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Lone Star Lake 2006 Survey Report media download(PDF 1.2 MB)

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Lone Star Lake - 2006 Survey Report

Prepared by Timothy J. Bister and Michael W. Brice
Inland Fisheries Division
District 3-A, Marshall, Texas

This is the authors' summary from a 31-page report. For a copy of the complete report, use the download link in the sidebar.

Fish populations in Lone Star Lake were surveyed in 2006 using electrofishing and trap nets and in 2007 using gill nets. Anglers were surveyed from March 2006 to May 2006 with a roving creel. This report summarizes the results of the surveys and contains a management plan for the reservoir based on those findings.

Reservoir Description

Lone Star Lake is a 1,516-acre impoundment located on Ellison Creek in the Cypress River Basin in Morris County. Structural habitat is sparse, but is comprised of inundated timber, brush, riprap, creek channels, and boat docks. Native aquatic plant abundance has recently increased and hydrilla was discovered in the reservoir in 2006. A fish consumption advisory was issued due to PCB contamination in 2005.

Management History

Important sport fish include channel catfish, white bass, palmetto bass, and largemouth bass. All sport fish have historically been managed with statewide harvest regulations. Florida largemouth bass have been stocked in this reservoir to improve the quality of the largemouth bass fishery. Palmetto bass stocking was discontinued in 2006. Hydrilla was discovered in the reservoir in 2006 and the controlling authority has taken action to manage the infestation.

Fish Community

Management Strategies

Conduct electrofishing surveys every other year beginning in 2008, and general monitoring with trap nets and gill nets 2010-2011. Hydrilla surveys will be conducted annually beginning in 2007. Technical guidance will be given to controlling authority regarding hydrilla management. All sport fish will continue to be managed under statewide harvest regulations.

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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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