Perch Jerking: An East Texas Past Time

Perch Jerking: An East Texas Past Time- Perch jerking is an East Texas past time. The Pineywoods is a prime location for dabbling along the banks of lakes, rivers, and creeks. “Perch” is the common catchall term for the various panfish found in local freshwater drainages.… Read More

Lake Quitman

Lake Quitman is located five miles north of Quitman, in Wood County. The lake is 814 surface acres, with an average maximum depth of 25 feet. Aquatic vegetation in the lake is limited. Flooded timber, boat houses and brush piles provide limited cover. Aquatic vegetation is sparse. Alligatorweed and water … Read More

Lake Pinkston

Lake Pinkston is located 10 miles west of Center in Shelby County, on State Highway 7. The lake is 523 surface acres, with an average maximum depth of 45 feet. Aquatic vegetation in the lake consists primarily of non-native submersed vegetations such as hydrilla and milfoil, but a variety of … Read More

Wright Patman Lake

Wright Patman Lake is located 10 miles southwest of Texarkana, in Bowie and Cass counties. The lake is 18, 994 surface acres, with an average maximum depth of 40 feet. Aquatic vegetation covers less than 10% of the lake’s total surface area. Dominant species include chara, American lotus, black willow, … Read More

Toledo Bend Reservoir

Toldeo Bend Reservoir straddles the Texas-Louisiana border, and resides in Shelby, Sabine and Newton counties. The dam is located in Newton County, approximately 24 miles northeast of Jasper. The lake sprawls across 181,600 surface acres, with an average maximum depth of 110 feet. Aquatic vegetation in the lake consists primarily … Read More