TPWD District Fisheries Office

3407-A S. Chadbourne
San Angelo, Texas 76903
(325) 651-5556
Lynn Wright, Biologist

About the Area

Local Information

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Oak Creek Reservoir

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

Lake Characteristics

Location: On Oak Creek in Coke County, 8 miles north of Bronte on Texas Highway 70
Surface area: 2,375 acres
Maximum depth: 51 feet
Impounded: 1952

Water Conditions

Current Lake Level
Conservation Pool Elevation: 2,000 ft. msl
Fluctuation: 6-8 feet annually
Normal Clarity: Clear in the lower end, stained in the upper end

Reservoir Controlling Authority

City of Sweetwater
PO Box 450
Sweetwater, Texas 79556
(325) 236-6952

Aquatic Vegetation

A few cattails along the shore in the main part of the lake

Predominant Fish Species

Lake Records
Current Fishing Report
Stocking History
Latest Survey Report

Lake Maps

Commercial maps may be available.

Fishing Regulations

All species are currently managed under statewide regulations.

Angling Opportunities

Largemouth bass fishing is fair. Smallmouth bass are present in the reservoir but not in sufficient numbers to produce a fishery. Catfish, crappie, and white bass fishing is good. Fishing for redear and redbreast sunfish is fair

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

The upper end of the reservoir is mainly mud flats and river channels with fallen timber. The main part of the reservoir has mud flats with flooded terrestrial vegetation, rock bluffs, and a few rip-rapped dikes and the dam.

Tips & Tactics

Catfish are caught all over the reservoir with live and prepared baits. White bass are caught by trolling artificial lures in the main part of the reservoir. Crappie are caught with minnows and small jigs along steep drop-off and rock ledges. Largemouth bass are caught with live and artificial baits along the rocks and fallen timber and in the flooded terrestrial vegetation.