P.O. Box 427
Snook, Texas 77878
Mark Webb, Biologist
Location: West Fork of San Jacinto River,
15 miles northeast of Houston in Harris County, Texas
Surface area: 11,854 acres
Maximum depth: 45 feet
Current Lake Level
Conservation Pool Elevation: 44.1 ft. msl
Normal Clarity: Moderately turbid
Reservoir Controlling Authority
Coastal Water Authority
One Allen Center, Suite 2800
500 Dallas Street
Houston, Texas 77002-4708
Lake Patrol (281) 324-2250
Various flooded terrestrial and native emergent plants along with exotic species water hyacinth, alligatorweed, and water lettuce
Predominant Fish Species
All species are currently managed under statewide regulations. A city ordinance prohibits bow fishing on Lake Houston.
Largemouth bass, crappie, and bluegill are fair in areas where habitat can be found. Blue catfish are the dominant sportfish and are good in most areas of the reservoir particularly along the channels of the east and west forks of the San Jacinto River. White bass catches can be good during the spring spawning run up in the east and west forks.
Very little cover and structural habitat exists in this reservoir except in the upper areas in the west and east forks of the San Jacinto River.
Jigs and spoons are productive for white bass in the spring up in the river channels. Stink baits and live shad work for catfish along channels with trotlines or rod and reel.