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Gladewater City Lake - 2005 Survey Report

Prepared by Timothy J. Bister and Michael W. Brice
Inland Fisheries Division
District 3-A, Marshall, 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 Gladewater City Lake were surveyed in 2005 using electrofishing and in 2006 using trap nets and gill nets. This report summarizes the results of the surveys and contains a management plan for the reservoir based on those findings.

Reservoir Description

Gladewater City Lake is 481-acre reservoir on Glade Creek, which was constructed in 1953 by the City of Gladewater for use as municipal and industrial water supply. Habitat features consisted of inundated timber, brush, creek channels, and riprap. The lake has a history of limited aquatic vegetation, but the latest survey indicated aquatic plants were more abundant than in previous years. Waterhyacinth, a non-native invasive plant, was detected at the reservoir in 2005.

Management History

Important sport fish include largemouth bass, channel catfish, bluegill, redear sunfish, and crappie. The management plan from the 2001 survey report included the need for aquatic vegetation enhancement and the monitoring of the genetics of the largemouth bass population.

Fish Community

Management Strategies

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