Averhoff Reservoir - 2012 Survey Report
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Prepared by Randy Myers and John Dennis
Inland Fisheries Division
District 1-D, San Antonio, Texas
This is the authors' summary from an 11-page report. For a copy of the complete report, use the download link in the sidebar.
Fish Populations in Averhoff Reservoir were not surveyed during the study period (2009-2013) due to low water levels caused by drought. This report contains information about the reservoir and management recommendations.
Averhoff Reservoir is a 173-acre narrow, riverine-type reservoir located on the Nueces River, near Crystal City, TX, in Zavala County. It was constructed by the Zavala-Dimmit Water Improvement District Number 1 in 1948 to provide water for agriculture, recreation, and flood control. Water level was extremely low throughout much of the study period preventing boat access.
Important sport fish included Largemouth Bass and Channel Catfish. Harvest of both species was managed according to standard state-wide regulations.
Fish communities were not surveyed due to extreme low water levels preventing boat access.
- Declassify Averhoff Reservoir as a general rotation reservoir because of its low fisheries potential.
- Conduct fish population sampling when reservoir conditions improve.
- All species should continue to be managed under current harvest regulations.
Performance Report as required by Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration Act, Texas Federal Aid Project F-221-M-3 Inland Fisheries Division Monitoring and Management Program