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Oak Creek Reservoir - 2018 Survey Report

Prepared by Lynn D. Wright
Inland Fisheries Division - San Angelo District

This is the authors' summary from a 32-page report. For a copy of the complete report, use the download link in the sidebar.

Fish populations in Oak Creek Reservoir were surveyed in 2018 using electrofishing and trap netting and in 2019 using gill netting and tandem hoop netting. Anglers were surveyed from June 2017 through May 2018 with a creel survey. 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

Oak Creek Reservoir is a 2,375-acre impoundment located 45 miles north of San Angelo in the northeast corner of Coke County, Texas, in the Colorado River drainage basin. Primary uses included municipal water supply and recreation. Extreme water levels fluctuations have commonly occurred on Oak Creek Reservoir and water levels have varied over 20 feet within the past 20 years. The reservoir was about one foot above conservation pool at the time of sampling. Habitat consisted of featureless bank and rocky shoreline with standing timber and abundant flooded terrestrial vegetation.

Management History

Important sport fish include White Bass, Largemouth Bass, White Crappie, and catfish. A variety of fish species have been stocked in the reservoir including Threadfin Shad, Channel Catfish, Blue Catfish, Largemouth Bass, and Smallmouth 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