TPWD District Fisheries Office

P.O. Box 427
Snook, Texas 77878
(979) 272-1430
Niki Harbison-Ragan, Biologist

About the Area

Sheldon Lake

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

Lake Characteristics

Location: Carpenter Bayou in northeastern Harris County at Sheldon Lake State Park
Surface area: 1,230 acres
Maximum depth: 10 feet
Impounded: 1943

Water Conditions

Current Lake Level: (281) 456-2800
Conservation Pool Elevation: 47 ft. msl
Fluctuation: Low, 1-2 feet
Normal Clarity: Clear to slightly stained

Reservoir Controlling Authority

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Sheldon Lake State Park
15315 Beaumont Highway (Bus. 90)
Houston, Texas 77049
(281) 456-2800

Aquatic Vegetation

American lotus, arrowhead, cattail, coontail, duckweed, fragrant water lily, hydrilla, milfoil, pondweed, water primrose, smartweed, and watershield

Predominant Fish Species

Lake Records
Stocking History
Latest Survey Report

Lake Maps

None available

Fishing Regulations

Being located within a state park, this lake is regulated as a Community Fishing Lake.

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

Abundant aquatic vegetation, also cypress trees

Tips & Tactics

Bank fishing is best at the Garrett Road crossing. This is a good catfish and crappie lake.