11942 FM 848
Tyler, Texas 75707
Rick Ott, Biologist
Location: East of US Highway 287 and 3/4 mile
southeast of Corsicana
Surface area: 603 acres
Maximum depth: 18 feet
Current Lake Level
Conservation Pool Elevation: 368 ft. msl
Fluctuation: 2-3 feet
Normal Clarity: Cloudy to muddy
Reservoir Controlling Authority
City of Corsicana
200 N. 12th
Corsicana, Texas 75110
Button bush, cattail, giant bulrush, giant reed, hydrolea, smartweed, spikerush. Shoreline emergent vegetation light to sparse.
Predominant Fish Species
All species are currently managed under statewide regulations.
Water at Lake Halbert is too turbid to support a good largemouth bass or sunfish fishery. However, white crappie and flathead catfish provide significant fisheries.
Cover is scarce. Turbid water prevents the growth of submerged vegetation, although some emergent vegetation is present, and very little timber was left when the reservoir was impounded. Riprap along the railroad trestle and pier timbers along the dam provide the best structure.
Live bait along the railroad trestle is productive for flathead catfish and crappie. Pier timbers along the dam also provide crappie action.