Located in west-central Texas outside of the town of Justiceburg, Lake Alan Henry has a reputation for enormous largemouth bass. Other gamefish species here include crappie, catfish, sunfish, and spotted bass. The 56 miles of shoreline are accessible by way of the many access roads that circle the lake. While some banks are steep and require caution, the fishing is often worth the extra effort. There are also several launch points for kayaks and canoes, as well as a four-lane boat ramp and 100-space parking lot.
Alan Henry Reservoir is narrow. Most of its structure is rock and flooded timber, with small growths of aquatic vegetation in its coves.
Crappie are plentiful and easiest to find at the upper end of the reservoir, especially at the back of coves, around the fishing pier, or around flooded timber in the upper arms of the reservoir. Use jigs or minnows fished vertically around structure.
Bass fishing is best in spring, when water reaches a temperature of 55-60 degrees. Lures like plastic worms, spinner baits and crank baits are effective. Spotted bass gather near the dam. Largemouths can be found all around the reservoir.
Note that the lake gets very busy on warm-weather weekends and holidays.