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O.C. Fisher Reservoir - 2020 Survey Report

Prepared by Lynn Wright
Inland Fisheries Division
San Angelo District

This is the authors' summary from a 27-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 2020 using electrofishing and trap netting and in 2021 using gill netting and tandem hoop netting. Historical data are presented with the 2020-2021 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. The reservoir went completely dry in 2013 and has not been above 50% capacity since 1988.

Management History

Important sport fishes have included Largemouth Bass, White Crappie, White Bass, and catfishes. Most management actions have revolved around stocking fishes to rebuild populations following droughts and fish kills. Sport fishes have been managed with statewide regulations.

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-2 Inland Fisheries Division Monitoring and Management Program