TPWD District Fisheries Office

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

About the Area

Local Information

  • Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau
    636 S. Main Street
    Grapevine, Texas 76051
    (800) 457-6338
    (817) 410-3185

Nearby State Parks


Grapevine Lake

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

Some access areas are closed due to high water or flood damage. Check the Army Corps of Engineers closure report for status updates.

BOATER ADVISORY: Zebra mussels have invaded this reservoir! CLEAN, DRAIN AND DRY your boat, trailer, livewells/bait buckets, and other gear before traveling to another water body. Draining water is required by law and possession and transport of zebra mussels is illegal.

Lake Characteristics

Location: On Denton Creek, a tributary of the Elm Fork of the Trinity River in Tarrant and Denton Counties, just north of the City of Grapevine
Surface area: 6,684 acres
Maximum depth: 65 feet
Impounded: 1952

Water Conditions

Current Lake Level
Conservation Pool Elevation: 535 ft. msl
Fluctuation: 5-10 feet
Normal Clarity: Stained

Reservoir Controlling Authority

US Army Corps of Engineers
110 Fairway Drive
Grapevine, Texas 76051
(817) 865-2600

Aquatic Vegetation

The lake generally lacks vegetation; however, some emergent plants can be found in the upper end. When lake is above conservation pool level, flooded terrestrial vegetation is abundant.

Predominant Fish Species

Lake Records
Current Fishing Report
Stocking History
Latest Survey Report

Lake Maps

Free maps are available at the Corps office and in the parks. Commercial maps are available at retail stores.

Fishing Regulations

This reservoir has special regulations on some fishes. See bag and size limits for this lake.

Angling Opportunities

Largemouth bass is the most popular sport fish in the reservoir. The slot length limit is designed to encourage harvest of the smaller bass. The smallmouth bass population continues to increase in abundance and quality. Spotted bass of good size are also available for anglers. White bass and blue catfish are also popular with anglers.

Species Poor Fair Good Excellent
Largemouth Bass       yes
Smallmouth Bass     yes  
Spotted Bass     yes  
Blue Catfish       yes
Channel Catfish     yes  
Crappie   yes    
White Bass       yes
Fishing Cover/Structure

The Twin Coves area has a large amount of flooded timber. Numerous areas of the lake have shoreline with large boulders. Boat houses in McPherson Slough attract fish.

Tips & Tactics

Grapevine Lake has many dropoffs, underwater boulders, and rocky shorelines that hold largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass. The water intake near the dam has an aeration system that attracts white bass. Blue catfish are abundant and can be caught with fresh shad. Crappie can be caught near boat houses and flooded timber.