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Kurth Reservoir - 2006 Survey Report

Prepared by Dan Ashe and Todd Driscoll
Inland Fisheries Division
District 3-D, Jasper, Texas

This is the authors' summary from a 19-page report. For a copy of the complete report, use the download link in the sidebar.

Fish Populations in Kurth Reservoir were surveyed in 2006 using trap nets and in 2007 using gill nets and electrofishing. Anglers were surveyed from March through May 2007 with an access creel. This report summarizes the results of the surveys and contains a management plan for the reservoir based on those findings.

Reservoir Description

Kurth Reservoir is an impoundment on a small, unnamed tributary of the Angelina River in the Neches River Basin. Abitibi Consolidated is the controlling authority; primary uses of the reservoir are water supply for their paper mill and recreation. At conservation pool (197.5 ft. msl), Kurth Reservoir is 726 acres in size, has a shoreline length of 15 miles, and a mean depth of 15 feet. Boat and bank access is adequate, with one boat ramp present. Habitat in the lake consists primarily of flooded timber and aquatic vegetation (primarily hydrilla). Most of the land surrounding the reservoir is used for timber production.

Management History

Important sport fish include largemouth bass, white and black crappie, and catfish. The fishery is managed under current statewide regulations. Hydrilla was first discovered at Kurth Reservoir in 1999, and coverage reached 34% in 2002. In 2002, a vegetation management plan was developed and 1,000 triploid grass carp were stocked at a rate of 5 fish/vegetated acre in an attempt to reduce hydrilla coverage to 10-15%. Since triploid grass carp were stocked, hydrilla coverage has remained at about 20%.

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-32 Statewide Freshwater Fisheries Monitoring and Management Program

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