Inland Fisheries Dallas-Fort Worth District -Texas Parks and Wildlife

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Due to all of the rain over the last month and a half raising water levels in Lake Lewisville, the releases from the dam...
02/17/2020

Due to all of the rain over the last month and a half raising water levels in Lake Lewisville, the releases from the dam are still too high to safely stock the Rainbow Trout planned for Tuesday, February 18 at LLELA below Lewisville Lake dam. This means we have had to postpone BOTH stockings for LLELA. We will provide an update as soon as we have a new date and location worked out. Sorry for the inconvenience and thanks for your understanding!

We would like to say a big thank you to the volunteers who came out today and helped us clean up the roadways around our...
02/13/2020

We would like to say a big thank you to the volunteers who came out today and helped us clean up the roadways around our office below the Lake Worth dam!

Update!!!!We finally got all of the bamboo crappie condos and PVC Georgia Structures deployed into Lake Arlington at the...
02/11/2020

Update!!!!
We finally got all of the bamboo crappie condos and PVC Georgia Structures deployed into Lake Arlington at the end of January. We added Georgia Structures to 3 sites where crappie condos had already been deployed, and we created a new habitat site (#4) with PVC Georgia Structures and crappie condos. The coordinates for all 4 sites are listed in a table included in the images. We listed them in Decimal Degrees (DD) and Degrees Minutes Seconds (DMS), but if you use another format, you can just plug the numbers into a GPS Coordinate converter.

The final image shows what the structures look like on a depth finder when you pass over them.

Thanks again to Arlington Parks and Recreation, Martin High School Bass Club, Kennedale HS Outdoor Education Club, and Fort Worth Fly Fishers for all of your help with this project.

Funding for this project was provided by Texas Parks and Wildlife's Conservation License Plate fund. To view the license plates and see other projects that have been funded, please visit: https://conservationplate.org/.

The time is here to catch some giants! This 14.36 pounder was caught in Lake Alan Henry by Blake Cockrell over the weeke...
02/10/2020

The time is here to catch some giants! This 14.36 pounder was caught in Lake Alan Henry by Blake Cockrell over the weekend! 😲

Boom! Blake Cockrell of Lubbock lands the first Legacy Class ShareLunker of 2020. This 14.36 pound beauty was caught at Lake Alan Henry. Thank you Blake for loaning us your Lunker so we can make Bigger, Better Bass! #ShareLunker #BiggerBetterBass

02/09/2020

For those of you wondering about the Rainbow Trout stocking at Frisco Commons, please follow our Inland Fisheries Denison District - Texas Parks and Wildlife as they manage Collin County waters. I have heard from them that the fish have been stocked as the City of Frisco hosted a special event yesterday. Thanks!

02/05/2020

Over 3,600 Rainbow Trout have just been stocked into the Trinity River at Trinity Park and River Park in downtown Fort Worth. Big thanks to the staff at Possum Kingdom Fish Hatchery for bringing the fish despite the less than ideal traveling conditions! Tight lines!!!

02/05/2020

And here it is! The moment you have all been waiting for....
Rainbow Trout will be stocked today at both Trinity Park and River Park. They will be arriving after lunch. Tight lines!

02/04/2020

Hey everyone... As of now, we are still planning to stock Trinity Park and River Park tomorrow (Wednesday, February 5th). BUT, we don't know what time nor do we know, yet, if the weather will force us to postpone the stockings. The decision will be made tomorrow morning and we will post an update here as soon as we know. Stay tuned!!

Fish on!!! Over 2,200 rainbow trout were stocked in Ablon Park pond this morning.
01/30/2020

Fish on!!! Over 2,200 rainbow trout were stocked in Ablon Park pond this morning.

1,400 Rainbow Trout were just stocked at Harry Myers Park in Rockwall. They were stocked in the pond marked in the photo...
01/29/2020

1,400 Rainbow Trout were just stocked at Harry Myers Park in Rockwall. They were stocked in the pond marked in the photo. They were biting before we left the park. Tight lines!

Happy Friday! Rainbow Trout are on their way to the 5 DFW area Neighborhood Fishin' locations. Approximate timing of sto...
01/24/2020
Texas Parks & Wildlife Department: Neighborhood Fishin

Happy Friday! Rainbow Trout are on their way to the 5 DFW area Neighborhood Fishin' locations. Approximate timing of stockings are as follows: Mesquite City Lake ~9:30, Greenbriar Park in Fort Worth ~10:00, Lakeside Park in Duncanville ~10:15, Chisholm Park in Hurst ~10:30, and South Lakes Park in Denton ~11:30. To find the nearest to you, please visit the link below: Enjoy the awesome weather and tight lines!

