Lake Whitney is the only flood control reservoir on the main stem of the Brazos River in the state of Texas. It is located on River Mile Marker 442 and controls drainage for 17,656 square miles of Texas and parts of New Mexico. Lake Whitney provides some of the best striped bass fishing in the state. It is located 80 miles south of Fort Worth and 29 miles north of Waco. The man made reservoir encompasses 37 square miles that varies from 100 ft tall white bluffs to low lying sandy beaches.