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Meredith Reservoir - 2018 Survey Report

Prepared by Caleb Huber and John Clayton
Inland Fisheries Division - Amarillo District

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

Fish populations in Meredith Reservoir were surveyed in 2018 using electrofishing and in 2019 using gill netting. Historical data are presented with the 2018-2019 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

Meredith Reservoir is a 16,411 acre impoundment on the Canadian River 35 miles northeast of Amarillo, Texas. It was built in 1965 to provide municipal and industrial water. It experiences substantial water level fluctuations and covered approximately 6,990 acres during 20182019, up from 1,718 acres in 2014-2015. Golden alga kills have ceased with increased water levels and the fishery is recovering. Habitat was primarily silt and rock, with some non-native macrophytes and flooded timber. At the current elevation there are three usable boat ramps and two ADA compliant fishing piers.

Management History

Important sport fish include White Bass, Largemouth Bass, Walleye, and Channel Catfish. The management plan from the 2015 survey report included golden alga monitoring. Meredith Reservoir was managed using statewide regulations. Gizzard Shad, Flathead Catfish, Smallmouth Bass, Bluegill, Black Crappie, and Walleye were stocked to rebuild the fishery following low water conditions and golden alga related fish kills.

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

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