Lake Tawakoni is known as the “Catfish Capital of Texas”. Blue catfish make up 90% of Lake Tawakonis catfish population. The predominant fish species include black and white crappie, largemouth bass, striped and hybrid striped bass, and white bass. Special catfish limits are in effect on the lake. Please check with Texas Parks and Wildlife to see if those limits have changed or been lifted. Other species of fish in our lake include bluegill, bowfin, channel catfish, blue catfish, flathead catfish, green sunfish, white bass, yellow bass, and longnose and spotted gar fish.

Lake Tawakoni hosts over 30 fishing tournaments a year, and trophy cats are common catches, especially during the winter months. 

A few of our favorite Bait & Tackle Shops near us include

To check the most recent lake water levels chick the link below

Lake Tawakoni Water Level

Here is a pretty good map of the lake with the location of the most common fish you can expect to find there.

If you are looking for some good fishing guides to help you land those really big ones.  Below are some highly recommended guides in our area,
Fishing Guides

Matt's Guide Service
Matt Cartwright
Stripaholic Guide Service
Trent Miller

Smitty's Guide Service
Jimmy Smith

This is a youtube video from Simplistic Fishing.  We couldn't have done any better and think it's one of the best!

​There is way more info on the lake than you might actually need to know listed in the links below
Fishing Directory 

Joe Read's Guide Service

Messin with the Fish
Keith Parks

Capt. Roger Gray