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Lake Bob Sandlin - 2017 Survey Report

Prepared by Joesph Lechelt and Timothy J. Bister
Inland Fisheries Division — Marshall District

This is the authors' summary from a 33-page report. For a copy of the complete report, use the download link in the sidebar.

Fish populations in Lake Bob Sandlin, Texas, were surveyed in 2017 using electrofishing and trap netting and in 2018 using gill netting. Historical data are presented with the 2017-2018 data for comparison. This report summarizes the results of the surveys and contains a management plan for the reservoir based on those findings.

Reservoir Description

Lake Bob Sandlin is a 9,116-acre impoundment located on Big Cypress Creek in the Cypress River Basin. The lake is located in Titus, Camp, and Franklin Counties. Habitat features consisted of standing timber, bulkhead, piers and docks, rock and gravel, and native aquatic plants. Coverage of hydrilla, alligator weed, Eurasian watermilfoil, and water hyacinth has been low in recent years.

Management History

Important sport fishes include Blue Catfish, Channel Catfish, White Bass, Largemouth Bass, and crappie. All sport fish at Lake Bob Sandlin have historically been managed with statewide harvest regulations. Florida Largemouth Bass and Blue Catfish have been stocked to improve angling opportunities.

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-221-M-3 Inland Fisheries Division Monitoring and Management Program