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Graham Reservoir - 2009 Survey Report

Prepared by Mark Howell and Robert Mauk
Inland Fisheries Division
District 2-E, Wichita Falls, Texas

This is the authors' summary from a 37-page report. For a copy of the complete report, use the download link in the sidebar.

Fish populations in Graham Reservoir were surveyed in 2009 using electrofishing and trap nets and in 2010 using gill nets. A 12-month creel survey was conducted June 2008-May 2009. This report summarizes the results of the surveys and contains a management plan for the reservoir based on those findings.

Reservoir Description

Graham Reservoir is a 2,396-acre impoundment located on Salt Creek in the Brazos River Basin approximately two miles northwest of Graham. The water level has been within five feet of full pool since January 2006. Graham Reservoir has moderate to high productivity. Habitat features consisted of standing timber, rocks, emergent aquatic vegetation, and abundant flooded brush and trees. There are three public boat ramps and limited bank-fishing access.

Management History

Important sport fish include white bass, palmetto bass, largemouth bass, white crappie and catfish. Palmetto bass have been stocked annually since 2004 (with the exception of 2009. Blue catfish were introduced into Graham Reservoir sometime in the late 1990s by unknown sources.

Fish Community

Management Strategies

Stock palmetto bass every year at a rate of 5-10/acre, depending on prey availability in order to provide a trophy species and large pelagic predator. Gill net and electrofish every other year and trap net every four years.

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Performance Report as required by Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration Act Texas Federal Aid Project F-30-R-35 Statewide Freshwater Fisheries Monitoring and Management Program

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