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Lake Winnsboro - 2010 Survey Report

Prepared byKevin W. Storey
Inland Fisheries Division
District 3-B, Tyler, 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.

Fish populations in Lake Winnsboro were surveyed in 2010 using electrofishing and trap netting and in 2011 using gill netting. Aquatic vegetation and habitat surveys were conducted on Lake Winnsboro during July 2010. This report summarizes the results of the surveys and contains a management plan for the reservoir based on those findings.

Reservoir Description

Lake Winnsboro is a 1,100-acre impoundment located in Wood County, Texas on Big Sandy Creek, a tributary of the Sabine River. It was constructed by Wood County for flood control and recreation. The majority of the lake’s perimeter is natural shoreline, and the major aquatic habitat components are native emergent aquatic species and boat docks and piers. Less than 5% of the shoreline is modified with bulkhead or rocky shoreline.

Management History

Important sport fish include largemouth bass, white crappie, black crappie, and channel catfish. The management plan from the 2006 survey report recommended monitoring the Florida largemouth fishery through biennial electrofishing, conducting genetic analysis to assess Florida largemouth bass allele frequencies, conducting trap netting in 2010 to assess crappie populations, and promoting the lake’s fisheries resources. Florida largemouth bass were stocked in 1998 and 1999.

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-1 Statewide Freshwater Fisheries Monitoring and Management Program

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