Officers in Collin County recovered 36-year-old Ricky Royse Miller from Lake Tawakoni around 9:30 Wednesday morning about 100 yards off shore.
According to Texas Parks and Wildlife, he is believed to have drowned during a fishing trip Monday night.
Officers say they found his boat with all his personal belongings, and a friend reported that Miller sent him a text message saying the waves were very high.
A Clyde High School graduate, Miller was living in Allen. His parents, Rick and Ruby Miller, still live in Clyde.