TPWD District Fisheries Office

3802 East End Blvd. South
Marshall, Texas 75672
(903) 938-1007
Tim Bister, Biologist

About the Area

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Brandy Branch Reservoir

Quick Links: Fishing Regulations | Angling Opportunities | Cover & Structure | Tips & Tactics

Lake Characteristics

Location: On Brandy Branch Creek in Harrison County, 10 miles east of Longview
Surface area: 1,242 acres
Maximum depth: 50 feet
Impounded: 1983

Water Conditions

Conservation Pool Elevation: 340 ft. msl
Fluctuation: Less than 3 feet
Normal Clarity: Clear

Reservoir Controlling Authority

American Electric Power
2400 FM Road 3251
Hallsville, Texas 75650

Aquatic Vegetation

Native and non-native with coverage ranging from 50 to 60 percent of the lake's surface area. Hydrilla dominates.

Predominant Fish Species

Lake Records
Stocking History
Latest Survey Report

Lake Maps

Commercial maps may be available.

Fishing Regulations

All species are currently managed under statewide regulations.

Angling Opportunities

The largemouth bass population is low density with few fish available for harvest. Bluegill and redear sunfish are present with high numbers of small fish available as prey, but low densities of quality-size fish available for angler harvest.

Species Poor Fair Good Excellent
Largemouth Bass     yes  
Sunfish   yes    
Fishing Cover/Structure

Natural habitat is present in the form of inundated timber and aquatic vegetation. TPWD has worked with American Electric Power and the City of Longview to install additional structure made of recycled Christmas trees.

Use the Habitat Structure Viewer for an interactive map of fish habitat structures and downloadable GPS coordinates.