TPWD District Fisheries Office

6200 Hatchery Road
Fort Worth, Texas 76114
(817) 732-0761
Rafe Brock, Biologist

About the Area
 

Eagle Mountain Lake

Quick Links: Fishing Regulations | Angling Opportunities | Cover & Structure | Tips & Tactics


Zebra mussels have been found in waters near this reservoir. Under an emergency order from Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, anglers and boaters need to drain bait buckets, live wells, bilges, and any other receptacles, containers, or systems that could contain water before leaving the lake. People who follow this procedure will be in compliance with rules on possessing and transporting the microscopic larval stage of this invasive mussel. Boaters are also required by law to remove any visible mussels or exotic vegetation from boats, trailers and other equipment. Read more about the order.

A person traveling on a public roadway via the most direct route to another access point on the same lake will not have to drain water; however, all water-containing receptacles should be empty before leaving for home or a different water body.

Lake Characteristics

Location: On the West Fork Trinity River, just north of Fort Worth and Lake Worth in Tarrant County
Surface area: 8,738 acres
Maximum depth: 47 feet
Impounded: 1932

Water Conditions

Current Lake Level
Conservation Pool Elevation: 649 ft. msl
Fluctuation: 2-9 feet
Normal Clarity: Clear in the lower end near the dam, stained in the upper end

Reservoir Controlling Authority

Tarrant Regional Water District
10201 North Shore Drive
Fort Worth, Texas 76135
(817) 237-8585
www.trwd.com

Aquatic Vegetation

Very little at present; controlling authority has initiated attempts to establish native aquatic vegetation in the reservoir.

Predominant Fish Species

Lake Records
Stocking History
Latest Survey Report

Lake Maps

Free maps are available from the Tarrant Regional Water District (817) 237-8585.

Fishing Regulations

All species are currently managed under statewide regulations.

Angling Opportunities

Eagle Mountain has most of Texas' most popular sport fishes including largemouth bass, spotted bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, white bass, and white crappie.

Species Poor Fair Good Excellent
Largemouth Bass     yes  
Spotted Bass     yes  
Catfish     yes  
Crappie       yes
White Bass       yes
Fishing Cover/Structure

The upper portion of the lake has reed beds. The lower and mid lake areas have numerous fishing piers and boat houses that act as cover and structure for fish. Rocky points and bluffs in the lower end of the lake can also hold fish.

Tips & Tactics

Largemouth bass can be found around private boat docks and reed beds. White crappie also utilize the boat houses a habitat and congregate in the lower end of the lake in the summer. Schooling white bass offer a popular summertime fishing opportunity..


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