TPWD District Fisheries Office

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

About the Area

Marine Creek Lake

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

Lake Characteristics

Location: In northwest Fort Worth on Marine Creek, a tributary of the Trinity River
Surface area: 250 acres
Maximum depth: 40 feet
Impounded: 1958

Water Conditions

Current Lake Level: No gauge available
Fluctuation: 1-2 feet
Normal Clarity: Clear

Reservoir Controlling Authority

Tarrant Regional Water District
10201 North Shore Drive
Fort Worth, Texas 76135
(817) 237-8585

Aquatic Vegetation

Shoreline emergent plants

Predominant Fish Species

Lake Records
Stocking History
Latest Survey Report

Lake Maps

None available

Fishing Regulations

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

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

The primary cover at Marine Creek is native emergent vegetation along the shoreline. The dam offers some riprap that holds sunfish, crappie, and bass. There is also an old roadbed submerged directly off the boat ramp on the west side of the lake that holds some fish. In 2017, TPWD worked with local partner organizations to install man-made fish habitat structures to provide additional structure. Anglers may use GPS in conjunction with a fish finder to locate these structures.

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

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 in the upper ends of the lake around brush piles. Bass are found along the riprap on the dam as well as on the edges of the emergent vegetation. Sunfish can be caught with live worms along the shore. Marine Creek has a nice population of redear sunfish with some nice warmouth being present also.

Marine Creek Lake is participating in the Operation World Record program. ShareLunker largemouth bass were stocked in the lake in November of 2006. Fish are tagged to monitor growth. The minimum length limit was changed in September of 2006 to protect these fish from harvest. If you observe regulation violations occurring please call Operation Game Thief at 1-800-792-4263.