Location: On the Clear Fork of the Trinity
River, off US 377 in Tarrant County, 10 miles southwest of
downtown Fort Worth
Surface area: 3,635 acres
Maximum depth: 70 feet
Current Lake Level
Conservation Pool Elevation: 694 ft. msl
Fluctuation: Average 4 feet annually
Normal Clarity: Stained
Reservoir Controlling Authority
Army Corps of Engineers
PO Box 26619
Fort Worth, Texas 76126-0619
Predominant Fish Species
Free maps are available at the controlling authority office on Lakeside Drive. Commercial maps are available at retail stores.
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 and there is an excellent fishery for them. Channel and blue catfish are abundant; white bass and crappie provide good angling opportunities.
|Hybrid Striped Bass|
Lake Benbrook has little aquatic vegetation. Most structure is in the form of dead trees and underwater ridges or humps.
Early spring is the best time to catch lunker largemouth bass in Benbrook Lake, fishing the mouths of the creeks. Hybrid striped bass fishing picks up in the late spring and early summer months, fishing the humps and ridges found in the main lake near the dam. Blue catfish are found near the river channel in winter in deep water. Crappie gather in brush to spawn then move to deeper water where they can be caught on live minnows. White bass and channel catfish are good targets in summer months.