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Lake Texana - 2014 Survey Report

Prepared by John Findeisen and Greg Binion
Inland Fisheries Division - Corpus Christi District

This is the authors' summary from a 34-page report. For a copy of the complete report, use the download link in the sidebar.

Fish populations in Lake Texana were surveyed in 2014 using trap netting and electrofishing and in 2015 using gill netting. Historical data are presented with the 2014-2015 data for comparison. This report summarizes the results and contains a management plan for the reservoir based on those findings.

Reservoir Description

Lake Texana is a 9,727-acre reservoir, controlled by the Lavaca-Navidad River Authority (LNRA), located on the Navidad River in the Lavaca River Basin, approximately 20 miles east of Victoria, Texas. It receives water from the Navidad River, Sandy Creek, and Mustang Creek and is used for water supply and recreation. Water level typically fluctuates 2-4 feet annually but has fluctuated as much as 12 feet.

Management History

Important sport fish species include Blue and Channel catfishes, White Bass, Largemouth Bass, and White and Black crappies. Management strategies from the 2011 management plan focused on promoting the fisheries and assisting LNRA with vegetation control, marking navigational channels, and informing the public about non-native species in the reservoir. Herbicide treatments are conducted annually by LNRA staff and hired contractors. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) assisted as consultants for vegetation control and as a funding source.

Fish Community

Management Strategies

Continue to manage fisheries under current regulations, continue to work with the LNRA on exotic aquatic vegetation control, write and distribute press releases concerning the fisheries, and fabricate and install artificial habitat structures.

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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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