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Lake Hawkins - 2019 Survey Report

Prepared by Jacob Norman
Inland Fisheries Division – Tyler North District

This is the authors' summary from a 26-page report. For a copy of the complete report, use the download link in the sidebar.

Fish populations in Lake Hawkins were surveyed in 2019 using electrofishing. Anglers were surveyed from March – May 2020 with a creel survey. Historical data are presented with the 2019-2020 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

Lake Hawkins is a 634-acre impoundment located on Little Sand Creek in the Sabine River Basin approximately 5 miles northwest of Hawkins, Texas. Primary water uses include flood control and recreation. Habitat features consist of natural shoreline, standing timber, and submerged and floating vegetation. Coontail and Eurasian watermilfoil were the predominant aquatic vegetation present in the reservoir in 2019.  

Management History

Important sport fish include Largemouth Bass and crappie. Florida Largemouth Bass were initially stocked in 1975 and last stocked in 2010 to improve the trophy potential of the reservoir. Grass Carp were stocked in 2006, 2011 and 2014 to control hydrilla abundance.

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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