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 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. Use of a power boat requires a lake permit which is available at the Lake Worth Management Office (817) 237-6890.
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.