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Cotton Lake Baytown

Chambers County, Texas.

Cotton Lake Baytown ends in Baytown, Texas.

2.20 miles (3.54 sq kilometers)

About The Cotton Lake Baytown

About Cotton Lake, TX

The Cotton Lake in Chambers County is a freshwater lake fed by the Cotton Bayou roughly one mile long and one mile wide. It sits on top of Dutton lake, which is above Trinity Bay. Many other bayous, ponds, and lakes surround it, such as High Tree and Horse Island Bayou, Cane Pond, and Old Lake River. The lake is a harmonious ground for different aquatic animals and wetland life. It demonstrates a healthy ecosystem when waterfowl and other birds such as herons and spoonbills feed on fish. Occasionally, alligators are also seen in the lake. Ducks and geese are seen in the lake during winter. Apart from animal life, plant life is also flourishing in the lake as lilies and irises bloom in spring.

There are many resorts near Cotton Lake. Other fun activities that people enjoy doing in and around the lake are paddling, hunting, chilling in the parks, and picnicking. Some people also do trails using kayaks passing through Cotton Lake and other rivers and lakes around it. People visit Lightning Motorsports as well to race go-karts in Cotton Lake. There are camping opportunities on the lake's shore, but Hugo Point County Park and Boat Ramp Plantation are also good places to do it.

Cotton Lake Baytown Fishing Description

All About Fishing in Cotton Lake, TX

Anglers around the area that fish in Dutton Lake, Trinity Lake, and Old River Lake also love to go to Cotton Lake for some shallow water fishing. Different marine life is seen in the lake, and some of the notable game for anglers are blue catfish, channel catfish, largemouth bass, rock bass, common carp, redear sunfish, redfish, and bluegill. These species eat zooplankton and amphibians like small frogs as they get bigger. Small fish like mullets and anchovies are also prey to bigger fish. As Cotton Lake is shallow, some mullets can sometimes be found jumping above the lake's surface. Moreover, according to some anglers, many alligator gar are all over the lake.

Cotton Lake is a quick spot for anglers in the north part of Houston. Fishing can be tricky as it can be a little desolate at times. Although the lake is muddy, it stays fresh most of the time. There are a lot of mullets that can be found in the lake which can be a good opportunity for anglers to catch some live fish as bait for angling in the lake and other lakes nearby. Drift fishing and jigging are the most common ways to fish in Cotton Lake. However, anglers also use live bait such as peeled shrimps and sometimes even frogs while fishing in the lake.

Cotton Lake Baytown Seasonal & Other Description

Fishing Seasonality

Around August, largemouth bass are easily found in the lake. The weather in Cotton Lake is pretty normal, although it becomes hotter in the summer a little later. The hottest month in Cotton Lake is in August, where 92.1 degrees Fahrenheit is the average temperature. The coldest month in winter is January, where the average temperature hits 41.7 degrees Fahrenheit.

Temperature and Optimal Seasons

Fishing Seasonality

Around August, largemouth bass are easily found in the lake. The weather in Cotton Lake is pretty normal, although it becomes hotter in the summer a little later. The hottest month in Cotton Lake is in August, where 92.1 degrees Fahrenheit is the average temperature. The coldest month in winter is January, where the average temperature hits 41.7 degrees Fahrenheit.

Cotton Lake Baytown Fish Species

All About Fishing in Cotton Lake, TX

Anglers around the area that fish in Dutton Lake, Trinity Lake, and Old River Lake also love to go to Cotton Lake for some shallow water fishing. Different marine life is seen in the lake, and some of the notable game for anglers are blue catfish, channel catfish, largemouth bass, rock bass, common carp, redear sunfish, redfish, and bluegill. These species eat zooplankton and amphibians like small frogs as they get bigger. Small fish like mullets and anchovies are also prey to bigger fish. As Cotton Lake is shallow, some mullets can sometimes be found jumping above the lake's surface. Moreover, according to some anglers, many alligator gar are all over the lake.

Cotton Lake is a quick spot for anglers in the north part of Houston. Fishing can be tricky as it can be a little desolate at times. Although the lake is muddy, it stays fresh most of the time. There are a lot of mullets that can be found in the lake which can be a good opportunity for anglers to catch some live fish as bait for angling in the lake and other lakes nearby. Drift fishing and jigging are the most common ways to fish in Cotton Lake. However, anglers also use live bait such as peeled shrimps and sometimes even frogs while fishing in the lake.

Redear Sunfish

Habitat: Lake, River, Pond, Streams

Weight: 0 - 5 Pounds

Length: 6" - 17"

Alligator Gar

Habitat: Inland, Nearshore

Weight: 100 - 160 Pounds

Length: 48" - 120"

Bluegill

Habitat: Lake, Pond, River

Weight: 1 - 2 Pounds

Length: 6" - 16"

Rock Bass

Habitat: Lake, Stream Pools, Vegetation, Rocky Bottom

Weight: 1 - 3 Pounds

Length: 6" - 17"