TPWD District Fisheries Office

PO Box 1446
Pottsboro, Texas 75076
(903) 786-2389
Dan Bennett, Biologist

About the Area

Local Information

  • Bonham Chamber of Commerce
    (903) 583-4811

Nearby State Parks


Bois d'Arc Lake

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

Lake Characteristics

Location: On Bois d’Arc Creek in Fannin County
Surface area: 16,641 acres
Maximum depth: 70 feet
Impounded: 2021

Water Conditions

Current Lake Level
Conservation Pool Elevation: 534 ft. msl
Fluctuation: Unknown
Normal Clarity: Stained

Reservoir Controlling Authority

North Texas Municipal Water District
4989 FM 897
Dodd City, Texas 75438

Aquatic Vegetation

American Pondweed and Coontail colonies in shallow areas. 

Predominant Fish Species

Stocking History

Fishing Regulations

This reservoir is currently managed with a 16-inch maximum length limit for Largemouth Bass.  All other species are managed with statewide regulations.

Angling Opportunities

Bois d'Arc has largemouth bass, catfish, crappie, white bass, and sunfish.


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

Standing timber is present west of the 897 bridge.  Approximately 50 large brush and concrete debris piles were placed in the eastern half of the reservoir. 

Use the Habitat Structure Viewer for an interactive map of fish habitat structures and downloadable GPS coordinates.

Tips & Tactics

Fish populations are currently becoming established in the new reservoir.