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Amon G. Carter Reservoir - 2012 Survey Report

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

This is the authors' summary from a 30-page report. For a copy of the complete report, use the download link in the sidebar.

Fish populations in Amon G. Carter Reservoir were surveyed in 2012 using electrofishing and trap netting and in 2013 using gill netting. Habitat was surveyed in 2012. Anglers were surveyed from September 2010- August 2011. Historical data are presented with the 2012-2013 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

Amon G. Carter Reservoir is a 1,848-acre impoundment on Big Sandy Creek in Montague County. Water level was below conservation level (920 ft-msl) the majority of the time from May 2009 until April 2013. The reservoir waters are moderately rich in nutrients. Habitat features consisted of rocky shoreline, standing timber, native submersed aquatic vegetation, Eurasian water-milfoil, and hydrilla.

Management History

Important sport fish include Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish, White Bass, Largemouth Bass, and Crappie. Management recommendations included an investigation to find a best-fit Largemouth Bass regulation using age and growth data, conduct creel survey, conduct a public scooping meeting, monitor growth of hydrilla, and execute updates of angler information. An estimated 485,761 Florida Largemouth Bass were stocked from 1982 – 1985, 2000, and 2001.

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