Tioga, Nix Ranch: Lake TCU

Dallas/ Fort Worth Area

Tioga, Nix Ranch: Lake TCU

Dallas/ Fort Worth Area

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Property Info

  • General Availability
    This site is available year round.
  • Lake Size
    12 Acres
  • Bank Fishing
    Bank fishing is available.
  • Tent Camping
    Tent camping is not available.
  • Boat Availability
    Jon boat with bench seating
  • Boat Launch
    Small boats/trailers easily launched from bank.
***November update***

NIx Ranch will be closed for 90 days starting December 1st 2020. We have closed this lake and a few others in the DFW area to allow them to rest. Although we rest the lakes more days that we fish them in a given month, its time to allow the lake to go completely fishing pressure free for 90 days. This should re-set the lake for Spring and allow for greater catch rates. The lake will re-open March 1st 2021 and you may reservations up to 60 days in advance.

Great fishing, easy access and close to the metroplex is what Lake TCU is all about. As you enter the electronic gate you will be greeted by bronzed deer and buffalo and will instantly notice how impeccably maintained the grounds are kept.
The lake is relatively shallow with most of the lake 6-8 feet deep with a few spots that are 12-13 feet deep. Currently, there is limited cover or brush piles and you are likely to find fish all over the lake. The lake boasts 3 islands and an insane amount of 3 to 4 lb fish. Our electrofish survey produced an eye-popping number of solid fish that were likely the fattest fish we have shocked in years.
A 14-foot jon boat is provided and maybe a bit heavy for some to flip over if you are fishing alone. If you are bringing your own boat please note that most of the perimeter of the lake drops off quickly so you likely will not need to back your trailer in very far. We would NOT recommend boats larger than 16 feet.
Please do not take the lid off the fish feeder to feed the fish. We have lost lids. Lost lids cost money and if it rains ruin $ worth of fish feed. Thanks for your understanding.

There full day minimum to fish this site. There is a 2 adult minimum to fish this site.


MANDATORY!!! Remove all bass 14" and under at this site. Report the total number of each species removed, back to the club office through the online reservation system after your outing.

There full day minimum to fish this site. There is a 2 adult minimum to fish this site.

1/2 day of fishing is available only if you also fish a full day. To clarify, you can reserve the lake for a full day only or a full day and a 1/2 day. (Two half-days DOES NOT equal a full day

Take all trash with you. Clean boat of all trash including your used soft plastics.

General Directions

55 miles NorthWest of Dallas 60 miles NorthEast of Ft. Worth 30 miles North of Denton

Fishing Report

Beautiful day at Lake TCU

David May on Nov 26 ,2020

Reservation Number : 26557 Property Name : Nix Ranch: Lake TCU Reservation Date : 11/25/2020 All Day - Total Fish/Sizes : 11, dinks to 3 lb Lures Used : jerk bait, swim bait, crank bait I bank fished Lake TCU…

Day after Cold Front

Darryl Stratton on Nov 25 ,2020

Reservation Number : 26585 Property Name : Nix Ranch: Lake TCU Reservation Date : 11/23/2020 All Day - Total Fish/Sizes : 10 Lures Used : Fished Nix Ranch on Monday after the cold front came thru Sunday night   As expected…

Saturday at TCU

Keith Barfield on Nov 23 ,2020

Reservation Number : 26448 Property Name : Nix Ranch: Lake TCU Reservation Date : 11/21/2020 All Day - Total Fish/Sizes : 20, 1 - 3.5 lbs Lures Used : spinner baits, senkos, flukes, topwaters, crank baits Guest and I fished…

Property Pricing

  • Day Rate$120.00
  • Half-Day Rate$120.00
  • Under Twelve RateNo Charge
  • Youth (13-17) Day Rate$60.00
  • Youth (13-17) Half-Day Rate$60.00