TPWD District Fisheries Office

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

About the Area

Local Information

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Lake Ray Hubbard

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

Lake Characteristics

Location: In Collin, Dallas, Rockwall and Kaufman counties, one mile west of Rockwall on the East Fork of the Trinity River
Surface area: 21,671 acres
Maximum depth: 40 feet
Impounded: 1968

Water Conditions

Current Lake Level
Conservation Pool Elevation: 435.5 ft. msl
Fluctuation: 1-3 feet
Normal Clarity: Stained

Reservoir Controlling Authority

City of Dallas
Dallas Water Utilities
(214) 243-1533

Aquatic Vegetation

There are stands of emergent vegetation in shallow flats and several areas of the lake have been infested with hydrilla.

Predominant Fish Species

Lake Records
Current Fishing Report
Stocking History
Latest Survey Report

Lake Maps

Several maps are available at area sporting goods stores.

Fishing Regulations

All species are currently managed under statewide regulations.

Angling Opportunities

Hybrid striped bass and blue catfish have become the most abundant sportfishes in the lake in the last few years. With submersed vegetation becoming more abundant largemouth bass angling has improved. White bass, channel catfish and white crappie fishing continue to be good.

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

In the area above Interstate 30, standing timber is the most abundant structure and cover in Lake Ray Hubbard. Hydrilla is found in certain areas and attracts largemouth bass. The rock riprap along roadways that cross the reservoir is excellent for fishing.

Tips & Tactics

The heated discharge area on the west side south of I30 is a good place to fish for all kinds of sportfish in Ray Hubbard. Humps and points that extend into the lake are your best bets for hybrids and white bass. Largemouth bass will be found around vegetation or along riprap. Look for submerged brush piles to hold crappie and white bass schooling in the lower lake in the summer.