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Lake Lewisville Profile
Lake Lewisville is a very popular lake with the Dallas folks but
mostly for water sports. This sometimes overlooked fishing spot has great fishing for
largemouth, sand bass, stripers, hybrids, and some great trophy catfishing. Two areas of
the lake (the old lake and the new lake) are both unique. The split between the two is the
old dam from back when it was named Garza Little Elm. The old dam was blown out at two
spots (good fishing structure) called the old and new cut. This lake has great habitat
with standing timber, structure breaks, and extensive shallow flats. Lake Lewisville is
29,500 surface acres and was impounded in 1954.
If you like
to get your line stretched by some huge cats this is the top spot.
||Hard to miss this lake situated 20 minutes North of Dallas on
Interstate 35 at the towns of Hickory Creek and Lake Dallas.
||Same as statewide.
||We have fished Lewisville for years and have caught a
truckload of sand bass and largemouth. My father caught a 8.03 largemouth in 1980. This
lake has some excellent fishing and through the state stockings has the potential of
becoming one of the top hybrid and striper lakes in the area. In 1995 the TP&WD
stocked 273,000 striper fingerlings. This is a huge stocking and with the large
populations of shad look for some great striper action in the future. Also if you like a
huge bite the trophy catfishing at Lewisville is renowned. Captain Randle Hall "The
Lewisville Fisherman" who is on our prostaff is the top guide if you are interested
in fish 20+.
||The two ramps that we usually launch at are US Army Corp pay
launches at Westlake Park (old lake) and Arrowhead (new lake). Arrowhead is at the first
exit when you cross the IH35 bridge going North. You get to Westlake by going through the
town of Lake Dallas. Also there is a launch at Eagle Point Marina (972-436-6567) on the
south side of the IH35 bridge. Another marina that has a store and gas (besides summer
weekends only) is Lakeview Marina (817-321-2675) but, there is no launch facility. State
Parks (800-792-1112) include Lewisville State Park and Copperas Cove State Park.
||When fishing for sandies, and hybrids (they are mixed
together a lot) try the shallow flats in the new lake out from the old cut, the drop-off
out from a point called twin trees, and both cuts can also hold fish. There are so many
shad in Lewisville we have better luck fishing artificals when the fish are schooling.
Jigging spoons, little george, and a trolling rig with a model A all work well. Also don't
forget to look for some hot topwater action under the birds, and I do mean hot because the
sandies like to school up at the hottest part of the day (2:00) in the hottest part of the
summer. Largemouth fishing is also good here with the standing timber in the old lake, the
North point at the old cut fished with caroling-rigged lizard is especially good, and the
cove in the new lake just outside the new cut and a creek named Cottonwood is good. Now
for the hybrids try the shallow flats in the new lake and the gravel pits out in the trees
towards the east side of the lake. Live and cut shad work good for the hybrids and
stripers, also a large sassy shad will get bit. Drifting for big cats at Lewisville is
very popular. Try the flats in the new lake and along and out from the dam in the old
lake. Best bait is cut shad
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