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Medina Reservoir - 2016 Survey Report

Prepared by Randall Myers
Inland Fisheries Division
San Antonio District

This is the author's summary from a 27-page report. For a copy of the complete report, use the download link in the sidebar.

Fish populations in Medina Reservoir were surveyed using electrofishing in 2016 and gill netting in 2017. Historical data are presented with the 2016-2017 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

Medina Reservoir (5,410 acres) was constructed in 1913 and is located on the Medina River in Medina and Bandera counties, Texas. It was built for irrigation water supply. The reservoir experienced a considerable water level increase in 2015 filling to conservation pool elevation from 80 feet low. As a result, boat ramps re-opened. Most of the shoreline is characterized as rock bluff or rocks and gravel. Flooded terrestrial vegetation is currently the predominant fisheries habitat type.

Management History

Important sport fish include Largemouth Bass, Palmetto Bass, and White Bass. All species have been managed under statewide regulations. Florida Largemouth Bass fingerlings have been stocked infrequently and most recently in 2016 when fisheries habitat was optimal for survival. Palmetto Bass have been stocked on an irregular basis due to variable availability and water level fluctuations.

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-2 Inland Fisheries Division Monitoring and Management Program

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