I had a day off on Thursday and decided to scout Lake Naconiche. It was a nice drive from Tyler, some of it through fog, and the lake is lovely, albeit small at just less than 700 acres. The air temp was about 72 and the water temp about 75 degrees. the weather said there would be clouds all day but they had mostly cleared by 10am. There's a $5 launch fee plus a dollar for every other person over 13. The ramp is well-kept and there's a state-of-the-art t-dock. I opted to go up the northeast arm of the lake...there's a well-marked boat lane and lots of standing timber, lay-downs and stumps. There was a good moss line in spots, too. I saw a young fella catch a very small bass from under the CR 2435 bridge. I talked to another couple of guys who told me they'd caught a few small ones but I pushed on to the upper limits where the channel flattened out in about 6' of water. I caught one small bass on the fluke and had a couple of soft bites but other than that I saw no activity. I ate my sandwich in the boat, fished for a while longer, then headed back down to the ramp. I saw one other boat headed up the lake and talked to a guy at the ramp, a sheriff's deputy named Tommy from Henderson, who said the fisheries biologist was at the lake last week and said there was little oxygen above the bridge and none above 6-8'. I didn't pick a good spot, but it was a good scouting day.
It's further than Athens, but when I need a flipping and pitching day, it's a great little lake. I'd like to fish it with someone who knows his way around there, though. I snapped a few photos and linked to them below. 2016-11-03 Lake Naconiche Scouting Trip