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Cedar Creek Reservoir - 2015 Survey Report

Prepared by Jacob Norman and Richard Ott
Inland Fisheries Division – Tyler South District

This is the authors' summary from a 38-page report. For a copy of the complete report, use the download link in the sidebar.

Fish populations in Cedar Creek Reservoir were surveyed in 2015 using electrofishing and trap netting and in 2016 using gill netting. Anglers were surveyed from June 2015 through May 2016 with a creel survey. Historical data are presented with the 2015/2016 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

Cedar Creek Reservoir is a 32,623-acre impoundment of Cedar Creek, a tributary of the Trinity River approximately 14 miles northeast of Athens, Texas. 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. Littoral habitat varies with water level, but currently contains abundant flooded terrestrial vegetation.

Management History

Important sportfish include Hybrid Striped Bass, White Bass, Largemouth Bass, Blue Catfish, Channel Catfish, and White and Black Crappies. The management plan from the 2012 survey report included stocking Hybrid Striped Bass at 10/acre and periodic stocking of Florida Largemouth Bass at 15/acre to improve large fish numbers. Hybrid Striped Bass were stocked in 2013-2015 at ~5/acre and Florida Largemouth Bass were stocked in 2015 at ~0.9/acre.

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-6 Inland Fisheries Division Monitoring and Management Program