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Leon Reservoir - 2010 Survey Report

Prepared by Spencer Dumont and Ben Neely
Inland Fisheries Division
District 1-B, Abilene, Texas

This is the authors' summary from a 26-page report. For a copy of the complete report, use the download link in the sidebar.

Fish populations in Leon Reservoir were surveyed in 2004-2011 using electrofishing, gill nets, and trap nets. This report summarizes the results of the surveys and contains a management plan for the reservoir based on those findings.

Reservoir Description

Leon Reservoir is a 1,590-acre impoundment located on the Leon River in the Brazos River Basin approximately seven miles south of Eastland. Water level was 6 to 8 feet below conservation level during October to March sampling period. Habitat features during sampling period consisted of standing timber, open water, rocks, and boat docks. Hydrilla was found for the first time during the 2010 habitat survey. One public boat ramp was usable and bank-fishing access was limited to boat-ramp areas and LaMancha resort.

Management History

In the late 1970s palmetto bass and tiger musky were stocked in Leon Reservoir. Threadfin shad were introduced in 1984. Florida largemouth bass were last stocked in 2008. Sport fish have always been managed with statewide regulations.

Fish Community

Management Strategies

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Performance Report as required by Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration Act Texas Federal Aid Project F-221-M-1 Statewide Freshwater Fisheries Monitoring and Management Program



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