TPWD District Fisheries Office

8684 LaVillage Avenue
Waco, Texas 76712
(254) 666-5190
John Tibbs, Biologist

About the Area

Local Information

Nearby State Parks

 

Squaw Creek Reservoir

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


Lake Characteristics

Location: Off FM 144 between Glen Rose and Granbury
Surface area: 3,272 acres
Maximum depth: 125 feet
Impounded: 1977

Water Conditions

Current Lake Level
Conservation Pool Elevation: 775 ft. msl
Fluctuation: 1-2 feet
Normal Clarity: Very clear

Reservoir Controlling Authority

Luminant Power
6322 FM 56
P.O. Box 1002
Glen Rose, Texas 76043
(817) 573-7053

Aquatic Vegetation

None

Predominant Fish Species

Lake Records
Stocking History
Latest Survey Report

Lake Maps

None available

Fishing Regulations

All species are currently managed with statewide regulations.

Angling Opportunities

Largemouth bass is the most abundant sportfish in the reservoir, although there is also a good population of channel catfish.

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

Squaw Creek is an extremely clear and deep reservoir. The main lake area is dominated by rocky shoreline with fair amounts of standing timber and laydowns. Other than limited amounts of shoreline vegetation such as cattails, there is currently no aquatic vegetation in the reservoir.

Tips & Tactics

Largemouth bass fishing is best during spring and fall when water temperatures range from the mid-50s to the mid-70s. From March through May, fish are in shallow water 2 to 15 feet deep. At this time of year, bass are caught along shorelines and in coves on spinner baits, topwater baits, plastic worms, and crank baits. From June through August, largemouths are usually found at depths of 10 to 20 feet, but some may remain at shallow depths during the day. Productive baits include plastic worms and deep-diving crank baits. In September and October, bass may be caught near the surface or in water less than 10 feet deep. From December through February, anglers should concentrate on depths of 15 to 30 feet, using plastic worms, jigs, and deep-diving crank baits.

Channel catfish can be caught throughout the year. Drift fishing with shad across flats and points is usually good. Fishing from the park shoreline is also very productive. This lake boasts an exceptional channel catfish fishery, both in numbers and average size.


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