2122 Old Henderson Hwy.
Tyler, Texas 75702
Kevin Storey, Biologist
Location: On Dry Creek, a tributary of
the Sabine River, in Wood County 5 miles north of Quitman
Surface area: 814 acres
Maximum depth: 25 feet
Conservation Pool Elevation: 395 ft. msl
Fluctuation: Moderate, 2-4 feet
Normal Clarity: Moderately stained
Reservoir Controlling Authority
Wood County District 1
Predominant Fish Species
No free maps available. Topographic maps may be available from online sources.
All species are currently managed under statewide regulations.
Largemouth bass is a popular sportfish in this lake. The quality of the crappie fishery is sporadic. Bluegill and redear sunfish provide an additional fishery. Channel catfish have been stocked and have increased in abundance in recent years.
Flooded timber, boat houses and brush piles provide limited cover. Aquatic vegetation is sparse. Alligatorweed and water hyacinth are present and are problematic in some areas.
Largemouth bass anglers are most successful on this reservoir during the spring, fall, and winter months. Topwater baits are popular in the early morning and evening hours. Crankbaits and spinnerbaits fished along main-lake points and in flooded timber are also productive. Popular soft plastic baits include worms, tubes, grubs, and soft-jerkbaits. Crappie anglers often concentrate on standing timber, brush piles, and flooded roadbeds. Using sonar to locate the old river channel and schools of shad will often lead you to crappie and catfish. For channel catfish, prepared baits such as blood or stink-baits work well. The timber surrounding the large island in the northern portion of the lake will hold catfish during most times of the year.