TPWD District Fisheries Office

409 Chester
Wichita Falls, Texas 76301
(940) 766-2383
Wes Dutter, Biologist

About the Area

Nearby State Parks


Lost Creek Reservoir

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

Lake Characteristics

Location: 58 miles southeast of Wichita Falls, near Jacksboro
Surface area: 385 acres
Maximum depth: 60 feet
Impounded: 1990

Water Conditions

Current Lake Level
Conservation Pool Elevation: 1,009.5 ft. msl
Fluctuation: 6 feet
Normal Clarity: 2 to 4 ft. visibility

Reservoir Controlling Authority

City of Jacksboro
PO Box 277
Jacksboro, Texas 76056
(940) 567-6321

Aquatic Vegetation

Hydrilla has become established in the reservoir being found throughout the waterbody but to date is not considered problematic to aquatic recreational usage. Hydrilla is a highly invasive species and all recreators should assure that they do not transport the plant after visiting Lost Creek. Remember to clean, drain, and dry the boat and gear every time you visit any waterbody.

Predominant Fish Species

Lake Records
Stocking History
Latest Survey Report

Lake Maps

No contour maps are available for this reservoir.

Fishing Regulations

All species are currently managed under statewide regulations.

Angling Opportunities

This lake has an abundant supply of largemouth bass around the 14-inch minimum size limit, but not many larger bass. 

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

Clear water with lots of standing timber and a rocky shoreline

Tips & Tactics

Fish with crankbaits, Texas rigged worms and buzz baits. Plastics also work well at this reservoir. During summer, the thermocline typically sets up at 25 feet and many bass are caught above that level. Catfish can be found in northern mid lake arm of the reservoir. Most crappie are caught near the northern cove by the dam.