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Lost Creek Reservoir - 2018 Survey Report

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

This is the authors' summary from a 20-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 2018 using electrofishing. This report summarizes the results of the survey 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 Reservoir has an average depth of 30 feet and water clarity as measured by Secchi disc is often over seven feet or greater in depth

Management History

Historically important sport fish are Largemouth Bass with less important species including Channel Catfish, White Bass, and White Crappie being present. 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 in the reservoir in 2008 and 2009 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-5 Inland Fisheries Division Monitoring and Management Program