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Caddo Lake Guides

Location: On Big Cypress Bayou on the Texas-Louisiana state line, northeast of Marshall in Harrison and Marion counties
Surface area: 26,800 acres
Maximum depth: 20 feet
Impounded: First dam built in 1914, replaced in 1971
Normal Clarity: Moderately clear to stained
Aquatic Vegetation: Approximately 60% coverage dominated by native submerged and emergent aquatic vegetation
Predominant Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Crappie, Catfish, Chain Pickerel, White & Yellow Bass, Sunfish


Lake Conroe Guides

Location: West Fork of San Jacinto River in Montgomery and Walker Counties
Surface area: 20,118 acres
Maximum depth: Unknown
Impounded: 1973
Normal Clarity: Slight to moderate algal staining
Aquatic Vegetation: Low density
Predominant Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Channel Catfish, White & Hybrid Striped Bass


Lake Fork Guides

Location: On the Sabine River in Hopkins, Rains and Wood Counties, 5 miles northwest of Quitman
Surface area: 27,264 acres
Maximum depth: 70 feet
Impounded: 1980
Normal Clarity: Moderately clear
Aquatic Vegetation: Hydrilla, Eurasian Milfoil, Coontail, American Lotus, Water Primrose, Water Hyacinth, Alligator Weed and Pennywort are all present
Predominant Fish Species: Largemouth (Florida) & White Bass, White & Black Crappie, Channel Catfish, Sunfish.


Lake O' The Pines Guides

Location: On Big Cypress Creek in the Cypress River Basin, 25 miles northeast of Longview in Marion, Morris, Upshur, and Camp counties
Surface area: 19,780 acres at summer pool level; 18,700 acres at winter pool
Maximum depth: 49.5 feet
Impounded: beginning August 1957, construction completed June 1958
Normal Clarity: Moderately clear
Aquatic Vegetation: Coverage ranges from 15% to 20% of the lake's surface area. Dominant species include Hydrilla, Buttonbush, Water Primrose and American Lotus
Predominant Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Spotted Bass, Blue, Channel & Flathead Catfish, White Bass, Crappie, Sunfish, Chain Pickerel


Lake Monticello Guides

In Titus County on Blundell and Smith Creeks in the Cypress River Basin, approximately 10 miles southwest of Mount Pleasant
Surface area: 2,001 acres
Maximum depth: 40 feet
Impounded: 1972
Normal Clarity: Moderately clear
Aquatic Vegetation: Coverage is approximately 10% of the lake's total surface area. The dominant species is hydrilla
Predominant Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Channel Catfish, Bluegill & Redear Sunfish

Lake Welsh Guides

On Swuanano Creek in Titus County, 10 miles southeast of Mount Pleasant
Surface area: 1,269 acres
Maximum depth: 50 feet
Impounded: 1976
Normal Clarity: Clear
Aquatic Vegetation: Covers less than 5% of lake's surface. Dominant species include coontail and southern naiad
Predominant Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Channel Catfish, Bluegill

Sam Rayburn Reservoir Guides

Location: On the Angelina River; dam is located in Jasper County approximately 15 miles north of Jasper
Surface area: 114,500 acres
Maximum depth: 80 feet
Impounded: 1965
Normal Clarity: Ranges from relatively clear in the lower lake to off-color in upper lake
Aquatic Vegetation: Primarily Hydrilla, American Lotus and Pondweed. A variety of other aquatic plants is also established
Predominant Fish Species: Largemouth & White Bass, Crappie, Catfish


Toledo Bend Reservoir Guides

Location: On the Sabine River in Shelby, Sabine and Newton counties, straddling the Texas-Louisiana state line. The dam is in Newton County approximately 24 miles northeast of Jasper
Surface area: 181,600 acres
Maximum depth: 110 feet
Impounded: 1967
Normal Clarity: Clear in middle and lower lake to slightly turbid in upper region
Aquatic Vegetation: Primarily non-native submersed plants such as Hydrilla; a variety of native aquatic plants are also established
Predominant Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Crappie, Catfish, White & Striped Bass


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