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Hubbard Creek Reservoir - 2019 Survey Report

Prepared by Natalie Goldstrohm and Michael Homer Jr.
Inland Fisheries Division – Abilene 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 Hubbard Creek Reservoir were surveyed by electrofishing in 2017 and 2019 and by low-frequency electrofishing, tandem hoop netting, and trap netting in 2019.  Historical data are presented with the 2016-2020 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

Hubbard Creek Reservoir is a 15,250-acre impoundment constructed in 1962 on Sandy Creek and Hubbard Creek, in the Brazos River Basin.  The reservoir is used for municipal water supply, flood control, and recreation.  The reservoir is controlled by the West Central Texas Municipal Water District and has a history of extreme water level fluctuations.  Hubbard Creek was nearly full in 2008 but dropped to record low water level in May 2015 before refilling in 2016.  Fish habitat consisted of hydrilla, flooded terrestrial vegetation, pondweed, standing timber, common button bush, cattail, and salt cedar.  As of April 2016, all boat ramps were useable.  Bank-fishing access was limited to the boat ramp areas as well as near the U.S. Highway 180 Bridge.

Management History

Important sport fish include Largemouth Bass, White Bass, White Crappie, and catfishes.  Sport fishes are regulated by statewide harvest regulations.  Threadfin Shad were introduced in 1984.  Channel Catfish were introduced in 1970 and Blue Catfish were stocked in 2016.  Florida Largemouth Bass were introduced in 1979 and they were last stocked in 2020.

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