Bois d’Arc Lake Gets Exclusive Stock of Selectively Bred Trophy Bass

Texas Parks and Wildlife stocking several ponds in reservoir footprint

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) made a special delivery on October 29, 2019 to Bois d’Arc Lake which is under construction in Fannin County. TPWD staff stocked ponds in the footprint of the future lake with 2,000 selectively bred bass with the greatest potential to reach trophy size.

The North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) is constructing Bois d’Arc Lake to provide essential water for its growing region of 1.7 million North Texans. It will also offer North Texas a new hub for recreational activities, including fishing.

According to Dan Bennett, TPWD Fisheries Biologist for the Denison District, “Bois d’Arc Lake and these bass are expected to generate a significant amount of interest from anglers in coming years.”

Fishing and boating will both provide a significant boost to the local economy. An independent economic analysis estimated that lake recreational visitors will spend more than $17 million annually for dining, food, retail goods, and lodging in Fannin County.

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