01/15/2020

650 Rainbow Trout have been stocked into Perch Pond at Cedar Hill State Park - Texas Parks and Wildlife. Tight lines!!

01/14/2020

Due to the rain late last week raising water levels in Lake Lewisville, the releases from the dam will be too high to safely stock the Rainbow Trout planned for Wednesday, January 15 at LLELA Lewisville Lake. We will provide an update as soon as we have the makeup date worked out. Sorry for the inconvenience and thanks for your understanding!

The 2020 ShareLunker season is upon us! Tight lines!
01/13/2020

The 2020 ShareLunker season is upon us! Tight lines!

The 2020 Toyota ShareLunker Season is underway! Remember, if you reel in a largemouth bass that’s at least 8 lbs. or 24 inches, you can participate simply by entering your Lunker catch information online or on the ShareLunker mobile app during the year-long season (January 1 - December 31). Lunkers 13 lbs.+ that are caught during spawning season (January 1 – March 31) can be loaned to the ShareLunker program for selective spawning!
#BiggerBetterBass
#ShareLunker

Good morning everyone! Just wanted to let you all know that we have three Rainbow Trout stockings coming up this week. W...
01/13/2020

Good morning everyone! Just wanted to let you all know that we have three Rainbow Trout stockings coming up this week. We don't know times for any of them yet, but they should all be done by lunch time.
Wednesday (January 15th) - Cedar Hill State Park Perch Pond and Lake Lewisville Tailrace.
Thursday (January 16th) - Mike Lewis Park in Grand Prairie.

For the full stocking schedule, please visit: https://tpwd.texas.gov/fishboat/fish/management/stocking/trout_stocking.phtml

Good morning Grapevine Lake. It’s a brisk 33 degrees with a water temp of 51 degrees with light and variable winds. Hope...
01/12/2020

Good morning Grapevine Lake. It’s a brisk 33 degrees with a water temp of 51 degrees with light and variable winds. Hope I see a few anglers out here today.

01/10/2020

Rainbow Trout have been stocked at Southlakes Park Pond in Denton, Lakeside Park in Duncanville, and Greenbriar Park in Fort Worth today. Tight lines!

Did you all get out and enjoy the beautiful weather this weekend? We sure did! With the help of the Martin High School B...
01/06/2020

Did you all get out and enjoy the beautiful weather this weekend? We sure did! With the help of the Martin High School Bass Club, the Kennedale HS Outdoor Education Club, the Fort Worth Fly Fishers group and Arlington Parks and Recreation, we constructed 20 "crappie condos" (bamboo buckets) and 40 PVC cubes on Saturday that will be deployed in Lake Arlington later this year to enhance fish habitat in the lake. Funding for this project was provided by Texas Parks and Wildlife's Conservation License Plate fund. To view the license plates and see other projects that have been funded, please visit: https://conservationplate.org/.

Once we have deployed the structures, we will provide a public listing of all the GPS coordinates for the structures, so stay tuned!

Thanks again to all of the volunteers who came out to build structures. And thanks to all of those who help support these activities by purchasing a TPWD conservation license plate!

Good morning! I hope everyone had a great holiday! Rainbow Trout are on their way to the 5 DFW Area Neighborhood Fishin'...
12/27/2019
Texas Parks & Wildlife Department: Neighborhood Fishin

Good morning! I hope everyone had a great holiday! Rainbow Trout are on their way to the 5 DFW Area Neighborhood Fishin' locations with some having been stocked already. The tentative schedule is as follows: Mesquite City Lake ~9:15am, Greenbriar Park in Fort Worth ~9:30am; Lakeside Park in Duncanville ~10:00am, Chisholm Park in Hurst ~10:30am, and South Lakes Park Pond (South pond) in Denton ~11:45am. To find the nearest to you, please visit this link: Tight lines!

*UPDATE* All five DFW ponds have been stocked and the trout are already biting!!!It's a beautiful day for Rainbow Trout ...
11/27/2019
Texas Parks & Wildlife Department: Neighborhood Fishin

*UPDATE* All five DFW ponds have been stocked and the trout are already biting!!!

