TPWD District Fisheries Office

PO Box 835
Canyon, Texas 79015
(806) 655-4341
Caleb Huber, Biologist

About the Area

Local Information

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J.B. Thomas Reservoir

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

Lake Characteristics

Location: on the Colorado River, 12 miles southwest of Snyder
Surface area: 7,282 acres
Maximum depth: 61 ft., mean depth 13 ft.
Impounded: 1952

Water Conditions

Current Lake Level
Conservation Pool Elevation: 2,258 ft. msl
Fluctuation: Severe, 4-10 ft. annually
Normal Clarity: Turbid, visibility 1 foot or less

Reservoir Controlling Authority

Colorado River Municipal Water District
PO Box 869
Big Spring, Texas 79721-0869
(432) 267-6341

Aquatic Vegetation

Limited to scattered areas of cattail and bulrush

Predominant Fish Species

Lake Records
Stocking History
Latest Survey Report

Lake Maps

None available at this time

Fishing Regulations

All species are currently managed under statewide regulations.

Angling Opportunities
Species Poor Fair Good Excellent
Largemouth Bass   yes    
Blue & Flathead Catfish   yes    
Channel Catfish     yes  
Crappie     yes  
White Bass   yes    
Sunfish yes      
Fishing Cover/Structure

Cover and structure are limited due to very low water levels. Most structure is limited to rock outcrops in the lower reservoir. Be cautious when navigating the reservoir. It may look wide open in the upper portions, but the water is very shallow and has occasional stumps and rocks.

Tips & Tactics

Low water levels and turbid water make fishing a challenge. Focus efforts on the cover and structure available in the lower reservoir.