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Moss Reservoir - 2014 Survey Report

Prepared by John H. Moczygemba and Bruce Hysmith
Inland Fisheries Division - Denison District

This is the authors' summary from a 36-page report. For a copy of the complete report, use the download link in the sidebar.

Fish populations in Moss Reservoir were surveyed in 2014 using electrofishing and trap netting and in 2015 using gill netting. Habitat, vegetation, and angler access were surveyed in 2014. A creel survey was conducted from June 2014 through May 2015. 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. Water level was below conservation level most of time between June 2011 and March 2015. Heavy rains during April-May 2015 caused the water levels to remain above conservation level through May 2015. 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 2010 survey report included a recommendation to obtain more age and growth information on Largemouth Bass. The last stocking occurred in 2010 and consisted of 97 surplus brood Florida Largemouth Bass.

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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