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Champion Creek Reservoir - 2010 Survey Report

Prepared by Mukhtar Farooqi and Mandy K. Scott
Inland Fisheries Division
District 1-C, San Angelo, Texas

This is the authors' summary from a 19-page report. For a copy of the complete report, use the download link in the sidebar.

Fish populations in Champion Creek Reservoir were surveyed in 2010 using electrofishing gear and trap nets, and in 2011 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

Champion Creek Reservoir is a 1,560-acre impoundment at conservation pool (2,083 feet above mean sea level) and located 7 miles south of Colorado City in Mitchell County, Texas, in the Colorado River drainage basin. The reservoir is primarily used for recreation. The reservoir was approximately 37 feet below conservation level at the time of sampling, and was at about 16% capacity with a surface area of 440 acres. Habitat features consisted of rocks, natural shoreline, and flooded saltcedar. Access to the reservoir was restricted by a locked entrance gate. Gate keys could be procured for public use by contacting the Colorado City municipal office. There was one usable paved boat ramp, and boats could be launched off the shoreline.

Management History

Important sport fish included largemouth bass, white crappie, catfishes, and white bass. The management of this reservoir has been impacted by chronic low-water levels. A variety of fish species have been stocked in the reservoir including threadfin shad, blue catfish, channel catfish, bluegill, and largemouth bass.

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-1 Statewide Freshwater Fisheries Monitoring and Management Program