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The Catfish Capital of Texas

Catfish Capital

In 2001, the Texas Legislature declared West Tawakoni the "Catfish Capital of Texas."
West Tawakoni is the “Catfish Capital” of Texas for a good reason. We are located on the west side of Lake Tawakoni which boasts some of the biggest blue cats in the south, and has on more than one occasion produced multiple 5 fish stringers over 200lbs! Lake Tawakoni boasts 225 miles of shoreline, with a large abundance of Crappie, Black Bass, Sand Bass, Striped Bass, Hybrid Bass which of course help feed its “MONSTER” Catfish.

City Alerts


Public Notice to Boil Water

For following area: Bella Vista, Hales Retreat, VFW, Charlie Drive, Margie’s Grocery, American Legion, Billy’s Dounuts, Hillcrest Addition, Penny Mart, Pleasant Valley, Lewald, Tejas Village, Camp Caddo, Conti Drive, Ideal Circle, Tawakoni Building, Dr. Glass, Quail Run Addition, Tin Cup, Sneaky Pete’s.
The water pressure will be reduced at 11 p.m. on 2/27/2017.

More Information

Upcoming Committee and Board Meetings

EDC Special Meeting:
Location: City Hall 1533 East Hwy 276, West Tawakoni, TX 75474 

Keep West Tawakoni Beautiful: .
Location: City Hall, West Tawakoni, TX 75474 

West Tawakoni Park Board: .
Location: City Hall, 1533 East Highway 276, West Tawakoni, TX 75474 

West Tawakoni Planning & Zoning Board: Thursday, March 2,  2017 at 6:30 P.M
Location: City Hall, 1533 East Highwy 276, West Tawakoni, TX  75474


March 4th:
Cabelas King Kat Tournament 2017Cabela's King Kat Tournament Trail
on Lake Tawakoni


Location: West Tawakoni, TX - Lake Tawakoni
2017 Local Event 
Tourney Date: 03/04/17
Late-Fee Deadline: 02/17/17
Off Limits: You may not fish from midnight until 6:30 am on tournament day.
Start Time: 6:30am
Stop Time: 3:00pm
Weigh-In: 4:00pm (anyone not in line by this time will be disqualified from the tournament)
Details: Anglers may fish all of Lake Tawakoni.
Download Tournament Brochure (PDF)
Register for This Tournament Online
Seminar Site: Lake Tawkoni Regional Chamber of Commerce
100 W. Hwy. 276
West Tawakoni, TX 75474
(903) 447-3020
Late Sign-In: 5-7pm 
Seminar Begins: 7pm
Seminar is open to the public.
Weigh-In Site: West Tawakoni City Park
1208 E. Hwy 276
West Tawakoni, TX 75474
(903) 274-7180
Kids' Rodeo: West Tawakoni City Park
Same as Weigh-In Site
Host Hotel(s): Anchor Inn Marina
800 Tomahawk Dr.
West Tawakoni, TX 75474
(903) 447-2256 

NOTE: The number of rooms may be limited in some areas so it is recommended that participants make their reservations early.

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About Cabela's King Kat Tournament Trail



Cabela’s King Kat Tournament Trail

to hit the waters of Lake Tawakoni at West Tawakoni, Texas

Press Release

The Cabela’s King Kat Tournament Trail will hit the waters of Lake Tawakoni at W. Tawakoni, Texas March 4, 2017. This is the opportunity for local catfish anglers to compete for cash, prizes and a chance to advance to the Cabela’s King Kat North and South Championship. This year's Northern Championship will be held September 22 & 23, 2017 on the Cumberland River (Old Hickory Lake) at Gallatin, Tennessee. The Southern Championship will be held October 6 & October 7, 2017 on Lake Wateree at Camden, South Carolina. Be sure to check out our website at: and like our Cabela's King Kat Facebook Page. Both sites contain new and exciting information on our events along with special information for catfish anglers everywhere.


Hear Ye, Hear Ye!

50th Jubilee for West Tawakonicatfish vector
on March 11, 2017 from 1 - 4 PM

at the West Tawakoni City Park

Music – Singing – Guest Speakers – History

Activities for Children and the Young at Heart

Guest of Honor, Royal Catfish King Bob


Business’, Churches, Veterans, Schools, Service Clubs, Citizens

Food Vendors  -  Picnic with family and friends

FREE: 50th Golden Jubilee Cake and Cupcakes

  • Royal Dog Contest and Show
  • Vendors - Products - Arts & Crafts
  • Fancy Hat (women) Sporty Cap (men) contest
    Be creative and have fun

Buy Tickets for Drawings (Must be present to win)


Whose 50th birthday is before March 11, 2017 (without going over)?


The Crowning of the Royal Family. Come and try out for: 

  • King and Queen (ages 50 and up)
  • Prince and Princess (ages 31-49)
  • Duke and Dutches (ages 21-30)
  • Baron and Baroness (ages 11-20)
  • Lord and Lady (ages 1-10)
  • Court Jester - Funny, Silly or a Jokster

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West Tawakoni City Hall, 1533 E State Hwy. 276, West Tawakoni, TX 75474  Phone:(903) 447-2285