11942 FM 848
Tyler, Texas 75707
Rick Ott, Biologist
Location: On Prong Creek 2 miles south
of Waxahachie off FM 877
Surface area: 656 acres
Maximum depth: 48 feet
Current Lake Level
Conservation Pool Elevation: 531 ft. msl
Fluctuation: 2 feet
Normal Clarity: Moderate
Reservoir Controlling Authority
City of Waxahachie
PO Box 757
Waxahachie, Texas 75165
Predominant Fish Species
All species are currently managed under statewide regulations.
Lake Waxahachie offers big city anglers a chance to get away from it all. Largemouth bass are abundant, but not as large as they are in some other lakes. Due to the relatively alkaline water, catfish and white crappie provide excellent opportunities. White bass are abundant, especially during the spring.
Submerged native vegetation forms a fringe around the shallow margin of the lake. Pondweed, najas, and chara are abundant. There is some hydrilla near the dam but the coverage of this species has declined in recent years. Limestone bluffs and some inundated timber offer additional structure.
Anglers find that crappie are easy to locate along the face of the dam and along the limestone bluffs on the east side of the lake. Largemouth bass primarily use the stands of vegetation, but can also be found along the dam. Catfish readily take organic baits such as worms, liver, or stinkbait. White bass tend to school in the spring to feed on shad; watch for schools as the birds feed overhead.