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Lost Creek Reservoir - 2010 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 27-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 2010 using trap nets and electrofishing and in 2011 using gill nets. A March – May creel survey was performed in 2008 to examine angler effort and harvest preferences for largemouth bass. 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 flooded terrestrial vegetation. Aquatic vegetation can be found in the littoral zone. 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 largemouth bass minimum length limit was reduced from 16 inches to the statewide 14 inch regulation on September 1, 2003. Stocking of advanced size channel catfish occurred in 2006 and 2008. Threadfin shad were stocked at the reservoir in 2008 and 2009 in an effort to boost the amount of available prey.

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-1 Statewide Freshwater Fisheries Monitoring and Management Program