Squaw Creek Reservoir
Location: Off FM 144 between Glen Rose and Granbury
Surface area: 3,272 acres
Maximum depth: 125 feet
Conservation Pool Elevation: 775 ft. msl
Fluctuation: 1-2 feet
Normal Clarity: Very clear
Reservoir Controlling Authority
6322 FM 56
P.O. Box 1002
Glen Rose, Texas 76043
Predominant Fish Species
All species are currently managed with statewide regulations.
Squaw Creek is an extremely clear and deep reservoir. The main lake area is dominated by rocky shoreline with fair amounts of standing timber and laydowns. Other than limited amounts of shoreline vegetation such as cattails, there is currently no aquatic vegetation in the reservoir.
Largemouth bass fishing in this power plant reservoir is best during the winter when water temperatures range from the mid-50s to the mid-70s. From March through May, fish are in shallow water 2 to 15 feet deep. At this time of year, bass are caught along shorelines and in coves on spinner baits, topwater baits, plastic worms, and crank baits. From June through August, largemouths are usually found at depths of 10 to 20 feet, but some may remain at shallow depths during the day. Productive baits include plastic worms and deep-diving crank baits. In September and October, bass may be caught near the surface or in water less than 10 feet deep. From December through February, anglers should concentrate on depths of 15 to 30 feet, or in areas of warmer water, using plastic worms, jigs, and deep-diving crank baits.
Channel catfish can be caught throughout the year. Drift fishing with shad across flats and points is usually good. Fishing from the park shoreline is also very productive. This lake boasts an exceptional channel catfish fishery, both in numbers and average size.
Tilapia are present in great numbers in the reservoir. They seek out warmer water during colder months and can be caught with rod and reel in certain situations. Many people use a cast net, which is a legal harvest method for this invasive yet tasty species. Anglers using cast nets MUST return all game fish immediately to the water unharmed.