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O.C. Fisher Reservoir - 2016 Survey Report

Prepared by Lynn Wright
Inland Fisheries Division
San Angelo District

This is the authors' summary from a 25-page report. For a copy of the complete report, use the download link in the sidebar.

Fish populations in O.C. Fisher Reservoir were surveyed in 2016 using electrofishing and trap netting and in 2017 using gill netting. Historical data are presented with the 2016-2017 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

O. C. Fisher Reservoir is a 5,440-acre reservoir at conservation pool elevation and is located on the west side of San Angelo, Texas. Access to the reservoir is controlled by San Angelo State Park which surrounds most of the lake basin. The reservoir has a history of severe water level fluctuations. It went completely dry in 2013 and then caught significant water in 2015.

Management History

Important sport fishes have included Largemouth Bass, White Crappie, and catfishes. Sport fishes have been managed with statewide regulations.

Fish Community

Management Strategies

Continue to manage fish harvest with statewide regulations. Conduct electrofishing, trap netting, and hoop netting surveys in 2018-2019 and 2020-2021. Access and vegetation surveys will be conducted in 2020.

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Performance Report as required by Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration Act Texas Federal Aid Project F-221-M-2 Inland Fisheries Division Monitoring and Management Program