Lake Placid

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Lake Placid is located in Guadalupe County between Lake McQueeney and Meadow Lake. The pond area is 248 acres with a storage capacity of 2,624 acre-feet. Most of the lake is shallow with maximum depths of 30-35 feet near the dam.


Free. A public boat ramp is located at Exit 605 off IH-10 on the Seguin side of the river.

General Recreation

Boating, water skiing, jet skiing and fishing.


Game species include largemouth bass, Guadalupe bass, crappie and catfish. Anglers looking for largemouths should concentrate on cool-weather months, or plan to fish from dark to dawn in warm months on this heavily recreated lake. Placid has many shallow water covers that support lily pad and moss in summer, and spawning areas in early spring. Fish move into lily pads and around boat docks during ski season. Chartreuse spinnerbaits take largemouths in Deadman Creek, where lily pads line the channel from May through October. Guadalupe bass will hang closest to rocks and gravel and generally are most abundant in the upper lake area. Four-inch plastic worms in dark colors with light-color tails catch lots of bass. Crappie like pilings around boat docks, especially those near deep water and the river channel. Small jigs, crickets and minnows are good baits. Channel, yellow and blue catfish are taken on trotlines or rod and reel. Channels to 5 pounds are commonly taken on chicken liver, shrimp and clams.


General Division Office
933 East Court Street, Seguin, TX 78155
Phone: 830-379-5822
Fax: 830-379-9718

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