11942 FM 848
Tyler, Texas 75707
Rick Ott, Biologist
- Lake Striker Restaurant & Marina
Nearby State Parks
Location: On Striker Creek, 20 miles east
Surface area: 1,863 acres
Maximum depth: 35 feet
Current Lake Level
Conservation Pool Elevation: 292 ft. msl
Fluctuation: 1-2 feet annually
Normal Clarity: Moderately turbid
Reservoir Controlling Authority
Angelina-Nacogdoches Co. Water Control and Improvement District No. 1
18950 CR 4256 South
Reklaw, Texas 75784
Minor amounts of emergent and floating native vegetation
Predominant Fish Species
All species are currently managed under statewide regulations.
The black bass and channel catfish fisheries are the most popular at Striker Reservoir. Crappie are also present and provide a fair fishery. Bluegill and redear sunfish are present in high numbers and provide good fishing, especially for youth or inexperienced anglers.
Habitat in Striker Reservoir consists of standing timber, boat docks, and lily pads. Game fish are typically found around brush, points, boat docks, and creek channels.
Anglers catch largemouth and spotted bass year-round at Striker Reservoir. Due to the turbid conditions, fish stay in relatively shallow water. A variety of baits and techniques including spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and plastics catch bass at Striker. Channel catfish are typically caught with stinkbait or liver fished around areas baited with soured grain or dog food. Sunfish, especially bluegill and redear sunfish, can be caught year-round and provide fast action, especially during the late spring or summer when fish are on their spawning beds. Small jigs, spinners, and crickets all catch sunfish.