TPWD District Fisheries Office

11810 FM 848
Tyler, Texas 75707
(903) 566-2161
Jake Norman, Biologist

About the Area

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Lake Halbert

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

Lake Characteristics

Location: East of US Highway 287 and 3/4 mile southeast of Corsicana
Surface area: 603 acres
Maximum depth: 18 feet
Impounded: 1921

Water Conditions

Current Lake Level
Conservation Pool Elevation: 368 ft. msl
Fluctuation: 2-3 feet
Normal Clarity: Cloudy to muddy

Reservoir Controlling Authority

City of Corsicana
200 N. 12th
Corsicana, Texas 75110
(903) 654-4800

Aquatic Vegetation

Button bush, cattail, giant bulrush, giant reed, hydrolea, smartweed, spikerush. Shoreline emergent vegetation light to sparse.

Predominant Fish Species

Lake Records
Stocking History
Latest Survey Report

Lake Maps

None available

Fishing Regulations

All species are currently managed under statewide regulations.

Angling Opportunities

Water at Lake Halbert is too turbid to support a good largemouth bass or sunfish fishery. However, white crappie and flathead catfish provide significant fisheries.

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

Cover is scarce. Turbid water prevents the growth of submerged vegetation, although some emergent vegetation is present, and very little timber was left when the reservoir was impounded. Riprap along the railroad trestle and pier timbers along the dam provide the best structure.

Tips & Tactics

Live bait along the railroad trestle is productive for flathead catfish and crappie. Pier timbers along the dam also provide crappie action.