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Lake Cypress Springs - 2006 Survey Report

Prepared by Michael W. Brice and Timothy J. Bister
Inland Fisheries Division
District 3-A, Marshall, Texas

This is the authors' summary from a 28-page report. For a copy of the complete report, use the download link in the sidebar.

Fish populations in Lake Cypress Springs were surveyed in 2006 using electrofishing and trap nets and in 2007 using gill nets. Anglers were surveyed from June 2006 to May 2007 with a creel. This report summarizes the results of the surveys and contains a management plan for the reservoir based on those findings.

Reservoir Description

Lake Cypress Springs is a 3,461-acre impoundment located on Big Cypress Creek in the Cypress River Basin. The lake is located in Franklin County. Habitat features consist of standing timber, bulkhead, boat docks, rocky shoreline, riprap, native aquatic plants, and hydrilla.

Management History

Important sport fish include channel catfish, largemouth bass, and crappie. All sport fish at Lake Cypress Springs have historically been managed with statewide harvest regulations. Florida largemouth bass were stocked in this reservoir in 1980 and 1992 to improve the quality of the largemouth bass fishery. These initial stockings were successful in establishing the Florida largemouth bass genetics in the population. Hydrilla, introduced into the lake in the 1970s, was the most common aquatic plant in the lake. Nuisance levels of hydrilla have been treated with stockings of triploid grass carp in 1997 and 2006. Additionally, a native aquatic plant restoration project was initiated by Franklin County Water District in 2003 to increase plant diversity and provide additional habitat.

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