It's a beautiful day for Rainbow Trout fishing!! Rainbow Trout are officially on their way to the five Neighborhood Fishin' ponds in DFW!! Approximate stocking times are City Lake Park in Mesquite and Greenbriar Park in Fort Worth - 9:00, Lakeside Park in Duncanville and Chisholm Park in Hurst - 10:00 and South Lakes Park in Denton - 11:30.
To find the location nearest you visit: https://tpwd.texas.gov/fishboat/fish/management/stocking/neighborhood-fishin.phtml

Tight Lines and Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Finally got the 2019 trap netting survey from White Rock Lake entered and analyzed. Pretty sure it's a new record for ou...
11/25/2019

Finally got the 2019 trap netting survey from White Rock Lake entered and analyzed. Pretty sure it's a new record for our 4-county district! Total catch per net night was a whopping 209.2 Crappie - a total of 1,046 White Crappie caught in 5 nets, including 257 over 10 inches with tons of 9-inch fish that will soon be legal to harvest. In case you were wondering, there is no issue with eating Crappie from White Rock Lake. Now is a great time to get out there and catch some!!

Today is the final Catfish Friday of the year! Fish are on their way now to the 5 DFW Area Neighborhood Fishin' Lakes. T...
11/01/2019
Texas Parks & Wildlife Department: Neighborhood Fishin

Today is the final Catfish Friday of the year! Fish are on their way now to the 5 DFW Area Neighborhood Fishin' Lakes. The approximate timings for each park are: ~10:00 at Mesquite City Park, ~11:15 at South Lakes Park in Denton, ~12:00 at Chisholm Park in Hurst, ~1:00 at Greenbriar Park in Fort Worth, and ~2:00 at Lakeside Park in Duncanville. To find the closest site to you please check this link:

We wrapped up our electrofishing season last night at White Rock Lake. White Rock is definitely where the Smallmouth Buf...
10/29/2019

We wrapped up our electrofishing season last night at White Rock Lake. White Rock is definitely where the Smallmouth Buffalo (fish) roam. We didn't collect any data on them, but they were numerous and big. We collected a bunch of shad, most of which were vulnerable to Largemouth Bass as prey. The Largemouth Bass were looking good. We caught 141 LMB/hour and caught 26/hour keeper sized bass. All of them were plump suggesting the shad are keeping them fed.

We completed our fall electrofishing survey for Grapevine last night. It was raining shad all over the lake. Sunfish wer...
10/23/2019

We completed our fall electrofishing survey for Grapevine last night. It was raining shad all over the lake. Sunfish were abundant on the dam. Our Largemouth Bass total catch rate was 158 fish/hour with catch rates of 14" bass at 34/hour and 18" bass at 10/hour. Smallmouth Bass total catch rate was 9 fish/hour and catch rate of keeper sized fish was 1/hour. We also saw a few nice Spotted bass weighing in at just over 2 pounds.

Happy Catfish Friday! The catfish are on their way to the 5 DFW-area Neighborhood Fishin' lakes. Approximate stocking ti...
10/18/2019
Texas Parks & Wildlife Department: Neighborhood Fishin

Happy Catfish Friday! The catfish are on their way to the 5 DFW-area Neighborhood Fishin' lakes. Approximate stocking times are as follows: Mesquite City Lake ~9:00, South Lakes Park in Denton ~10:30, Chisholm Park in Hurst ~11:30, Greenbriar Park in Fort Worth ~12:30 and Lakeside Park in Duncanville ~2:00. To find the site nearest to you, please check this link:
https://tpwd.texas.gov/fishboat/fish/management/stocking/neighborhood-fishin.phtml
TIGHT LINES!!!

Try family-friendly city fishing from a pier or bank. Visit small stocked lakes close to home. Catch catfish big enough to keep. Kids under 17 fish free.

We would like to say a big thank you to the volunteers who came out today and helped us clean up the shoreline below the...
10/17/2019

We would like to say a big thank you to the volunteers who came out today and helped us clean up the shoreline below the Lake Worth dam.

Our fall electrofishing season is in full swing. We have completed our survey of Lake Lewisville and the Largemouth Bass...
10/17/2019

Our fall electrofishing season is in full swing. We have completed our survey of Lake Lewisville and the Largemouth Bass are looking good. We had a total catch rate of 125 bass/hr and the catch rate of keeper-sized bass was 11 fish/hr. We caught one Largemouth Bass just under 9 lbs, several 2-4 pounders, and a bunch of little ones that will be recruiting into the population in the next couple of years.

