TPWD District Fisheries Office

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

About the Area

Local Information

Nearby State Parks


Lake Cypress Springs

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

Lake Characteristics

Location: On Cypress Creek in the Cypress River Basin 15 miles northwest of Pittsburg in Franklin County
Surface area: 3,461 acres
Maximum depth: 56 feet
Impounded: 1970

Water Conditions

Current Lake Level
Conservation Pool Elevation: 378 ft. msl
Fluctuation: 2-3 feet
Normal Clarity: Clear

Reservoir Controlling Authority

Franklin County Water District
(903) 537-4536

Aquatic Vegetation

Covers less than 10% of the lake's total surface area

Predominant Fish Species

Lake Records
Stocking History
Latest Survey Report

Lake Maps

Commercial maps may be available.

Fishing Regulations

A Triploid Grass Carp Permit is in effect on this lake. If a grass carp is caught, it must be immediately returned to the water unharmed. All other species are managed under statewide regulations.

Angling Opportunities

The largemouth bass population is moderately abundant with good numbers available for harvest. Spotted bass are present in moderate densities. Bluegill and redear are the dominant sunfish and moderate numbers of quality-size fish are available to anglers. Channel catfish are present in good numbers and provide excellent fishing opportunities. The white bass population can be can be described as high density with moderately high numbers of harvestable fish. White and black crappie are present and provide an excellent fishery.

Species Poor Fair Good Excellent
Largemouth Bass     yes  
Spotted Bass       yes
Catfish     yes  
Crappie       yes
White Bass     yes  
Sunfish     yes  
Fishing Cover/Structure

TPWD and partner organizations have installed fish habitat structures in this lake. Additional habitat is found near boat houses, terrestrial brush and trees in shoreline areas, and rip rap along the dam.

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