6200 Hatchery Road
Fort Worth, Texas 76114
Rafe Brock, Biologist
Location: In Dallas on Bachman Creek, a tributary of the Trinity River
Surface area: 132 acres
Maximum depth: 14 feet
Lake Level: No gauge available
Fluctuation: 1 foot
Normal Clarity: Stained
Reservoir Controlling Authority
City of Dallas Parks and Recreation Department
830 East Lawther
Dallas, Texas 75218
Limited emergent vegetation along shoreline
Predominant Fish Species
All species are currently managed under statewide regulations. This lake has a 5-horsepower limit on boat motors; anglers may use electric trolling motors.
Cover is limited at Bachman. The dam offers some submerged brush that holds sunfish, crappie, and bass. There are sporadic stands of native emergent vegetation along the shoreline.
Catfish can be caught throughout the lake although they are not overly abundant. Crappie can be caught on minnows and jigs along the dam and in the deeper water on the western end of the lake. Bass are found in the brush along the dam as well as along the riprap on the south side of the lake opposite Love Field. Sunfish can be caught with live worms along the shore with some nice warmouth being present in Bachman as well.