Lake E. V. Spence
On the Colorado River in Coke County, 2 miles west of Robert Lee.Golden algae caused a significant fish kill in E.V. Spence in October of 2001. Fishing is expected to be very poor until the golden algae has subsided and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has an opportunity to rebuild the fishery.
Structure varies from steep rocky bluffs to river and creek channels and coves to mud flats.
Stripers are caught year-round on live bait, cut-bait, and artificial lures. Many anglers are successful fishing slabs vertically over submerged humps and drop-offs, or trolling with downriggers. Another successful fishing method for stripers is to remove the front treble hook from a crankbait and tie a grub or spoon on a 3- to 6-foot leader to the eyelet on the crankbait where the hook was, and then troll with the crankbait/grub rig. Using different crankbaits that dive to different depths allows you to fish the grub at the depth where the fish are holding. White bass are caught on in-line spinners or plastic running baits when they are schooling near the surface, or jigging spoons fished vertically over submerged humps when they're deep. Largemouth bass are caught by fishing minnows, crank-baits, spinner baits, plastic worms, and top-water baits around the areas with rocks, flooded terrestrial vegetation, or drop-offs. Catfishes are caught on live bait and cut bait throughout the reservoir.