Lake Bridgeport

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Lake Bridgeport Information

Located on the West Fork of the Trinity River, Lake Bridgeport Texas is 11,954 acres with a maximum depth of 85 feet. The lake was created in 1932 to future flooding of the city of Fort Worth. The lake has a 12 ft annual fluctuation with moderately clear water.

Bridgeport reservoir was built with a flood control capacity of 580,000 acre-feet and conservation capacity of 290,000 acre feet. The original service spillway had three 20-foot bays, two equipped with vertical lift gates and the third left open. The outlet conduits in the bottom of the dam were equpped with 48-inch valves, two in each conduit. The dam was constructed by the wetted and rolled fill method with materials placed in layers approximately twelve inches thick and then thoroughly wetted and rolled to ensure proper compaction of the mass.

In 1969, the service spillway was eliminated and replaced with a 90-foot spillway equipped with eight roller lift gates, 11.25 feet by 22 feet high. The conservation pool was raised from 826 to 836 feet mean sea-level. The pool capacity was increased to 366,236 acre-feet.

The fishing is rated good for Largemouth/Smallmouth Bass, Catfish and Sunfish and fair for Crappie and White/Striped Bass. Check out the current lake bridgeport fishing report and records.

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Lake Bridgeport Weather Forecast

Sunday

Mostly Cloudy

Hi: 70

Sunday Night

Chance Rain

Lo: 47

Monday

Rain Showers

Hi: 47

Monday Night

Rain Likely

Lo: 35

Tuesday

Rain Likely

Hi: 42

Tuesday Night

Rain Likely

Lo: 39

Wednesday

Rain Likely

Hi: 49

Wednesday Night

Slight Chance Rain

Lo: 39


Lake Bridgeport Water Level (last 30 days)


Water Level on 10/25: 832.84 (-3.16)



Lake Bridgeport Fishing Report from TPWD (Oct. 21)

GOOD. Water slightly stained; 72-75 degrees; 2.86 low. Black bass are good on spinners, jigs, crankbaits, and plum or watermelon red Texas-rigged plastic worms in 12-18’ fishing deeper docks, main lake points near timber, drop-offs, and points. There is an early topwater bite on the points. Crappie are good on minnows and jigs, fishing bridges, timber and brush piles. White bass are good on chartreuse or white slabs on main lake drop-offs, flats, and channels. Hybrid stripers are good on main lake humps and points with live bait. Catfish are good on cut bait, shrimp, and prepared bait in 12-20’’.