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Moss Reservoir - 2010 Survey Report

Prepared by John H. Moczygemba and Bruce Hysmith
Inland Fisheries Division
District 2-A, Pottsboro, Texas

This is the authors' summary from a 23-page report. For a copy of the complete report, use the download link in the sidebar.

Fish populations in Moss Reservoir were surveyed in 2010 using an electrofisher and trap nets and in 2011 using gill nets. Habitat was surveyed in 2010. 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. Except in April 2009, when the water level was 12 feet above the spillway, water level has been within 2 feet of conservation pool since May 2007. The reservoir productivity has increased because of increases of housing development and agriculture use on the watershed. Habitat features consisted mainly of rocky shoreline and native submerged and emergent vegetation. Standing timber was also present.

Management History

Important sport fish include channel catfish, largemouth bass, and white bass. The management plan from the 2006 survey report included a recommendation to improve access for the physically challenged. Improvements to the handicap facilities have been done. In addition 97 surplus brood Florida bass (average 18 inches) were stocked in 2010 to supplement the Florida bass population.

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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