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Nasworthy Reservoir - 2006 Survey Report

Prepared by Mandy K. Scott and C. Craig Bonds
Inland Fisheries Division
District 1-C, San Angelo, Texas

This is the authors' summary from a 33-page report. For a copy of the complete report, use the download link in the sidebar.

Fish populations in Nasworthy Reservoir were surveyed in 2006 using electrofishing and trap nets, and in 2007 using gill nets. Anglers were interviewed from September 2003 to August 2004 during a creel survey. This report summarizes the results of the surveys and contains a management plan for the reservoir based on those findings.

Reservoir Description

Nasworthy Reservoir is a 1,598-acre impoundment located on the southwestern edge of San Angelo, Texas in Tom Green County. It is a shallow, turbid reservoir with stable water levels and extensive emergent vegetation. Access is good with numerous public boat ramps and parks.

Management History

Important sport fish include largemouth bass, white crappie, and channel catfish. Palmetto (hybrid striped) bass have been stocked since the 1970s, and managed with an 18-inch minimum length limit. Red drum were once an important game species, but the discontinued operation of the power plant on Nasworthy Reservoir beginning in 2003 eliminated this fishery that was dependent on the plant’s heated water effluent.

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-30-R-32 Statewide Freshwater Fisheries Monitoring and Management Program

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