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Lewisville Reservoir - 2019 Survey Report

Prepared by Thomas Hungerford and Cynthia Holt
Inland Fisheries Division – Fort Worth District

This is the authors' summary from a 46-page report. For a copy of the complete report, use the download link in the sidebar.

Fish populations in Lewisville Reservoir were surveyed in 2019 using electrofishing and trap netting and in 2020 using gill netting. Anglers were surveyed from June 2018 through May 2019 with a creel survey. Historical data are presented with the 2019-2020 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

Lewisville Reservoir is a 29,592-acre impoundment constructed on the Elm Fork of the Trinity River by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1954 to provide flood control, municipal and industrial water, and recreation. Much of Lewisville Reservoir is surrounded by urban development and is 25 miles northwest of Dallas, Texas in Denton County. The upper end of the reservoir is experiencing rapid development as well. Zebra mussels were discovered in Lewisville in 2012. Angler and boat access is adequate. There is one handicap specific facility on the reservoir. At the time of sampling the fishery habitat was primarily natural shoreline, rocky shoreline, and standing timber.

Management History

Important sport fishes include Largemouth Bass, White Crappie, White Bass, Hybrid Striped Bass, and Blue Catfish. All species are managed with statewide regulations with the exception of Blue Catfish, which are managed by a 30- to 45-inch slot length limit. The daily bag limit for Blue and Channel Catfish remains 25 in the aggregate with only one Blue Catfish over 45 inches. Hybrid Striped Bass fingerlings are requested annually at a rate of 15 fish per acre. Sunshine Bass fry were stocked in April of 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

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