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Marble Falls Reservoir - 2013 Survey Report

Prepared by Mukhtar Farooqi and Marcos J. De Jesus
Inland Fisheries Division
District 2-C, San Marcos, 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 Marble Falls Reservoir were surveyed in 2013 using electrofishing and in 2014 using gill netting. Historical data are presented with the 2013-2014 data for comparison. This report summarizes results of the surveys and contains a fisheries management plan for the reservoir based on those findings.

Reservoir Description

Marble Falls Reservoir is a 573-acre main-stem stable-level impoundment of the Colorado River, located in the City of Marble Falls, Burnet County, TX. It was constructed in 1951 by the Lower Colorado River Authority for purposes of hydroelectric power, recreation and water supply. The reservoir is riverine in nature with a limited number of coves and creeks. The reservoir area represents a geological transition between granite outcroppings and limestone formations of the Edwards Plateau, and its shoreline length is approximately 19 miles. The majority of the shoreline is private; however, three public boat ramps are available.

Management History

Important sport fish include Largemouth Bass and catfish species. Florida Largemouth Bass was stocked in Marble Falls Reservoir in 1999 to increase Florida bass genetic influence. Channel Catfish were last stocked in 2012. Trap netting for White Crappie was not performed due to historically low catch rates and the high cost/benefit ratio associated with collecting these data. The lake is managed under statewide regulations.

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-4 Inland Fisheries Division Monitoring and Management Program