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Graham Reservoir - 2017 Survey Report

Prepared by Tom Lang and Robert Mauk
Inland Fisheries Division
Wichita Falls District

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 Graham Reservoir were surveyed in 2017 using electrofishing and trap netting and in 2018 using gill netting. Historical data are presented with the 2017-2018 data for comparison. 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 elevation has been near full pool since 2015 when a record drought was ended by heavy precipitation resulting in the reservoir elevation rising 15 feet. Graham Reservoir has moderate to high productivity. Habitat features consisted of natural shoreline, standing timber, and rocks. Much of the reservoir is ringed by emergent aquatic vegetation. There are four public boat ramps and adequate bank-fishing access.

Management History

Important sport fish include White Bass, Palmetto Bass, Largemouth Bass, White Crappie and catfish spp. Palmetto Bass were stocked in 2015 and 2016. Palmetto and Sunshine Bass were stocked in 2017 and 2018 as part of a research project comparing their performance. Florida Largemouth Bass were stocked in 2015 and 2016 in response to poor population abundance caused by the prolonged drought.

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-221-M-3 Inland Fisheries Division Monitoring and Management Program

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