TPWD District Fisheries Office

6200 Hatchery Road
Fort Worth, Texas 76114
(817) 732-0761
Rafe Brock, Biologist

About the Area

Nearby State Parks:


Bachman Lake

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

Lake Characteristics

Location: In Dallas on Bachman Creek, a tributary of the Trinity River
Surface area: 132 acres
Maximum depth: 14 feet
Impounded: 1903

Water Conditions

Current 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
(214) 670-8281

Aquatic Vegetation

Limited emergent vegetation along shoreline

Predominant Fish Species

Lake Records
Stocking History
Latest Survey Report

Lake Maps

None available

Fishing Regulations

All species are currently managed under statewide regulations. This lake has a 5-horsepower limit on boat motors; anglers may use electric trolling motors.

Angling Opportunities
Species Poor Fair Good Excellent
Largemouth Bass     yes  
Catfish   yes    
Crappie       yes
Sunfish   yes    
Fishing Cover/Structure

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.

Tips & Tactics

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.