Presenter: Brian Van Zee

Commission Agenda Item No. 8
Striped Bass in Texas
November 2007

I. Executive Summary: An overview of the striped bass and hybrid striped bass (palmetto bass) program in Texas will be provided. Striped bass were first successfully introduced in Lakes Bardwell and Navarro Mills in 1967. Since those initial efforts, striped and hybrid striped bass stockings have been expanded to current levels of 38 reservoirs and 5.0 million fingerlings per year. Goals of these stocking programs will be outlined and challenges for the continuation of the program will be discussed.