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Meredith Reservoir - 2008 Survey Report

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Prepared by Charles Munger and John Clayton
Inland Fisheries Division
District 1-A, Canyon, Texas

This is the authors' summary from a 34-page report. For a copy of the complete report, use the download link in the sidebar.

Fish Populations in Meredith Reservoir were surveyed in 2008 using electrofishing and trap nets and in 2009 using gill nets. Anglers were surveyed from April 2008 to September 2008 with a creel survey. This report summarizes the results of the surveys and contains a management plan for the reservoir based on those findings.

Reservoir Description

Meredith Reservoir is an impoundment on the Canadian River 35 miles northeast of Amarillo, Texas. It was built in 1965 to provide municipal and industrial water. It experiences substantial water level fluctuations and covered approximately 4,200 acres during 2008-2009. Angler and boat access is adequate but only 1 boat ramp was usable in spring 2008 due to drought. There are two handicap accessible fishing piers. Habitat was primarily silt and rock, with some non-native macrophytes. There have been no significant man-made changes in habitat since 1998.

Management History

Important sport fish include walleye, white bass, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, white crappie, and catfish. Walleye are managed with a two under 16 inches regulation to improve angler catch rates and size of fish caught. Smallmouth bass were placed under a 12-15 inch slot limit in 1992 in an effort to increase the number of larger fish. Largemouth bass, crappie and catfish have been managed under 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-30-R-34 Statewide Freshwater Fisheries Monitoring and Management Program



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