TPWD District Fisheries Office

3802 East End Blvd. South
Marshall, Texas 75672
(903) 938-1007
Tim Bister, Biologist

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Lake Welsh

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Lake Characteristics

Location: On Swuanano Creek in Titus County, 10 miles southeast of Mount Pleasant
Surface area: 1,269 acres
Maximum depth: 50 feet
Impounded: 1976

Water Conditions

Conservation Pool Elevation: 320 ft. msl
Fluctuation: Less than 3 feet
Normal Clarity: Clear

Reservoir Controlling Authority

American Electric Power
Rt. 4 Box 221
Pittsburg, Texas 75686-9109

Aquatic Vegetation

Covers less than 5% of lake's surface. Dominant species include coontail and southern naiad.

Predominant Fish Species

Lake Records
Stocking History
Latest Survey Report

Lake Maps

Commercial maps may be available.

Fishing Regulations

This reservoir has special regulations on some fishes. See bag and size limits for this lake.

Angling Opportunities

Channel catfish are present with moderately high numbers of legal-size fish available. The largemouth bass population can be characterized as low density with low numbers of legal-size fish available to anglers. The sunfish population is low density with low numbers of fish available for harvest.

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

Structural habitat is comprised of inundated timber, brush, and creek channels.Fish habitat composed of recycled Christmas trees provide additional habitat. Anglers may use GPS in conjunction with a fish finder to locate these structures.

Use the Habitat Structure Viewer for an interactive map of fish habitat structures and downloadable GPS coordinates.