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Lake Tyler West - 2011 Survey Report

Prepared by Richard A. Ott, Jr. and Daniel L. Bennett
Inland Fisheries Division
District 3-C, Tyler, Texas

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 Tyler West were surveyed in 2011 using electrofishing and trap netting and in 2012 using gill netting. Vegetation and angler access surveys were conducted in August 2011. A roving creel survey conducted from March 2012 through May 2012, collected angler use and harvest information. This report summarizes results of the surveys and contains a management plan based on the findings.

Reservoir Description

Lake Tyler West is a 2,224-acre reservoir on Prairie Creek, a tributary of the Angelina River in Texas. The reservoir was built to provide water for municipal and industrial purposes. Boat and bank access were adequate. Although facilities were generally accessible to the physically-challenged, none were specifically marked as ADA approved. Due to low water level, native emergent vegetation, normally forming a narrow fringe around the reservoir, was exposed. However, native submersed vegetation and hydrilla were more abundant than in previous surveys.

Management History

Important sportfish include sunfishes, channel catfish, white bass, largemouth bass, and crappies. The reservoir is currently managed under the statewide fishing regulations. Biennial electrofishing surveys were conducted to assess the reservoir’s largemouth bass population. Advanced fingerling channel catfish stockings were conducted from 2004-2010. Supplemental largemouth bass sampling was conducted in 2009, and fingerling stockings were conducted in 2008, 2009, and 2011.

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-2 Statewide Freshwater Fisheries Monitoring and Management Program

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