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Description: 

Martin Creek is a Reservoir in Rusk, Texas.

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Fishing Description: 

The most popular game fish at Martin Creek Reservoir is the largemouth bass; a good year-round fishery exists. A good crappie fishery is present, along with an excellent channel catfish fishery.

Bluegill and redear sunfish are present in high numbers and provide fast action, especially for youth or inexperienced anglers.

Fishing Cover / Structure: 

Habitat in Martin Creek Reservoir consists of standing timber, creek channels, and minor stands of lily pads.

Fishing Tips, Tactics, How-To info: 

Anglers are most successful at catching largemouth bass during the fall and spring months. Due to cooler water temperatures and spawning behavior, fish are typically found in shallow water. When fish are active, crankbaits and spinnerbaits are usually the preferred choice.

During the hot summer, the bite slows and fish activity is usually concentrated during early morning, late evening, and at night. Poppers, propeller baits, stickbaits, and buzzbaits are good topwater choices during low light conditions.

Crappie fishing is good year-round with jigs and minnows fished over brushpiles and bends in creek channels,

Anglers catch channel catfish throughout the reservoir with stinkbait in areas baited with soured grain.

Sunfish, especially bluegill and redear sunfish, can be caught year-round but fishing peaks during the late spring.

Recreational Activities: 

Fishing
Camping
Wildlife observation
Photography
Picnicking
Boating
Water skiing
Swimming
Backpacking
Hiking

Facilities and Parks: 

Facilities include restrooms with showers; hike-in primitive campsites with no drinking water available (one of the primitive areas is located on an island accessed via a charming wooden bridge).

Campsites with water and electricity (all have fire rings and picnic tables); screened shelters; 2 cottages (converted screened shelters which have been air-conditioned and heated, have water, electricity and bunk beds - capacity 5; a group picnic pavilion; a 1.5-mile hiking trail; a 6-mile mountain bike trail; a trailer dump station; a playground; and a lighted fishing pier.

Boat Ramp: 

Martin Creek has a 4-lane concrete boat ramp.

Tournaments: 

An annual perch fishing contest is held for children ages 4 to 12 is held first Saturday in September.

Directions to Lake: 

The park is located 20 miles southeast of Longview. Travel 3.5 miles southwest of Tatum on State Highway 43, then turn south on County Road 2183.

Name: 
Martin Creek
Waterbody type: 
Reservoir
County: 
Rusk
State: 
Texas
Country: 
United States
Maximum depth: 
35ft
Standard elevation: 
93
Latitude: 
32.2378
Longitude: 
-94.5713