TPWD District Fisheries Office

6200 Hatchery Road
Fort Worth, TX 76114
(817) 732-0761
Raphael Brock, Biologist

About the Area

Local Information

Nearby State Parks:


Lake Arlington

Quick Links: Fishing Regulations | Angling Opportunities | Cover & Structure | Tips & Tactics

Lake Characteristics

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
Impounded: 1957

Water Conditions

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
(817) 451-6860

Aquatic Vegetation

Very little aquatic vegetation present; hydrilla has been present in the past

Predominant Fish Species

Lake Records
Stocking History
Latest Survey Report

Lake Maps

Free maps are available at the controlling authority office on Arkansas Lane (817) 451-6860.

Fishing Regulations

All species are currently managed under statewide regulations.

Angling Opportunities

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.

Species Poor Fair Good Excellent
Largemouth Bass       yes
Hybrid Striped Bass yes      
White Bass     yes  
Channel Catfish       yes
Crappie     yes  
Sunfish   yes    
Fishing Cover/Structure

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.

Tips & Tactics

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.