Fisher casting into a lake with a dog on the shore.

Best Places to Go Fishing in the Dallas Metroplex

The benefits of fishing extend far beyond the enjoyment of a relaxing day at the lake, and the Metroplex provides numerous nearby venues to enjoy some of the best fishing Texas has to offer. 

If you would like to spend a fun-filled day casting a line, the most popular fishing destinations in the Dallas area include:

White Rock Lake 

Once the primary water source for Dallas, locals now come to White Rock Lake to sail, kayak, and fish. The lake welcomes more than one million people every year. Known as the crown jewel of the city’s park system, it offers stunning views of downtown and comes complete with Flag Pole Hill and the Bath House Cultural Center. Anglers will find several fishing piers, and species include white crappie, largemouth bass, and channel catfish. 

Lewisville Lake 

Nestled on the Elk Fork of the Trinity River, Lewisville Lake is one of the largest lakes in North Texas with 29,000 acres and 233 miles of shoreline. It has an average depth of 25 feet and is known as the official Urban Bass Fishing Capital of Texas. The lake is popular year-round, offering RV camping, swimming beaches, and 24-hour fishing barges. Fish include crappie, largemouth bass, and hybrid white/striped bass.

Lake Ray Hubbard 

Encompassing 22,000 acres, Lake Ray Hubbard offers fishing and recreational boating opportunities. Originally named Forney Lake, the lake was later renamed after the man who presided over the Dallas Parks & Recreation System from 1943 to 1972. The lake offers stunning sunset views along with scenic walks along the harbor. Fish species include catfish, largemouth bass, and hybrid striped bass. 

If you would like to live near these fishing destinations and other fabulous outdoor attractions, please contact us. We would love to give you a tour where you can see firsthand all The Christopher has to offer. 

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