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Grapevine Reservoir - 2019 Survey Report

Prepared by Raphael Brock, Cynthia Holt, and Thomas Hungerford
Inland Fisheries Division – Fort Worth District

This is the authors' summary from a 43-page report. For a copy of the complete report, use the download link in the sidebar.

Fish populations in Grapevine Reservoir were surveyed in 2019 using, low frequency electrofishing, electrofishing, and trap nets, and in 2020 using gill nets. A roving creel was also conducted from June 2019 thru March 2020. This report summarizes the results of the surveys and contains a management plan for the reservoir based on those findings.

Reservoir Description

Grapevine Reservoir is a 6,684-acre impoundment constructed on Denton Creek, a tributary of the Trinity River by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1952 to provide flood control, municipal and industrial water, and recreation. Grapevine Reservoir is surrounded by urban development and is 20 miles northwest of Dallas, Texas in Tarrant County. The reservoir contains 188,550 acre-feet of water at conservation elevation (535 ft. above mean sea level) and has an average a maximum depth of 65.0 feet. Angler and boat access are adequate. At the time of sampling the fishery habitat was primarily rocky and natural shoreline.

Management History

Important sport fishes include Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Spotted Bass, White Crappie, White Bass, and Blue and Channel Catfish. The Largemouth Bass population had been managed with a 14 to 18-inch slot-length limit from 1994-2016. It is currently managed with no minimum length limit but only 2 fish under 18 inches may be retained. All other species have been managed with statewide regulations.

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-6 Inland Fisheries Division Monitoring and Management Program

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