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Mexia Reservoir - 2003 Survey Report

Prepared by Michael S. Baird and John Tibbs
Inland Fisheries Division
District 2-B, Waco, Texas

This is the authors' summary from a 32-page report. For a copy of the complete report, use the download link in the sidebar.

Mexia Reservoir was surveyed in the fall of 2003 by boat electrofishing and trap netting, and spring of 2004 by gill netting. This report summarizes most recent survey results and contains a management plan for the reservoir based on those findings.

Reservoir Description

Mexia Reservoir is supplied by the Navasota River within the Brazos River Basin, Limestone County. The reservoir is used as a municipal water supply, and for recreation. The 897-acre impoundment has a drainage area of 200 square miles, a storage capacity of 10,000 acre-feet, and a shoreline length of 16 miles. Mean and maximum depths are 10.0 and 20.0 feet respectively. Shoreline fish habitat consisted of boat docks, rocky shoreline, and inundated stumps in the back of coves. Bank fishing is limited to only a few areas on the reservoir. Boat access (one ramp) on the reservoir is adequate, and there are currently no handicap-specific facilities.

Fish Community

Management Strategies

Based on current information, Mexia Reservoir should continue to be managed with current regulations. Supplemental stocking of blue catfish will be considered in 2008 if adequate recruitment is not documented in the spring 2008 gill netting sample. Annual news releases regarding the excellent white crappie population will be issued to generate interest in angling for this popular sport fish.

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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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