352 Fort Sherman Dam Road Mount Pleasant Texas 75455 | 903.572.1844

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Lake Characteristics

Location: On Big Cypress Creek 5 miles southwest of Mount Pleasant in Titus, Camp, and Franklin counties
Surface area: 9,004 acres
Maximum depth: 65.6 feet
Impounded: 1977

Commercial maps may be available.


Water Conditions

Current Lake Level
Conservation Pool Elevation: 337.5 ft. msl
Fluctuation: 2-3 feet annually
Normal Clarity: Moderate, 2-4 feet visibility

Reservoir Controlling Authority

Titus County Freshwater Supply District

Aquatic Vegetation

Coverage less than 3% of the lake's total surface area. The dominant species is hydrilla.


Predominant Fish Species

Fishing Regulations

All species are currently managed with statewide regulations.

Fishing Cover/Structure

Natural habitat is present in the form of inundated timber and aquatic vegetation. There are also numerous boat docks and fishing piers.


Angling Opportunities

Lake Bob Sandlin offers many quality options when pursuing sportfish. The largemouth bass population is moderately abundant with good numbers of legal-size fish available for harvest. Spotted bass are present but at low densities. White bass is a popular species with high numbers of quality size fish. Channel catfish in recent years have become more abundant across all size classes, and there are plenty of good-sized fish available for harvest. Good numbers of legal size crappie are present and provide good fishing opportunities. Redear sunfish, the dominant sunfish species in the lake, are moderately abundant and also showing good sizes.