TPWD District Fisheries Office

11810 FM 848
Tyler, Texas 75707
(903) 566-2161
Jake Norman, Biologist

About the Area

Local Information

  • Lake Striker Restaurant & Marina
    (903) 854-2404

Nearby State Parks


Striker Reservoir

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

Lake Characteristics

Location: On Striker Creek, 20 miles east of Jacksonville
Surface area: 1,863 acres
Maximum depth: 35 feet
Impounded: 1957

Water Conditions

Current Lake Level
Conservation Pool Elevation: 292 ft. msl
Fluctuation: 1-2 feet annually
Normal Clarity: Moderately turbid

Reservoir Controlling Authority

Angelina-Nacogdoches Co. Water Control and Improvement District No. 1
18950 CR 4256 South
Reklaw, Texas 75784
(903) 854-4559

Aquatic Vegetation

Minor amounts of emergent and floating native vegetation

Predominant Fish Species

Lake Records
Stocking History
Latest Survey Report

Lake Maps

None available

Fishing Regulations

All species are currently managed under statewide regulations.

Angling Opportunities

The black bass and channel catfish fisheries are the most popular at Striker Reservoir. Crappie are also present and provide a fair fishery. Bluegill and redear sunfish are present in high numbers and provide good fishing, especially for youth or inexperienced anglers.

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

Habitat in Striker Reservoir consists of standing timber, boat docks, and lily pads. Game fish are typically found around brush, points, boat docks, and creek channels.

Tips & Tactics

Anglers catch largemouth and spotted bass year-round at Striker Reservoir. Due to the turbid conditions, fish stay in relatively shallow water. A variety of baits and techniques including spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and plastics catch bass at Striker. Channel catfish are typically caught with stinkbait or liver fished around areas baited with soured grain or dog food. Sunfish, especially bluegill and redear sunfish, can be caught year-round and provide fast action, especially during the late spring or summer when fish are on their spawning beds. Small jigs, spinners, and crickets all catch sunfish.