Water at Lake Halbert is too turbid to support a good largemouth bass or sunfish fishery. However, white crappie and flathead catfish provide significant fisheries.
LAKE/RESERVOIR FISH SPECIES Largemouth Bass
(aka Black Bass, Green Trout, Bigmouth Bass, Lineside Bass) Catfish Crappie
(aka White Perch, Sac-a-lait, Calico Bass) Sunfish
TIPS & TACTICS
Live bait along the railroad trestle is productive for flathead catfish and crappie. Pier timbers along the dam also provide crappie action.
FISHING COVER / STRUCTURE
Cover is scarce. Turbid water prevents the growth of submerged vegetation, although some emergent vegetation is present, and very little timber was left when the reservoir was impounded. Riprap along the railroad trestle and pier timbers along the dam provide the best structure.
Button bush, cattail, giant bulrush, giant reed, hydrolea, smartweed, spikerush. Shoreline emergent vegetation light to sparse.
All species are currently managed under statewide regulations: Texas Parks and Wildlife Freshwater Bag and Length LimitsLAKE RECORDSSTOCKING HISTORYLATEST LAKE SURVEY REPORT