TPWD District Fisheries Office

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

About the Area

Nearby State Parks


Lake Lewisville

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

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 the Elm Fork of the Trinity River in Denton County near Lewisville
Surface area: 29,592 acres
Maximum depth: 67 feet
Impounded: 1954

Water Conditions

Current Lake Level
Conservation Pool Elevation: 522 ft. msl
Fluctuation: 4-8 feet annually
Normal Clarity: Stained

Reservoir Controlling Authority

US Army Corps of Engineers
1801 N. Mill St.
Lewisville, Texas 75057
(469) 645-9100

Aquatic Vegetation

Small stands of pondweed

Predominant Fish Species

Lake Records
Current Fishing Report
Stocking History
Latest Survey Report

Lake Maps

Free maps are available at the USACE office. 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

White crappie and white bass provide the most angling activity on Lake Lewisville. Largemouth bass, the most popular fish in Texas, is also popular at Lewisville. Hybrid striped bass have been stocked and provide anglers with another open water sport fish. The blue and channel catfish fisheries are excellent.

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

Standing timber in several areas of the lake hold crappie and largemouth bass.

Tips & Tactics

Largemouth bass can be found around available structure (timber) in coves or along the shoreline. White bass school in the main lake during summer; follow the gulls. Crappie fishing is excellent under bridges that cross arms of the lake. Hybrids are found around humps and ridges on Hickory Creek and the main lake. Catfishing is good near the old Lake Dallas area.