for the good folks who live or play at Lake Sweetwater

Lake Sweetwater Fishing

There is a certified fish weighing scale at Pappy’s Bait & Grill, located at the east end of the dam. Check the Bait Shop page for more information about Pappy’s Bait & Grill.

Texas fishing licenses can be purchased at the following stores in nearby Sweetwater, Texas.
Kmart, 210 SE Georgia Ave (near intersection of I20 and Lamar St).
M & M Quickstop, 810 W Broadway St. 
Shamrock Liquor, 1710 Lamar Street (near intersection of I20 and Lamar St).
Wal-Mart, 407 NE Georgia Ave (near intersection of I20 and Lamar St).Fishing_files/certified-scale.pictClipping

As of 7 May 2014, the bait shop has closed due to drought and a recent major fish kill.

As of 18 July 2013, the Lake Sweetwater Thursday night Bass Tournaments at the bait shop have been put on hold until further notice.

26 October 2018: The bait shop is still closed, but the public boat landing is open again, for the first time since the summer of 2013.