TPWD District Fisheries Office

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

About the Area
 

Benbrook Lake

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


Lake Characteristics

Location: On the Clear Fork of the Trinity River, off US 377 in Tarrant County, 10 miles southwest of downtown Fort Worth
Surface area: 3,635 acres
Maximum depth: 70 feet
Impounded: 1952

Water Conditions

Current Lake Level
Conservation Pool Elevation: 694 ft. msl
Fluctuation: Average 4 feet annually
Normal Clarity: Stained

Reservoir Controlling Authority

US Army Corps of Engineers
PO Box 26619
Fort Worth, Texas 76126-0619
(817) 292-2400

Aquatic Vegetation

Sparse

Predominant Fish Species

Lake Records
Stocking History
Latest Survey Report

Lake Maps

Free maps are available at the controlling authority office on Lakeside Drive. Commercial maps are available at retail stores.

Fishing Regulations

All species are currently managed under statewide regulations.

Angling Opportunities

Largemouth bass are the most popular sport fish in the reservoir. Hybrid striped bass are stocked annually and there is an excellent fishery for them. Channel and blue catfish are abundant; white bass and crappie provide good angling opportunities.

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

Lake Benbrook has little aquatic vegetation. Most structure is in the form of dead trees and underwater ridges or humps.

Tips & Tactics

Early spring is the best time to catch lunker largemouth bass in Benbrook Lake, fishing the mouths of the creeks. Hybrid striped bass fishing picks up in the late spring and early summer months, fishing the humps and ridges found in the main lake near the dam. Blue catfish are found near the river channel in winter in deep water. Crappie gather in brush to spawn then move to deeper water where they can be caught on live minnows. White bass and channel catfish are good targets in summer months.


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