Largemouth bass, crappie, and bluegill are fair in areas where habitat can be found. Blue catfish are the dominant sportfish and are good in most areas of the reservoir particularly along the channels of the east and west forks of the San Jacinto River. White bass catches can be good during the spring spawning run up in the east and west forks.
PREDOMINANT FISH SPECIESLargemouth Bass
(aka Black Bass, Green Trout, Bigmouth Bass, Lineside Bass)White Bass
(aka Sand Bass, Barfish, Streaker, Silver Bass)Blue Catfish
(aka Channel Cat, Hump-back Blue)White Crappie
(aka White Perch, Sac-a-lait)Bluegill Sunfish
(aka Bream, Brim, Perch, Sunfish, Sun Perch) Bass Identification Guide Channel and Blue Catfish Identification Guide
TIPS & TACTICS
Jigs and spoons are productive for white bass
in the spring up in the river channels. Stink baits and live shad work for catfish
along channels with trotlines or rod and reel.
FISHING COVER / STRUCTURE
Very little cover and structural habitat exists in this reservoir except in the upper areas in the west and east forks of the San Jacinto River.
Various flooded terrestrial and native emergent plants along with exotic species water hyacinth, alligatorweed, and water lettuce.
All species are currently managed under statewide regulations: Texas Parks and Wildlife Freshwater Bag and Length Limits
. A city ordinance prohibits bow fishing on Lake Houston. LAKE RECORDSSTOCKING HISTORYLATEST LAKE SURVEY REPORT"Lake Houston, Texas", Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Web. Jun-18-2014