TPWD District Fisheries Office

8684 LaVillage Avenue
Waco, Texas 76712
(254) 666-5190
John Tibbs, Biologist

About the Area

Nearby State Parks


Lake Mexia

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

Lake Characteristics

Location: On the Navasota River, seven miles west of the City of Mexia off US 84
Surface area: 1,048 acres
Maximum depth: 20 feet
Impounded: 1961

Water Conditions

Current Lake Level
Conservation Pool Elevation: 448.3 ft. msl
Fluctuation: 1-2 feet
Normal Clarity: Murky to turbid

Reservoir Controlling Authority

Bistone Municipal Water District
472 Whiterock Drive
Mexia, Texas 76667
(254) 562-5922

Aquatic Vegetation

Waterwillow, lotus, cattail, cutgrass, pondweed

Predominant Fish Species

Lake Records
Stocking History
Latest Survey Report

Lake Maps

None available

Fishing Regulations

All species are currently managed with statewide regulations.

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

Lake Mexia is a very turbid, shallow lake, and the majority of good habitat is in the lower end of the lake. Boat docks, piers, and shallow aquatic vegetation hold fish year round.

Tips & Tactics

Largemouth bass fishing is best around docks and vegetation using a variety of baits. Crappie fishing is excellent around docks, bridge pilings, and submerged brush using minnows. Catfishing for channels and blues is generally best tightlining with shad or cut bait, although prepared baits also work well. White bass are generally slow, with tailspinners and jigs producing modest catches around windy points.