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Meredith Reservoir - 2010 Survey Report

Prepared by Charles Munger and John Clayton
Inland Fisheries Division
District 1-A, Canyon, Texas

This is the authors' summary from a 33-page report. For a copy of the complete report, use the download link in the sidebar.

Fish Populations in Meredith Reservoir were surveyed in 2010 using electrofishing and trap nets and in 2011 using gill nets. Anglers were surveyed with a creel survey from April 2010 to September 2010. 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 an 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 3,264 acres during 2010-2011. First documented golden alga kill occurred 20 December, 2010 into March, 2011. Angler and boat access was adequate but only one boat ramp was usable in 2010 due to low water. There were two handicap accessible fishing piers. Habitat was primarily silt and rock, with some non-native macrophytes.

Management History

Important sport fish included walleye, white bass, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, white crappie, and catfish. Walleye were managed with a two under 16 inches regulation to improve angler catch rates and size of fish caught. Smallmouth bass were placed under a 12-15 inch slot limit in 1992 in an effort to increase the number of larger fish. Largemouth bass, crappie, and catfish have been 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-1 Statewide Freshwater Fisheries Monitoring and Management Program

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