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Lake Striker - 2003 Survey Report

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Prepared by Todd Driscoll
Inland Fisheries Division
District 3-D, Jasper, Texas

This is the authors' summary from a 23-page report. For a copy of the complete report, use the download link in the sidebar.

Lake Striker was surveyed in 2003-2004 with electrofishing, trap nets, gill nets, a structural habitat/aquatic vegetation survey, and an angler access survey. This report summarizes the results of these surveys and comparisons are made to historical data (1986-2003). Based on this information, a management plan was developed for the reservoir.

Reservoir Description

Lake Striker is located on Striker Creek, a tributary of the Angelina River in the Neches River basin. The Angelina-Nacogdoches County Water Control and Improvement District is the controlling authority. The reservoir was constructed for flood control and condenser cooling for a steam-electric generating station. At conservation pool (292 feet msl), Lake Striker is 1,920 surface acres in size, has a shoreline length of 53 miles, and a mean depth of 15 feet. Water level fluctuations average 2 feet annually. Angler and boat access is adequate. A courtesy dock accommodates handicap access, but is in need of repair. Habitat consists of aquatic vegetation, standing timber, and boat docks. The reservoir is relatively turbid and unproductive, with most of the surrounding land used for farming and timber production.

Fish Community

Management Strategies

Based on current information, this reservoir should continue to be managed with current regulations. It appears that an inadequate prey base currently limits the abundance of black bass and crappie. Low prey density is a likely result of low primary production due to watershed characteristics and the relatively turbid nature of the reservoir. No additional fish stockings are suggested due to limited prey abundance.

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Performance Report as required by Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration Act Texas Federal Aid Project F-30-R-29 Statewide Freshwater Fisheries Monitoring and Management Program



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