6200 Hatchery Road
Fort Worth, TX 76114
Raphael Brock, Biologist
Location: On Village Creek, a tributary
of the West Fork Trinity River, just north
of Interstate 20 off Arkansas Lane in Arlington
Surface area: 1,939 acres
Maximum depth: 51 feet
Current Lake Level
Conservation Pool Elevation: 550 ft. msl
Fluctuation: 12 feet
Normal Clarity: Stained
Reservoir Controlling Authority
City of Arlington
6300 West Arkansas Lane
Arlington, TX 76016
Very little aquatic vegetation present; hydrilla has been present in the past
Predominant Fish Species
Free maps are available at the controlling authority office on Arkansas Lane (817) 451-6860.
All species are currently managed under statewide regulations.
Largemouth bass are the most popular sport fish in the reservoir. Hybrid striped bass are stocked annually to create a good fishery. White bass, white crappie and channel catfish are also popular with anglers. Stocking of hybrid striped bass has been discontinued.
|Hybrid Striped Bass|
Lake Arlington does not have much cover or structure, however the hot water discharge area near the tailrace attracts numerous sport fishes. There are several areas of the lake with stump fields (noted by buoys) that provide habitat. Areas of water willow and button bush may hold some bass.
Largemouth bass anglers are successful year round, with the largest bass caught in the winter. Hybrid striped bass fishing picks up in the late spring and early summer months. Crappie fishing is best around any underwater structure during the spring and summer. White bass and catfish are good targets in summer months.