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Lake Wood - 2003 Survey Report

Prepared by John Findeisen and Aaron Walters
Inland Fisheries Division
District 1-E, Mathis, Texas

This is the authors' summary from a 21-page report. For a copy of the complete report, use the download link in the sidebar.

Lake Wood (H-5) was surveyed in fall 2003 using trap nets and electrofishing and in spring 2004 using gill nets. This report summarizes the results of these surveys and contains a management plan for the reservoir based on those findings.

Reservoir Description

Lake Wood (448 acres) is located on the Guadalupe River in Gonzales County, and was constructed in 1931 by the Texas Hydroelectric Commission. Its main utility is for hydro-power production and recreational purposes. Angler and boat access is adequate with two public boat ramps, however there are no handicap-specific facilities at either location. At the time of sampling, habitat was primarily boat docks, rocks, floating-leaved vegetation, limited emergent vegetation, and stumps. Substrate included sand, clays, and deep loam soils. Nuisance aquatic vegetation, hydrilla and water hyacinth, have historically created access problems in the reservoir. A small stand of hydrilla was observed at the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority (GBRA) park boat ramp in 2001, however, it was not observed in 2003. A small amount of water hyacinth was observed during the 2003 vegetation survey.

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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