Location: On Yegua Creek in Washington County, 30 miles from Bryan/College
Surface area: 11,456 acres
Maximum depth: 38 feet
Current Lake Level
Conservation Pool Elevation: 238 ft. msl
Fluctuation: Low to moderate, 1-6 feet
Normal Clarity: Slightly stained
Reservoir Controlling Authority
Corps of Engineers
1560 Thornberry Drive
Somerville, Texas 77879
American lotus, hydrilla
Predominant Fish Species
- Largemouth bass
- White & hybrid striped bass
- Channel, blue & flathead catfish
- White & black crappie
Available at the Corps of Engineers project office
All species are currently managed under statewide regulations.
White bass anglers know this lake well as a high quality fishery, especially during the spring spawning run. However the lake offers very good fishing for hybrid striped bass, channel catfish and crappie as well. Largemouth bass fishing is very good with catches of fish up to 10 pounds plus. In March 2009, angler Richard Vela caught a lake record largemouth bass weighing 13.6 pounds and donated the fish to the Sharelunker Program, the first donation to the program from Lake Somerville.
|White & Hybrid Striped Bass|
This lake offers very little shoreline cover or structure. During high water periods, flooded terrestrial vegetation is the predominant cover available for fish.
Both white bass and hybrid striped bass can be taken in the creeks in early spring, usually beginning in mid February. During summer and fall these two species can be found in open water following schooling shad. The area off Welch Park is particularly good just before the spring spawning run.