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Millers Creek Reservoir - 2007 Survey Report

Prepared by Robert Mauk and Mark Howell
Inland Fisheries Division
District 2-E, Wichita Falls, 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 Millers Creek Reservoir were surveyed in 2007 using trap nets and electrofishing and in 2008 using gill nets. This report summarizes the results of the surveys and contains a management plan for the reservoir based on those findings.

Reservoir Description

Millers Creek is a 1,794-acre impoundment located in Baylor county on Millers Creek in the Brazos River Basin approximately 77 miles southwest of Wichita Falls. The reservoir was completed in 1974 and is owned and operated by the North Central Texas Municipal Water Authority in Munday, Texas. At the time of the habitat survey the reservoir was over spillway elevation and the shoreline habitat consisted of flooded terrestrial vegetation. Shoreline and boat access are adequate, including limited handicapped access at normal pool levels. Conservation pool elevation is 1,333.9 feet above mean sea level (MSL). The improved three lane boat ramp is serviceable at elevations above 1,322 (MSL).

Management History

Important sport fish include catfish, white bass, palmetto bass, largemouth bass, and white crappie. The 2003 management plan recommended continuing the palmetto bass stocking program and promoting the palmetto bass fishery which was excellent. Also to promote the reservoir to anglers outside the district since creel data indicates 20% of the anglers are from the Lubbock area. Millers Creek has always been managed with statewide regulations.

Fish Community

Management Strategies

Millers Creek is recognized by anglers as an excellent reservoir for catfish, white bass, palmetto and largemouth bass and should be promoted to increase angler effort. An abundant gizzard shad population exists, so palmetto bass stockings can now be requested annually instead of every other year.

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Performance Report as required by Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration Act Texas Federal Aid Project F-30-R-33 Statewide Freshwater Fisheries Monitoring and Management Program