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Lavon Reservoir - 2010 Survey Report

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

This is the authors' summary from a 25-page report. For a copy of the complete report, use the download link in the sidebar.

Fish populations in Lavon Reservoir were surveyed in 2010 using an electrofisher and trap nets and in 2011 using gill nets. Habitat was surveyed in 2010. This report summarizes the results of the surveys and contains a management plan for the reservoir based on those findings.

Reservoir Description

Lavon Reservoir is a 21,400-acre impoundment located on the East Fork Trinity River approximately 8 miles east of McKinney. Since July 2007 water level has fluctuated 5 feet above and below conservation elevation (492 feet above mean sea level) with the current level dropping. Lavon Reservoir has moderate productivity. Habitat features consisted mainly of riprap along the dam and railroad bridges, dead trees and stumps, and rocky shoreline. Standing dead timber was the major habitat feature.

Management History

Important sport fishes included blue and channel catfish, white bass, largemouth bass, and white crappie. The management plan from the 2006 survey report included investigating the resumption of striped bass stocking to augment recreational angling and develop a potential brood fish source. Since the last reporting, 216,090 striped bass fingerlings were stocked in 2008. Despite marginal success in establishing striped bass after the 1996 stocking, there has been minimal evidence of establishing striped bass since 1999. Annual stocking of fingerlings from 2004 through 2008 have been unsuccessful.

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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