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Averhoff Reservoir - 2008 Survey Report

Prepared by Randy Myers and John Dennis
Inland Fisheries Division
District 1-D, San Antonio, Texas

This is the authors' summary from a 16-page report. For a copy of the complete report, use the download link in the sidebar.

Fish Populations in Averhoff Reservoir were surveyed in 2008 using electrofishing and in 2009 using gill nets. This report summarizes the results of the surveys and contains a management plan for the reservoir based on those findings.

Reservoir Description

Averhoff is a 174 acre narrow, riverine-type reservoir located on the Nueces River, near Crystal City, TX, in Zavala County. It was constructed by the Zavala-Dimmit Water Improvement District Number 1 in 1948 to provide water for agriculture, recreation, and flood control. Water level is not recorded for this reservoir. Access was fair with only one public ramp, and there were no handicap specific facilities. The primary shoreline habitat was overhanging brush, and native-submersed vegetation occupied 36 acres (20.7%).

Management History

Important sport fish included largemouth bass and channel catfish. Harvest of both species was managed according to standard state-wide regulations.

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-34 Statewide Freshwater Fisheries Monitoring and Management Program