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Millers Creek Reservoir - 2015 Survey Report

Prepared by Robert Mauk and Tom Lang
Inland Fisheries Division – Wichita Falls District

This is the authors' summary from a 26-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 2015 using electrofishing and trap netting and in 2016 using gill netting. Historical data are presented with the 2015-2016 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

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, Texas. 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 slightly above capacity and the shoreline habitat consisted of natural and rocky shoreline. Shoreline and boat access are adequate, including limited handicapped access at normal pool elevations.

Management History

Important sport fish include catfish, White Bass, Palmetto Bass, Largemouth Bass, and White Crappie. Palmetto Bass and Florida Largemouth Bass were last stocked in 2016. 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, palmetto bass, largemouth bass, and white crappie and should be promoted to increase angler effort, especially to anglers from around Lubbock. An abundant gizzard shad population exists, so palmetto bass stockings should be requested annually.

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Performance Report as required by Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration Act Texas Federal Aid Project F-221-M-6 Inland Fisheries Division Monitoring and Management Program