Lake B.A. Steinhagen

Forest Trail Region
890 FM 92 Woodville, TX 75979 (409) 429-3491

Lake B. A. Steinhagen is on the Neches River and is impounded by the Town Bluff Dam. The lake has a drainage area of 7,573 square miles. Its paved earthfill dam has a spillway crest elevation of eighty-five feet above mean sea level. The lake, which is eight miles long and four miles wide, is crossed near its midpoint by U.S. Highway 190. Martin Dies, Jr., State Park and Sandy Creek Park.

Construction on the dam by Reynolds, William, and Noonan Construction Company started in March 1947. The dam is owned by the United States government and is operated by the United States Army Corps of Engineers.

Due to the shallow nature of the reservoir the most popular game fish at B.A. Steinhagen is the catfish. Channel blue and flathead catfish are all present in good numbers. An average population of largemouth bass is present and fishing is fair. Good numbers of spotted bass are present in the Angelina River. A good crappie fishery exists especially in the spring. Low numbers of white bass are present and the fishery is limited to the early spring during the spawning run above the reservoir. Bluegill and redear sunfish are present in high numbers and provide good fishing especially for youth or inexperienced anglers.

Lake B.A. Steinhagen

890 FM 92 Woodville, TX 75979


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