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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.

Location Hard to miss this lake situated 20 minutes North of Dallas on Interstate 35 at the towns of Hickory Creek and Lake Dallas.
Fishing Regulations Same as statewide.
Comments 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+.
Facilities 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.
Fishing Tip 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
Lake Records & Ratings
Species Record Rating
Largemouth Bass 11.34 lbs.
White Bass 3.14 lbs.
* Top Rated *
Striped Bass 14.28 lbs.
Hybrid/Striped Bass 12.02 lbs.
Blue Cat 40.75 lbs.
* Top Rated *
Flathead Cat 98 lbs.
* Top Rated *
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Lake Lewisville Fishing Information

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