TPWD District Fisheries Office

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

About the Area

Local Information

  • Gladewater Chamber of Commerce
    215 North Main
    Gladewater, Texas 75647
    (903) 845-5501

Nearby State Parks


Gladewater City Lake

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

Lake Characteristics

Location: On Glade Creek in the City of Gladewater, 20 miles west of Longview off FM 2685 and north of US 80
Surface area: 481 acres
Maximum depth: 30 feet
Impounded: 1953

Water Conditions

Current Lake Level
Conservation Pool Elevation: 300.2 ft. msl
Fluctuation: 2-3 feet
Normal Clarity: Moderately clear

Reservoir Controlling Authority

City of Gladewater
519 East Broadway
Gladewater, Texas 75647
(903) 845-2196
Lake Patrol (903) 845-5041

Aquatic Vegetation

Less than 10% of the lake's surface area is covered, mostly with native species. American lotus 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 at Gladewater is moderate in numbers, but diverse in size distribution. Successful spawns in recent years have resulted in an abundance of small bass that have survived and contributed to increased numbers of larger fish. This increase in recruitment has developed a more diverse bass population with more legal-size fish available to anglers. Channel catfish are moderately abundant with a large portion of the population available for harvest. This population seems to be under-utilized by anglers. Both white and black crappie are present and support a good fishery. In recent years crappie have continued to increase in abundance and legal-size fish have become more available. Bluegill and redear sunfish are present with moderately high numbers contributing to excellent fishing opportunities.

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

Natural habitat is present in the form of inundated timber and aquatic vegetation. There are also numerous boat docks and fishing piers. Manmade fish habitat structures have been placed in six different locations in this lake.

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