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Lake Description and Reports

Eagle Mountain Lake (also known as Eagle Mountain Reservoir) is north of Fort Worth, Texas, and is the site of both the Cabela's Top Gun Championship and the Skeeter BassFan Army Weekend Warrior Championship (WWC).
More information on the WWC format

Top Gun Pros Will Practice:
- Wednesday, August 10
- Thursday, August 11

The Top Gun Competition Days Are:
- Friday, August 12
- Saturday, August 13
- Sunday, August 14

Practice for the WWC is:
- Saturday, August 6
- Sunday, August 7

WWC Competition Days Are:
- Monday, August 8
- Tuesday, August 9

The lake is off-limits 90 days prior to the events' starting dates.

Here's a Little About Eagle Mountain Lake From the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department:

Location:
On the West Fork Trinity River, just north of Fort Worth and Lake Worth in Tarrant County.

Size:
9,200 acres, about 9 1/2 miles long by about 2 1/2 miles wide at the widest.

Maximum Depth:
47 feet.

Normal Water Clarity:
Clear in the lower end near the dam, murky uplake.

Habitat:
The upper portion of the lake has reed beds, and the lower- and mid-lake areas have boat docks. Little vegetation is present.

Primary Fish Species:
Largemouth bass, spotted bass, white bass, channel catfish, white crappie.

Event Marina:
West Bay Marina.

Event Host/Weigh-in Location:
The new Cabela's retail store in Forth Worth.

LAKE REPORTS (Updated Every Week)

For Week Ending Thurs, 8/4:
The water temperature was 89 degrees at the dam and the marina. The water is still stained, especially in the north half of the lake.
 
We've had no rain – it's been hot with a cool front expected. It's expected to be in the low 90s air temperature by the time of the Weekend Warrior Championship.
 
On the evening of Aug. 3 we had a CATT tournament with 10 teams. The 1st place team had 9.66 total pounds (three fish). The big bass for the tournament was 8.22 pounds. A total of 25 fish were turned in.
 
Individuals on the lake are saying bass fishing is good, and are catching limits in the morning.

 

For Week Ending Thurs, 7/28:
No tournaments this week. The water temperature was 88 degrees at the marina and by the dam. The water was stained, and the air temperature was over 100. Hot again, and humid. We had no rain this past week.
 
Individual catch reports were that dock-fishing was fair, with fish in 6 to 10 feet of water. Crankbaits and soft-plastics were the hot baits, and the blue-fleck Power Worm was most popular.

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Reports provided by Walter Covington, manager of West Bay Marina (817-444-1622) in Azle, Texas, the official marina for the Cabela's Top Gun Championship and the Skeeter BassFan Army Weekend Warrior Championship.

 


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