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Moss Reservoir - 2018 Survey Report

Prepared by Greg Cummings and Dan Bennett
Inland Fisheries Division - Denison District

This is the authors' summary from a 28-page report. For a copy of the complete report, use the download link in the sidebar.

Fish populations in Moss Reservoir were surveyed in 2018 using electrofishing and trap netting and in 2019 using gill netting and bass-only electrofishing. 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

Moss Reservoir is a 1,140-acre impoundment on Fish Creek, a tributary of the Red River, in Cooke County. From 2016 through 2018, water level was at or below conservation level. Since fall 2018, water level has been at or above conservation level. Habitat features consisted mainly of rocky shoreline and native submerged and emergent vegetation.

Management History

Important sport fish include Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, and White Crappie. The management plan from the 2014 survey report included recommendations to stock Threadfin Shad, consider changing the harvest regulations on black bass, encourage the harvest of Spotted Bass, promote the fishery, and educate the public on the threats of invasive species.

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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