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Oak Creek Reservoir - 2010 Survey Report

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

This is the authors' summary from a 19-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 2010 using electrofishing gear and trap nets, and in 2011 using gill nets. 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 at conservation pool and is 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, recreation, and until 2002, cooling water for a power plant. Water level declined 31 feet from January 1998 to April 2003, severely limiting fish production and angler use. Reservoir water level rebounded by October 2007, when it was less than a foot below conservation level. The reservoir was about 9 feet below conservation pool at the time of sampling. Habitat features consisted of natural and rocky shoreline with standing timber and flooded terrestrial vegetation. There were three public boat ramps available.

Management History

Important sport fish included largemouth bass, white crappie, catfishes, and white bass. A variety of fish species have been stocked in the reservoir including threadfin shad, channel and blue catfishes, 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-1 Statewide Freshwater Fisheries Monitoring and Management Program