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Lake Pinkston - 2003 Survey Report

Prepared by Todd Driscoll
Inland Fisheries Division
District 3-D, Jasper, Texas

This is the authors' summary from a 23-page report. For a copy of the complete report, use the download link in the sidebar.

Lake Pinkston was surveyed in 2003-2004 with electrofishing (fall and spring), trap nets, gill nets, a structural habitat/aquatic vegetation survey, and an angler access survey. This report summarizes the results of these surveys and comparisons are made with historical data (1986-2003). Based on this information, a management plan was developed for the reservoir.

Reservoir Description

Lake Pinkston is located on Sandy Creek, a tributary of the Attoyac Bayou in the Neches River basin. The City of Center is the controlling authority. Primary uses are municipal water supply and recreation. At conservation pool (300 feet msl), Lake Pinkston is 447 surface acres in size, with a shoreline length of 4 miles, and a mean depth of 20 feet. Water level fluctuations average 5 feet annually. Angler and boat access is adequate but no handicap-specific facilities exist. Habitat in the lake consists of submerged aquatic vegetation (mainly hydrilla) and standing timber. Most of the land around the reservoir is used for timber production and agriculture.

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-30-R-29 Statewide Freshwater Fisheries Monitoring and Management Program

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