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Lost Creek Reservoir - 2006 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 24-page report. For a copy of the complete report, use the download link in the sidebar.

Fish populations in Lost Creek Reservoir were surveyed in 2006 using trap nets and electrofishing and in 2007 using gill nets. This report summarizes the results of the surveys and contains a reservoir management plan based on those findings.

Reservoir Description

Lost Creek Reservoir is a 385-acre impoundment located on Lost Creek, a tributary of the West Fork of the Trinity River approximately 58 miles south of Wichita Falls. It has a primarily rocky shoreline with submerged and flooded terrestrial vegetation. The reservoir was within five feet of conservation pool from January of 2003 through March 2007. Lost Creek water quality was good with very little turbidity.

Management History

Historically important sport fish include channel catfish, white bass, largemouth bass and white crappie. The 2002 management plan recommended reducing the largemouth bass minimum size limit from the historic 16 inches to the statewide 14 inch regulation which occurred September 1, 2003. Stocking of advanced size channel catfish was also recommended and did occur in 2006.

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