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PARTLY CLOUDY
WINDS SOUTH @ 9MPH
HUMIDITY 91%
VISIBILITY 10MI
DEW POINT 39°

Lake Bridgeport

Jack County, TX
Jack County, TX
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On the West Fork Trinity River in Jack and Wise counties, off US Highway 380
11,954 acres
LAKE SIZE
85 feet
MAX DEPTH
FISH TO CATCH
Channel Catfish
Crappie
Hybrid Striped Bass
Spotted Bass
Sunfish
White Bass
NOTE: This list may not be all inclusive of all speices present in Lake Bridgeport.
FISHING COVER/STRUCTURE
Most of Lake Bridgeport's 170-mile shoreline is good bass habitat, with 7 miles of rip-rap, 90 miles of boulders, and many coves and points. Near the Lakeview Lodge on the Sid Richardson Scout Ranch, near Windy Point, Captain Kidd Point, and Steele Island, there are submerged gravel piles that were deposited when the West Fork Trinity River flowed free and uncontrolled. These piles provide excellent habitat for white bass and black basses.
TIPS & TACTICS
Crappie are caught most often when the fish school around structure in deep water in the winter and in the spring when they come into shallow water to spawn. Many main-lake points, ledges, and channels provide excellent wintertime habitat. In spring, two of the best spots for crappie are Bean Creek and Big Creek. Fish year round with minnows or jigs. Channel catfish are best in the spring when tributaries are running, and again in summer when the fish concentrate atop submerged flats and can be drift-fished with shrimp or cut bait. Similar baits pay off during inflow during the spring and summer.

White bass fishing is best during the spring spawning run. All main-lake points and any inflowing tributaries are good producers. In summer you are likely to see white bass anywhere: in front of the dam, near Rattlesnake Island in open water, and around submerged gravel piles. Best baits here are surface lures, plastic shad, small spoons, jigs, and live minnows or shad. Hybrid striped bass are attracted to similar locations and baits. In winter, hybrids can usually be found feeding on shad and drawing the attention of hundreds of sea gulls.

Black basses in this lake include largemouth, spotted, and smallmouth bass. They can be caught almost year round, but spring and fall are tops for action. For trophies, try fishing in February and March. Effective baits in spring include a Carolina Rig worm or 6-inch lizard, a Texas rigged worm (7-inch variety), and crankbaits. On into summer, jig and pig, spoons, Texas rigged worms, and crankbaits work well. In fall, try crawfish-mimicking baits, spinners, and jigs in turbid and shallow water. Roll a spinner bait, bump a crankbait, or dabble a Texas rigged worm over one of the submerged gravel humps and you better be holding to something solid.
FISHING REPORT
GOOD. Water slightly stained; 64 degrees; 3.53 low. Black bass are fair on spinners, crankbaits, and jerk baits in 3-12’ fishing docks, main lake points near timber, shorelines, and points. There is an early topwater bite on the points and rocky shorelines. Crappie are fair on minnows and jigs fishing bridges, timber, and brush piles. White bass are good on white slabs on prominent lake ridges, flats, and channels. Hybrid stripers are good along the main lake channel with live bait. Catfish are good on cut bait, shrimp, and prepared bait in 8-20’’.

Source: Texas Parks & Wildlife

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FISHING COVER/STRUCTURE
Most of Lake Bridgeport's 170-mile shoreline is good bass habitat, with 7 miles of rip-rap, 90 miles of boulders, and many coves and points. Near the Lakeview Lodge on the Sid Richardson Scout Ranch, near Windy Point, Captain Kidd Point, and Steele Island, there are submerged gravel piles that were deposited when the West Fork Trinity River flowed free and uncontrolled. These piles provide excellent habitat for white bass and black basses.
CONTACT / CONTROLLING AUTHORITY
Tarrant Regional Water District
1710 FM 1658
Bridgeport, Texas 76426
(817) 335-2491 central office
(940) 683-2349 local
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