Striker Reservoir is located approximately 20 miles east of Jacksonville. The lake is 1,863 surface acres, with an average maximum depth of 35 feet. Minor amounts of emergent and floating native aquatic vegetation are present in the lake. Habitat in Striker Reservoir consists of standing timber, boat docks, and lily pads. Game fish are typically found around brush, points, boat docks, and creek channels.
The black bass and channel catfish fisheries are the most popular at Striker Reservoir. Crappie are also present and provide a fair fishery. Bluegill and redear sunfish are present in high numbers and provide good fishing, especially for youth or inexperienced anglers. Anglers catch largemouth and spotted bass year-round at Striker Reservoir. Due to the turbid conditions, fish stay in relatively shallow water. All species are managed by statewide regulations.
A variety of baits and techniques including spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and plastics catch bass at Striker. Channel catfish are typically caught with stinkbait or liver fished around areas baited with soured grain or dog food. Sunfish, especially bluegill and redear sunfish, can be caught year-round and provide fast action, especially during the late spring or summer when fish are on their spawning beds. Small jigs, spinners, and crickets all catch sunfish.
Jubilee Park & Marina
- From Rusk take US 84 east 11 miles to Reklaw. Go one mile past Relaw and turn north on FM 839. Go 7 miles to lake.
- One-lane ramp will accommodate all boat types
- Fee required
- Open all year
- Privately operated (903) 854-2404