Happy Catfish Friday! The catfish are on their way to the 5 DFW-area Neighborhood Fishin' lakes. Mesquite City Lake has ...
10/04/2019
Texas Parks & Wildlife Department: Neighborhood Fishin

Happy Catfish Friday! The catfish are on their way to the 5 DFW-area Neighborhood Fishin' lakes. Mesquite City Lake has already been stocked. Approximate timing of the rest of the stockings are as follows: South Lakes Park in Denton ~10:30, Chisholm Park in Hurst ~11:30, Greenbriar Park in Fort Worth ~12:30 and Lakeside Park in Duncanville ~2:00. To find the site nearest to you, please check this link:
https://tpwd.texas.gov/fishboat/fish/management/stocking/neighborhood-fishin.phtml
TIGHT LINES!!!

Try family-friendly city fishing from a pier or bank. Visit small stocked lakes close to home. Catch catfish big enough to keep. Kids under 17 fish free.

We sampled a few of our Community Fishing Lakes (CFLs) and the Trinity River in Fort Worth over the past two weeks. We s...
10/03/2019

We sampled a few of our Community Fishing Lakes (CFLs) and the Trinity River in Fort Worth over the past two weeks. We saw some nice fish, healthy self-sustaining populations, and we had a great time sharing the work with our volunteers. All fish collected were identified, measured, weighed and released on site.

Howdy Folks!! Texas Parks and Wildlife is having a Life’s Better Outside event today through Sunday in the Fur & Feather...
09/27/2019

Howdy Folks!! Texas Parks and Wildlife is having a Life’s Better Outside event today through Sunday in the Fur & Feather building on the east side of the Cotton Bowl. Stop by and check out our set up! #StateFairofTexas #BigTex #SFT

ALLIGATOR GAR DRAWING: Enter for your chance to harvest an alligator gar over 48 inches from the Trinity River, world-re...
09/26/2019

ALLIGATOR GAR DRAWING: Enter for your chance to harvest an alligator gar over 48 inches from the Trinity River, world-renowned for its trophy 'gator gar. Details at http://bit.ly/TrinityGarHarvest. 150 anglers will be chosen.

Enter by Sept. 30. Winners will be announced on Oct. 15 and can harvest their trophy ‘gator gar by any legal means or method, day or night, through Aug. 31, 2020.

Today we spent a few hours canoeing ~6 miles down the Trinity River just Southeast of Downtown Dallas. It’s surprisingly...
09/25/2019

Today we spent a few hours canoeing ~6 miles down the Trinity River just Southeast of Downtown Dallas. It’s surprisingly peaceful once you get away from the freeway bridges. We’re looking to start sampling the fish populations soon. Pretty interesting day out in the wild!

Happy Catfish Friday! The catfish are on their way to the 5 DFW-area Neighborhood Fishin' lakes. Approximate timing of t...
09/20/2019
Texas Parks & Wildlife Department: Neighborhood Fishin

Happy Catfish Friday! The catfish are on their way to the 5 DFW-area Neighborhood Fishin' lakes. Approximate timing of the stockings are as follows: Mesquite City Lake ~8:30, South Lakes Park in Denton ~10:00, Chisholm Park in Hurst ~11:00, Greenbriar Park in Fort Worth ~12:00 and Lakeside Park in Duncanville ~1:30. To find the site nearest to you, please check this link:
https://tpwd.texas.gov/fishboat/fish/management/stocking/neighborhood-fishin.phtml
TIGHT LINES!!!

Happy Catfish Friday! The catfish are on their way to the 5 DFW-area Neighborhood Fishin' lakes. Approximate timing of t...
09/06/2019
Texas Parks & Wildlife Department: Neighborhood Fishin

Happy Catfish Friday! The catfish are on their way to the 5 DFW-area Neighborhood Fishin' lakes. Approximate timing of the stockings are as follows: Mesquite City Lake ~9:00, South Lakes Park in Denton ~10:30, Chisholm Park in Hurst ~11:30, Greenbriar Park in Fort Worth ~12:30 and Lakeside Park in Duncanville ~2:00. To find the site nearest to you, please check this link:
https://tpwd.texas.gov/fishboat/fish/management/stocking/neighborhood-fishin.phtml
TIGHT LINES!!!

Try family-friendly city fishing from a pier or bank. Visit small stocked lakes close to home. Catch catfish big enough to keep. Kids under 17 fish free.

Catfish stockings at the 5 DFW Neighborhood Fishin' Ponds start back up next Friday (September 6th)! You want to make su...
08/29/2019

Catfish stockings at the 5 DFW Neighborhood Fishin' Ponds start back up next Friday (September 6th)! You want to make sure you have your new fishing license by then!

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Is there a schedule for the trout release In Frisco ?on the 8th