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Graham Reservoir - 2013 Survey Report

Prepared by Tom Lang and Robert Mauk
Inland Fisheries Division
District 2-E, Wichita Falls, Texas

This is the authors' summary from a 33-page report. For a copy of the complete report, use the download link in the sidebar.

Fish populations in Graham Reservoir were surveyed in 2013 using electrofishing and trap netting and in 2014 using gill netting. Anglers were surveyed from June 2013 through May 2014 with a creel survey. Historical data are presented with the 2013-2014 data for comparison. This report summarizes the results of the surveys and contains a management plan for the reservoir based on those findings.

Reservoir Description

Graham Reservoir is a 2,396-acre impoundment located on Salt Creek in the Brazos River Basin approximately two miles northwest of Graham. The water elevation was full in 2012 but has been on a steady decline since and is currently >11 ft. below full pool. Graham Reservoir has moderate to high productivity. Habitat features consisted of natural shoreline, standing timber, and rocks at time of survey. There are three public boat ramps and limited bank-fishing access.

Management History

Important sport fish include White Bass, Palmetto Bass, Largemouth Bass, White Crappie and catfish. Palmetto Bass were stocked in 2011 and 2013. Blue Catfish were introduced into Graham Reservoir sometime in the late 1990s by unknown sources.

Fish Community

Management Strategies

Stock Palmetto Bass every year at a rate of 5-10/acre, depending on prey availability in order to maintain the population. Gill net and electrofish every other year and trap net every four years.

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Performance Report as required by Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration Act Texas Federal Aid Project F-221-M-4 Inland Fisheries Division Monitoring and Management Program



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