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Bonham City Reservoir - 2008 Survey Report

Prepared by Bruce Hysmith and John H. Moczygemba
Inland Fisheries Division
District 2-A, Pottsboro, Texas

This is the authors' summary from a 21-page report. For a copy of the complete report, use the download link in the sidebar.

Fish populations in Bonham City Reservoir were surveyed in 2008 using an electrofisher and trap nets and in 2009 using gill nets. Habitat was surveyed in 2004. This report summarizes the results of the surveys and contains a management plan for the reservoir based on those findings.

Reservoir Description

Bonham City Reservoir, a 1,020-acre impoundment on Timber Creek a tributary to Bois d’Arc Creek which is tributary to Red River in Fannin County Texas. Mean water level was 563 ft-msl, only 2 feet below conservation level (565 ft-msl) from June 2005 until May 2009. The reservoir has high nutrient productivity. Habitat features consisted of bulkhead, rip-rap, and native submerged and emergent aquatic vegetation.

Management History

Important sport fish include blue and channel catfish, largemouth bass, and black and white crappie. The management plan for the 2004 survey report included supplemental sampling for blue and channel catfish and largemouth bass. In 1969 and 1994, 51,634 advanced channel catfish fingerlings were stocked. In 1978 25,486 blue catfish were stocked and from 1996 through 1998 309,430 Florida largemouth bass fingerlings were stocked.

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