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About Lake Welsh
Like the majority of fisheries in Texas, Welsh is a reservoir. Welsh, however, is a little different from the other reservoirs that were built in the 50s and 60s for the purpose of flood control and water preservation in that it was specifically constructed as a cooling reservoir for the Welsh Power Plant. Owned and operated by AEP-Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO), the dam across Swauano Creek, a tributary of Big Cypress Creek creating Welsh Reservoir was completed in 1975. This makes Welsh a very popular winter fishery.
Fishing Lake Welsh
Lake Welsh Fishing Regulations
There are special regulations for fishing certain species on Lake Welsh. Visit the Texas Parks and Wildlife website for information about Welsh's fishing records, stocking history and the latest survey report.