Lake Cypress Springs is one of the best springs for recreational activities. The lake has a lake patrol that enforces boat dock rules, fishing licenses, and wake zones. This lake was ranked in the list of “Top 10 Lakes to Call Home” in D Magazine.
The lake doesn’t contain hydrilla thanks to the population of the Triploid Grass Carp. This green-blue alga is harmful to animals and humans. And that’s why Cypress Springs is safe for fishing and swimming.
If you prefer the former activity and want to know more about how to fish here, then you are in the right place. Following is a short guide on fishing in the Cypress Springs:
Fish Attractors and Their Locations
It can be a little difficult to fish in any springs if you don’t know the lay of the water and what lies underneath. Many people go in blindly and that’s why they come up empty-handed. The good news is that Franklin County Water District has taken a unique approach to helping fishing enthusiasts grab a big catch any day they come to the Cypress Springs.
There are numerous fish habitat structures installed in the lake that attracts the fish. This gives you the opportunity to cast your hook and reel back fish, guaranteed. Following are the longitudes and latitudes of the location to help you fish in the right spot:
|Site||Degrees Decimal Minutes||Decimal Degrees||Structure Type|
|1||33° 4.823′ N||95° 11.232′ W||33.080379||-95.187206||10 Mossback Rootwads|
|2||33° 3.760′ N||95° 11.268′ W||33.062659||-95.187795||5 PVC Cubes|
|3||33° 3.303′ N||95° 10.911′ W||33.055051||-95.181852||5 PVC Cubes|
|4||33° 4.343′ N||95° 10.056′ W||33.072377||-95.167597||10 Mossback Rootwads|
|5||33° 4.201′ N||95° 10.936′ W||33.070023||-95.182264||5 PVC Cubes|
|6||33° 3.402′ N||95° 11.009′ W||33.056692||-95.183475||5 PVC Cubes|
|7||33° 3.739′ N||95° 10.378′ W||33.062317||-95.172965||5 PVC Cubes|
The best thing about using these structures underwater is that some of them create tight spaces where the bigger fish crowd the smaller ones and give you a big shoal. The reason there are more PVC cubes than the Mossback Rootwads is that they provide a better spot for the fish to reside.
Predominant Fish Species
Now that you know the location of the fish, let’s take a look at what types of fish swim in the Cypress Springs:
- Largemouth Bass
- Spotted Bass
- White Bass
- White Crappie
- Black Crappie
- Channel Catfish
- Blue Catfish
- Flathead Catfish
- Green Sunfish
- Longer Sunfish
- Redbreast Sunfish
- Redear Sunfish
Cypress Springs contains a good population of largemouth bass. You are bound to catch one of these. On the other hand, spotted bass are available in moderate numbers. Redear and Bluegill are found in more numbers over the other sunfish. Another fish that is available in good numbers is channel catfish. Black and white crappie are abundant and offer an excellent fishery. Lastly, white bass are the same as largemouth bass, so you are bound to catch them together.
Following is a chart that will help you better understand the population of these fish:
While all the fish are fair game, if you catch a Triploid Grass Carp, you need to immediately let it go back into the water.
And there you have it ― all the rules and regulations on fishing on the boat docks of Cypress Springs.