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Texoma Reservoir - 2008 Survey Report

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Prepared by Bruce Hysmith and John H. Moczygemba
Inland Fisheries Division
District 2-A, Pottsboro, Texas

This is the authors' summary from a 37-page report. For a copy of the complete report, use the download link in the sidebar.

Fish populations in Texoma Reservoir were surveyed in 2008 using an electrofisher and trap nets and in 2009 using gill nets. Habitat was surveyed in 2004. This report summarizes the results of the surveys and contains a management plan for the reservoir based on those findings.

Reservoir Description

Texoma Reservoir is a 74,686-acre impoundment on the Red River between Texas and Oklahoma. Water level closely paralleled conservation elevation (617 feet-mean sea level) June 2005 to May 2009 except for a flood event July 2007. Texoma Reservoir has moderate productivity. Habitat features consisted mainly of rocky shoreline, submerged boulders, boat docks, and native emergent vegetation.

Management History

Important sport fish included blue and channel catfish; white bass; striped bass; smallmouth, spotted, and largemouth bass; and black and white crappie. The management plan from the 2004 survey report included: continue gill net monitoring the striped bass population annually and continue monitoring golden alga/toxin by collecting water samples from established sites; supplemental electrofishing for smallmouth and largemouth bass in response to apparent declines in both populations. Finally, we recommended updating the Texoma Reservoir web page as required.

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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