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Kickapoo Reservoir - 2005 Survey Report

Prepared by Mark Howell and Robert Mauk
Inland Fisheries Division
District 2-E, Wichita Falls, Texas

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 Kickapoo Reservoir were surveyed in 2005 using trap nets and electrofishing and in 2006 using gill nets. This report summarizes the results of the surveys and contains a management plan for the reservoir based on those findings.

Reservoir Description

Kickapoo Reservoir is a 6,028-acre impoundment located on the Little Wichita River in the Red River Basin approximately 30 miles west of Wichita Falls. It has a primarily rocky shoreline with flooded terrestrial habitat. The reservoir was within 10 feet of conservation pool (1,045 msl) from January of 2003 through January 2006. Kickapoo water quality is considered good for municipal use, but at times turbid.

Management History

Important sport fish include catfish, white bass, largemouth bass, and white crappie. The 2001 management plan recommended maintaining the genetic integrity of the existing pure northern strain largemouth bass population as a possible source for Texas parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) hatchery brood stock. The reservoir is popular for its white crappie population. Kickapoo has always 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-30-R-31 Statewide Freshwater Fisheries Monitoring and Management Program