are no tournaments associated with this fishing spot.