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Coffee Mill Reservoir - 2021 Survey Report

Prepared by Dan Bennett and Greg Cummings
Inland Fisheries Division
Denison District, Pottsboro, Texas

This is the authors' summary from a 25-page report. For a copy of the complete report, use the download link in the sidebar.

Fish populations in Coffee Mill Reservoir were surveyed in 2021 using electrofishing and trap netting and in 2022 using gill netting. Habitat, vegetation, and angler access were surveyed in 2021. This report summarizes the results of the surveys and contains a management plan for the reservoir based on those findings. Historical data are presented with the 2021-2022 data for comparison.

Reservoir Description

Coffee Mill Reservoir is a 650-acre impoundment located on Coffee Mill Creek approximately 10 miles northeast of Bonham in the Caddo National Grasslands. The reservoir is surrounded by predominately natural shoreline with emergent and submerged aquatic vegetation.

Management History

Important sport fish include Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, and crappie. All sportfish are managed with statewide regulations.

Fish Community

Management Strategies

Inform the public about the negative impacts of aquatic invasive species. Promote the Channel Catfish fishery. An access survey and vegetation survey will be conducted in 2025. Conduct general monitoring surveys with trap nets, gill nets, and electrofishing in 2025 and 2026.

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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