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Brady Creek Reservoir - 2006 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 24-page report. For a copy of the complete report, use the download link in the sidebar.

Fish populations were surveyed in 2003, 2004, and 2006 using electrofishing and trap nets, and in 1999, 2003 and 2007 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

Brady Creek Reservoir is a 2,021-acre impoundment on Brady Creek located in the Colorado River basin. It was constructed in 1963 to provide water for municipal, recreational, and flood control purposes. From 1999 to 2007, water level ranged from 0.5 to 15.8 feet below conservation pool elevation (1,743 feet above mean sea level). Boat and angler access was adequate with four public boat ramps. However, launching larger boats became difficult at two of the ramps and impossible at two others when water level was <1,733 feet above mean sea level. Primary habitat in 2006 was flooded terrestrial vegetation.

Management History

Important sport fishes historically include largemouth bass, catfishes, crappie, and white bass. Angler harvest of all sport fishes is regulated according to statewide size and daily bag limits. Florida largemouth bass (FLMB), blue and channel catfish, smallmouth bass, and threadfin shad have been stocked. Most recently, FLMB fingerlings were stocked in spring 2007 to maintain the genetic introgression level of FLMB in the population.

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-32 Statewide Freshwater Fisheries Monitoring and Management Program