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Alan Henry Reservoir - 2005 Survey Report

Prepared by Jason Henegar and Charles Munger
Inland Fisheries Division
District 1-A, Canyon, Texas

This is the authors' summary from a 29-page report. For a copy of the complete report, use the download link in the sidebar.

Fish populations in Alan Henry Reservoir were surveyed in 2005 using electrofishing and trap nets and in 2006 using gill nets. Anglers were surveyed from March 2005 through May 2005 with an access point creel. This report summarizes the results of these surveys and contains a management plan for the reservoir based on those findings.

Reservoir Description

Alan Henry Reservoir is a 2884-acre impoundment located on the Double Mountain Fork of the Brazos River, six miles east of Justiceburg, Garza County, Texas. The reservoir was built to provide municipal water and recreation. Alan Henry Reservoir was impounded in 1993.The reservoir first reached conservation pool during October, 2004 and the water level has remained within two feet of spillway elevation since 2004. Productivity of Alan Henry Reservoir was characterized as low. Habitat features consisted of standing timber, rocks, and very little native submerged aquatic plants.

Management History

Important sport fish include blue catfish, channel catfish, flathead catfish, Alabama spotted bass, largemouth bass, and white crappie. Alabama spotted bass harvest has been managed with restrictive harvest regulations since their introduction in 1996 in order to establish a viable population. Regulations on largemouth bass harvest were liberalized with no MLL and only 2 fish less than 18 inch in 2002 in order to reduce the potential for fish to stockpile into size classes less than 18 inches. Alan Henry has developed a trophy largemouth bass fishery in recent years, producing 23 entries into the ShareLunker program since 2000. ShareLunker offspring have been stocked each year since 2004 in efforts to continue the recruitment of trophy bass.

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-31 Statewide Freshwater Fisheries Monitoring and Management Program