TPWD District Fisheries Office

900 CR 218
Brookeland, Texas 75931
(409) 698-9114
Todd Driscoll, Biologist

About the Area

Local Information

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Houston County Lake

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

Lake Characteristics

Location: On Little Elkhart Creek (Trinity River drainage), in Houston County 10 miles northwest of Crockett, Texas
Surface area: 1,330 acres
Maximum depth: 40 feet
Impounded: 1966

Water Conditions

Current Lake Level
Conservation Pool Elevation: 260 ft. msl
Fluctuation: 1-2 feet
Normal Clarity: Clear to slightly stained

Reservoir Controlling Authority

Houston County WC&ID No. 1

Aquatic Vegetation

Native emergent, native submergent and water hyacinth

Predominant Fish Species

Lake Records
Current Fishing Report
Stocking History
Latest Survey Report

Lake Maps

No free maps are available.

Fishing Regulations

This reservoir has special regulations on some fishes. See bag and size limits for this lake.

Angling Opportunities

Houston County Lake has the potential to produce large trophy largemouth bass as well as large redear sunfish. The lake also has a substantial population of spotted bass.

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

The lake has abundant standing timber in the upper end. Some native emergent and submergent vegetation is also present. In 2018, TPWD staff added fish habitat structures to this reservoir.

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

Tips & Tactics

Largemouth bass can be caught most readily in early spring and fall on a variety of baits.