Gladewater City Lake
Location: On Glade Creek in the City of
Gladewater, 20 miles west of Longview off FM 2685 and north
of US 80
Surface area: 481 acres
Maximum depth: 30 feet
Conservation Pool Elevation: 300.2 ft. msl
Fluctuation: 2-3 feet
Normal Clarity: Moderately clear
Reservoir Controlling Authority
City of Gladewater
519 East Broadway
Gladewater, Texas 75647
Lake Patrol (903) 845-5041
Less than 10% of the lake's surface area is covered, mostly with native species. American lotus dominates.
Predominant Fish Species
Commercial maps may be available.
All species are currently managed under statewide regulations.
The largemouth bass population at Gladewater is moderate in numbers, but diverse in size distribution. Successful spawns in recent years have resulted in an abundance of small bass that have survived and contributed to increased numbers of larger fish. This increase in recruitment has developed a more diverse bass population with more legal-size fish available to anglers. Channel catfish are moderately abundant with a large portion of the population available for harvest. This population seems to be under-utilized by anglers. Both white and black crappie are present and support a good fishery. In recent years crappie have continued to increase in abundance and legal-size fish have become more available. Bluegill and redear sunfish are present with moderately high numbers contributing to excellent fishing opportunities.
Natural habitat is present in the form of inundated timber and aquatic vegetation. There are also numerous boat docks and fishing piers.