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Bachman Reservoir - 2010 Survey Report

Prepared by Raphael Brock and Thomas Hungerford
Inland Fisheries Division
District 2-D, Fort Worth, Texas

This is the authors' summary from a 19-page report. For a copy of the complete report, use the download link in the sidebar.

Fish populations in Bachman Reservoir were surveyed in 2010 using electrofishing and trap netting, and in 2011 using gill netting. This report summarizes the results of the surveys and contains a management plan for the reservoir based on those findings.

Reservoir Description

Bachman Reservoir, a 132-acre reservoir located on Bachman Branch (a tributary of the Trinity River), was constructed in 1903 by the City of Dallas for water supply. It is located in Dallas County near the Love Field Airport. Habitat was composed mainly of shoreline emergent vegetation in the form of water willow, Justicia americana, and bulkhead in the form of rock gabions. Bachman Reservoir was dredged in 2003 to increase depth and provide better access for boaters.

Management History

Important sport fishes include largemouth bass and white crappie. All fish species have been managed by statewide regulations.

Fish Community

Management Strategies

This reservoir will be monitored with electrofishing and trap nets in 2014 and gill netting in 2015. The reservoir has outstanding populations of largemouth bass and white crappie. These populations appear to be underutilized. Promotion of the populations, including specific fishing techniques to improve angler catch rates, will be performed using news releases. However, because of the size and location of the reservoir, over exploitation of the largemouth bass could occur if the reservoir is promoted heavily.

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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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