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Lake Holbrook - 2016 Survey Report

Prepared by Kevin W. Storey and Evan C. Cartabiano
Inland Fisheries Division
Tyler North District, Tyler, Texas

This is the authors' summary from a 34-page report. For a copy of the complete report, use the download link in the sidebar.

Fish populations in Lake Holbrook were surveyed in 2016 using electrofishing, and in 2017 using baited hoop nets. A roving creel survey was conducted between March 1, 2017 and May 31, 2017 to assess angler utilization. Access and aquatic vegetation surveys were conducted in July 2016. Historical data are presented with the 2016-2017 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 Holbrook is a 650-acre impoundment located in Wood County, Texas, on Lankford Creek, a tributary of the Sabine River. The reservoir was constructed by Wood County in 1962 for flood control and recreation. Aquatic vegetation is limited in the reservoir amounting to less than 5% of reservoir surface area. The aquatic vegetation community consists of a mixture of native submersed and native emergent species.

Management History

Largemouth Bass and crappies are the most prominent sport fishes present. Florida Largemouth Bass were most recently stocked in 2014 and 2015. Work began in 2006 to establish native emergent vegetation in Lake Holbrook to enhance littoral habitat. District personnel collaborated with the Holbrook Association to construct and deploy fish attractors constructed from brush (2007 and 2008) and bamboo (2009, 2012, and 2014). District staff created a map for use by anglers, which is available for download from the agency website showing geo-referenced locations of fish attractors.

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-2 Inland Fisheries Division Monitoring and Management Program

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