Lake Houston is located on the west fork of the San Jacinto River, 15 miles northeast of downtown Houston, Texas. This is the primary municipal water supply for the city of Houston and much of the surrounding area.
The lake is in easy driving distance from Humble, Kingwood, Atascocita, Huffman and Crosby.
Main Fish Species
- Largemouth Bass
- White Bass
Best Time to Fish
Catfish are the most predominant species found in the lake and can be caught year round. Spring is a great time for Crappie and White Bass.
Most of the fish holding habitat is found in the northern end of the lake in the San Jacinto River forks.
Boat Launch Locations
On the south end, Deussen Park has a couple of boat ramps. You can also launch from the marina at the FM 1960 bridge and the 2 launches located up the forks of the San Jacinto and Luce Bayou in Huffman, Tx.
Bank Fishing Opportunities
Deussen Park and Eisenhower Park give bank access to both the lake and the San Jacinto River.
There are marinas on Luce Bayou that offer bank fishing access as well.
Special Note: Lake Houston Park DOES NOT have access to the lake. The park is for camping and hiking.
Pier Fishing Opportunities
Same as above
Fishing Tips from the locals
Here are some tips and ideas for fishing the lake from some of the locals.
“Use jigs and spoons for white bass in the river channels.”
“Stink bait and live shad in the river channels will produce catfish.”
“Crappie in the Spring in the forks of the San Jacinto, Luce Bayou.
Click on the Map Below for Directions to the Lake