Eagle Mountain Lake Fishing

Eagle Mountain Lake is located northwest of Fort Worth Texas (north of Lake Worth) in Tarrant County. While not known as one of the Texas hot spots like Lake Fork or some others, local Fort Worth anglers generally carry a pretty high opinion of Eagle Mountain Lake.

Eagle Mountain Lake is 8,738 acres with a maximum depth of 47 feet. It was impounded in 1932 and is controlled by the Tarrant Regional Water District and provides water supply for the city of Fort Worth and other cities in Tarrant County. The conservation pool is 649 ft and the water level generally fluctuates from 2 to 9 feet annually. Water is generally clear in the lower end near the dam and stained in the upper end of the lake where the Trinity River feeds.

Eagle Mountain Lake Fishing

Eagle Mountain Lake has very little standing timber or aquatic vegetation, but does have an abundant supply of boat docks and other man made structure that provide cover and structure for catfish and all other species of fish.

Many parts of the lake have reed beds and can have flooded vegetation when the lake is at conservation pool. The lower end of the lake has many rocky points and bluffs which are popular fishing locations among many anglers.

Populations exist of Largemouth Bass, Channel Catfish, Blue Catfish, Flathead Catfish, White Bass and Crappie. Due to it’s proximity to the city of Fort Worth it is a popular fishing destination and while it does receive a high degree of fishing pressure for Laregmouth Bass, the majority of anglers target White Bass and Catfish

Stocking History

Catfishing Opportunities

Channel catfish can be caught in many areas depending on time of year and pattern. One popular technique for catching channel catfish is chumming and fishing with prepared catfish baits like catfish punch bait. There are excellent numbers of channel catfish and provides and excellent opportunity for catfishing in the Fort Worth area.

Blue Catfish are present and there is a strong population. While again not known as one of the top destinations in Texas for Blue Catfish local anglers and guides have been very successful catching excellent numbers of Blue Catfish and also produce good numbers of Trophy Blue Catfish as well. Fishing with freshly caught baits like shad or fresh cut bait and targeting structure or drifting is a common technique used for catfishing here.

Flathead Catfish are present in good numbers and can be caught using rod and reel or setline fishing techniques (like trotlines or jug fishing). Fishermen are known for producing some very nice sized flathead catfish, especially during warmer months.


Fishing Guides

North Texas Catfish Guide Service – Offers guided trips on Eagle Mountain Lake for catfish, white bass and crappie.

Phone 817-522-3804


Boat Ramps and Marinas

Two private boat ramps and numerous privately owned marinas for launching boats and boat storage.


Bank Fishing Opportunities

Much of the shoreline is private property which can make it a difficult to find bank fishing opportunities but it is not impossible. Public fishing is available for a fee at Augies located on the South end near the dam. Additional opportunities exist for bank fishing at the city parks located on the Azle side, but due to shallow water fishing opportunity may be limited during certain times of the year. The West side has fishing opportunities at Indian Creek (for a fee) off Morris-Dido Road and also Creek Harbor Fish Camp off Morris Dido Road.


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