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Alan Henry Reservoir - 2009 Survey Report

Prepared by John Clayton and Charles Munger
Inland Fisheries Division
District 1-A, Canyon, Texas

This is the authors' summary from a 27-page report. For a copy of the complete report, use the download link in the sidebar.

Fish populations in Alan Henry Reservoir were surveyed with electrofishing and trap nets in 2009 and gill nets in 2010. This report summarizes the results of the surveys and contains a management plan for the reservoir based on those findings.

Reservoir Description

Alan Henry Reservoir was constructed in 1993 on the South Fork of the Double Mountain Fork of the Brazos River. It is located 6 miles east of Justiceburg in Garza County, Texas. At conservation pool (2,220 feet above mean sea level; FMSL), Alan Henry Reservoir is a 2,884-acre impoundment. The reservoir is owned by the City of Lubbock, Lubbock County, Texas and is currently used for recreational purposes and will serve as a water supply beginning in 2012. Alan Henry Reservoir first filled to capacity in October 2004, and the water level has remained within 3 feet of conservation pool since that time. Productivity of Alan Henry Reservoir was characterized as low. Habitat features consisted of flooded woody terrestrial vegetation, rocks, and very little native submerged aquatic plants.

Management History

Sport fish in the Reservoir include blue catfish, channel catfish, flathead catfish, Alabama spotted bass, largemouth bass, and white crappie. Alabama spotted bass have been managed with restrictive harvest regulations since their introduction in 1996 in order to establish a viable population. Restrictions on largemouth bass were liberalized with the allowance of 2 fish under the 18 inch minimum length limit in 2002 in order to promote recruitment of fish into size classes larger than the 18 inch minimum length limit. Alan Henry has produced 25 entries into the ShareLunker program since 2000.

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-35 Statewide Freshwater Fisheries Monitoring and Management Program