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Cedar Creek Reservoir - 2007 Survey Report

Prepared by Richard A. Ott, Jr. and Patrick A. Beck
Inland Fisheries Division
District 3-C, Tyler, Texas

This is the authors' summary from a 31-page report. For a copy of the complete report, use the download link in the sidebar.

The Cedar Creek fish community was surveyed from June 2007-May 2008 using elctrofisher, gill nets, and trap nets. A vegetation survey was conducted in September 2006. An access creel survey, conducted from June 2007-May 2008, collected angler use and harvest information. This report summarizes results of the surveys and contains a management plan based on those findings.

Reservoir Description

Cedar Creek Reservoir is a 32,623-acre impoundment of Cedar Creek, Texas, a tributary of the Trinity River. The reservoir was constructed by the Tarrant Regional Water District in 1965 to provide water for municipal and industrial use. Boat access is adequate, but public access for bank anglers is limited. There are no handicap-specific facilities. The habitat and aquatic vegetation survey, conducted at conservation pool, indicated poor habitat. Anglers expended approximately 272,047 hours of fishing effort and an estimated $1,630,227 on direct expenditures during the annual creel period.

Management History

Important sport fish include sunfishes, largemouth bass, white and palmetto basses, blue and channel catfishes, and white and black crappies. Largemouth bass stockings were conducted in 2004 and 2005. Supplemental gill net sampling for temperate basses and catfishes was conducted in 2006. A roving creel survey was conducted in 2007-2008.

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-33 Statewide Freshwater Fisheries Monitoring and Management Program