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Lake Crook - 2010 Survey Report

Prepared by Kevin W. Storey
Inland Fisheries Division
District 3-B, Tyler, Texas

This is the author's summary from a 16-page report. For a copy of the complete report, use the download link in the sidebar.

Fish populations in Lake Crook were surveyed in 2010 using electrofishing and trap netting and in 2011 using gill netting. Aquatic vegetation and habitat surveys were conducted on Lake Crook during July 2010. This report summarizes the results of the surveys and contains a management plan for the reservoir based on those findings.

Reservoir Description

Lake Crook is a 1,060-acre impoundment located in Lamar County, Texas, on Pine Creek, a tributary of the Red River. It was constructed in 1923 by the City of Paris for municipal water supply but currently acts as a supplemental source to the main supply from Pat Mayse Reservoir. Littoral zone habitat consists primarily of natural shoreline with native emergent aquatic vegetation. The reservoir lies within the Blackland Prairies Land Area and is characterized by highly turbid water which limits light penetration and therefore primary productivity.

Management History

Important sport fishes include largemouth bass, white crappie, blue and channel catfish. The management plan from the 2006 survey report recommended promoting the blue catfish fishery and suggesting improvements to public fishing access in the city park. The City of Paris built a new fishing pier in 2010.

Fish Community

Management Strategies

Continue with standard monitoring using trap netting, gill netting, and electrofishing in 2014-2015.

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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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