Lake Halbert

Lake Characteristics:

Location: East of US Highway 287 and 3/4 mile southeast of Corsicana
Surface area: 603 acres
Maximum depth: 18 feet
Impounded: 1921
Water Conditions


Water Conditions:

Current Lake Level
Conservation Pool Elevation: 368 ft. msl
Fluctuation: 2-3 feet
Normal Clarity: Cloudy to muddy

Reservoir Controlling Authority

City of Corsicana
200 N. 12th
Corsicana, Texas 75110
(903) 654-4800

Aquatic Vegetation

Button bush, cattail, giant bulrush, giant reed, hydrolea, smartweed, spikerush. Shoreline emergent vegetation light to sparse.

Predominant Fish Species

Crappie, Catfish
Lake Records
Stocking History

Lake Maps

Google Map

Fishing Regulations

All species are currently managed under statewide regulations.

Angling Opportunities

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.

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.

Tips & Tactics

Live bait along the railroad trestle is productive for flathead catfish and crappie. Pier timbers along the dam also provide crappie action.

 Navarro Mills Lake

Navarro Mills Lake
Navarro Mills Lake
Information on this page was compiled from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Navarro Mills website.

History

During the 1940's and 1950's residents and community leaders in Navarro County recognized that the anticipated population increase would also bring about the need for a larger, more reliable source of water than was currently available. Congressmen, engineers and community leaders examined and investigated potential sites for a reservoir and eventually determined that the location near the Navarro Mills community would provide the greatest benefit to the public in the form of adequate flood protection and a reliable source of water. A bill was proposed, approved and apropriated to build the lake at it's current location. Construction began in January 1959 and the dam across Richland Creek was completed in March of 1963 at a cost of about $9.5 million. The lake has provided an immeasureable amount of flood protection for over 44 years and probably close to 100 billion gallons of water to the people of Navarro County. Also considering the diverse recreational opportunities Navarro Mills Lake offers, the conclusion can be only that the money was extremely well spent.

Wildflowers

The brilliant array of native wildflowers draws visitors from all over to the Navarro Mills Lake area during the spring. Bluebonnets, paintbrushes and a myriad of other native plants transform the often-bleak winter landscape into an incredible palette of colors. Liberty Hill and Wolf Creek Parks are two of the favorite viewing areas for wildflowers at Navarro Mills Lake.

Birdwatching

Birdwatching is a favorite pastime of many visitors to Navarro Mills Lake. All kinds of songbirds, hawks, and even an occasional bald eagle visit the area. Great blue herons, ducks and geese in the winter, and various other shorebirds frequent the area and give the birdwatching public something to see year-round.

Fishing

Fishing at Navarro Mills Lake is a very popular recreational activity. The lake holds the current state record for white crappie, and fishermen come from all over to sample some of the best crappie fishing anywhere. Fishing for channel cat and yellow cat is very popular also. Hefty hybrid stripers are often caught below the dam when water is being released. A brand-new concrete fishing pier contributes to the fishing enjoyment.

The lake has a marina with a fishing pier and a small fee is charged. There are fishing piers in Liberty Hill, Oak and Wolf Creek Parks, and no fee is charged for their use. No special rules or regulations pertaining to size restrictions or bag limits are in effect at Navarro Mills Lake. Fishermen need only to make certain that all fishing activities are in compliance with applicable state laws and avoid any posted restricted areas.

Wetlands

Two wetland units have been constructed in the western portion of government property at Navarro Mills Lake. The wetlands are the result of a cooperative agreement between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Texas Parks and Wildlife and Ducks Unlimited. Wetlands provide wildlife habitat for many species of animals in addition to many other beneficial functions in the environment. Wetlands slow movement of runoff during periods of heavy rainfall, thereby greatly reducing erosion, sedimentation and improving water quality.

Watchable Wildlife

A wide variety of habitat provides a home and abundant food supply to a very diverse population of wildlife around Navarro Mills Lake. These animals may be found in the woods, on the prairies, alongside one of the streams that runs into the lake, or you may even run across some of them in one of the parks. Only one developed trail exists at Navarro Mills Lake, but there are many acres of natural areas that can be explored. A hunting map may prove to be helpful in deciding upon an area you would like to start looking for animals to photograph or observe in their natural environment. Some of the animals you might stumble across are squirrels, rabbits, coyotes, foxes, bobcats, white-tailed deer, raccoon or an armadillo. Walk quietly and there's no telling what you could find.

Link: Navarro Mills Lake Marina
Link: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Navarro Mills Lake

 Richland Chambers Lake

Richland Chambers Lake
Richland Chambers Lake
With 44,752 acres, Richland Chambers Lake is the third largest lake in the state of Texas. The 330 miles of its shoreline show off impressive lakeside homes. A large variety of original, domestic wildlife in a beatiful scenery make the lake with its area a feast for every outdoor enthusiast.

Come and experience championship fishing, leisure lake living and a wide variety of recreational activities. Richland Chambers Lake provides excellent opportunities for fishing, boating, and commercial and residential development. The deep, clear water harbors nearly all species of game fish found in Texas, with numbers and sizes on the increase. Visit Richland Chambers Lake in Navarro County to enjoy a day, a weekend, or an entire vacation of activities, fun and entertainment!

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