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Lake Crook - 2006 Survey Report

Prepared by Aaron K. Jubar and Kevin W. Storey
Inland Fisheries Division
District 3-B, Tyler, Texas

This is the authors' summary from a 21-page report. For a copy of the complete report, use the download link in the sidebar.

Fish populations in Lake Crook were surveyed in 2006 using electrofishing and trap nets, and in 2007 using gill nets. Aquatic vegetation and habitat surveys were conducted on Lake Crook during August 2006. This report summarizes the results of the surveys and contains a management plan for the reservoir based on those findings.

Reservoir Description

Lake Crook is a 1,060-acre impoundment located in Lamar County, Texas, on Pine Creek, a tributary of the Red River. It was constructed by the City of Paris for municipal water supply, but currently acts as a supplemental source to the main supply from Pat Mayse Reservoir. Habitat consists primarily of featureless banks and shallow areas are dominated by native emergent aquatic vegetation.

Management History

Important sport fishes include largemouth bass, white crappie, blue and channel catfish. The management plan from the 2002 survey report recommended stocking saugeye to reduce the abundance of small white crappie and create a new fishery. Lake Crook was not stocked, however, since it did not meet the criteria for saugeye stocking.

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-32 Statewide Freshwater Fisheries Monitoring and Management Program

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