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Lake Bob Sandlin - 2021 Survey Report

Prepared by Timothy J. Bister and Margaret H. Stadig
Inland Fisheries Division — Marshall District

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 Lake Bob Sandlin were surveyed in 2021 using electrofishing and in 2022 using gill netting. Historical data are presented with the 2018-2022 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 alligatorweed has been low in recent years. Water hyacinth was observed for the first time in four years and was treated with herbicide to prevent any spread. It continues to be monitored by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s (TPWD) Aquatic Habitat Enhancement team.

Management History

Important sport fish include Blue Catfish, Channel Catfish, White Bass, Largemouth Bass, and crappie. All sport fish at Lake Bob Sandlin have historically been managed with statewide regulations. In 2020, catfish regulations were changed. Lake Bob Sandlin was placed under a special exemption to promote trophy catfish in the lake. 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