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Brandy Branch Reservoir - 2011 Survey Report

Prepared by Timothy J. Bister and Lynn D. Wright
Inland Fisheries Division
District 3-A, Marshall, 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 Brandy Branch Reservoir were surveyed in 2011 using electrofishing and in 2012 using gill netting. This report summarizes the results of the surveys and contains a management plan for the reservoir based on those findings.

Reservoir Description

Brandy Branch Reservoir is a 1,257-acre impoundment of Brandy Branch Creek in the Sabine River Basin in Harrison County. It is used for power plant cooling and recreation. Structural habitat is mainly inundated timber. Native submersed aquatic vegetation and hydrilla were the most dominant plant types during the 2011 survey. Eurasian watermilfoil was discovered in 2007. Giant salvinia was introduced from a boat trailer in 2008 and immediate efforts to eradicate this invasive species were successful, as it has not been detected since the initial introduction.

Management History

Largemouth bass are the primary sport fish in this reservoir. All sport fish have historically been managed with statewide harvest regulations.

Fish Community

Management Strategies

Conduct electrofishing surveys in 2013 and 2015, and a gill netting survey in 2016. Invasive vegetation surveys will be conducted annually. Technical guidance will be given to controlling authority regarding vegetation management. All sport fish will continue to be managed under statewide harvest regulations.

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Performance Report as required by Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration Act Texas Federal Aid Project F-221-M-2 Statewide Freshwater Fisheries Monitoring and Management Program