Eagle Mountain Lake
Zebra mussels have been found in waters near this reservoir. Under an emergency order from Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, anglers and boaters need to drain bait buckets, live wells, bilges, and any other receptacles, containers, or systems that could contain water before leaving the lake. People who follow this procedure will be in compliance with rules on possessing and transporting the microscopic larval stage of this invasive mussel. Boaters are also required by law to remove any visible mussels or exotic vegetation from boats, trailers and other equipment. Read more about the order.
A person traveling on a public roadway via the most direct route to another access point on the same lake will not have to drain water; however, all water-containing receptacles should be empty before leaving for home or a different water body.
Location: On the West Fork Trinity River,
just north of Fort Worth and Lake Worth in Tarrant County
Surface area: 8,738 acres
Maximum depth: 47 feet
Current Lake Level
Conservation Pool Elevation: 649 ft. msl
Fluctuation: 2-9 feet
Normal Clarity: Clear in the lower end near the dam, stained in the upper end
Reservoir Controlling Authority
Tarrant Regional Water District
10201 North Shore Drive
Fort Worth, Texas 76135
Very little at present; controlling authority has initiated attempts to establish native aquatic vegetation in the reservoir.
Predominant Fish Species
Free maps are available from the Tarrant Regional Water District (817) 237-8585.
All species are currently managed under statewide regulations.
Eagle Mountain has most of Texas' most popular sport fishes including largemouth bass, spotted bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, white bass, and white crappie.
|Largemouth Bass||Spotted Bass|
The upper portion of the lake has reed beds. The lower and mid lake areas have numerous fishing piers and boat houses that act as cover and structure for fish. Rocky points and bluffs in the lower end of the lake can also hold fish.
Largemouth bass can be found around private boat docks and reed beds. White crappie also utilize the boat houses a habitat and congregate in the lower end of the lake in the summer. Schooling white bass offer a popular summertime fishing opportunity..