O.C. Fisher Reservoir - 2012 Survey Report
Prepared by Mandy K. Scott
Inland Fisheries Division
District 1-C, San Angelo, Texas
This is the authors' summary from an 8-page report. For a copy of the complete report, use the download link in the sidebar.
Fish populations in O.C. Fisher Reservoir were not surveyed in 2012-2013 due to extreme low water levels. The most recent survey was conducted in fall 2009. This report contains a management plan for the reservoir.
O. C. Fisher Reservoir is a 5,440-acre reservoir at conservation pool on the west side of San Angelo, Texas. At the time this report was written, the reservoir was mostly dry (<1% full). Access to the reservoir is controlled by San Angelo State Park, which surrounds most of the lake basin.
Important sport fishes have included Largemouth Bass, White Crappie, and catfishes. Sport fishes have been managed with statewide regulations.
Sampling has not been conducted since 2009. Low water level and the subsequent fish kill eliminated most of the fish community in 2011.
Keep informed of watershed issues, and do research and/or outreach projects dealing with those issues; write informational newspaper article(s) on the importance of water conservation to this and other local fisheries. If the reservoir catches a substantial amount of water, stock fingerling Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, and Channel Catfish, and conduct management stockings of adult White Crappie and both Gizzard and Threadfin Shad. Conduct standard monitoring in 2016/2017.
Performance Report as required by Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration Act Texas Federal Aid Project F-221-M-3 Inland Fisheries Division Monitoring and Management Program