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 Elm Fork of the Trinity
River in Denton County near Lewisville
Surface area: 29,592 acres
Maximum depth: 67 feet
Current Lake Level
Conservation Pool Elevation: 522 ft. msl
Fluctuation: 4-8 feet annually
Normal Clarity: Stained
Reservoir Controlling Authority
Corps of Engineers
1801 N. Mill St.
Lewisville, Texas 75057
Small stands of pondweed
Predominant Fish Species
Free maps are available at the USACE office (214) 434-1666. Commercial maps are available at retail stores.
This reservoir has special regulations on some fishes. See bag and size limits for this lake.
White crappie and white bass provide the most angling activity on Lake Lewisville. Largemouth bass, the most popular fish in Texas, is also popular at Lewisville. Hybrid striped bass have been stocked and provide anglers with another open water sport fish. The blue and channel catfish fisheries are excellent.
|Largemouth Bass||Spotted Bass|
|Hybrid Striped Bass|
Standing timber in several areas of the lake hold crappie and largemouth bass.
Largemouth bass can be found around available structure (timber) in coves or along the shoreline. White bass school in the main lake during summer; follow the gulls. Crappie fishing is excellent under bridges that cross arms of the lake. Hybrids are found around humps and ridges on Hickory Creek and the main lake. Catfishing is good near the old Lake Dallas area.