BOATER ADVISORY: Zebra mussels have been found in 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. Learn more.
Location: On the West Fork of the Trinity
River, entirely within the Fort Worth city limits
Surface area: 3,489 acres
Maximum depth: 22 feet
Current Lake Level
Conservation Pool Elevation: 594 ft. msl
Normal Clarity: Stained
Reservoir Controlling Authority
City of Fort Worth
Lake Worth Management Office
7601 Cahoba Drive
Fort Worth, Texas 76135
Submerged vegetation is sparse. There are shallow flats covered with cattails and other emergent species.
Predominant Fish Species
A sportsman's map is available at local sporting goods stores. One company publishes a combined map for Lake Worth and Eagle Mountain Lake.
All species are managed under statewide regulations; however, the DSHS consumption advisory says persons should not consume blue catfish, channel catfish or smallmouth buffalo from these waters.
Standing timber is present in several areas of the lake. Numerous boat houses, fishing docks, and piers offer valuable structure and cover to the fishes of Lake Worth.
Largemouth bass can be found around rocky shoreline and around boat houses. Crappie locate near reed beds and brush piles under docks. White bass are easy prey when spawning up the river. Catfish are located throughout the reservoir. Blue catfish over 40 pounds are not uncommon.