8684 LaVillage Avenue
Waco, Texas 76712
John Tibbs, Biologist
Location: On the Navasota River, seven miles west of the City of Mexia off
Surface area: 1,048 acres
Maximum depth: 20 feet
Conservation Pool Elevation: 448.3 ft. msl
Fluctuation: 1-2 feet
Normal Clarity: Murky to turbid
Reservoir Controlling Authority
Bistone Municipal Water District
472 Whiterock Drive
Mexia, Texas 76667
Waterwillow, lotus, cattail, cutgrass, pondweed
Predominant Fish Species
All species are currently managed with statewide regulations.
Lake Mexia is a very turbid, shallow lake, and the majority of good habitat is in the lower end of the lake. Boat docks, piers, and shallow aquatic vegetation hold fish year round.
Largemouth bass fishing is best around docks and vegetation using a variety of baits. Crappie fishing is excellent around docks, bridge pilings, and submerged brush using minnows. Catfishing for channels and blues is generally best tightlining with shad or cut bait, although prepared baits also work well. White bass are generally slow, with tailspinners and jigs producing modest catches around windy points.