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Mill Creek Reservoir - 2004 Survey Report

Prepared by Aaron K. Jubar and Kevin W. Storey
Inland Fisheries Division
District 3-B, Tyler, 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.

Mill Creek Reservoir was surveyed from June 2004 to May 2005 using electrofishing, trap netting, gill netting, a littoral zone habitat, and an aquatic vegetation survey. This report summarizes survey results and contains a management plan for the reservoir based on those findings.

Reservoir Description

Mill Creek Reservoir is located in Van Zandt County, Texas on Mill Creek, a tributary of the Sabine River. It was constructed by the City of Canton in 1976 for municipal water supply. Nearly all of the shoreline was classified as featureless. Native submerged aquatic plants comprise the majority of the structural habitat at a level which is considered excessive. Hydrilla has recently become established and is present in 2% of the lake’s surface area.

Fish Community

Management Strategies

Mill Creek Reservoir was included in a long-term evaluation, Operation World Record, of the effectiveness of stocking offspring of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) Budweiser ShareLunker broodfish because of the lake’s small size and history of producing trophy largemouth bass. Angler harvest of all sport fishes should continue to be restricted according to the current regulations.

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Performance Report as required by Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration Act Texas Federal Aid Project F-30-R-30 Statewide Freshwater Fisheries Monitoring and Management Program