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Leon Reservoir - 2014 Survey Report

Prepared by Michael D. Homer Jr. and Natalie Goldstrohm
Inland Fisheries Division - Abilene Distrcit

This is the authors' summary from a 29-page report. For a copy of the complete report, use the download link in the sidebar.

Fish populations in Leon Reservoir were surveyed in summer 2014 by tandem hoop netting, fall 2012 and 2014 by electrofishing and trap netting and in spring 2015 by gill netting. Anglers were surveyed from March 2013 through August 2013 with an access creel survey. Historical data are presented with the 2012-2015 data for comparison. This report summarizes the results of the surveys and contains a management plan for the reservoir based on those findings.

Reservoir Description

Leon Reservoir is a 1,590-acre reservoir that was constructed in 1954 by impounding the Leon River. The reservoir is located in Eastland County, roughly seven miles south of the City of Eastland, and it is controlled by the Eastland County Water Supply District. Leon Reservoir for flood control, municipal and industrial water supply for the City of Eastland, and for recreation.

Management History

Important sport fish include Largemouth Bass, White Crappie, Black Crappie, Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish, and White Bass. Hydrilla was first documented in the 2010 vegetation survey and was mechanically removed in one northeastern cove; additional areas containing miniscule patches of hydrilla were not treated. From 2011-2014, hydrilla was monitored annually, and it did not cause any problems with angler and boater access. The most recent stocking (Florida Largemouth Bass) occurred in 2012.

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-5 Inland Fisheries Division Monitoring and Management Program

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