Lost Creek Reservoir 2014 Survey Report media download(PDF 616.5 KB)

If you have difficulty accessing the information in this document, contact the TPWD Inland Fisheries Division for assistance.


Lost Creek Reservoir - 2014 Survey Report

Prepared by Tom Lang and Robert Mauk
Inland Fisheries Division - Wichita Falls District

This is the authors' summary from a 28-page report. For a copy of the complete report, use the download link in the sidebar.

Largemouth Bass and prey populations in Lost Creek Reservoir were surveyed in 2014 using daytime electrofishing. Other species historically found in the reservoir were not surveyed since past creel surveys determined that the majority of anglers are targeting the Largemouth Bass population. Anglers were surveyed from June-November 2014 and March-May 2015 with a creel survey. Historical data are presented with the 2014-2015 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

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 timber. 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 last occurred in 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

Conduct an objective-based electrofishing survey in 2018 to gather in-depth information on the Largemouth Bass population, the most-targeted species in the reservoir based on creel survey results.

Sport Fish Restoration Logo

Performance Report as required by Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration Act Texas Federal Aid Project F-221-M-5 Inland Fisheries Division Monitoring and Management Program