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Gladewater City Lake - 2009 Survey Report

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Prepared by Timothy J. Bister and Michael W. Brice
Inland Fisheries Division
District 3-A, Marshall, Texas

This is the authors' summary from a 25-page report. For a copy of the complete report, use the download link in the sidebar.

Fish populations in Gladewater City Lake were surveyed in 2009 using electrofishing and trap netting and in 2010 using gill netting. This report summarizes the results of the surveys and contains a management plan for the reservoir based on those findings.

Reservoir Description

Gladewater City Lake is a 481-acre reservoir on Glade Creek, and was constructed in 1953 by the City of Gladewater for use as municipal and industrial water supply. Habitat features consisted of inundated timber, brush, creek channels, and riprap. The lake has a history of limited aquatic vegetation. Water hyacinth, a non-native invasive plant, was detected at the reservoir in 2005. Periodic herbicide treatments have prevented the spread of water hyacinth in the reservoir.

Management History

Important sport fish include largemouth bass, channel catfish, bluegill, redear sunfish, and crappie. TPWD Inland Fisheries District 3A staff stocked threadfin shad in 2008 to improve the prey fish community. Even though the largemouth bass population has not met the requirements for Florida largemouth bass stocking by TPWD, the City of Gladewater has purchased (from a private fish retailer) and stocked the reservoir with 15,000 pure Florida largemouth bass fingerlings each of the past three years.

Fish Community

Management Strategies

Conduct water hyacinth surveys annually from 2010-2013. Conduct general monitoring with trap netting, electrofishing, and aquatic vegetation surveys in 2013 and gill netting in 2014.

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Performance Report as required by Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration Act Texas Federal Aid Project F-30-R-35 Statewide Freshwater Fisheries Monitoring and Management Program

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