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Lone Star Lake 2010 Survey Report media download(PDF 398.3 KB)

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Lone Star Lake - 2010 Survey Report

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

This is the authors' summary from a 24-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 2010 using electrofishing and trap netting and in 2011 using gill netting. 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 decreased. Hydrilla was discovered in the reservoir in 2006, but coverage was less in 2010 than the 2006 survey. 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 2005 due to the fish consumption advisory. Hydrilla was discovered in the reservoir in 2006 and herbicide treatments were conducted in 2006 and 2007. Environmental conditions have reduced the coverage of all aquatic plants in the reservoir in recent years.

Fish Community

Management Strategies

Conduct electrofishing surveys every other year beginning in 2012, and general monitoring with gill nets in 2015. Hydrilla surveys will be conducted annually. Technical guidance will be given to controlling authority regarding the management of invasive aquatic vegetation. 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-221-M-1 Statewide Freshwater Fisheries Monitoring and Management Program

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