Fishing

Lake Lewisville is a massive lake in Texas just north of Dallas and Fort Worth. The fish that are predominant on this lake include:

  • Largemouth bass
  • Spotted bass
  • White & hybrid striped bass
  • White crappie
  • Blue & channel catfish

According to Texas Parks and Wildlife:


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.

There is also a fishing barge located on the lake near Lake Park. This fishing barge provides a great opportunity to catch fish off of the barge if you don’t have a boat.

There are many coves, creeks, and great fishing spots off of the main lake. The Hidden Creek branch of the lake looked particularly good for fishing.

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Size and Bag Limits

Black bass

For largemouth and smallmouth bass, minimum length limit = 14 inches. No minimum length for Guadalupe or spotted bass. Daily bag limit is 5 fish for all four species in any combination.

White, striped and yellow bass

For striped and hybrid striped bass, minimum length limit = 18 inches and daily bag limit = 5 in any combination. For white bass, minimum length = 10 inches and daily bag is 25. There are no bag or size limits for yellow bass.

Carp

There is no minimum length limit or daily bag limit for common carp.

Catfish

For blue catfish, length limit is a 30- to 45-inch slot. Blue catfish 30 inches and less or 45 inches or greater in length may be retained. Only one blue catfish 45 inches or greater may be retained each day. For channel catfish, minimum length is 12 inches. Daily bag limit = 25 blue and channel catfish in any combination. For flathead catfish, minimum length is 18 inches and daily bag limit = 5.

Crappie

For white and black crappie, their hybrids and subspecies, minimum length limit = 10 inches. Daily bag limit = 25 in any combination.

Gar

For alligator gar, daily bag limit is 1 fish of any size. No bag limits on other species of gar.Sunfish There is no minimum length or daily bag limit on bluegill, redear, warmouth or other species of sunfish.

Trout

For rainbow and brown trout, their hybrids and subspecies, there is no minimum length and daily bag limit = 5 trout in any combination.

Photos below courtesy of Coach Cole’s Guide Service.

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Fishing Lake Lewisville