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Lake Holbrook - 2004 Survey Report

Prepared by Aaron K. Jubar and Kevin W. Storey
Inland Fisheries Division
District 3-B, Tyler, Texas

This is the authors' summary from a 24-page report. For a copy of the complete report, use the download link in the sidebar.

Lake Holbrook was surveyed during the period June 2004 to May 2005 using electrofishing, trap netting, gill netting, a littoral zone habitat survey, an aquatic vegetation survey, and an angler access and facilities survey. This report summarizes the results of the surveys and contains a management plan for the reservoir based on those findings.

Reservoir Description

Lake Holbrook is located in Wood County, Texas on Lankford Creek, a tributary of the Sabine River. It was constructed by Wood County for flood control and recreation. The reservoir contains few aquatic plants. Boat docks and standing timber comprise the majority of the structural habitat along the shoreline. Since the last management report was prepared in 2000, the controlling authority has improved angler access by making significant repairs to both public boat ramps.

Fish Community

Management Strategies

Lake Holbrook has demonstrated the potential to produce trophy largemouth bass; the current lake record of 11.6 pounds was established in 2000. The influence of FLMB should be monitored and additional stockings of fingerlings at 100 fish/acre should be conducted beginning in spring 2006. The threadfin shad population will continue to be monitored and additional stockings will be conducted if necessary. Additional stockings of black-stripe crappie may also be considered. Harvest of all sport fishes should continue to be restricted according to the statewide harvest regulations.

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

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